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May 20, 2015 - 3:32 PM EDT
Republicans Should Embrace the Gas Tax – After All, They Invented It
by Joseph J. Thorndike
The Highway Trust Fund is about to run out of money. Again. This manufactured crisis may be Washington’s most regular – and predictable – demonstration of failure.
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May 20, 2015 - 12:33 PM EDT
Tax Reform Laboratories
by Cara Griffith
States truly are laboratories for tax reform. Ideas are proposed, debated, discarded, and occasionally enacted.
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May 20, 2015 - 9:18 AM EDT
Shilling for Corporatists
by David Brunori
A proposal in Rhode Island illustrates all of what is wrong with state tax policy.
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May 19, 2015 - 12:40 PM EDT
Hawkins Casts Powerful Shadow Over OPR
by Jeremy Scott
Karen Hawkins will probably always face at least some criticism because of the overreach of the preparer regime, and some accusations that she was too favorable to the large practitioner groups such as the ABA and the AICPA. But she should more properly be remembered as the person who brought coherence to IRS Circular 230 enforcement and essentially rebuilt OPR from scratch.
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May 18, 2015 - 1:00 PM EDT
As in Florida, Rubio Pursues 'Big, Hairy' Goals in the U.S. Senate
by Martin A. Sullivan
Sen. Marco Rubio fought and lost his battle for sweeping property tax relief in Florida. But he continues to think big and continues to challenge fellow Republicans on tax policy.
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April 24, 2015 - 8:46 AM EDT
Bernie Sanders: Swimming Against the Tide
by Robert Goulder
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to eliminate tax subsidies for big business, but he faces an uphill challenge.
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April 23, 2015 - 6:09 AM EDT
IRS Funding Battles Turn Ugly
by Christopher Bergin
In 14 pages the newly released House Ways and Means Committee majority staff report blisters the IRS for treating taxpayers like dirt.
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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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