Federal Tax Updates Archive

Emergency Savings Accounts & Tax Treatment of Retirement Savings

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Last week, the Senate Finance Committee approved the Enhancing American Retirement Now (EARN) Act, moving closer to a potential agreement to reform retirement savings this year. That is one of several proposals recently introduced—including the Retirement Improvement and Savings Enhancement to Supplement Healthy Investments for the Nest Egg Act (RISE & SHINE)—that would

Global Minimum Tax: US International Tax Agenda

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings A year since the global tax deal was agreed to by more than 130 countries, progress on implementing legislation has hit a lull. Implementation of the minimum tax rules is not expected until the end of 2023 or in 2024. Since the 2017 U.S. tax reforms and other recent international rules

Bed, Bath, and Beyond Sales Plummet, Bank on New Exec.

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Former retail giant Bed, Bath, and Beyond has been struggling in recent years, and is now banking on a new accounting executive as sales continue to plummet.  CNBC reports: The company said Laura Crossen will take over as the senior vice president of finance and chief accounting officer, replacing John Barresi, who resigned earlier

How FDI Adds Value to Supply Chains

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The COVID-19 pandemic brought increased attention to U.S. global supply chains, as the pandemic impacted critical components within U.S. manufacturing. The attention has led to calls to structure U.S. tax policy to encourage firms to expand their manufacturing capacity in the U.S., under the belief domestic supply chains are inherently less risky than

The Weekly (Tax)Buzz – June 29th, 2022

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Weekly (Tax)Buzz – June 29th, 2022 If you feel like the news is tough to keep up with these days, you aren’t alone. Every week, we publish a curated list of some of the top articles in tax and finance. Tune in every Wednesday to read the latest thought leadership pieces from

Ernst & Young Spirals, Fined Record $100 Million By SEC

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Top U.S. accounting firm, Ernst & Young, has been fined $100 million after it was discovered that employees cheated on their CPA exams. Per NPR, the firm admitted to federal regulators that its employees had “cheated to pass key exams” for years. Furthermore, Ernst & Young had numerous internal reports regarding the CPA

Higher Prices, Lower Revenues? | Tax Policy Center

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Inflation is taking a bite out of sales tax revenues. TPC reports that 26 states collected less sales tax revenue in April compared to the same time last year, while 16 other states reported slower revenue growth compared to 2021. TPC’s Lucy Dadayan warns about the fiscal future: “If wages are not keeping

2022 State Tax Changes Effective July 1

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Although the majority of 2022 state tax changes take effect at the start of the calendar year, some are implemented at the beginning of the fiscal year. Individual and corporate income tax changes usually take effect at the beginning of the calendar year to maintain policy consistency throughout the tax year, but sales

Europe Tax Burden on Labor Explored

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Governments with higher taxes generally tout that they provide more services as an explanation, and while that is often true, the cost of these services can be more than half of an average worker’s salary, and for most, at least a third of their salary. Individual income taxes, payroll taxes, and consumption taxes

Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM): Carbon Price & Tariffs

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares After an unpredictable legislative journey, the European Union has entered the final stage of negotiations on the world’s first carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM). It would appear that some in the United States Congress are paying attention. On June 8th, the European Parliament rejected a proposal to reform the EU’s Emissions Trading System

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