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October 30, 2014 - 9:21 AM EDT
Can Jeb Bush Save Conservatism by Compromising It?
by Joseph J. Thorndike
Jeb Bush has a problem, and his name is Grover Norquist.
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October 29, 2014 - 1:52 PM EDT
Benefit Corporations: The Corporate Entity of the Future?
by Cara Griffith
Those who shop at Patagonia or Etsy are likely aware of a new type of business entity that is growing in popularity. These companies and a thousand more have chosen to organize as either B corporations or benefit corporations.
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October 29, 2014 - 8:56 AM EDT
Yes, More Problems with Tax Incentives
by David Brunori
The problems with tax incentives are legion; pay to play is likely to get a lot more attention.
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October 27, 2014 - 1:19 PM EDT
Will a Graduated Income Tax Sink Martha Coakley?
by Jeremy Scott
If you asked voters to identify the state most associated with the values of the Democratic Party, most probably wouldn't name a state at all. They would say Massachusetts, which is technically a commonwealth. But for all its dependability in presidential elections (it hasn't supported a Republican since Reagan and, before that, Eisenhower), the commonwealth has a habit of surprising in other campaigns. Martha Coakley, the Democratic candidate for governor, is finding that out, as she now trails Republican Charlie Baker in most polls.
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October 24, 2014 - 8:28 AM EDT
FATCA Envy Spreads Across Hemisphere
by Robert Goulder
Thanks to FATCA (the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act), the IRS is now receiving important data on formerly hidden bank accounts, but tax administrators in other countries aren't so fortunate. Their enforcement efforts are stymied by a lack of information on offshore income. As the current spat between Colombia and Panama illustrates, revenue officials around the world are being stricken by a strange new condition: FATCA envy. The prediction here is that it's not going away anytime soon.
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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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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, October 31, 2014

Identity Theft Focus Hindering CI Division, Former Officials Say

2015 Filing Season 'Looks Ugly,' Tax Admin Rep Tells CERCA

Rep. Daines Tells House Leaders Not to Combine MFA and ITFA

IRS Releases Inflation-Adjusted Tables for 2015

IRS Announces Increases in Various Tax Benefits Due to Inflation

Individual's Merger Income Wasn't Capital Gain From Stock Sale

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COST to Form State Tax Research Institute

Groups Swamp Uniform Law Commission With Comments on Unclaimed Property Act Revisions

Arby's Directly Challenges Michigan's Retroactive Repeal of Compact

D.C. Official: Legal Marijuana Could Be a $130 Million Market

California FTB Launches Program to Provide Informal Legal Advice

Scranton to Appeal Decision Striking Down Commuter Tax

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European Commission Proposes Options for Destination-Based VAT System

Korean Tax Proposals Send Message to Corporate Taxpayers

Indirect Taxes Paid Abroad Are Deductible, Russian Finance Ministry Says

Nigeria to Waive VAT on Capital Market Transactions

Italy Ratifies Protocol to Tax Treaty With R.O.K.

India-San Marino TIEA in Force

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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.

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.

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