Congress Faces Long List of Work to Complete in Short Work Period »
Lawmakers returned to Washington Nov. 15 with a full agenda of unfinished business, but a desire for a short lame-duck session could result in short-term fixes needing to be addressed again in the 112th Congress, congressional aides said.
Republicans Likely to Target Individual Mandate, but Results Uncertain »
The individual mandate included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a likely target for House and Senate Republicans seeking to dismantle the law during the 112th Congress, panelists said Nov. 12.
Senate Finance Expected to Consider Tax-Exempt Qualifications Next Year »
The Senate Finance Committee will be looking at some of the qualifications for tax-exempt status when the 112th Congress convenes in January, Patricia Read, senior vice president at Independent Sector, said Nov. 9.
House, Senate Tax Writers Pledge to Patch AMT for 2010 »
Congress will work to “patch” the alternative minimum tax for 2010 in the coming months and the Internal Revenue Service should “take all steps necessary to plan for changes,” the top four members of the tax-writing committees of Congress wrote in a Nov. 9 letter to IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman.
Top House Republican Tax Writer Lays Out Agenda for 112th Congress »
Just two years after leap-frogging over more senior members to become the top minority member on the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) will become the chairman of the tax-writing panel and plans to use the gavel to change many policies from the past few years that he opposes.
Obama, Republican Leaders Turn Attention to Tax Cuts »
President Obama Nov. 4 said that he had invited the Democratic and Republican leadership of the House and Senate to the White House for a meeting Nov. 18 to discuss the legislative agenda, including extending tax cuts for the middle class, for the lame-duck congressional session.
Rep. Camp to Chair Ways and Means; Democratic Membership Cuts Expected »
With Republicans seizing control of the House in the midterm elections, Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) will assume the chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee and Democrats will need to reduce their numbers on the tax-writing panel to accommodate an influx of Republicans.
IRS Focusing on Whether UTPs Based on Accounting Standards »
The Internal Revenue Service will focus on whether taxpayers are basing their reporting of uncertain tax positions on financial accounting standards as it implements its proposal to require disclosure of uncertain tax positions, a senior IRS official stressed Nov. 1.
Obama Says 100 Percent Bonus Depreciation Through 2011 'Good Idea' »
President Obama used a pre-election day speech Oct. 29 to tout previously enacted tax cuts and to urge passage of a 100 percent bonus depreciation measure that the Treasury Department said would encourage business expansion by lowering the cost of investment.
Carryover Basis Guidance Tops Estate Tax Officials' Agenda »
Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service officials said Oct. 27 they are hard at work on guidance that will help to clarify some of the issues pertaining to modified carryover basis that have cropped up as practitioners try to administer decedents' estates in the absence of an estate tax.
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