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In this episode of Willis Weighs In, Benjamin M. Willis, Tax Notes Federal contributing editor, discusses carried interests with partnership tax expert Monte A. Jackel. Monte and Ben speculate on what the new regulations are expected to look like and provide their opinions on potential IRS overreaches likely to be overturned if potentially tenuous arguments are brought to court.

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Tax Notes reporter Alexis Gravely talks with Edward Karl, vice president of taxation at the American Institute of CPAs, about tax changes made and considered by Congress in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Benjamin M. Willis argues that the tax felony charges brought against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin could be an example of using tax violations to ultimately convict someone otherwise insulated from the full brunt of the American justice system.

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Marie Sapirie argues that the growing need to change the gig economy information reporting thresholds has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic but that Congress could shore up those long-standing deficiencies in addition to assisting a growing number of small businesses.