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Caplin & Drysdale: District of Columbia Alters Treatment of Municipal Bond Interest

By Beth Kaufman , Lucy Lee and Michael Pfeifer Effective January 1, 2012, the District of Columbia will no longer exempt the income on municipal bonds issued by all municipalities. Income from the following bonds will continue to be tax exempt for D.C. tax purposes: Bonds issued by the...

Caplin & Drysdale: District of Columbia Alters Treatment of Municipal Bond Interest

By Beth Kaufman , Lucy Lee and Michael Pfeifer Effective January 1, 2012, the District of Columbia will no longer exempt the income on municipal bonds issued by all municipalities. Income from the following bonds will continue to be tax exempt for D.C. tax purposes: Bonds issued by the District...

Favorable, Unfavorable Exemption Rulings Available for Public Review

With the issuance of final Treasury Regulations, the IRS will now make available for public review favorable and unfavorable exemption rulings. The IRS for a while now has been making available for public inspection favorable exemption letters issued by the National Office. These rulings are made available...

Two Year Increase in Gift Tax Exclusion is Nearing Its End – The Window for Tax Savings Is Closing Quickly

By Genevieve M. Moore and Richard S. Kinyon , Morrison & Foerster LLP As reported in this space over the last several months, there has been unprecedented upheaval in the federal transfer tax world in the last few years. One element of this was the unexpected increase in the federal gift and...

Practical Tax Considerations Relevant to U.S. Totalization Agreements

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 is a bilateral treaty between two countries that...

Worst Idea of the Year? Cuomo Wins by a Landslide

... [T]he worst example of political destruction of tax policy ideals comes from New York and Governor Andrew Cuomo. New York still faces relatively high unemployment, around 7.8 percent . Many parts of the state, particularly outside the city, are economically depressed. And my friends at the Tax Foundation...