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February 9, 2016 - 9:04 AM EST
Hillary Clinton’s Wall on the Border
by Ajay Gupta
“I will build a great, great wall on our southern border. And I will have Mexico pay for that wall," Republican presidential hopeful and front-runner Donald J. Trump said in his announcement speech last June. Turns out the inevitable Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, would also build a great, great wall.
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February 8, 2016 - 8:05 PM EST
Bernie Sanders Wants to Soak the Poor — Just Like FDR
by Joseph J. Thorndike
If Bernie Sanders wins the New Hampshire primary, it’ll be the best thing to happen to American socialism since Eugene Debs placed fourth in the 1912 presidential election.
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February 3, 2016 - 8:57 AM EST
Paying for Past Sins
by David Brunori
The Louisiana governor is proposing significant tax increases; they wouldn’t be necessary if the state was more fiscally responsible.
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February 2, 2016 - 3:49 PM EST
Ted Cruz's Iowa Win Not a Victory for a VAT
by Jeremy Scott
Sen. Ted Cruz finally did what the GOP establishment couldn't: He stopped Donald Trump's momentum.
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January 26, 2016 - 11:39 AM EST
The Dissonance of European Tax Harmonization
by Stuart Gibson
During the lunch break at a tax conference in Lisbon last January, I was fortunate to be seated next to a brilliant tax professor from the U.K., Rita de la Feria. Shortly after we exchanged the usual pleasantries, she asked me a pointed question. Although it required little thought to answer, the question itself raised issues that have colored how I view recent events – including developments in international taxation – in Europe.
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January 19, 2016 - 8:30 AM EST
Why the Minnesota Tax Court Is Making Me Paranoid
by Cara Griffith
Sometimes it really feels like something untoward is going on, but the suspicion is difficult to confirm. I’m having one of those moments regarding the Minnesota Tax Court.
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January 14, 2016 - 8:30 AM EST
India’s Long Journey to a VAT
by Robert Goulder
One of our favorite discussion topics is the VAT -- more specifically, whether the United States will ever adopt a federal consumption tax. In that regard, much can be learned from looking at the experiences of other countries. What’s happening in India – the world’s largest democracy -- is noteworthy because it underscores some of the difficulties in harmonizing a federal VAT with preexisting taxes at the state and local levels.
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September 21, 2015 - 9:21 AM EDT
Donald Buffett?
by Martin A. Sullivan
Two outspoken billionaires at opposite ends of the political spectrum reach the same conclusion.
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July 24, 2015 - 10:12 AM EDT
Donald Trump Is Contagious!
by Christopher Bergin
I’ve predicted that it will take two years to start a serious discussion of reforming the tax laws and the agency that administers them. After watching Rand Paul’s latest video, I’ve pushed that back a decade.
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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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Obama's Last Budget Focuses on Medicare Tax, Business Reform

Budget's International Reforms Are Near Copy of Last Year's

Merrick Defends IRS's Anti-Inversion and Foreign Goodwill Rules

Altera Opens Up Options for Cost-Sharing Arrangements

Crossroads GPS Receives Tax-Exempt Status in Face of Controversy

Obama's 'Dead on Arrival' 2017 Budget Offers IRS 9 Percent Boost

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For Wednesday, February 10, 2016

D.C. Court of Appeals Hears Arguments in Transfer Pricing Suits

Lawsuits Allege Dunkin' Donuts Improperly Charged Sales Tax in New York, New Jersey

U.S. Senate to Vote on PITFA February 11

Missouri Leads in Uncollected Amazon Sales Tax, Report Finds

Pennsylvania GOP Lawmakers Decry Governor's Proposed Tax Increases

Louisiana Governor Calls for Special Session to Propose Major Tax Reform

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'Effective Tax Borne' Pilot Project a Success, Australian Tax Office Says

Knesset Eliminates Taxes on U.S. Investors in Israel

Russia Updates List of Countries That Don't Exchange Information

Update on Nonresident Investment in Canadian Real Estate

Armenia, Sweden Sign Tax Treaty

2016 Competent Authority Arrangement to Costa Rica-U.S. FATCA IGA Available

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February 9, 2016
Cruz, Trump, and Rubio Should Release Their Tax Returns
by Joseph J. Thorndike
Joseph J. Thorndike discusses why the GOP candidates should release their personal tax returns.

February 8, 2016
Confusion Over Judging Political Activity Still Reigns at IRS
by Paul C. Barton
After Congress brought to a halt IRS development of new rules to govern the involvement of nonprofit groups in political campaigns, the future appears as clouded as ever when it comes to how to regulate the political activities of section 501(c) organizations and especially groups exempt under section 501(c)(4).

February 3, 2016
Getting to Quill: The Path to Overturning an Outdated Supreme Court Decision
by Eric Yauch
Two years before was founded, the U.S. Supreme Court created a barrier that eventually would block states from collecting billions in sales taxes from e-commerce; efforts are underway to bring a direct challenge to the 1992 Quill decision, spurred by frustration over congressional inaction and an invitation from a Supreme Court justice.

February 1, 2016
Was Involvement of Private Foundation in Trump Event Illegal?
by David Cay Johnston
David Cay Johnston argues that while Donald Trump's use of his charitable foundation to further his presidential campaign might not have been illegal, it does show the need for Congress to bring clarity to the law.

January 29, 2016
Sanders Offering Largest U.S. Tax Increases Ever, Group Says
by Paul C. Barton
If he won the presidency, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., would bring with him the largest set of proposed tax increases in U.S. history, officials at the Tax Foundation said January 28.

January 28, 2016
David Bowie: Rock Star of Tax Planning
by Ajay Gupta
David Bowie's drive to innovate extended beyond music and fashion to encompass financial engineering and tax planning.

January 27, 2016
Maryland Governor Proposes Corporate Tax Exemption for Some Manufacturers
by Maria Koklanaris
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on January 12 introduced a $480 million tax relief package that includes exempting new manufacturers from the 8.25 percent corporate income tax if they locate in certain parts of the state.

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