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October 8, 2015 - 7:46 AM EDT
Why Is It So Hard to Fund Schools?
by Cara Griffith
Washington state is struggling with how to fund education, and a solution seems a long way off.
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October 7, 2015 - 7:51 AM EDT
North Carolina Tax Changes -- Sort of Good, Kind of Bad
by David Brunori
North Carolina made significant changes to its tax laws recently; some of them were very good, others not so much.
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October 5, 2015 - 3:37 PM EDT
The ‘Cadillac’ Tax Shows Why Obamacare Was Never Built to Last
by Joseph J. Thorndike
The “Cadillac” tax – Obamacare’s signature albatross – was never a good idea. Sure, it was good policy, as more than 100 economists pointed out last week. But it was always bad politics. And when it comes to building durable social programs, politics matter.
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September 29, 2015 - 1:43 PM EDT
Trump's Tax Plan Is Pretty Much GOP Orthodoxy
by Jeremy Scott
Well it turns out that Trump isn't really that different from Republicans on taxes after all. The Donald released some details of his proposed tax plan this week and, quite frankly, it doesn't look all that different than what you might expect from a sitting GOP senator or representative.
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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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September 15, 2015 - 3:46 PM EDT
Litigating FATCA: Rand Paul and Financial Privacy
by Robert Goulder
It’s not every day that a U.S. senator, let alone a presidential candidate, sues the government to suspend the enforcement of a federal tax law. Yet that is exactly what Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is doing. He is one of seven plaintiffs challenging the constitutionality of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.
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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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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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