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Reasons, Refunds, Rebates and Rights

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Minding the gap… The Senate Finance Committee’s top Republican, Mike Crapo, asked IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig to explain his estimate of a $1 trillion tax gap. Crapo wants to know  how much is attributable to asset and price growth between 2011 and 2013, cryptocurrency holdings, and unreported income from foreign sources and pass-through

Countries Discuss Post-Pandemic Tax Agenda At UN Council Meeting

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels 12 May 2021 Experts speaking at the UN’s Economic and Social Council’s annual Special Meeting on International Cooperation in Tax Matters concluded that the international community must do more to tackle tax base erosion and profit shifting and offshore tax evasion. Among other pressing topics, tax policy

The Tax Justice Network May 2021 Spanish language podcast, Justicia ImPositiva: Histórica huelga en Colombia, mínima tasa global #59

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Welcome to our Spanish language podcast and radio programme Justicia ImPositiva with Marcelo Justo and Marta Nuñez, free to download and broadcast on radio networks across Latin America and Spain. ¡Bienvenidos y bienvenidas a nuestro podcast y programa radiofónico! Escuche por su app de podcast favorita. En este programa: La posibilidad de una tasa

The Tax Justice Network May 2021 Spanish language podcast, Justicia ImPositiva: Histórica huelga en Colombia, mínima tasa global #59

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Welcome to our Spanish language podcast and radio programme Justicia ImPositiva with Marcelo Justo and Marta Nuñez, free to download and broadcast on radio networks across Latin America and Spain. ¡Bienvenidos y bienvenidas a nuestro podcast y programa radiofónico! Escuche por su app de podcast favorita. En este programa: La posibilidad de una tasa

Biden’s Tax Plan Could Impact Small Businesses

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Although the Biden administration’s intention may be to target top firms and earners with its new corporate tax proposals, many small businesses could be impacted by what would be unwise policy considering the disproportionate harm done already by the COVID-19 pandemic. Contrary to the image some may hold of corporations, not all are

Applying For… Or Not Claiming… COVID-19 Relief

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares State and local governments can now apply for federal COVID-19 aid. Yesterday, Treasury opened its application portal for state and local governments. Eligible recipients can apply for grants to help fight COVID-19, replace public revenue lost to the pandemic, offer financial relief to individuals and businesses, and address the public health and economic

Tax Burden on Capital Income: International Comparison

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings The taxation of capital—at both the individual and the corporate level—is much debated and affects economic growth by lowering the incentives to save and invest. It is useful to compare capital income taxation across countries; this is not trivial. Countries have many different tax rates, exemptions, and special rules. We compute

Treasury State Tax Cuts Limitation Rule Raises New Questions

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Today, the U.S. Treasury issued an interim final rule on the $350 billion in State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds provided under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The proposed rule resolves several important questions but continues to involve the federal government in state finances at an extraordinary level. Most astonishingly, the rule

Details & Analysis of State Digital Tax Proposals

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings Digital advertising, social media, and data tax proposals have been introduced in nine states following enactment of Maryland’s digital advertising tax, which has since been postponed a year due to administrative and legal challenges. Motivations for these taxes vary, from misperceptions that there is currently a tax loophole to a belief

Risks and the Potential for Disputes

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Policymakers often suffer from partial analysis. They look at a problem and provide a solution they think would address the initial challenge. But what is often ignored is the response to the solution. People are creative, and they can often see opportunities to react when governments design policies. Recent analysis by Texas A&M
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