Tax Policy Center

John Koskinen

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Senate Finance Committee Chair Hatch wants a tax reform bill in 2015. Tax Analysts reports that the Utah Republican aims to mark up a bill later this year. Speaking at Arent Fox, LLP, yesterday, Hatch chided the Obama administration for “lacking engagement” in tax reform. While he wants to overhaul
March 25, 2015Renu Zaretsky
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Pot tax refunds for all in Colorado? Colorado’s controversial Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) says that the state cannot keep more tax revenue than it expected to collect in the year it levies a new tax. Colorado is on track to collect an extra $219 million in revenue in the current fiscal year and
March 3, 2015Renu Zaretsky
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House GOP on the President’s tax proposals: “Meh.” House Ways and Means Chair Paul Ryan told Treasury Secretary Jack Lew yesterday that “You have gradually, grudgingly taken a few steps in my opinion in the right direction… It’s progress… Not a lot. But we’ll take it.” Ryan and his colleagues
February 4, 2015Renu Zaretsky
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Corporate tax reform: It wouldn’t affect all businesses. A cut in the corporate tax rate won’t benefit millions of unincorporated businesses, and those firms don’t think that’s fair. These include pass-throughs such as partnerships or S corporations that can range from small businesses like
January 14, 2015Renu Zaretsky
: Daily Deduction
On the Hill this week: House Republicans will choose either Paul Ryan or Kevin Brady to be the next Ways & Means Committee chair. But Ryan would have to give up the gavel if he chooses to run for president, according to a new party rule approved last week. Meanwhile, senior tax writing
November 17, 2014Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
There’s tougher talk from Treasury. Secretary Jack Lew affirmed administrative authority to curb inversions, telling Bloomberg that “If Congress doesn’t act, we have to take the steps we can, which will reduce the economic value of inversions .” There’s more talk on the Hill, too. Senate Finance
September 10, 2014Renu Zaretsky
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Treasury speaks on business tax reform at TPC. Tune in this morning. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will address business tax reform and will be followed by a panel discussion on corporate inversions, a US tax avoidance strategy. The panel includes Sally Katzen of the NYU School of Law, TPC’s Steven
September 8, 2014Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Don’t get distracted by the political theater over lost IRS emails. There is little new about headline-seeking politicians berating IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. Like most of what happens in Congress these days, these second-rate star chambers do little more than create cable TV sound bites and
June 24, 2014Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The latest example of why bipartisanship is not necessarily good: A bill proposed by senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Pat Roberts (R-KN) to require the IRS to hire private debt collectors. The last time Congress made the IRS try this, the agency lost money. It was a terrible idea then and it is a
May 22, 2014Howard Gleckman