Corporate Inversion Rules Contain Bright-Line Substantial Presence Test »
Companies will have more certainty as to when they would be considered to have a substantial presence in a foreign country under a bright-line test in new proposed and temporary rules on corporate inversions unveiled by the Internal Revenue Service June 7.
Work on Extenders Will Be Prelude to Tax Reform, Hill Staffers Say »
Before Congress can address federal tax reform, including plans to reduce the corporate tax rate and adopt an excess returns proposal, it first must decide on some 65 expiring tax provisions, both domestic and international, tax counsel for the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees said June 6 at a transfer pricing conference sponsored by Bloomberg BNA and Baker & McKenzie.
IRS Still Assessing Information on Uncertain Tax Positions, Maloy Says »
The Internal Revenue Service is continuing to carefully assess the information it is receiving through its uncertain tax positions reporting initiative, with transfer pricing a significant part of that mix, a senior agency official said June 5.
Justices Find City's Disparate Treatment of Assessments Constitutional »
In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court June 4 found Indianapolis's forgiveness of the sewer assessments of property owners who chose to pay through an installment plan—without offering refunds to those who made a lump–sum payment—did not violate the Equal Protection Clause (Armour v. Indianapolis, U.S., No. 11-161, 6/4/12).
House GOP Choose Controversial Offset for Health Care Bills »
House Republicans announced June 1 that they will merge three tax-related health care bills with a controversial health care-related offset, and with one sweeping vote will bring four significant changes to President Obama's signature health care plan during the week of June 11.
Witnesses: Keep or Dump the Estate Tax, Just Give Businesses Certainty »
Regardless of the future construct of the estate tax, tax planners and business owners urged lawmakers at a May 31 hearing to give small business owners the certainty they need to allow them to engage in long-term planning.
House GOP Seeking Changes to Inject Own Policies Into Health Overhaul »
After earlier efforts by Congress to completely repeal the health care overhaul of 2010 fell short, House Republicans are now seeking to modify the law with some of their own ideas for reducing health costs.
Student Loan Payments May Be Considered in Deciding Ability to Pay »
Taxpayers will be allowed to have their minimum payments on certain student loans for post-high school education taken into account when calculating their ability to pay federal tax liabilities, according to an Internal Revenue Service Small Business/Self-Employed Division memo.
Supporters Preparing for June Push on New Markets Tax Credit Extension »
Supporters of the New Markets Tax Credit will flock to Washington in two weeks to sway lawmakers on the importance of the credit, just as House Ways and Means Committee members resume their examination of expired and expiring tax breaks.
Work Plan on IFRS Expected in 'Matter of Weeks,' SEC's Walter Says »
The Securities and Exchange Commission staff expects “in a matter of weeks” to provide the agency with a final work plan for the convergence of International Financial Reporting Standards and U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, Commissioner Elisse Walter said May 22.
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