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D.C. Council Passes False Claims Act Expansion to Tax Matters on First Reading
Posted on 18 Nov 2020 by Eversheds Sutherland LLP

During the November 17 th  D.C. Council meetings, the Council marked-up the  False Claims Amendment Act of 2020  and passed it on first reading by an 8-5 vote. The bill now moves to second – and final – reading as soon as December 1 st .  If passed, the... Read More

Oregon Ballot Measure Results: Here’s Which Portland Metro Area Ballot Measures Passed
Posted on 4 Nov 2020 by Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Two significant tax ballot measures were on the ballot for voters in the Portland area this Election Day.  Here’s a look at what measures passed and which ones failed. Failed.   The Portland Metro Council Measure 26-218 proposed authorizing a payroll... Read More

New Jersey Governor Signs Corporation Surtax Increase Bill, A. 4721
Posted on 2 Oct 2020 by Eversheds Sutherland LLP

On September 29, 2020, Governor Philip Murphy signed A. 4721, the bill extending and retroactively increasing New Jersey’s Corporation Business Tax (“CBT”) surtax. Instead of eliminating the surtax after December 31, 2021, as was previously scheduled... Read More

Obama vs. Romney: What It Means for the Estate Tax - Will It be Eliminated or Renewed?
Posted on 20 Aug 2012 by Patricia Tyler

The December 31, 2012 sunset date for the estate tax, as provided by the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, is once again quickly approaching, and in typical fashion there is a divide over what the fate of... Read More

Corporate Tax Transparency
Posted on 12 Apr 2012 by Allison Christians

The activist-led movement to increase multinational tax disclosure is proving to be a full-employment program for natural resource industry lobbyists. The money and energy available for fighting against transparency seems limitless. We have seen the effects... Read More

Does America Need A Two-Page Tax Code?
Posted on 27 Mar 2012 by Allison Christians

Emphatically, no. I just absolutely disagree with Fareed Zakaria on this , as I do with anyone who thinks that the measure of a tax system is the shortness of its tax code. We live in a complex and intricate world, in which transacting involves complex... Read More

Obama vs. Romney: What It Means for the Estate Tax - Will It be Eliminated or Renewed?
Posted on 20 Aug 2012 by Patricia Tyler

The December 31, 2012 sunset date for the estate tax, as provided by the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, is once again quickly approaching, and in typical fashion there is a divide over what the fate of... Read More

Care About Taxes? Then Vote
Posted on 12 Nov 2010 by David Brunori

Today is election day. And if you really care about tax policy, you should vote.These elections are important at both the federal and state levels. They will determine the level of taxes we pay, the level of government services we receive, and the amount... Read More

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Corporate Tax Transparency
Posted on 12 Apr 2012 by Allison Christians

The activist-led movement to increase multinational tax disclosure is proving to be a full-employment program for natural resource industry lobbyists. The money and energy available for fighting against transparency seems limitless. We have seen the effects... Read More

United in Our Delusion
Posted on 13 Oct 2010 by David Cay Johnston

Before reading on, please get out a pen or pencil so you can write down the answer to this question: What percentage of wealth in America is owned by the poorest 40 percent? Wealth, or net worth, means all property of value, from cash to art to stocks... Read More

Does America Need A Two-Page Tax Code?
Posted on 27 Mar 2012 by Allison Christians

Emphatically, no. I just absolutely disagree with Fareed Zakaria on this , as I do with anyone who thinks that the measure of a tax system is the shortness of its tax code. We live in a complex and intricate world, in which transacting involves complex... Read More