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July 23, 2014 - 1:51 PM EDT
Is New York Properly Auditing Partnerships?
by Cara Griffith
The New York Department of Taxation and Finance has indicated that it has hundreds of open field audit cases of partnerships that have allegedly failed to properly report taxable gain, yet not one audit of a real estate tax partnership has reached the New York State Division of Tax Appeals. Is this possible? Or could it be that New York is simply not aggressively auditing real estate partnerships?
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July 23, 2014 - 9:35 AM EDT
Who Wants to Tax a Millionaire? Lots of People
by David Brunori
Millionaire taxes, however politically attractive, are not what they’re cracked up to be.
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July 21, 2014 - 9:18 AM EDT
Republican Populism and Inversions
by Martin A. Sullivan
Republicans are turning on big business to win votes with working-class Americans. Does this mean they will try to block U.S. corporations from leaving America?
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July 18, 2014 - 8:50 AM EDT
Nick Hanauer Wants the Fat Cats to Save Themselves. Here’s Why They Won’t.
by Joseph J. Thorndike
Nick Hanauer is a rich guy with a conscience. Over the last few years, he’s become the poster boy for plutocratic guilt, urging his fellow 1 percenters to get serious about surging inequality. In particular, he’s been a champion for raising taxes on the rich and boosting wages for the working poor.
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July 17, 2014 - 9:54 AM EDT
Corporate Tax: Is It All About Patriotism and Morality?
by Christopher Bergin
“What we need as a nation is a new sense of economic patriotism, where we all rise or fall together.” And there, in one sentence, are patriotism and morality.
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July 14, 2014 - 3:11 PM EDT
Time Criticizes IRS for EO ‘Rubber-Stamping’
by Jeremy Scott
Over the weekend, posted an article with the headline “IRS to Rubber-Stamp Tax-Exempt Status for Most Charities After Scandal.” The story reported that the IRS had decided to stop screening 80 percent of exempt organization charitable applications each year and included an interview with IRS Commissioner John Koskinen explaining the IRS’s decision to use the new Form 1023-EZ. The article also said that the IRS’s decision risked fraud and the misuse of charities for political purposes.
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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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IRS Issues Guidance on SEC Floating Net Asset Value Rule

No IRS Changes After Halbig; Targeting Rehashed at Hearing

New Acting Transfer Pricing Director Selected, Will Be Named Soon

Treasury Considering Cliff Effect of Business Needs Exception

Transfers of Risk Should Not Reduce Value, IRS Official Says

Taxpayer Advocate Warns of Abuses With Unpublished Guidance

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Oregon Tax Court Judge Hears Multistate Tax Compact Case

Reid Moves to Extend Internet Tax Ban for 2 Months

Tenth Circuit Denies En Banc Rehearing in Colorado TABOR Case

Oregon Secretary of State Certifies Marijuana Legalization, Taxation Measure

Report: New Mexico Film Production Incentives Viewed Favorably

Massachusetts Group Says Bill to Expand Boston Convention Center Would Raise Taxes

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OECD Transfer Pricing Head Talks Risk and Recharacterization

OECD Drafting Preliminary Criteria for Use of Special Measures

U.S. Senate to Vote on Onshoring Bill

FIRPTA Uncertainties Prompt a Call for Change

Registry Proposed for Beneficial Owners of Russian Companies

News Analysis: Untangling Brazil's Ever-Changing Tax Payment Schedules

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July 14, 2014
Small Organizations Seeking Charitable Status Can Use Short Form
by Fred Stokeld
Small organizations seeking tax-exempt status as charitable entities can now use a shorter, simpler application introduced by the IRS July 1, although some practitioners who raised questions when the IRS released the draft form in spring remain concerned.

July 14, 2014
Blame It on the ROO: Form 1023-EZ and Decline of EO Determinations
by Brad Bedingfield
With the development of streamlined procedures for processing applications for tax-exempt status, including the new Form 1023-EZ, the IRS EO division appears to be moving toward a self-certification system. The success of that strategy will depend largely on how well the IRS can strengthen its examination programs, including its Review of Operations Unit, also known as the "ROO."

July 14, 2014
Streamlined Exemption Application Could Pose Compliance Problems
by Fred Stokeld
The IRS has released a draft of a simplified exemption application for charities in an apparent effort to reduce burdens on smaller organizations, but some attorneys worry it could make it more difficult to get charities to comply with the tax laws.

July 11, 2014
OECD's BEPS Action Items on Track for Submission to G-20 in September
by Mindy Herzfeld
The OECD capped off the first half of a busy year with an intense week of consensus meetings the week of June 23 in Paris on the seven items in the base erosion and profit-shifting action plan that are scheduled to be delivered to the G-20 in September.

July 11, 2014
Opposition Party Unveils Plans for 'Fairer' Tax System
by Stephanie Soong Johnston
Country Digest: United Kingdom. Labour Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls on June 30 unveiled a new "pro-business but not business as usual" plan to promote long-term investment, under which the U.K. would maintain the lowest corporate tax rate among G-7 nations and introduce a lower capital gains tax rate for long-term investors.

July 11, 2014
Koskinen Denies Any Change of Focus at LB&I
by Andrew Velarde
Despite several recent departures of high-ranking officials from the IRS Large Business and International Division, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen insisted on July 9 that the resignations do not indicate a change in the Service's focus on international tax issues.

July 10, 2014
Tax Analysts Exclusive: Maloy Addresses Speculation Over LB&I Course Change
by Amy S. Elliott
In an interview with Tax Analysts, Heather Maloy, IRS Large Business and International Division commissioner, discusses rumors of divisional changes that might compromise LB&I's international operations, saying she wants to preserve the line authority the deputy commissioner (international) got over international examiners in the 2010 realignment.

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