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October 31, 2014 - 10:06 AM EDT
Should Anyone Care Whether Facebook Pays U.K. Taxes?
by Robert Goulder
We recently learned that Facebook has, again, paid no corporate tax in the U.K. despite reporting healthy revenues. Before anyone grabs their pitchfork, it's worth putting the matter in perspective.
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October 30, 2014 - 9:21 AM EDT
Can Jeb Bush Save Conservatism by Compromising It?
by Joseph J. Thorndike
Jeb Bush has a problem, and his name is Grover Norquist.
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October 29, 2014 - 1:52 PM EDT
Benefit Corporations: The Corporate Entity of the Future?
by Cara Griffith
Those who shop at Patagonia or Etsy are likely aware of a new type of business entity that is growing in popularity. These companies and a thousand more have chosen to organize as either B corporations or benefit corporations.
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October 29, 2014 - 8:56 AM EDT
Yes, More Problems with Tax Incentives
by David Brunori
The problems with tax incentives are legion; pay to play is likely to get a lot more attention.
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October 27, 2014 - 1:19 PM EDT
Will a Graduated Income Tax Sink Martha Coakley?
by Jeremy Scott
If you asked voters to identify the state most associated with the values of the Democratic Party, most probably wouldn't name a state at all. They would say Massachusetts, which is technically a commonwealth. But for all its dependability in presidential elections (it hasn't supported a Republican since Reagan and, before that, Eisenhower), the commonwealth has a habit of surprising in other campaigns. Martha Coakley, the Democratic candidate for governor, is finding that out, as she now trails Republican Charlie Baker in most polls.
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October 20, 2014 - 12:46 PM EDT
A Double Bias Against Infrastructure
by Martin A. Sullivan
Current budgetary treatment works against capital spending by government.
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September 25, 2014 - 2:15 PM EDT
The Hobgoblin of Little Minds
by Christopher Bergin
The Obama Administration has been working feverishly all summer to create a scary new Halloween character for this year: the corporate tax inversion.
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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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April 29, 2014 - 9:00 AM EDT
Dreams of Tax Reform
by Clint Stretch
At the risk of revealing too much of my sentimental side, I have to admit that I’m a huge Patsy Cline fan. So I recently found myself at the small but carefully curated Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Va., which is holding a special exhibit on Patsy’s life and career.
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