Tax Policy Center

tax compliance

: TaxVox
The IRS and the ACA: Working hard and working well. The IRS, thanks to years of preparation since the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, has managed the current tax filing season smoothly, according to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen , even with new ACA burdens and IRS budget cutbacks . “It's
April 13, 2015Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
On the Hill: Taxpayer protection sought, tax reform input needed. The Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing today on protecting taxpayers from scams during the current tax filing season. Yesterday, panel Chairman Orrin Hatch and Ranking Member Ron Wyden announced their effort to solicit ideas on
March 12, 2015Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
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
: Daily Deduction
IRS Boss Koskinen hints at more relief for US citizens with cash stashed overseas: Speaking to the OECD’s International Tax Conference in Washington, Koskinen said the service may give a bit more of a break to some who remain out of compliance with FATCA: “Our goal is to ensure we have struck the
June 5, 2014Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Last week’s draft plan by House Ways & Means Committee Chair Dave Camp (R-MI) to reform the taxation of financial products includes two key changes...
January 28, 2013Steven M. Rosenthal
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In Sunday's New York Times, Richard Thaler laments that “as a general rule, the United States government is run by lawyers who occasionally take advice...
July 9, 2012Donald Marron
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Sellers of stocks and other assets have always had to calculate their cost basis (generally, what they paid for the investment) in order to figure...
May 1, 2012Steven M. Rosenthal
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Like many of you, I just finished my 2011 tax return. Counting worksheets, it was 59 pages long. It occurs to me that our current...
April 17, 2012Howard Gleckman