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February 26, 2015 - 12:46 PM EST
Form 1040: An Unappreciated Work of Art
by Christopher Bergin
You might think I'm crazy, but every tax season reminds me that I think Form 1040 is a thing of beauty. It is a work of art and a brilliant one at that.
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February 26, 2015 - 9:33 AM EST
Hey, It Could Happen! The Optimist’s Case for Tax Reform
by Joseph J. Thorndike
It’s easy to be cynical about tax reform. Politicians tell us that fixing the tax system is imperative and essential. But comprehensive reform is unusual and durable changes rarer still. That’s not exactly a recipe for optimism.
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February 25, 2015 - 12:29 PM EST
The Pinnacle of Secret Law
by Cara Griffith
The free discussion of the operation of the judicial system goes to the very core of the First Amendment. That the Colorado Court of Appeals would seek to shield most of its issued opinions from public view is appalling.
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February 25, 2015 - 8:37 AM EST
Sorry, Folks -- Clothes Should Be Taxable
by David Brunori
A lot of well-meaning politicians would like to exempt clothing from sales tax -- it's a bad idea.
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February 24, 2015 - 8:44 AM EST
Does the United States Really Need a Tax Revolution?
by Jeremy Scott
Those who say that tax reform doesn't go far enough and that the nation needs a revolutionary change are probably overstating the problem.
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February 23, 2015 - 12:58 PM EST
The Tax Reform Supermarket
by Martin A. Sullivan
Dissatisfaction with conventional tax reform proposals means members of Congress and presidential candidates will be shopping for new ideas.
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February 17, 2015 - 9:43 AM EST
Tax Policy Is Really About Our Grandchildren
by Clint Stretch
With all of Congress in their hands, it’s time for the Boehner, McConnell, Ryan, and Hatch tax workshops to produce products worthy of our grandchildren.
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February 5, 2015 - 8:40 AM EST
Smart Tax Reform: Parity for Passthroughs
by Robert Goulder
A recent proposal by David Kautter, partner in charge of McGladrey’s Washington National Tax office and a member of Tax Analysts' Board of Directors, would ensure that the benefits of business-only tax reform would be shared by the 90 percent of U.S. commercial enterprises that do not operate as corporations.
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September 19, 2014 - 10:07 AM EDT
Renouncing the Dogma of Surrey’s Infallibility
by Ajay Gupta
Treasury’s export of Stanley Surrey’s arm’s-length standard was perhaps the most successful case of ideological conversion in the arena of international tax policy. Even as the United States inches away from that construct, the OECD clings to it with a zeal befitting a convert. Treasury may very well have to renounce the dogma of Surrey’s infallibility before true reform in the global transfer pricing regime can take place.
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July 11, 2014 - 9:39 AM EDT
International Tax Trending
by Mindy Herzfeld
This week’s international tax highlights include Jean-Claude Juncker’s agenda for EU tax policy, changes in the IRS’ international administration, and continued assertiveness by the U.S. and other governments in pursuing tax evasion while BEPS goes into sleep mode.
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For Sunday, March 1, 2015

IRS Provides Update on International Examinations

Treasury Considering Creditability of U.K. Diverted Profits Tax

U.S. Plans to Release New Model Tax Treaty as Draft

BEPS Interest Deduction Guidance Coming

TIGTA: Missing Lerner E-Mails Could Involve Criminal Activity

Keith Hall Appointed New CBO Director

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Alabama Governor Calls for Adoption of Combined Reporting, Tax Increases

States Still Seek Higher Cigarette Taxes to Curb Consumption, Fill Budget Holes

Texas Comptroller Holds to Arguments in Franchise Tax Case

Connecticut Lawmakers Want Details on Tax Proposals to Fund Transportation Improvement Program

Louisiana Governor's Budget Proposal Would Cut Refundable Tax Credits

Tax Credit Wackiness

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News Analysis: A Way Forward on Dispute Resolution?

News Analysis: Checking the IRS's Extraterritorial Reach

News Analysis: Weston: CRA Position on Hedging Derivatives Is Toast

Canadian Bank's Bahamas Unit May Face Criminal Charges for Tax Fraud

French Lawyer, Facing Prison in HSBC Case, Fears for His Profession

Russia Clarifies Application of Zero Rate Corporate Tax to Dividend Payments

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February 24, 2015
Cardin's VAT Bill: Driving Debate or Another Back-Seat Attempt?
by William R. Davis
The latest attempt at a consumption tax in the U.S. is the Progressive Consumption Tax Act of 2014, introduced by Senate Finance Committee member Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md., in the waning days of the 113th Congress, and economists and other tax experts disagree over its potential role in driving the reform debate.

February 24, 2015
John Samuels Addresses Inversions and Tax Reform
by John M. Samuels
John M. Samuels provides an expanded version of his opening remarks at a conference on corporate inversions and tax policy sponsored by the International Tax Policy Forum and the Urban Brookings Tax Policy Center on January 23.

February 18, 2015
Groundhog Day: Waking Up to the Online Sales Tax Issue -- Again
by Billy Hamilton
In the State Tax Merry-Go-Round, Billy Hamilton celebrates Groundhog Day by resetting the debate over the taxation of online sales; he says that with the federal Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 all but dead and a new bill drawing criticism, states are in for a long wait before Congress settles the matter.

February 18, 2015
London Mayor to Relinquish U.S. Citizenship
by Teri Sprackland
Less than a month after reaching a tax settlement with the IRS, London Mayor Boris Johnson has announced his intent to renounce his American citizenship.

February 11, 2015
Sony E-Mails Show Tax Credits Driving Studio's Consideration of Shaky Projects
by Brian Bardwell
In a series on how tax policy can drive decision-making for large, publicly traded corporations, Brian Bardwell describes e-mails from Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. that suggest that top studio executives may be finding tax incentives to finance projects with major problems that could otherwise disqualify those films from being made.

February 11, 2015
A Short Course on Accounting Method Changes
by White, George
Tax Notes contributing editor and retired national tax partner at EY, George White discusses a how-to instructional by two leading authorities on changing accounting methods.

February 3, 2015
U.S. JCT Provides Data on Passthroughs in 5 Countries
by Joint Committee on Taxation
A Joint Committee on Taxation report from October 2013, obtained by Tax Analysts and written at the request of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, outlines data on the taxation of passthrough entities in Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

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