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What’s Next For Infrastructure? | Tax Policy Center

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares More work, more questions… and certainty? The Senate will work through amendments to the $1 trillion infrastructure bill that includes $550 billion in new spending. But how might it be paid for? Will economic growth help cover the cost, or revenues collected with increased reporting on cryptocurrencies?  And what will happen in the

Jurisdiction to Hear Naked Owners’ Wrongful Levy Suit Hinges on State Property Law

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares We welcome back guest blogger Matthew Hutchens of the University of Illinois Gies College of Business. With co-author Erin Stearns, Hutch recently updated the lien and levy chapters of Effectively Representing Your Client Before the IRS. In today’s post, he examines a recent Fifth Circuit opinion in which niche questions of Louisiana law

Beer Taxes in Europe, 2021 | Beer Excise Tax Rates

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares This is the beginning of a map series in which we’ll explore different types of excise taxes throughout Europe, starting with excise duties on beer. According to EU law, every EU country is required to levy an excise duty on beer of at least €1.87 per 100 liters (26.4 gal) and degree of alcohol

Right to education must be backed by tax policy

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Education provides the “foundations for individual autonomy, liberty and human dignity”. (1) Yesterday marked the start of the Global Partnership for Education’s (GPE) two-day Summit, which is hosted by the Nigerian and UK governments. The Global Education Summit: Financing GPE 2021-2025, which you can join live (2:00pm BST), aims to explore “with key

Infrastructure Investment Revenue Options | Tax Foundation

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Policymakers broadly agree that investments by the federal government in highways, mass transit, and other modes of transportation are crucial to facilitate the nation’s economic activity, but they can’t seem to agree on how to fund such investments. The current debate is over corporate income taxes, and therein lies the problem. The standard

State Gas Tax Rates | State Gas Tax Rankings, July 2021

TweetShareSharePin11 Shares This map shows state gas tax rates as of July 2021, using recently released data from the American Petroleum Institute. States levy gas taxes in a variety of ways, including per-gallon excise taxes collected at the pump, excise taxes imposed on wholesalers (which are passed along to consumers in the form of higher prices), and sales taxes

Tax Court Announcement re Premature Assessments

TweetShareSharePin11 Shares The Tax Court has finally publicly acknowledged the problem it is having processing new petitions.  On Friday, July 23, 2021, it issued the following notice: The United States Tax Court has received a significantly higher number of petitions this year. The total number filed in a typical year is between 23,000 and 26,000.

Lobbyists Push and Pull on Proposed Tax Increases

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Big Pharma: Don’t raise taxes on makers of COVID-19 vaccines. Pharmaceutical companies are telling Congress that the global minimum corporate tax could raise their taxes by hundreds of millions of dollars every year. They say the financial hit is unfair, given how fast they developed and produced vaccines against COVID-19. Will the message

Reducing the Tax Gap and Simplifying the Tax Code

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings The tax gap is the gap between what taxpayers owe the U.S. government, and what the government actually collects from taxpayers. Tax compliance efforts ensure that tax law applies evenly to all taxpayers. At the same time, we would like to avoid placing undue compliance burdens on taxpayers. Reducing the tax

COBRA premium assistance credit clarified further

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares News EMPLOYEE BENEFITS & PENSIONS By Dave Strausfeld, J.D. In 11 questions and answers, the IRS on Monday gave additional guidance to employers, health insurers, and plan administrators on how to provide laid-off employees temporary assistance paying for COBRA continuation coverage and claim a corresponding tax credit (Notice 2021-46). In May, the
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