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Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Congress and corporate America are in a dangerous and mutually destructive race: The more lawmakers threaten to ban the practice of inversions—where U.S. based multinationals merge with foreign firms to lower their tax bill-- the more firms race to complete the deals while they can. The more deals
July 17, 2014Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
After it returns from Spring Break next week, Congress may face two big fiscal reality checks. It will have to decide whether to temporarily extend...
March 20, 2014Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
When it comes to tax policy, President Obama’s State of the Union address last night was a model of modesty. There was little new. And,...
January 29, 2014Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The Internal Revenue Service is one of the biggest losers in the 2014 budget deal agreed to last night by House and Senate negotiators. Under...
January 14, 2014Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
In the battle over whether to extend long-term unemployment benefits, one of the Republican talking points is: Sure, we’ll consider an extension, but it must...
January 9, 2014Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Tax Vox proudly announces its seventh annual Lump of Coal Award for the worst tax and fiscal policies of 2013. The year was a curious...
December 23, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The budget deal announced Tuesday wouldn’t raise taxes—members of Congress can vote for it without violating their no-tax pledges. But the plan will collect billions...
December 11, 2013Roberton C. Williams
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
House and Senate budget negotiators have reached what can only be called a temporary fiscal truce—if they can convince their congressional colleagues to accept it...
December 11, 2013Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
In three weeks, more than 60 expiring tax provisions will…expire. At least for a while. It isn’t unusual for these mostly-business tax breaks to temporarily...
December 10, 2013Howard Gleckman
State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Yesterday, by doing nothing, the U.S. Supreme Court took a giant step towards ending the decades-long dispute over whether states can require online retailers to...
December 3, 2013Howard Gleckman