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January 26, 2015 - 2:18 PM EST
Is There Now a Window of Opportunity for Tax Reform?
by Martin A. Sullivan
House Ways and Means Committee Chair Paul Ryan is sounding a conciliatory tone. Could we finally be getting the leadership we need on tax reform?
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January 23, 2015 - 2:08 PM EST
Should the Mayor of London Pay U.S. Taxes?
by Robert Goulder
The IRS has hit Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, with a tax claim on the sale of his U.K. home, even though the transaction is tax exempt in the United Kingdom. After initially refusing to pay, the mayor has now begrudgingly agreed to settle up. If the episode leaves you scratching your head, you're not alone.
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January 21, 2015 - 11:45 AM EST
Bad State Tax Ideas Abound – Nebraska, Virginia, and Missouri
by David Brunori
From a good tax policy perspective, these three ideas are very bad.
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January 15, 2015 - 9:36 AM EST
Frack It, Tax It
by Christopher Bergin
I’m not opposed to increasing the gas tax, but I want to make sure we all know what it will be spent on.
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January 14, 2015 - 1:03 PM EST
Illinois Lawsuit Challenges Tax Credit Program for Encouraging Job Retention
by Cara Griffith
Should job creation and job retention be treated as equal for purposes of the Illinois EDGE tax credit program?
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January 13, 2015 - 8:56 AM EST
Nunes Plan Ignores Base Erosion Concerns
by Jeremy Scott
Another lawmaker has thrown his hat into the tax reform ring. Republican House taxwriter Devin Nunes released a business tax reform plan last week that would gradually lower tax rates to 25 percent and move to full expensing. Nunes's plan shifts U.S. international tax rules toward territoriality and imposes a 5 percent tax on a company's undistributed earnings. He says that when it is scored, it will be revenue neutral. Sounds great, right? Well, Nunes has decided to completely ignore the problem of U.S. tax base erosion, saying when pressed that those concerns are "irrelevant" because he is creating a new tax code.
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January 6, 2015 - 3:46 PM EST
Planned Disasters Are Here to Stay – and Probably the Only Hope for Tax Reform
by Joseph J. Thorndike
Congress returns to Washington today, and Republicans have a chance to strut their stuff as the Capitol’s new majority party. But the GOP ascendancy raises a question: Can Republicans actually govern without a crisis?
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December 18, 2014 - 9:03 AM EST
Did Next Year’s Holiday Gift Shopping Just Get Easier?
by Clint Stretch
President Obama’s move to normalize relations with Cuba may add Cuban cigars and Cuban rum to next year’s holiday gift possibilities. This would certainly make life easier for anyone who wants to give me a gift, and I suspect I’m not alone.
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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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News Analysis: EU Amazon Case: Is Transfer Pricing Really the Issue?

News Analysis: State of the Union Signals Tax Reform's Death by a Thousand Cuts

Tax Analysts Exclusive: Conversations: Jeremy Spector

News Analysis: Interest Deductibility in STARS Cases

Hatch Elucidates Goals of Tax Reform Working Groups

Business Sector Decries OECD's Lack of Support for Arbitration

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State Tax Spotlight on Jack Trachtenberg

Montana Senate Tax Committee Chair Cool to Adding Ireland to Tax Haven List

Massachusetts Revenue Commissioner Wants Quick Action on Corporate Tax Amnesty

Rainy Day Funds May Insulate States From Fiscal Stress, Mercatus Paper Says

Report: 10 States and D.C. Now Have Tax Incentive Evaluation Laws

Tennessee Comptroller Finds Fuel Taxes to Be Stagnant and Insufficient

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Turn the United States Into a Tax Haven

The 2014 OECD Update on Beneficial Ownership

French National Assembly Approves Tax Treaty With Andorra

Coexistence Between FATCA and MCAA -- Potential Conflicts

Australia Rules Worker Retraining Payments Not for Exempt 'Work-Related Counselling'

China Increases Consumption Taxes on Oil

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January 23, 2015
London Mayor Settles Capital Gains Tax With IRS
by Teri Sprackland
London Mayor Boris Johnson on January 22 announced that he has settled an IRS claim for capital gains tax owed on the sale of his London residence.

January 22, 2015
Experts Question Accuracy of New York Times Story on Chinese Taxation
by Stephanie Soong Johnston
Some tax experts are questioning the accuracy of a recent New York Times article about China's renewed focus on taxing its citizens' worldwide income, including pointing out that the piece erroneously indicates that China is following the U.S. model of citizenship-based taxation.

January 22, 2015
Minnesota Estimates Compact Cases Could Cost State $700 Million in Tax Refunds
by Amy Hamilton
Minnesota estimates that the state would face the prospect of refunding nearly $700 million in taxes before interest -- or more than half of the state's corporate franchise tax collections in a single year -- if out-of-state taxpayers prevail in asserting the right to apportion their business income using the Multistate Tax Compact's formula.

January 13, 2015
Sony E-Mails Show Plan to Exploit 'Loophole' in Expanded California Film Credits
by Brian Bardwell
Sony Pictures Entertainment is looking for ways to exploit a "programmatic loophole" that would allow the company to take advantage of California's recently expanded film tax credits, according to internal e-mails between company executives.

January 12, 2015
Nunes Business Reform Plan Uses 25 Percent Rate, Full Expensing
by Lindsey McPherson
House Ways and Means Committee member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told Tax Analysts on January 9 that his business tax reform plan to reduce rates to 25 percent for both corporations and passthroughs and replace most existing deductions and credits with full expensing would produce the "best business environment in the entire planet."

January 7, 2015
Changes to Mississippi Law Address Equifax, but Transparency Issues Linger
by David Sawyer
Though sweeping legislation designed to ameliorate shortcomings in Mississippi's tax system exposed by Equifax Inc. v. Department of Revenue went into effect January 1, practitioners say there is still a great need for more transparency.

January 5, 2015
Year in Review: The 2014 Tax Person of the Year
Tax Notes presents its 2014 Person of the Year, along with other members of the tax community who left their mark on policy, practice, and administration in 2014.

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