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April 1, 2015 - 12:35 PM EDT
Ted Cruz and His Dim-Bulb Tax Policy
by Joseph J. Thorndike
Increasingly, Washington is alive with interesting, conservative tax proposals. But none of them are coming from the junior senator from Texas.
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April 1, 2015 - 8:09 AM EDT
Transparency: Good for the Tax System, Critical for Good Government
by David Brunori
Some states are trying to make their tax systems more transparent, and that is a good thing.
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March 31, 2015 - 12:24 PM EDT
The Rich Are Finally Paying More in Taxes
by Jeremy Scott
The centerpiece of President Obama's tax platform has always been that wealthy taxpayers should be paying more. He ran on it in 2008, and his budgets and tax reform plans have always featured new revenues from higher-income individuals (or multinationals). Although much of his agenda has foundered, Obama has gotten his wish in this area on the individual side.
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March 30, 2015 - 12:59 PM EDT
Who Should Pay for the Mess We’re In?
by Clint Stretch
I’ve spent some time recently looking at the national debt and my own net worth. I think there’s a correlation.
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March 23, 2015 - 12:53 PM EDT
U.S. Effective CorporateTax Rate Higher Than Foreign Competitors? Not Really
by Martin A. Sullivan
Some studies that report U.S. multinationals are facing higher corporate tax burdens than foreign multinationals exaggerate the difference.
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March 20, 2015 - 9:20 AM EDT
When All Else Fails, Blame a Tax Pro
by Robert Goulder
Our tax code is a mess. Fixing it has proven enormously challenging. Everybody knows these things. A recent congressional report offers the perplexing assertion that private sector tax professionals are to blame for this troubled state of affairs.
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March 16, 2015 - 8:25 AM EDT
The IRS Doubles Down on Secrecy
by Christopher Bergin
Last week, Tax Analysts was the first to report that the IRS has stopped a decades-long practice of providing news outlets with copies of letters that grant organizations tax exemption.
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March 11, 2015 - 12:24 PM EDT
Will There Be an Increase in State Transfer Pricing Audits?
by Cara Griffith
The Multistate Tax Commission’s transfer pricing project, entitled the Arm’s-Length Adjustment Service, is still being developed and is scheduled to begin in July, but corporate taxpayers should take notice now. The result could be a significant increase in the number of state transfer pricing audits.
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September 19, 2014 - 10:07 AM EDT
Renouncing the Dogma of Surrey’s Infallibility
by Ajay Gupta
Treasury’s export of Stanley Surrey’s arm’s-length standard was perhaps the most successful case of ideological conversion in the arena of international tax policy. Even as the United States inches away from that construct, the OECD clings to it with a zeal befitting a convert. Treasury may very well have to renounce the dogma of Surrey’s infallibility before true reform in the global transfer pricing regime can take place.
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July 11, 2014 - 9:39 AM EDT
International Tax Trending
by Mindy Herzfeld
This week’s international tax highlights include Jean-Claude Juncker’s agenda for EU tax policy, changes in the IRS’ international administration, and continued assertiveness by the U.S. and other governments in pursuing tax evasion while BEPS goes into sleep mode.
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For Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Initial Reaction Positive for 'Agent for the Group' Final Regs

New Legislative Fix to Loving, Ridgely on Horizon, Hawkins Says

Almost Half of IRS Leadership Gone Since 2011, Koskinen Says

BEPS Draft Recommends Mandatory Disclosure Rules

OECD Working Party 6 May Take Up Cross-Border Finance After BEPS

Back to the Future for CAMs?

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Federal Court Considering Summary Judgment in Ohio Wal-Mart Sales Tax Case

States Consider Creating or Increasing EITCs in 2015 Sessions

New York Budget Contains Tax Breaks for Yacht Buyers

Massachusetts Officials Slam Film Tax Credit Program

Sales Tax Exemption Bills Head to Arkansas Governor

Tax Talk: Tax Terror Tale to Lens

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OECD Chief Hails EU Tax Transparency Package as 'Revolutionary'

EU Can Take a Complementary Approach to BEPS, Official Says

Brazilian Police Investigate Reports of Bribery in Tax Appeals Process

U.K. Election Unlikely to Alter Tax Policy Direction

Greece Amends Transfer Pricing Regulations

Mauritian Budget Calls for Generous Tax Breaks

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March 26, 2015
Boustany Working on International Tax Reform Plan
by Stephen K. Cooper
House Ways and Means Committee member Charles W. Boustany Jr., R-La., said March 25 that he plans to introduce an international tax reform bill later this spring that would use the 2014 tax reform plan by former Ways and Means Chair Dave Camp as a starting point.

March 25, 2015
James Bond Producers Offer New Clues on Mexican Incentives
by Brian Bardwell
The producers of an upcoming James Bond film say they haven't made changes to their script in exchange for a Mexican incentive package, but experts in the field of film incentives say it's unclear why the studio would deny making the deal it did.

March 18, 2015
Louisiana Governor's Budget Proposal Would Cut Refundable Tax Credits
by David Sawyer
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has proposed to change some individual and business tax credits from refundable to nonrefundable, saving the state $526 million, according to his fiscal 2016 executive budget proposal.

March 18, 2015
Donors to Tax-Exempts Often Give Super-Sized Amounts
by Paul C. Barton
Many of the secret donors to politically oriented section 501(c)(4) organizations write checks with quite a few more zeros than any the average American will see in a lifetime.

March 16, 2015
U.N. Head Suggests Moving Tax Committee Meetings to New York
by William Hoke
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on March 11 recommended that consideration be given to moving the annual meetings of the U.N. Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters from Geneva to New York.

March 16, 2015
News Analysis: The U.N. Rewrites International Tax Rules
by Mindy Herzfeld
In news analysis, Mindy Herzfeld discusses the U.N. Committee of Experts on International Cooperation, which is working on changes to the U.N. model tax treaty that could rewrite fundamental international tax rules.

March 13, 2015
EO Practitioners Unhappy With IRS Over Exemption Letter Decision
by Fred Stokeld
Initial reaction to the decision by the IRS to stop providing exemption letters to the media has been unfavorable, with several exempt organization tax practitioners saying access to the letters is useful and necessary.

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