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IRS Gone Rogue? Investigating Policy on RICs’ Commodity-Related Investments
Posted on 12 Apr 2012 by Deanne Morton

Higher prices at the pump got you down? Recent news stories suggest that commodity speculation may be a significant factor. (See, e.g., "Pump Prices Climb to Record High Level," Los Angeles Times (February 7, 2012)). The Commodity Futures Trading... Read More

Practical Tax Considerations Relevant to U.S. Totalization Agreements
Posted on 6 Jul 2012 by Rufus v. Rhoades & Alexey Manasuev

Totalization agreements are one of the best kept secrets in the international tax arena. Very few practitioners know they exist, and fewer still know what those agreements do... ... Totalization Agreements: What They Are A totalization agreement... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal – June 1, 2015; Gas Tax Hike Coming to California?
Posted on 1 Jun 2015 by State Net

Budget & Taxes Gas Tax Hike Coming to CA? Raising prices at the gas pump is a risky proposition in California, where cars have always been king. In fact the state is one of only a few in the nation that haven’t raised gas taxes since the... Read More

Practical Tax Considerations Relevant to U.S. Totalization Agreements
Posted on 6 Jul 2012 by Rufus v. Rhoades & Alexey Manasuev

Totalization agreements are one of the best kept secrets in the international tax arena. Very few practitioners know they exist, and fewer still know what those agreements do... ... Totalization Agreements: What They Are A totalization agreement... Read More

IRS Gone Rogue? Investigating Policy on RICs’ Commodity-Related Investments
Posted on 12 Apr 2012 by Deanne Morton

Higher prices at the pump got you down? Recent news stories suggest that commodity speculation may be a significant factor. (See, e.g., "Pump Prices Climb to Record High Level," Los Angeles Times (February 7, 2012)). The Commodity Futures Trading... Read More

Why Not Large Passthroughs as Corporations?
Posted on 15 Jun 2011 by Martin A. Sullivan

The essence of reform is getting rid of loopholes -- hopefully to pay for lower tax rates. There is no better corporate tax loophole than complete exemption from corporate tax. If some big businesses can remain completely exempt from corporate tax for... Read More