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Missouri Tax Reform Could Give State Competitive Edge

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Tax reform has become a major focus for state legislatures this session, and Missouri lawmakers are tuned in to the action: after adjusting individual income tax triggers in 2021, the legislature is exploring further tax reform options. Senate Bill 739 would create an additional tax trigger mechanism for the individual income tax, while

Losing Interest: Delayed IRS Assessments

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Over the last two years I cannot count the number of times I’ve had to give extraordinarily unsatisfying advice to my clients. That advice being, “please wait.” Wait for the IRS to process your return. Wait for the refund to be issued. Wait for your Collection Due Process hearing. Of course, waiting can

Treasury equity action plan reports progress

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares While the individual income tax filing season ended Monday, Treasury and the IRS will continue gathering feedback as part of efforts over the past year and looking ahead to make the tax system more equitable and fair, according to Treasury’s Equity Action Plan: One Year Progress Report released last week. The report documents

EU VAT Reform: Benefits of Principled Tax Policy

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares “New own resources should fulfil the criteria of simplicity, transparency, predictability, and fairness.” One would think that the above recommendation came from a Tax Foundation report on principled EU own resources policy. While we would like to claim credit, the recommendation, rather, comes from the EU’s own 2016 Monti report and more recently,

SALT cap challenge is denied Supreme Court review

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to review an appellate case that upheld the $10,000 limit on the amount of state and local taxes (SALT) that can be claimed as a deduction on individual federal income tax returns. The Court’s order list included a denial of certiorari for New York v. Yellen, No.

Happy Tax Day | Tax Policy Center

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Bidens released their 2021 tax returns. The President and Vice President released their 2021 tax returns last week. President Biden and Jill Biden earned $610,702 in 2021 and paid an effective federal income tax rate of 24.6 percent. Vice President Kamala Harris and husband Doug Emhoff paid an effective rate of 31.6

Dial, redial, repeat

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares We welcome back guest blogger Barbara Heggie. Barb is the supervising attorney for the Low-Income Taxpayer Project of 603 Legal Aid in Concord, New Hampshire.  Her clinic serves taxpayers through the Granite State and is the only LITC in the state.  Today, she describes a recent experience in trying to assist a client. 

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