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April 27, 2015 - 8:22 AM EDT
Bush Nomination Would Be Bad News for Tax Reformers
by Martin A. Sullivan
In February 2002 Jeb Bush killed tax reform.
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April 24, 2015 - 8:46 AM EDT
Bernie Sanders: Swimming Against the Tide
by Robert Goulder
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to eliminate tax subsidies for big business, but he faces an uphill challenge.
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April 23, 2015 - 6:09 AM EDT
IRS Funding Battles Turn Ugly
by Christopher Bergin
In 14 pages the newly released House Ways and Means Committee majority staff report blisters the IRS for treating taxpayers like dirt.
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April 22, 2015 - 1:55 PM EDT
Tax Cuts for the Rich Don’t Create Many Jobs, but What About Tax Hikes?
by Joseph J. Thorndike
Want to create some jobs? Then cut some taxes. But make sure you cut them for the right people. According to Owen Zidar, an economist at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, you’ll get the biggest bang for the buck by focusing your tax relief on the poor and middle class.
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April 22, 2015 - 10:03 AM EDT
It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere for Alcohol Taxes
by David Brunori
There's a lot of talk about raising alcohol taxes; it’s not a good idea.
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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 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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