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"Supreme Court Rules on Partnership Tax Shelter Penalties"

In United States v. Woods,1 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously for the government on two long-brewing disagreements over penalty jurisdiction in the partnership context and over the breadth of valuation misstatement...more

1/7/2014 - Income Taxes IRS SCOTUS TEFRA United States v Woods

"Senate Finance Chair’s Accounting-Related Reform Proposals Would Repeal Favorable Provisions Senate"

On November 21, 2013, Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, released a Staff Discussion Draft containing tax reform proposals relating to several accounting-related provisions of the Internal...more

11/25/2013 - Financial Regulatory Reform Legislative Agendas

"Senate Finance Chair Proposes International Business Tax Reform"

On November 19, 2013, Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, released a Staff Discussion Draft on International Business Tax Reform. The changes proposed in the discussion draft are far-reaching...more

11/22/2013 - Business Taxes International Tax Issues Tax Reform

White House Budget Proposes Numerous Tax Changes as Congressional Tax-Writing Committees Focus on Reform

On April 10, 2013, the White House released its proposed budget for fiscal year 2014. The budget contains significant tax proposals related to renewable energy, research and job creation, as well as numerous changes affecting...more

5/3/2013 - Barack Obama Federal Budget International Tax Issues Tax Incentives Tax Planning Tax Reform

"House Ways and Means Proposal Would Change the Tax Treatment of Partnerships and S Corporations"

The first congressional proposals to revamp partnership and S corporation taxation in connection with anticipated tax reform have surfaced. Framed as two alternatives, both options suggest significant, and, in the case of one...more

3/29/2013

"House Ways and Means Committee’s Tax Reform Proposals for Financial Products"

On January 24, 2013, Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich), the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, released a “discussion draft” of a bill relating to the taxation of derivatives and other financial products (the Discussion...more

1/29/2013 - Debt-Relief Industry Derivatives Discussion Draft Market Discount Rules Restructuring Wash Sale Rules Ways and Means Committee

"Temporary ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Solution Yields Important Tax Changes"

On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the TRA of 2012), which permanently extends certain federal income tax rate reductions first enacted in 2001 that were scheduled to expire...more

1/3/2013 - Alternative Minimum Tax American Taxpayer Relief Act Bush-Era Tax Cuts Capital Gains Dividends Electricity Estate Tax Fiscal Cliff Generation-Skipping Transfer Gift-Tax Exemption Income Taxes Renewable Energy Tax Credits Wind Power

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