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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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October 16, 2014 - 3:08 PM EDT
Early Results Are In: Inversions Aren’t Going Away
by Robert Goulder
We've now had ample time to absorb the new regulations aimed at making corporate inversions less attractive. So are they working? Have prospective invertors abandoned their tax minimization strategies?
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October 15, 2014 - 8:15 AM EDT
Schooling the Governors
by David Brunori
The Cato Institute issues a report card to state governors on their fiscal performance; you may not agree with the grading but you should read the report.
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October 14, 2014 - 9:10 AM EDT
Forget Privacy -- It's Time to Tax Miles, Not Gas
by Joseph J. Thorndike
The gas tax has had a pretty good run. But it was built for a different age, when electricity was for light bulbs, not Lamborghinis.
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October 8, 2014 - 12:33 PM EDT
Is the Maryland Tax Court Hiding Its Opinions?
by Cara Griffith
Despite the potential benefits of having an independent tax tribunal, the Maryland Tax Court is providing a disservice to taxpayers in how it retains – or doesn’t retain – its records.
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October 7, 2014 - 9:31 AM EDT
Will the EU Commission Crack Down on Irish Tax Deals?
by Jeremy Scott
The European Commission is on the offensive about possible illegal state aid. In June it announced that it was investigating deals between Ireland and Apple and between Fiat and Luxembourg. On September 30 the commission released two letters outlining portions of its case against both countries.
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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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FEDERAL HEADLINES
For Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Koskinen Warns Filing Season Could Be Most Complicated Yet

Koskinen: More Training on Subchapter K Won't Fix Audit Issues

Guidance on EOs and Politics Is on the Way, Koskinen Says

Official Says Treasury May Split Up Partnership Regs

Disregarded Entity Reg May Not Further Bankrupt's Rehabilitation

Mark Kuller, Partnership Tax Attorney Turned Restaurateur, Dies

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STATE HEADLINES
For Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Report Questions Income Migration Between High-Tax and Low-Tax States

Colorado Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Review Standing in TABOR Case

Papa John's Customers Seek Class Certification in Sales Tax Controversy

Michigan's Retroactive Repeal of Compact Raises Questions, Sicilian Says

Candidates for Michigan Governor Spar Over Tax Changes for Retirement Income

Florida Tax Watch Urges Caution on Budget Surpluses

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For Wednesday, October 22, 2014

News Analysis: Life in a Post-BEPS World

News Analysis: Polish Court's Unwelcome Surprise in VAT Refund Cases

CJEU Declines to Alter Fixed Establishment Rules for E-Commerce

European Commission Reviewing Hungarian Ad Tax

Ukrainian Parliament Approves Beneficial Ownership Law

Russian Finance Ministry Issues VAT Guidance

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October 21, 2014
Koskinen Warns Filing Season Could Be Most Complicated Yet
by William Hoffman
Implementation of new tax laws combined with a tight budget and the possibility of Congress passing a late package of tax extenders threatens to make 2015 "the most complicated filing season before us in a long time, if ever," IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told Tax Analysts during an exclusive interview on October 17.

October 21, 2014
Koskinen Interview Transcript Available
by Tax Analysts
The transcript is available of an October 17 interview of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen at Tax Analysts' offices in Falls Church, Virginia, where he answered questions concerning corporate inversions, the IRS targeting controversy, partnership audits, and the coming filing season, among other subjects.

October 16, 2014
India Seeks to Move Past 'Aggressive Assessments'
by Ajay Gupta
The need to restore India's luster, the imperative of reestablishing the country's preeminence as an offshoring destination, and the importance of presenting a more business-friendly image of its government were all palpable as the weeklong 68th Congress of the International Fiscal Association began on October 12 in Mumbai.

October 8, 2014
FATCA 'Tormenting' Taxpayers, Olson Says
by William Hoffman
By the time lawmakers and taxpayers have figured out whether the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act was worth the trouble, it might be too late to undo any damage, National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson said October 7.

October 7, 2014
Former IRS Head Miller Unsure if FATCA's Benefits Outweigh Costs
by William Hoffman
Former acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller on October 6 said that while he hopes the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act leads to less offshore tax evasion, he's not sure if the benefits of the law will outweigh its costs.

September 29, 2014
Pension Smoothing Risks Losing Money, but Few Alternatives Seen
by Luca Gattoni-Celli
Despite its use as an offset in the recently enacted bill replenishing the Highway Trust Fund, policy analysts say that pension smoothing does not ultimately increase tax revenue and risks costing money, but even those who question its legitimacy see few politically viable alternative offsets.

September 25, 2014
Inversion Guidance Hits Pending Deals, Not Previous Inverters
by Andrew Velarde and Kristen A. Parillo
New Treasury guidance aimed at making inversions more difficult to accomplish as well as substantially reducing the tax benefit from inverting includes several significant changes to existing rules, but only punishes yet-to-be completed inversions, a practitioner said September 23.

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