Geithner, corporate CFOs to talk tax reform next week

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is scheduled to meet next week with corporate chief financial officers about tax reform and investment incentives, a Treasury spokeswoman confirmed Thursday afternoon.

The spokeswoman did not say which CFOs might attend the Jan. 14 gathering, but did signal that the meeting would be one in a series of get-togethers on those topics.

She also stressed that the department would be reaching out to a wide range of stakeholders and groups when it comes to corporate tax reform.

President Obama met with corporate chief executives in December, and next week’s meeting between Treasury and CFOs can be viewed as a logical follow-up to that session.

Tax lobbyists said earlier Thursday that they had been hearing about a potential meeting between Treasury officials and corporate CFOs.

In recent weeks, the president and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have expressed an interest in at least looking at reforming the country’s tax code.