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Administration Willing To Bend The Rules To Enact Tax Reform
Reconciliation allows tax legislation to pass with simple majority votes, but comes with severe restrictions.
United States
22 Jun 2017
Tax Planning For Tax Reform: What You Should Be Doing Now
Republican control of both the White House and Congress has created a historic opportunity for sweeping tax reform.
United States
21 Jun 2017
Trump Nominates Mnuchin For Treasury Secretary As Ways And Means Gets To Work On Tax Reform
President-elect Donald Trump recently announced his intention to nominate financier Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary.
United States
20 Dec 2016
Final Regulations Issued On U.S. Government Foreign Procurement Payments
The IRS recently released final regulations (T.D. 9782) under Section 5000C relating to the 2% tax on payments made by the U.S. government to foreign persons pursuant to certain contracts.
United States
4 Oct 2016
Proposed Regulations Would Require More Transparency For Certain Wholly Owned Domestic Disregarded Entities
Specifically, such treatment would apply to reporting, record maintenance and associated compliance requirements that otherwise apply to 25% foreign-owned domestic corporations under Section 6038A.
United States
25 May 2016
House Budget Would Provide Reconciliation Instructions For Potential Tax Changes
The House Budget Committee voted 20 to 16 on March 16 to approve a budget resolution that would give the House Ways and Means Committee authority to move tax legislation...
United States
31 Mar 2016
Analyzing The Tax Platforms Of The Leading Presidential Candidates
The likelihood of major tax legislation next year depends not only on whether tax reform emerges as a significant campaign issue, but also on who is elected in November.
United States
23 Mar 2016
Obama Makes Final Budget Request To Wary Congress
The administration budget for fiscal year 2017 includes a broad range of aggressive spending proposals supporting President Obama's policy concerns.
United States
11 Feb 2016
Ways And Means Committee Kicks Off New Session With Hearing On Pro-Growth Reform
The Committee on Ways and Means announced last week that its first hearing of the new year will focus on pro-growth tax policies.
United States
5 Feb 2016
Massachusetts Enacts Tax Amnesty Program, Further Delays FAS 109 Deduction, And Increases Earned Income Credit
On July 17, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the state's budget bill for the upcoming 2016 fiscal year.
United States
20 Aug 2015
U.S. Supreme Court Holds Lack Of County Personal Income Tax Credit For Taxes Paid To Other States Violates Commerce Clause
The taxpayers, a married couple residing in Howard County, Maryland, held an ownership interest in a federal S corporation providing nationwide health care services.
United States
28 May 2015
House And Senate Pass Budgets With Tax Reconciliation Instructions
Both the House and Senate have passed budgets that would allow the tax-writing committees to use reconciliation procedures to expedite tax legislation.
United States
20 Apr 2015
Senate Tax Writers Seek To Cut Alternative Fuel Taxes And Ease FIRPTA Burdens On REITs
The Senate Finance Committee approved a package of 17 relatively noncontroversial bills last week that includes provisions to ease restrictions under the Foreign Investment Real Property Tax Act of 1980...
United States
5 Mar 2015
Obama Budget Includes $1.4 Trillion Net Tax Increase, Spending Increases
President Obama on Feb. 2 submitted a budget proposal for the government's 2016 fiscal year that includes a wide range of tax provisions designed to raise revenue...
United States
13 Feb 2015
SALT Outlook, Trends And Predictions For 2015
This 2015 SALT Outlook, Trends and Predictions alert focuses on how Grant Thornton thought 2014 would unfold from a SALT perspective, how these predictions lined up with what actually happened, and ten new predictions on critical SALT issues that may come to the fore this year.
United States
3 Feb 2015
House Rule Change Could Make Tax Cuts Easier
The new Republican-controlled Congress convened for the first time on Jan. 6, and Republicans in the House of Representatives immediately adopted a new rule for how to score tax legislation.
United States
22 Jan 2015
Congress Extends Expired Tax Provisions
Congress completed a flurry of last-minute tax bills on Dec. 16 by sending the president legislation that will retroactively restore nearly all of the tax provisions that expired at the end of 2013.
United States
7 Jan 2015
Top Treasury Tax Official Says Pass-Throughs May Not Need Rate Cut In Tax Reform
Grant Thornton LLP has been a strong advocate for taxing all business income at the same rate, regardless of entity.
United States
7 Jan 2015
Hatch Calls For Reforming Tax Code To Create Single Level Of Tax On C Corporations
Incoming Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, released a 340-page tax reform paper calling for eliminating the double tax on C corporations.
United States
7 Jan 2015
Legislation Increases Certain Penalties, Raises JCT Review Threshold
The change is effective for any refund claim that has not yet been reported by the IRS to JCT as of the date the bill is signed into law.
United States
7 Jan 2015
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