September 30, 2019
The California Legislature has moved to prohibit local governments from offering certain sales tax incentives to promote economic development and attract businesses, such as e-commerce...
October 2, 2019
Policymakers concerned about the growth of vaping activity could ban vaping products. Or they could try to use taxes to discourage the practice. There are advantages and disadvantages to each policy option. The issue is complicated, because an e-cigarette and its products can be used in many ways with sometimes-conflicting effects.
September 26, 2019
Democrats are focused on passing the Working Families Tax Relief Act (WFTRA), and for good reason. If passed, the WFTRA would provide about $ 85...
September 25, 2019
Is hate speech constitutionally protected? Do groups that express hate in their words and deeds deserve tax-exempt status? Is the IRS equipped to judge what...
September 24, 2019
The wealth tax is having a moment. At least two current Democratic presidential hopefuls have proposed some form of the tax.
September 20, 2019
A sprawling and controversial new labor law signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom this week could have major tax consequences for gig workers in the...
September 13, 2019
When Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December of 2017, it made a number of changes to the individual income tax (almost...
September 10, 2019
Assume, for the sake of argument, you believe the wealthiest Americans are undertaxed. And you are desperately seeking new revenue. What would you do?
September 5, 2019
It is sometimes said that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) ended the ability of millions of taxpayers to claim itemized deductions, and...
September 5, 2019
New York Times reporters Jesse Drucker and Eric Lipton wrote a well-reported piece the other day on that Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s Opportunity Zone...