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OH: Laketran GM Targets Sales Tax Loophole

March 24--Laketran General Manager Ray Jurkowski has developed a statewide proposal that he believes could help address the state's crumbling infrastructure and boost public and transit funding by closing a sales tax loophole on Internet...Show More Summary

Time to close loophole in Sunshine Law

By John Wright, Sometimes we like loopholes. Maybe you’ve used one to get out of a traffic ticket or to pay a little less tax.

President Obama Is 'Very Interested' in Raising Taxes Through 'Executive Action'

Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) on Friday sent this letter to President Obama calling on him to use unilateral executive action to raise over $100 billion in taxes by closing six "loopholes": The Check the Box Loophole The Hewlett-Packard Loophole The REIT Loophole The Corporate Inversion Loophole The Carried Interest Loophole...

Standard Deduction: 8 Tax Loopholes the Obama Administration Could Close

The Treasury Department has the legal authority to close some tax loopholes that Congress did not intend.

Fleischer: 8 Tax Loopholes the Obama Administration Could Close

New York Times Deal Book: 8 Tax Loopholes the Obama Administration Could Close, by Victor Fleischer (San Diego): President Obama’s State of the Union address revealed a streak of assertiveness and defiance that had been sorely lacking in the tax policy world. The budget proposal for the 2016 fiscal year...

8 Tax Loopholes the Obama Administration Could Close

The Treasury Department has the legal authority to close some tax loopholes that Congress did not intend, writes Victor Fleischer in the Standard Deduction column.

Lawmakers Talk Tax Reform But Keep Pushing New Tax Subsidies

It is hard not to notice that while policymakers are talking tax reform they are walking tax deform. The more they vow to lower tax rates and eliminate targeted tax preferences (close loopholes in Congress-speak), the more bills they push to create new subsidies or juice up old ones. Show More Summary

Adjusting the President’s Capital Gains Proposal

President Obama’s new proposal to tax capital gains at death is a welcome change that would close a huge loophole, but it suffers from a serious flaw: For some assets, it would be a record-keeping nightmare. Fortunately, there is an easy fix. Show More Summary

The Basics of President Obama's State of the Union Tax Plan

Last night during the State of the Union address, the president spoke briefly about taxes: “Let’s close the loopholes that lead to inequality by allowing the top one percent to avoid paying taxes on their accumulated wealth. We can use that money to help more families pay for childcare and send their kids to college. Show More Summary

‘Class warfare’: GOP senator attacks Obama’s plan to close tax loopholes for the wealthy

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The Senate’s top tax law writer accused President Barack Obama on Tuesday of undertaking “class warfare” with his plan to raise taxes on wealthier Americans to help the middle class. Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said the proposals Obama...

To Build a Better Tax Code, You Could Follow the Money

Death and taxes: Inevitable, but not always paired. President Obama wants to change that. In a wide-ranging tax plan he’ll highlight at tonight’s State of the Union address, he’d close “arguably the biggest loophole in the tax code for high-wealth households,” says TPC’s Len Burman. Show More Summary

Obama tax plan would open up opportunity for middle class by closing loopholes for wealthy

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The Obama administration isn't waiting until Tuesday night's State of the Union address to let the American public know about the bold plans the president will propose. Over the weekend, the administration previewed a major tax overhaul...Show More Summary

Obama Wants to Close Tax Loophole, Help Middle Class

Economist Jared Bernstein: To their great credit, progressive policy makers have decided that "can we get this through the current Congress?" is not a useful question for crafting the necessarily policy agenda in our age of inequality. Show More Summary

Obama Pitches Capital Gain Hike To 28% In ‘Simpler Fairer’ Tax Code

President Obama proposes massive tax hikes on the wealthy and says the loopholes they exploit need closing. 31.8% capital gain taxes are only the beginning.

Obama seeking tax increases on wealthy to help middle class

The president will suggest closing tax loopholes in State of the Union address.

Obama to Propose Scaled-Back Tax Reform in State of the Union

President Obama will propose a scaled-back vision for tax reform and a new fee on the nation’s largest financial institutions in his State of the Union address Tuesday night, the White House said, in an effort to close loopholes for the wealthy to pay for credits for the middle class. Obama will call for the…

Democrats will push middle-class tax break paid for by closing tax loopholes at the top

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) Democrats are looking for new ways to target economic inequality. They're introducing a plan to take away some of the tax breaks that help keep money in the hands of the very richest Americans and instead give a few tax breaks to working families: The centerpiece of the proposal, set to be unveiled Monday by Rep. Show More Summary

Ohio Senator Proposes Payday Loan Alternative That Allows Consumers To Access Early Tax Credits

For years, lawmakers have tossed around the idea of meaningful payday loan reform, from banning loans with annual percentage rates higher than 36% or looking to close loopholes that allow predatory lenders to claim tribal affiliation. Show More Summary

Online Sales Grow, but Federal Action to Address Sales Tax Issue is Stalled

Holiday shoppers are increasingly turning to the internet to make their purchases, but Congress has yet to close a loophole that gives on-line only retailers an advantage over their bricks and mortar counterparts. Currently, online retailers that do not have a physical presence in a particular state are not required to charge sales tax to [...]

U.S. Retailers Warn Of Chinese Giant Alibaba's Impact In U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Several of the largest U.S. retailers warned that Alibaba Group Holding Inc may "decimate" local companies unless Congress closes tax loopholes for online retailers, singling out the Chinese company before it has even established a major American consumer presence. Show More Summary

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