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November 26, 2014 - 1:48 PM EST
Nonresident Income Taxes Likely to Remain a Focus for State Tax Authorities
by Cara Griffith
There has been an uptick in the enforcement of nonresident income taxes and employers and employees should expect this trend to continue.
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November 26, 2014 - 7:35 AM EST
The Best Hopeless Idea in Washington
by Joseph J. Thorndike
For an idea with plenty of champions, the carbon tax sure has lousy prospects.
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November 24, 2014 - 1:41 PM EST
New GOP W&M Members Send a Mixed Signal
by Jeremy Scott
The four new Republican House Ways and Means Committee members have a diverse background and don't provide any clues on the committee's direction under incoming Chair Paul Ryan, R-Wisc.
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November 21, 2014 - 11:12 AM EST
Magnum Opus: “Paying Taxes 2015: The Global Picture”
by Robert Goulder
These days there are comparative metrics for everything, including the varying degrees of efficiency (or lack thereof) in tax regimes around the world. A new, unique report by the World Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers takes on the ambitious task of tracking tax compliance burdens across 189 economies worldwide.
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November 19, 2014 - 12:04 PM EST
Stop Listening to People Like Warren Buffett on Taxes
by David Brunori
Many Americans were enamored by Warren Buffett’s calls for higher taxes, but actions speak louder than words.
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November 17, 2014 - 11:35 AM EST
Why the Upcoming Battle Over Expiring Tax Provisions Matters -- A Lot
by Martin A. Sullivan
Strange as it may seem, the fate of tax reform may depend on how Congress extends expiring tax provisions.
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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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For Friday, November 28, 2014

Court Puts C&J Energy Services Inversion Deal on Hold

PCAOB Strategic Plan Includes Review of Tax Consulting Services

Tax Court Looks Beyond Administrative Record in Reviewing Plan Revocation

Claim Against Bank for Reporting Debt Forgiveness to IRS Dismissed

Court Temporarily Stops Tax Inversion Deal in Shareholder Challenge

IRS Needs to Resolve Some Frozen Credit Accounts, TIGTA Says

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Falling Oil Prices Could Mean Less Revenue for Kansas, Other States

MTC Work Group Modeling False Claims Act Tax Exclusion on Massachusetts Law

New England Tax Commissioners Overhauling Their State Tax Systems

North Dakota Legislator Looks to End State Income Tax

Nome, Alaska, Says No to Taxing Nonprofit Purchases

Ohio Revenue Collections Exceed Projections for October

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Greater Incidence of Digital Economy PE Unlikely Under OECD Proposals

Microsoft Identified in Chinese Tax Evasion Case

Court Annuls EU State Aid Ruling on Ireland's Air Travel Tax

Russia Clarifies Tax Treatment of Nonresident's Income From Financial Instruments

News Analysis: Double Tax Exposure for Indirect Share Transfers in China

Russian Court Rules on Deductibility of Losses From Stake Sales

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November 26, 2014
White House Veto Threat Imperils Potential Extenders Deal
by Lindsey McPherson and Luca Gattoni-Celli
The White House on November 25 issued a veto threat against a potential tax extenders deal congressional leaders had been discussing that would have made 10 provisions permanent while renewing others through 2015, raising questions about whether congressional leaders would continue to work toward a deal providing for any permanent policy.

November 25, 2014
NCSL Task Force Needs More Persuading on Merits of Film Incentives
by Brian Bardwell
Proponents of tax credits for film productions faced a tougher panel than anticipated November 21 when they spoke before a National Conference of State Legislatures task force.

November 21, 2014
News Analysis: Will London's Mayor Enter the OVDP?
by Ajay Gupta
In news analysis, Ajay Gupta explores the possibility that Boris Johnson, London's present mayor and the United Kingdom's possible future prime minister, will become the next high-profile participant in the IRS's offshore voluntary disclosure program.

November 3, 2014
Illinois Judge Rules Against Chicago 'Whistleblower' in False Claims Case
by Amy Hamilton
Writing that the purpose of the Illinois False Claims Act "is not to penalize frank differences of opinion or innocent errors made despite the exercise of reasonable care," an Illinois circuit court judge has ruled against a Chicago-based law firm serving as the whistleblower in a qui tam tax case.

October 30, 2014
Michigan's Retroactive Repeal of Compact Now an Issue in Multiple Courts
by Amy Hamilton
In news analysis, Amy Hamilton says the Michigan Department of Treasury is raising the issue of the state's retroactive repeal of the Multistate Tax Compact as an intervening event at three court levels, with one upshot being that several taxpayer challenges to the new law are now being pursued concurrently.

October 23, 2014
Should Corporate Inverters Worry About a Federal Contract Ban?
by Lindsey McPherson and Andrew Velarde
While lawmakers and administration officials have focused primarily on proposals to change the tax code when debating how to stop tax-motivated inversions, it is possible they could take action outside the world of taxes and institute a federal contract ban on inverters -- although some observers question whether such a ban would be effective.

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.

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