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A Motivating Reminder

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Nina Olson identified a need, which created a movement and changed the landscape of America’s tax system forever. She started the Community Tax Law Project in 1992 and the Revenue Restructuring Act, (“RRA”), which ushered in a new era for taxpayer advocacy (including the Taxpayer Advocate Service and the role of National Taxpayer

The Fatty Rule for Post TFA Innocent Spouse Cases? An Early Look at the Otherwise Unavailable Evidence Exception

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The Taxpayer First Act changed the scope of review in innocent spouse cases. Rather than allow parties to introduce evidence at trial, as we have discussed (see for example Christine’s post Taxpayer First Act Update: Innocent Spouse Tangles Begin) the TFA restricts the parties to the administrative record. TFA contains two exceptions: when there

How Stable is Cigarette Tax Revenue? | Cigarette Taxes

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares May 3, 2021 Ulrik Boesen Tom VanAntwerp Ulrik Boesen, Tom VanAntwerp   Cigarette excise taxes have been a source of state revenue for decades, and states have long relied on this revenue. Using data from Orzechowski and Walker’s annual compendium The Tax Burden on Tobacco, this web tool shows how cigarette tax revenues have changed between 1955

End of the Line for Paresky

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Guest blogger Bob Probasco returns today with perhaps his final update on the Paresky case. Christine Nothing about the decision was really surprising.  The contrary decision in E.W. Scripps Co. v. United States, 420 F.3d 589 (6th Cir. 2005) was always a strained interpretation of the jurisdictional statutes, and the trend has been

Biden’s First 100 Days: Taxes & Tax Policy

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In his first 100 days as president, Joe Biden has proposed more than a dozen significant changes to the U.S. tax code that would raise upwards of $3 trillion in revenue and reduce incentives to invest, save, and work in the United States. While proposing ways to pay for new spending and for

Designated Orders, October 5 – 9, 2020

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Months ago, I heard an interview with the NYU Professor Scott Galloway about what the world may look like post-Covid. One of the main takeaways was to think of the pandemic not as a “change agent,” but rather as “accelerant” of trends that were already underway. I’d say this holds true with the

TEFRA + LCU = Confusion, Part 3

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In today’s post Bob Probasco concludes his three-part series on General Mills and the intersection of TEFRA and “hot interest.” Part One can be found here. Part Two, here. Christine In Part 1, I described the decision by the Court of the Appeals for the Federal Circuit in General Mills, Inc. v. United

Estate Taxes in Europe | Estate, Inheritance, Gift Taxes

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Inheritance tax dates to the Roman Empire, which collected 5 percent of inherited property to pay soldiers’ pensions. Today, the practice is widespread. The majority of European countries covered in today’s map currently levy estate, inheritance, or gift taxes. These countries are Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,

Income Taxes Per Capita, By State, 2021

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares The individual income tax is one of the most significant sources of revenue for state and local governments. In fiscal year 2018, the most recent year for which data are available, individual income taxes generated 24.2 percent of state and local tax collections, just ahead of general sales taxes (23.3 percent). The following

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