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Income taxes are taxes that are collected on the individual earnings of persons or entities. Depending on the jurisdiction, income taxes are calculated and collected in a variety of ways. Some tax systems collect... more +
Income taxes are taxes that are collected on the individual earnings of persons or entities. Depending on the jurisdiction, income taxes are calculated and collected in a variety of ways. Some tax systems collect income taxes based on a progressive scheme, while others may utilize a proportional or regressive framework. less -

Ambitious Tax Reform Takes Center Stage

by Akerman LLP on

The Trump Administration and certain members of Congress recently released an ambitious, conceptual plan for tax reform that would drastically alter current U.S. tax law, affecting a wide array of taxpayers. The plan (called...more

Tax relief for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria

by Dentons on

The US federal government has taken a number of steps to ease the tax burden on individuals and businesses affected by damage from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in Texas, Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin...more

Tax Extensions Available to Victims of California Wildfires

by Moskowitz LLP on

Yesterday, the IRS announced that victims of the California wildfires have been granted extensions to file certain individual and business tax returns. ...more

Congressional Republicans and White House Release Outline of Tax Reform Proposal

by Baker Donelson on

On September 27, the White House and its allies on Capitol Hill released the outline of their long-promised tax reform proposal. Generally, the outline seeks to create three individual income tax rates (12, 25, and 35...more

U.S. Tax Reform Proposal Highlights Potential Sweeping Changes

by Jones Day on

The Situation: The Trump Administration, in collaboration with the House and Senate, has introduced a Framework for tax reform legislation that could bring sweeping changes to U.S. tax laws....more

Nate Smithson Provides an Update on Tax Reform

by Jackson Walker on

Jackson Walker partner Nate Smithson has prepared an updated guide to tax reform which reflects President Trump’s new tax plan. The guide covers tax brackets, deductions, capital gains, and other relevant topics in tax...more

The White House Framework for Tax Legislation

On September 27, the White House released a document called the “Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code,” containing an outline prepared by the administration plus the senior Republican members of the tax-writing...more

Unified Framework for Tax Reform

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

President Donald J. Trump and the "Big Six"—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, White House adviser Gary Cohn, House Ways & Means Committee...more

More Specifics Come Out in New Trump Tax Plan

by Barley Snyder on

The Trump administration on Wednesday released its “Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code.” The reforms outlined in the documents provide more specificity than prior White House plans, but a number of specifics...more

U.S. Tax Reform Effort Moves Forward

by Hogan Lovells on

On September 27, 2017, Republican leaders of the tax reform effort in the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, and the Trump Administration released a "Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code," providing...more

Thou Shalt Not Hold Real Property In A Corporation

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

“When will they ever learn?”- No, I am not channeling Seeger. I am referring to those individuals[i] who continue to acquire real property (“RP”) in, or who contribute RP to, corporations. In just the last couple of...more

2017 Federal Business Income Tax Legislation

by Dickinson Wright on

Republicans are still expected to come up with significant changes in income taxation. The latest proposed significant change is to reduce the maximum marginal federal tax rate on corporations to 20% from its current...more

Trump Tax Reform Roadmap Released

by Butler Snow LLP on

On Wednesday President Trump and congressional Republicans unveiled their long-awaited framework for overhauling the United States tax code. Although much of the content was expected, the proposal is notable because it...more

Tracking Tax Reform: Fall 2017 Update

by Locke Lord LLP on

On September 27 the “Big Six,” which includes Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, and other top Republicans in the House and Senate, released the “Unified Framework for Fixing Our...more

Some Quick Thoughts on the “Big Six” Unified Framework

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

Yesterday, the Trump Administration, the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the Senate Finance Committee proposed a “unified framework” for tax reform. The members of the working group are House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI),...more

Republican Leaders Release Tax Reform Framework

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The White House and Republican congressional leadership released an outline this week to guide forthcoming legislation on tax reform. This outline will serve as a useful framework in structuring what will be an active, and...more

The Path to Tax Reform 2017: September Framework Sets Stage for Passage Before Year-End

by BakerHostetler on

With the release today of a Republican budget framework (the Framework) reflecting the shared view of the White House and House and Senate leaders – and with GOP majorities in both chambers of Congress – there is a likelihood...more

The IRS is Garnishing My Wages or Taking My Bank Account: What Do I Do? Collection Due Process Relief (Part 9)

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

If an individual or business owes but has not paid federal taxes, the IRS will make efforts to collect these taxes. The IRS will first send a series of notices requesting payment, but if the taxpayer does not respond to the...more

Is a Business Tax Reform Game Plan Beginning to Take Shape?

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Substantial tax reform is underway and the business community is intently awaiting details of this activity with the aim of positioning themselves to maximize opportunities and minimize any costs or risks that reform may...more

Liquidating A Partnership Interest? Beware The Effects Of Partnership Indebtedness

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Setting the Stage- Over the last couple of months, I’ve encountered several situations involving the liquidation of a partner’s interest in a partnership. Years before, the partnership had borrowed money from a third party...more

Withdrawing Your Business From New York? Did You Pay The Exit Tax?

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Departing Individuals- Many of you may know that an individual who changes his status from New York (“NY”) resident to nonresident is required to accrue to the period of his NY residence – i.e., include in his final NY tax...more

Waiver of Penalty and Interest Offered for Payment of Delinquent Taxes

by GableGotwals on

The Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC) has announced that it is offering a limited-time program to encourage the filing and payment of delinquent taxes. The program provides for waiver of all penalty and interest if certain types...more

The IRS Has a Lien Against Me: What Do You Do? Tax Lien Release and Discharge (Part 6)

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

Where an individual or business owes IRS taxes, Congress has given the IRS a tax lien against all the assets of the taxpayer. The lien covers real estate, homes, furniture, cars, investments, and nearly everything an...more

Relief For Late Partnership Filings

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Oops?- Are you a member of a partnership or of a limited liability company that is treated as a partnership for tax purposes (a “partnership”)? Did your partnership file its 2016 tax return late this year? How about K-1s?...more

Reading the Tea Leaves on Trump Tax Reform

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

In a recent speech, President Trump did not provide much detail in regard to the tax reform proposals that are expected soon, or his particular desires. ...more

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