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February 10, 2016 - 9:14 AM EST
Base-Broadening and Rate-Lowering Remains a Good Idea
by David Brunori
Two proposals in Georgia advance good tax policy.
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February 9, 2016 - 9:04 AM EST
Hillary Clinton’s Wall on the Border
by Ajay Gupta
“I will build a great, great wall on our southern border. And I will have Mexico pay for that wall," Republican presidential hopeful and front-runner Donald J. Trump said in his announcement speech last June. Turns out the inevitable Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, would also build a great, great wall.
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February 8, 2016 - 8:05 PM EST
Bernie Sanders Wants to Soak the Poor — Just Like FDR
by Joseph J. Thorndike
If Bernie Sanders wins the New Hampshire primary, it’ll be the best thing to happen to American socialism since Eugene Debs placed fourth in the 1912 presidential election.
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February 2, 2016 - 3:49 PM EST
Ted Cruz's Iowa Win Not a Victory for a VAT
by Jeremy Scott
Sen. Ted Cruz finally did what the GOP establishment couldn't: He stopped Donald Trump's momentum.
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January 26, 2016 - 11:39 AM EST
The Dissonance of European Tax Harmonization
by Stuart Gibson
During the lunch break at a tax conference in Lisbon last January, I was fortunate to be seated next to a brilliant tax professor from the U.K., Rita de la Feria. Shortly after we exchanged the usual pleasantries, she asked me a pointed question. Although it required little thought to answer, the question itself raised issues that have colored how I view recent events – including developments in international taxation – in Europe.
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January 19, 2016 - 8:30 AM EST
Why the Minnesota Tax Court Is Making Me Paranoid
by Cara Griffith
Sometimes it really feels like something untoward is going on, but the suspicion is difficult to confirm. I’m having one of those moments regarding the Minnesota Tax Court.
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January 14, 2016 - 8:30 AM EST
India’s Long Journey to a VAT
by Robert Goulder
One of our favorite discussion topics is the VAT -- more specifically, whether the United States will ever adopt a federal consumption tax. In that regard, much can be learned from looking at the experiences of other countries. What’s happening in India – the world’s largest democracy -- is noteworthy because it underscores some of the difficulties in harmonizing a federal VAT with preexisting taxes at the state and local levels.
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September 21, 2015 - 9:21 AM EDT
Donald Buffett?
by Martin A. Sullivan
Two outspoken billionaires at opposite ends of the political spectrum reach the same conclusion.
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July 24, 2015 - 10:12 AM EDT
Donald Trump Is Contagious!
by Christopher Bergin
I’ve predicted that it will take two years to start a serious discussion of reforming the tax laws and the agency that administers them. After watching Rand Paul’s latest video, I’ve pushed that back a decade.
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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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