Former West Liberty University President Robin Capehart has amassed considerable experience as an attorney, a scholar, and a government official. The recipient of an LLM in taxation from Georgetown University, Robin Capehart has drawn on his knowledge of tax law and strategy to advise West Virginia state officials on future tax reforms.
In 2015, Mr. Capehart sat down with The State Journal to offer his insight on West Virginia’s ongoing efforts to revise its tax code. When asked to theorize on why many of the state’s recently elected politicians seem eager to face the challenge of tax reform, he noted that previous reluctance was due not to a lack of understanding regarding current taxation issues, but to the large number of entrenched interests that are satisfied with the status quo. With state officials now more open to change, they may choose a number of potential paths toward a more modern, effective tax system.
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