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Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Top Ways & Means Staffer Janice Mays Surveys The Future of Tax Reform Last week, Politico’ s Brian Faler did a great interview (paywall) with Janice Mays, the long-time Democratic staff director for the House Ways & Means Committee. Janice, who has just retired after a remarkable 40 years
May 31, 2016Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Yesterday, top Senate Finance Committee Democrat Ron Wyden proposed major changes in the taxation of financial derivatives, contracts such as swaps, options, and forwards that derive their value from an underlying asset or index. The key to his proposal is a requirement that dealers annually mark-
May 19, 2016Steven M. Rosenthal
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About that possible government shutdown… The Senate passed a continuing resolution to fund the government through December 11. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and outgoing Speaker of the House John Boehner will meet with President Obama “soon” for budget negotiations , and the House is on
September 30, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
A group of 28 Senate Democrats has proposed a major new energy bill that includes what they call significant reforms in the dozens of tax breaks aimed at encouraging the production and use of clean energy. I’ll let real energy policy experts speak to the broader bill, but the tax provisions are
September 21, 2015Howard Gleckman
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
After six months and two extensions, the Senate Finance Committee’s five tax reform working groups presented their reports today to panel chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and top Democrat Ron Wyden (D-OR). For the most part, they reached no consensus on either specific reforms or a broad design for overall
July 8, 2015Howard Gleckman
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Congress is in recess. The Daily Deduction will return to its regular schedule on Monday, July 6. Wyden promises tax changes in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage. Following the Obergefell v. Hodges decision, senior Senate Finance Committee Democrat Ron Wyden said Friday
June 29, 2015Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Senate Finance Committee has created five bipartisan working groups to develop ideas for comprehensive tax reform by the end of May. It is a good idea. But it is unlikely to accelerate the panel’s timetable for producing legislation. The task forces won't develop many new ideas. Let’s be honest
January 15, 2015Howard Gleckman
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Congress is in recess through the mid-term elections. The Daily Deduction will post each Monday until then. What’s a multinational to do? Where is it to go? Senator Dick Durbin and Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden seem pleased that Chicago-based AbbVie’s decided to drop its deal with Dublin
October 20, 2014Renu Zaretsky
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Income inequality may shrink state tax revenues. A new report from Standard & Poor’s tells the tale. Incomes have grown rapidly among the wealthy, but have barely kept pace with inflation for many others. But high income earners both shelter their income from taxes and save more, reducing state
September 16, 2014Renu Zaretsky
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Have it your way… unless you’re Burger King. Five Senate Democrats—Illinois’ Dick Durbin, Michigan’s Carl Levin, Rhode Island’s Jack Reed, Vermont’s Bernie Sanders and Ohio’s Sherrod Brown—asked Burger King to not move its legal headquarters to lower-tax Canada. They accused it of trying to avoid
September 12, 2014Renu Zaretsky