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Jack Lew on corporate inversions: “Action is going to be taken.” Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says that ”any company considering an inversion is now on notice that there is action that is going to be taken.” Administrative curbs would limit the economic benefits of inversions but only congressional
September 19, 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
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There’s tougher talk from Treasury. Secretary Jack Lew affirmed administrative authority to curb inversions, telling Bloomberg that “If Congress doesn’t act, we have to take the steps we can, which will reduce the economic value of inversions .” There’s more talk on the Hill, too. Senate Finance
September 10, 2014Renu Zaretsky
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Inversions: The waiting is the hardest part. At yesterday’s TPC event Treasury Secretary Jack Lew promised an anti-inversion decision “soon,” but committed to no other details . While everybody agrees corporate inversions are done largely to avoid taxes, does Treasury have the authority to prevent
September 9, 2014Renu Zaretsky
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Treasury speaks on business tax reform at TPC. Tune in this morning. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will address business tax reform and will be followed by a panel discussion on corporate inversions, a US tax avoidance strategy. The panel includes Sally Katzen of the NYU School of Law, TPC’s Steven
September 8, 2014Renu Zaretsky
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Congress’s latest flirtation with debt-limit default caused barely a ripple in the financial markets. Rates on short-term Treasuries spiked in early October, before quickly subsiding...
December 3, 2013Benjamin H. Harris
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Is the Federal Reserve part of the government? You might think so, but you wouldn’t know it from the way we talk about America’s debt...
July 15, 2013Donald Marron
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
When policy folks talk about America’s federal borrowing, their go-to measures are the public debt, currently $12 trillion, and its ratio to gross domestic product,...
June 24, 2013Donald Marron
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The federal government has been borrowing rapidly to finance recent budget deficits. But that’s not the only reason it’s gone deeper into debt. Uncle Sam...
June 17, 2013Donald Marron
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
As the economic coordinator of the Treasury study that led to Tax Reform Act of 1986, I've always found it fascinating to read and listen...
October 20, 2011C. Eugene Steuerle