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tax reform

Business Taxes: TaxVox
The Cato Institute has organized an online forum to debate pro-growth economic policy reforms. Tax Policy Center scholars Bill Gale, Donald Marron, and Eric Toder have each contributed to the discussion. The U.S. corporate tax system is broken. The current method of taxing the profits of large,
November 24, 2014Eric Toder
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Cato Institute has organized an online forum to debate pro-growth economic policy reforms. Tax Policy Center scholars Bill Gale, Donald Marron, and Eric Toder have each contributed to the discussion. As policy makers search for ways to raise economic growth and improve the living standards of
November 20, 2014William G. Gale
: TaxVox
A Senator says “ no way ” to a bill that won ’ t see December ’ s light of day. As far as the lame-duck Congress is concerned, the Marketplace Fairness Act is dead: House Speaker John Boehner assured as much last week . Senator Ted Cruz has added his two cents (tax-free) insisting it is the “height
November 19, 2014Renu Zaretsky
Business Taxes: TaxVox
The latest narrative making the rounds in Washington is that President Obama will kill prospects for tax reform in 2015 if he grants legal status to undocumented immigrants though an executive order. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and others claim that this step will so poison the well of trust
November 18, 2014Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
Inversion is the gift that keeps on giving for Actavis. Last year the pharmaceutical company reincorporated from its Parsipanny, New Jersey, home to Ireland, after a $5 billion deal with Warner Chilcotte. This year, before Treasury’s inversion curbs took effect, it purchased New York-based Forest
November 18, 2014Renu Zaretsky
: Daily Deduction
Betting on tax reform in the 114th Congress? Consider some insight from TPC’s Bill Gale . GOP control won’t make gridlock disappear, even if President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell somehow do get along. The business community is not united on business tax reform. The GOP and the
November 6, 2014Renu Zaretsky
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Republicans had a very good day yesterday. But can they translate their ballot-box success into a positive legislative agenda? It won’t be easy but here are six clues: Mitch McConnell : He is a brilliant legislative tactician. We know he’ll use those skills to try to outmaneuver Democratic Leader
November 5, 2014Howard Gleckman
Business Taxes: TaxVox
In the run-up to next week’s congressional elections, Republicans are saying that if they win control of the Senate, they will try to pass business tax reform as part of an ambitious “we can get things done" agenda. Is there any possibility that a GOP-controlled Congress could rewrite the business
October 28, 2014Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
Congress is in recess through the mid-term elections. The Daily Deduction will post each Monday until then. Counting devices before they hatch? Should the GOP take the Senate in November , medical device makers may see a renewed push to repeal the 2.3 percent excise tax on their products. The tax
October 13, 2014Renu Zaretsky
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Like a couple of baseball managers working the umpires before a big World Series game, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI), who wants to be the next chair of the House Ways & Means Committee, are looking to change the way Congress scores tax reform even before
October 9, 2014Howard Gleckman