Obama Sends Jobs Bill to Congress, GOP Immediately Rejects Old Offsets »
President Obama sent the legislative language of his jobs bill to Congress Sept. 12 along with $467 billion in tax code changes he proposes to use to pay for the measure, even though those proposed tax changes have been rejected by lawmakers in the past.
Obama Says Deficit Reduction Plan Will Reform Tax Code, Target Wealthy »
President Obama Sept. 9 said that the plan he will present to Congress on Sept. 19 to pay for his jobs bill and reduce the deficit will target tax loopholes for the wealthiest corporations and ensure that everyone pays their fair share.
Cantor Says Vote on Entire Obama Plan Unlikely, GOP to Pick Pieces for Floor Action »
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Sept. 8 that he does not expect President Obama's entire $447 billion stimulus plan to receive a House vote but instead expects Republicans will cherry pick certain provisions where there is room for agreement between the parties and put them to a vote.
Obama Expected to Include Tax Cuts in $300 Billion Job Growth Plan »
President Obama is expected to unveil a $300 billion proposal that would include tax cuts, such as an extension of the payroll tax holiday, and spending initiatives designed to spur job creation when he addresses Congress Sept. 8.
Specifications for Registered Return Preparer Competency Exam Issued »
The specifications outline the key areas that the approximately 120-question test will cover: preliminary work and collection of taxpayer data; treatment of income and assets; deductions and credits; other taxes—such as the alternative minimum tax; completion of the filing process; practices and procedures; and ethics.
Final Rules on Gifts, Estates, Trusts Included in Treasury Guidance Plan »
A number of final rules in the gifts, estates, and trusts arena were announced in the 2011-2012 priority guidance plan released Sept. 2, including rules on graduated grantor retained annuity trusts, rules on extensions of time to make allocations of generation-skipping transfer tax exemptions, and rules on the ordering for charitable payments made by a charitable lead trust.
IRS Provides Tax Relief to Victims of Hurricane Irene »
The Internal Revenue Service is providing tax relief (IR-2011-87 and IR-2011-88) to individual and business taxpayers impacted by Hurricane Irene.
Democrats See Reform Talking Points in Report on Corporate Tax Dodging »
A new report suggesting that 25 top chief executive officers took home more in pay than their corporations paid in taxes will help underscore a key message from Democrats as they continue to argue for major changes in the tax system, Democrats and analysts told BNA Aug. 31
Swiss Memo Outlines Possible Compromise on U.S. Demands »
A memorandum from the Swiss government outlining a possible compromise with the United States regarding secret bank accounts held by U.S. nationals with Swiss banks would have Swiss authorities combing through bank data on behalf of U.S. authorities to identify account holders who may be evading U.S. tax, according to a copy of the memorandum obtained by BNA.
Obama Economic Adviser Pick Favors Tax Credits to Encourage Hiring »
President Obama Aug. 29 announced his intent to nominate Alan Krueger as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, to provide him with advice on economic policy.
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