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Capitalize On Wall Street's Latest Tax Craze

A couple weeks ago in StreetAuthority Daily, we talked about some of Corporate America's latest financial engineering involving a frenzy of share buybacks. ?The basic story: many companies

PolitiFact: Democrats Are Recycling False Accusation That Republicans Support Tax Breaks for Companies That Ship Jobs Overseas

PolitiFact.com, Is There a Corporate Tax Break That Ships Jobs Overseas?: Democrats and their advocates have washed, rinsed and are now repeating one of their favorite talking points from 2012: that "(Insert Republican Here) supports tax breaks for corporations that ship jobs overseas." There’s a lot packed into this insult....

How Michigan Blocked a $1 Billion Tax Windfall for Corporations

For all the talk of political gridlock, it is amazing how quickly a state legislature can act when $1 billion in unexpected corporate tax refunds are at stake. The lawmakers are in Michigan. And their pistons were fired up following an unfavorable state Supreme Court decision in a lawsuit brought by IBM. Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: To Fix Washington State's Problems, We Need Real Talk on Taxes

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

WE HAVE THE MOST REGRESSIVE TAX SYSTEM IN THE NATION We need to fix that. I have spent the last several months talking to thousands of people at their doors in Seattle, Skyway, and Renton. I’ve gone to dozens of endorsement interviews—with...Show More Summary

Taxes Take Center Stage This Week—At Least on the House Floor

Shutting down talk of a shutdown… The House is expected to vote on a continuing resolution to fund the government—including the IRS—through December 11. The resolution would include an extension of the Internet Tax Freedom Act, which bars states from taxing Internet access. Show More Summary

Good news: IRS follows the law sometimes

Enjoy the spectacle of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, Shredder of Hard Drives, explaining that his agency likes to follow the law whenever it can: He's talking about the byzantine tax laws tied into ObamaCare, but as a general statement...Show More Summary

CA: Leaders Talk Transportation Solutions at Summit

Toll lanes, railways, taxes and teamwork were among the hot topics under discussion Friday in Anaheim, where more than 1,000 transportation professionals met up for the region's annual mobility pow-wow.

Tesla, Uber, & Internet Sales Taxes – Quit Being So Easily Duped

If you’ll please forgive a bit of navel gazing, we need to have a little talk about social media, political action, issue advocacy, and earned media. I’ve always avoided characterizing what Peach Pundit “is”.  I find that really is in the eye of the beholder.  But I have found over the years that we have […]

Exclusive: Hospira Talks With Danone On $5 Billion Tax Inversion Deal Stall

By Anjuli Davies and Sophie Sassard LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Hospira’s talks to buy the medical nutrition unit of Danone and use the deal to move its tax domicile abroad have stalled, according to people familiar with the matter, as attempts by U.S. Show More Summary

How We Told Our Kids About Sex

Parents, be warned. If it has yet to happen, your day, too, will come. You will, at one time or another, as surly as dawns death and Obama tax hikes, be forced to have "that talk" with your little ones.

Tax Breaks for Tesla? States Should Think Twice

You cannot talk about the corporate tax burden honestly without accounting for these subsidies. Tesla Motors, the electric carmaker, announced plans this year to partner with Panasonic and build a large-scale “Gigafactory” to produce its vehicle batteries. Show More Summary

Tim Hortons

A lot of US econobloggers are talking about the Tim Hortons-Burger King merger. But all they seem to talk about is corporate tax rates. I think they are missing the big picture. The big picture is here. [I can't figure...

Burger King tax flip merger logic doesn’t stack up

The $9.6 bln burger chain’s investors cheered its talks to buy Canadian doughnut shop Tim Hortons and move its headquarters across the border. There’s little obvious tax arbitrage, and Burger King isn’t larded with foreign cash. Inversion alone can’t justify the market’s appetite.

Burger King May Buy Canadian Firm To Cut High U.S. Taxes

Burger King may be headed up North if business talks succeed to buy iconic Canadian coffee shop firm, Tim Horton’s. If these business talks are successful, it would create a new Canadian company that could save Burger King as much as 13% from sky high U.S. corporate tax rates.  U.S. tax rates run around 37% […]

Burger King And Tim Hortons: More Than Just A Tax Inversion?

By 5i Research: The finance world (and fast-food fans) is abuzz with the recent news of merger talks between Burger King and Tim Hortons. Burger King (NYSE:BKW) and Tim Hortons (NYSE:THI) confirmed on Sunday that they were discussing the potential of forming a holding corporation headquartered out of Canada that would be majority owned by 3G Capital. Show More Summary

Write-Offs: 08.25.14

$$$ U.S. confident its $5 billion S&P lawsuit was not retaliation [Reuters] $$$ Burger King in Talks to Buy Canadian Chain Tim Hortons [Bloomberg] $$$ Burger King deal could be a tax dodge whopper [CNBC] $$$ Ackman’s Pershing SquareShow More Summary

Boycott Burger King

According to the Associated Press yesterday, "Burger King is in talks to buy doughnut chain Tim Hortons and create a new holding company headquartered in Canada, a move that could shave its tax bill." Known as a "tax inversion," such...Show More Summary

Here's Why Legislation Aimed At Tax Inversions Might Not Have Any Effect On Burger King

Burger King is in talks to acquire Canadian donut and coffee chain Tim Hortons as part of a plan to avoid U.S. taxes. And even as the issue has gained attention in Washington all the way up to President Barack Obama, the legislationShow More Summary

Senator Calls for Burger King Boycott Over Inversion Talks

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D,. Ohio) was the first lawmaker to call for a boycott of Burger King, telling customers to shop elsewhere given the company’s pursuit of an acquisition that could allow it to avoid or curtail U.S. taxes.

Politicians feel businesses work for government and their only function is a source of tax revenue

I’m not sure how else you interpret this “inversion” nonsense. Burger King Worldwide Inc. is in talks to buy Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc., a deal that would be structured as a so-called tax inversion and move the hamburger seller’s base to Canada. The two sides are working on a deal that would create a new company, they said […]

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