By Bernie Becker - 02/26/13 01:02 PM EST
Kevin Hassett of the American Enterprise Institute, an economic adviser to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, was among the signers of the letter.
Top officials on both sides of the aisle have expressed an interest in overhauling the tax code – but serious partisan differences remain, leaving some observers skeptical that tax reform can happen anytime soon.
Both the Obama administration and congressional Republicans have called for corporate tax reform.
But the two sides disagree over whether more revenues are needed for deficit reduction. Republicans and some Democrats have also shown more interest in reforming the individual code than the administration.
The RATE Coalition, a group of major companies looking for a tax rewrite that lowers corporate rates, released a statement backing the economists’ letter.