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Individual Taxes: TaxVox
President Trump has named Assistant Treasury Secretary for Tax Policy David Kautter as acting commissioner of the IRS. He’d serve in both posts until a...
October 26, 2017Howard Gleckman
Business Taxes: TaxVox
Will Treasury’s new rules stop the wave of corporate tax inversions? No they won’t. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew acknowledged as much when the agency proposed the curbs yesterday. Will they slow the practice? Perhaps, but even that is not certain. In a perverse way, Treasury’s most effective weapon
September 23, 2014Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Treasury Department put out the word that Secretary Jack Lew is considering regulatory curbs on corporate tax inversions, a step that may be intended to increase pressure on Congress to act once it returns from its summer recess in September. The matter of how much authority Treasury has to
August 19, 2014Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Obama Administration is trying to untangle the controversy over the growing role of 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations in politics by creating a new category...
November 26, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Today I had the chance to testify before the Joint Economic Committee about a perennial challenge, the looming debt limit. Here are my opening remarks...
September 18, 2013Donald Marron
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The IRS’s botched processing of requests for tax-exempt status by political groups isn’t the new Watergate. In fact, as scandals go, it is barely the...
May 15, 2013Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
In the politics of taxation, nothing may be more controversial than the hot-button issue of small business. But important new research by career staffers at...
September 27, 2011Howard Gleckman