Bruce Thompson

Bruce Thompson

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Congressional leaders set a deadline for tax reform: key elements in the top proposals

Just prior to leaving Washington for official travel at the end of last week, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) told reporters that he is in constant touch with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew with respect...more

2/20/2015

Potential roadmap to US tax reform: key points in the Hatch Report

As the work of the new Congress gets under way , there is general agreement that business tax reform is one of a handful of issues that may be achievable in the closing two years of the Obama Administration, and, in fact,...more

1/23/2015 - Corporate Taxes Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Tax Reform

International Tax News - December 2014

UK WILL IMPOSE CAPITAL GAINS TAX ON NON-UK RESIDENTS - The UK government aims to go ahead with plans to impose capital gains tax on sales of residential property from April 2015. The government has published...more

12/16/2014 - Capital Gains Corporate Taxes Income Taxes UK

What The US Mid-Terms Mean For The Insurance Sector

Last week the Republican party surprised many observers by securing substantial gains in the 2014 mid-term elections at multiple levels of government. Republicans won control of the US Senate and increased their majority in...more

11/14/2014 - Election Results Insurers Legislative Agendas Regulatory Agenda

Tax reform after the mid-terms: why we can expect Congress to act

While some aspects of the agenda for the incoming Republican-controlled 114th Congress are still in formulation, there is no question that tax reform will be a top priority. Both the expected new Senate Majority Leader Mitch...more

11/7/2014 - Election Results Legislative Agendas Tax Reform

The Camp US tax reform proposal: what’s inside?

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Michigan) this week introduced a draft of the most comprehensive reform of the Internal Revenue Code in decades. The key principles in the draft are: (1) a...more

3/3/2014 - Charitable Donations Energy Tax Incentives Income Taxes Tax Deductions Tax Reform

Camp unveils major tax reform plan

Yesterday, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Michigan) unveiled his comprehensive tax reform proposal. Released as draft legislation, the Camp proposal calls for the most fundamental reform of the tax code...more

2/27/2014 - Corporate Taxes Income Taxes International Tax Issues Tax Reform

Camp proposal – most fundamental tax reform in nearly 30 years: coming soon

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) is on the verge of releasing a detailed proposal for comprehensive tax reform. The Camp proposal, which may be released in the form of a discussion draft and...more

2/20/2014 - Flat Tax Tax Reform

Senate tax reform proposals: “chilling effect” on real estate industry

A tax reform proposal released by the Senate Finance Committee would have a major impact on the real estate industry, according to comments submitted to the committee by a number of industry groups. If enacted in their...more

2/4/2014 - Real Estate Market Tax Reform

International Tax News - December 2013

CAYMAN ISLANDS AND US SIGN FATCA AGREEMENT - The United States and the Cayman Islands have signed a so-called Model 1 intergovernmental agreement. The IGA is the first step in bring the Cayman fund industry...more

12/12/2013 - Advance Pricing Agreements Advance Pricing Arrangement Program Anti-Avoidance FATCA Intergovernmental Agreements IRS Mutual Agreement Procedure Transfer Pricing UK VAT

In the tax reform crosshairs: the advertising deduction

The tax deduction for advertising expenses has clearly become a target for Congressional tax reformers. Under current law, advertising costs are fully deductible as an ordinary business expense. Both the House and Senate Tax...more

12/5/2013 - Advertising Proposed Legislation Tax Deductions Tax Reform

Is Congress postponing the tax reform debate?

Although the chairmen of the tax writing committees, Representative Dave Camp (R-Michigan) and Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana), are thoroughly committed to enacting comprehensive tax reform and are devoting the considerable...more

11/18/2013 - Proposed Legislation Tax Reform Ways and Means Committee

Congressional budget talks – an opportunity to advance tax reform?

Taxes will be a major part of the budget discussions now under way in Washington. Is this an opening for comprehensive reform? Earlier this year, the House and Senate passed very different proposals for the federal...more

10/22/2013 - Debt Ceiling Federal Budget Political Debates Tax Reform

Events moving fast in Congress: the shape of things to come?

The next two days in Congress will be characterized by fast-moving developments on the government shutdown/debt ceiling issues. As of this morning the situation is as follows...more

10/16/2013 - Affordable Care Act Debt Ceiling Federal Budget Government Shutdown

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