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Kleinbard:The Trojan Horse Of Corporate Integration

Edward D. Kleinbard (USC), The Trojan Horse of Corporate Integration, 152 Tax Notes 957 (Aug. 15, 2016): The U.S. Senate Finance Committee has invested significant resources, including hearings and staff reports, to make the case for an unusual form of corporate dividend integration – a corporate dividends-paid deduction, combined with...

Senator to Trump: Release your tax returns

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, wants to make it a requirement for presidential candidates to release their tax...

Does Vic Fleischer's Appointment As Senate Finance Committee Co-Chief Tax Counsel Imperil Tax Reform, Or Give It A Shot In The Arm?

Following up on my recent posts: Vic Fleischer Named Co-Chief Tax Counsel For Democrats On Senate Finance Committee (July 20, 2016) Vic Fleischer—'The Closest Thing The Tax World Has To A Rock Star'—Goes To Washington (July 25, 2016) Conservative Backlash Against Vic Fleischer's Appointment As Co-Chief Tax Counsel For Senate...

Conservative Backlash Against Vic Fleischer's Appointment As Co-Chief Tax Counsel For Senate Finance Committee Democrats

Following up on my recent posts: Vic Fleischer Named Co-Chief Tax Counsel For Democrats On Senate Finance Committee (July 20, 2016) Vic Fleischer—'The Closest Thing The Tax World Has To A Rock Star'—Goes To Washington (July 25, 2016) Politico, Morning Tax: Backlash Begins: It took a little while, but prominent...

The IRS Scandal, Day 1174

The Hill, Hatch: Senate Won't Remove IRS Head: The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee says a House effort to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has no chance of moving through the Senate. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the most senior Senate Republican, on Thursday said his colleagues and Koskinen don’t...

Vic Fleischer—'The Closest Thing The Tax World Has To A Rock Star'—Goes To Washington

Following up on Friday's post, Vic Fleischer Named Co-Chief Tax Counsel For Democrats On Senate Finance Committee: Bloomberg, Mr. Higher-Tax-on-Carried-Interest Goes to Washington, by Lynnley Browning: He made his name in academia by criticizing a lucrative tax break for private-equity managers. Now Victor Fleischer is taking his anti-loophole thinking to...

Vic Fleischer Named Co-Chief Tax Counsel For Democrats On Senate Finance Committee

Wall Street Journal: He Made ‘Carried Interest’ Famous. Now He’s Going to Help Write The Law, by Richard Rubin: The tax law professor who helped turn carried interest from a technical tax term into a populist cause is coming to Washington. Victor Fleischer, whose 2006 academic paper started the debate...

Tax Reform For A Healthier America: Could Fixing An Unfair Tax Code Actually Improve U.S. Health?

In September of 2013, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Montana) and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Michigan) issued a joint statement calling for comprehensive reform of the U.S. tax code which they described as "broken." It is not broken. Show More Summary

Amga Encouraged by CMS' Andy Slavitt's Testimony Before the Senate Finance Committ

AMGA today released the following statement in response to the testimony of Andy Slavitt, acting director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), before the Senate Finance Committee on the implementation of Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

ASTRO Applauds Senate Finance Committee Examination of Self-Referral Law

The Chair of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Bruce D. Minsky, MD, FASTRO, issued the following statement supporting witness testimony from today's Senate Finance Committee hearing, "Examining the Stark Law: Current...Show More Summary

Kleinbard:The Trojan Horse Of Corporate Integration (With Shaviro's Commentary)

Edward D. Kleinbard (USC), The Trojan Horse of Corporate Integration: The U.S. Senate Finance Committee has invested significant resources, including hearings and staff reports, to make the case for an unusual form of corporate dividend integration – a corporate dividends-paid deduction, combined with a universal shareholder dividend withholding tax collected...

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/16/2016

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Readers, thanks once more for your help on the Water Cooler Mini-Fundraiser! –lambert TPP/TTIP/TISA “Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said the Obama administration for the first time appears to be willing to meet his demands on TPP” [Politico]. “Bipartisanship. n. 1. Get ready for another vile piece of jobbery.” […]

Senate Holds Hearing Today On Energy Tax Policy

The Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing today on Energy Tax Policy in 2016 and Beyond: Karen Alderman Harbert (U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C.) Susan Kennedy (Advanced Microgrid Solutions, San Francisco) Steve Miller (Bulk Handling Systems, Eugene, OR) Benjamin Zycher (American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C.) In connection with the...

The Koch Brothers Are Trying To Handpick Government Officials. We Have To Stop Them.

On Wednesday, members of the Senate Finance Committee will vote on the nomination of Charles Blahous, a Republican, to serve a second term as a public trustee for Social Security. Mr. Blahous, a prominent opponent of Social Security and the architect of President George W. Show More Summary

Sen. Hatch Calls For Closer IRS Scrutiny Of Private Museums

Following up on my previous posts: NY Times: How the Tax Law Subsidizes Private Art Collections of the Rich and Famous (Jan. 10, 2015) NY Times: Tax Status Of Museums Questioned By Senators (Nov. 30, 2015) Senate Finance Committee press release, Hatch Concludes Review into Tax-Exempt Private Museums, Notes Concerning...

Tax Law Too Lax? IRS Receives Results of Private Museum Investigation

3 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

Last November, Senate Finance Committee chairman Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) sent a letter to the founders of 11 private museums across the US to investigate whether the institutions operate in a way that benefits the public enough to warrant receiving tax-exempt status.

Senate Bill Would Require Presidential Candidates, Including Trump, To Release Tax Returns

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (R-OR) has introduced a bill which would require presidential nominees to release recent tax returns.

Senate Holds Hearing Today On Debt Versus Equity: Corporate Integration Considerations

The Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing today on Debt versus Equity: Corporate Integration Considerations: John Buckley (Former Chief Tax Counsel, House Ways & Means Committee) Jody K. Lurie (Vice President, Janney Montgomery Scott (Philadelphia)) John McDonald (Partner, Baker & McKenzie (Chicago)) Alvin C. Warren, Jr. (Professor, Harvard Law School)...

Wyden Pursues Tax Reform for Derivatives, which is Long Overdue

Yesterday, top Senate Finance Committee Democrat Ron Wyden proposed major changes in the taxation of financial derivatives, contracts such as swaps, options, and forwards that derive their value from an underlying asset or index. The key to his proposal is a requirement that dealers annually mark-...

Return Preparer Shenanigans

Recently the Senate Finance Committee wrestled with the issue of whether to provide the IRS with authority to regulate return preparers. At around the same time Senator Warren and others proposed legislation that would require IRS to fill out relatively simple tax returns, a proposal that Forbes contributor Jeremy Scott [...]

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