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Could Obama Unilaterally End the Interest Tax Loophole?

This is certainly an interesting assertion: In one deft move, Mr. Obama could instruct officials at his Treasury Department to close the so-called carried interest tax loophole that allows managers of private equity and hedge funds to pay a substantially lower federal tax rate on much of their income. Forcing these managers to pay ordinary […]

Paul Krugman Refuses to Give Paul Ryan Credit for His Positions

Paul Krugman complains that the media have not exposed the inconsistencies in Paul Ryan's budgets. While there is some truth to that (Ryan never identifies any of the loopholes he would close to cover the cost of lower tax rates), it...Show More Summary

Weekly Student Tax Note Roundup

Trevor Crowley (J.D. 2015, BYU), Finishing the Job on Section 356(a)(2): Closing Loopholes and Providing Consistent Treatment to Boot in Tax-Free Reorganizations, 2015 BYU L. Rev. 471 Willis Krumholz (J.D. 2015, St. Thomas), Student Article, General Electric's Tax Liability: The Case for Corporate Tax Reform, 8 U. St. Thomas J.L....

British PM Cameron makes historic move over Panama Papers

British prime minister under fire for exploiting tax loopholes he himself pledged to close; massive data leak implications spread

Panama Papers: 'Resign Cameron' Protest Storms Conservative Party Conference

Hundreds of protesters descended on the spring conference of British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party on Saturday, calling on him to close “tax loopholes” or resign. A crowd of several hundred set off from the primeShow More Summary

The Corporate Inversions Tax Loophole: What You Need to Know

On April 4, the Treasury Department took action to limit “corporate inversions” – transactions in which U.S. companies move their tax residence overseas to avoid U.S. taxes. President Obama, who has highlighted the need to close the inversions loophole for years, applauded the action and called on Congress to close the inversions loophole for good. Show More Summary

Stamp out the hedge-fund tax loophole

Sometimes legislation requires ingenuity, foresight and critical thinking. In other cases it's just obvious. A bill that one of us, Sen. Klein, has just introduced to close the carried-interest tax... To view the full story, click the title link.

How a Popular Tax Dodge May Soon End (and Why That's a Good Thing)

President Obama and the Treasury Department moved this week to close a tax loophole popular with larger companies. That could end up helping you in the long run.

Obama urges closing tax loopholes

US President calls on Congress to stop US companies from avoiding paying axes.

Obama praises Treasury steps to deter 'tax inversions'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday championed federal steps to deter a corporate financial practice known as "tax inversions" and called on Congress to close the loophole "for good." Inversions happen when U.S. companies...Show More Summary

Editorial: New York Challenges a Tax Privilege of the Rich

Closing the “carried interest” loophole would be a step toward a fairer taxation system.

Wind of Change: IMF Chief Calls For New International Taxation System

Governments globally should take steps to adjust taxation systems to close loopholes allowing multinational corporations to avoid paying taxes in countries of their origin, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Monday.

In Obama’s Budget, a Case Study on Finding and Closing Tax Loopholes

David Wessel: If government taxes businesses that are legally organized one way at a lower rate than businesses organized another way and it’s easy to switch, people will switch.

Changing Behavior, Scamming the Vulnerable

Will the Google-UK tax deal change corporate behavior? UK Business Secretary Sajid Javid says  the government has closed over 40 tax loopholes but that more work needs to be done. He expects the Google deal—a settlement in which the firm will pay the UK $185 million in back taxes—will help change companies’ attitudes about taxation. Show More Summary

IN THAT CASE, I’M SURPRISED OBAMA HASN’T PUSHED HARDER ON THIS: Megan McArdle: Closing Tax ‘Loopho…

IN THAT CASE, I’M SURPRISED OBAMA HASN’T PUSHED HARDER ON THIS: Megan McArdle: Closing TaxLoopholes’ Would Choke the Middle Class. Paying for new spending by “closing the loopholes” is a favorite rallying cry of almost everyone. But rarely are those people picturing giving up their own deductions for mortgage interest, employer-sponsored health insurance, dependent […]

NY Times:Hospitality And Gambling Interests Delay Closing Of Billion-Dollar REIT Spinoff Tax Loophole

New York Times, Hospitality and Gambling Interests Delay Closing of Billion-Dollar Tax Loophole: In the span of a mere 11 days this month, $1 billion in future federal tax payments vanished. As congressional leaders were hastily braiding together a tax and spending bill of more than 2,000 pages, lobbyists swooped...

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“Hospitality and Gambling Interests Delay Closing of Billion-Dollar Tax Loophole”

NYT: In the span of a mere 11 days this month, $1 billion in future federal tax payments vanished. As congressional leaders were hastily braiding together a tax and spending bill of more than 2,000 pages, lobbyists swooped in to … Continue reading ?

Hospitality and Gambling Interests Delay Closing of $1 Billion Tax Loophole

5 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Lobbyists recently swooped in to add 54 words to a tax and spending bill of more than 2,000 pages that temporarily preserved a loophole sought by the hotel, restaurant and gambling industries, and billionaire Wall Street investors.

Paul Ryan, the boy who cried 'tax reform'

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Just in time for holiday party season, there’s a new drinking game certain to make things more jolly.  It works like this: Every time Speaker of the House Paul Ryan says “tax reform,” “close loopholes,” “simplify the tax code,” “lower rates,” or “broaden the base,” Americans have to drink. Show More Summary

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