States Tout Growing Momentum for Federal 'Marketplace Fairness' Law »
State lawmakers and tax administrators May 23 touted several significant developments in Congress that suggest momentum is growing for passage of federal marketplace fairness legislation that would allow states to collect sales taxes on remote transactions.
Finance Democrats Not Sold on House Plan for Fast-Track Tax Reform »
Democratic members of the Senate Finance Committee offered views May 22 that ranged from unfamiliarity to outright disinterest in House Republicans' plans to fast-track tax reform in 2013, suggesting Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp's (R-Mich.) first steps toward compromise on reform are already facing a challenge.
Fresh Start Initiative Analysis Altered With Flexible Terms in OIC Program »
The Internal Revenue Service May 21 expanded its Fresh Start Initiative with changes to the financial analysis it uses to determine which taxpayers qualify for its Offer in Compromise program.
Uncertain Tax Position Reports Yielding Valuable Information for IRS »
The Internal Revenue Service's new program for taxpayer reporting of uncertain tax positions is still being implemented, but it already is producing useful information that will help the Service focus on tax issues requiring broader attention, two senior agency officials said May 17.
Some Upfront Payments Made by CFCs Not U.S. Property, IRS Says »
Upfront payments arising from some notional principal contracts made by controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) do not constitute U.S. property, the Internal Revenue Service said in proposed and final and temporary rules unveiled May 10.
CEOs: Reconsider Obama Plan to Tax Dividends at Ordinary Income Rates »
The Obama administration should reconsider its decision to advocate taxing dividends at ordinary income rates of 43.4 percent because it will have an adverse effect on job creation and economic growth, a group of chief executive officers said in a May 9 letter to the Treasury Department.
Witnesses to Tell IRS That Tangible Property Rules Are Too Complicated »
The Internal Revenue Service's comprehensive regulations (REG-168745-03, T.D. 9564) on accounting for tangible property are too complicated and will make compliance difficult, witnesses are expected to tell the agency at a May 9 hearing.
Obama to Call on Congress to Pass 'To Do List' of Bills »
President Obama is scheduled to travel to Albany, N.Y. on May 8, where he will call on Congress to act on a “to do list” of bills that he believes will create jobs and help restore middle class security, a White House official confirmed late May 7.
Supporters of 15-Year Depreciation Law Say Expiration Harms Economy »
Uncertainty caused by the expiration of a tax law allowing improvements to restaurants and retail stores to be depreciated over 15 years rather than the 39 years is delaying remodeling projects and negatively impacting the economy, tax lobbyists told BNA May 2.
E&Y Official: Tangible Property Rules Likely to Be Finalized by Year's End »
The government is likely working to finalize its comprehensive rules on accounting for tangible property before the end of the year, a principal in Ernst & Young LLP's National Tax Department said May 2.
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