Online broker Charles Schwab received antitrust approval from the U.S. Department of Justice for its acquisition of TD Ameritrade, sources told CNBC’s David Faber on Thursday. Shares of Schwab jumped nearly 7% in premarket trading following the report. TD Ameritrade rose more than 9% before the opening bell.  Schwab announced last November it would buy
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After a pilot in May, the IRS is expanding its Virtual Settlement Days program in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Office of Chief Counsel tested the online version of its Settlement Days last month with events in Detroit and Atlanta. The Detroit office expanded its program to eight days; the Atlanta office expanded to
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Business owners who received a forgivable loan through the Paycheck Protection Program are likely getting more leeway on how to spend those funds.   The Senate passed legislation Wednesday night that restructures how entrepreneurs can use loans issued through a new federal relief program for small businesses ailing from the economic contagion unleashed by the coronavirus
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Will the next coronavirus relief bill contain new rebates? Republican lawmakers are beginning to question including rebate checks in the next stimulus bill. They’d supplement the $1200 checks given to Americans in the previous relief package. Senate Republicans say they’ll focus on expanding the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program. Some Senate Republicans, such as
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The Organisation for Co-operation and Economic Development (OECD) has compiled tax revenue data for countries around the world—including 26 Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries, where tax revenue as a percent of GDP is on average 11 percentage points lower than in other regions. On average, the tax-to-GDP ratio for 25 countries (excluding Venezuela due
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Thursday warned young investors about the potential pitfalls of daytrading in speculative stocks, especially the really cheap ones. “It’s a little disheartening to see all the $1 to $3 stocks that people are gunning,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.” ”If you want to try and make money and it’s legal,
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Corporate tax codes should be designed to be easy for businesses to comply with and for governments to administer and enforce. Today’s map shows how complex—or easy—it is to remit corporate taxes across Europe. One way to quantify corporate tax code complexity is to measure the time needed to comply with the tax administratively. The
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Corporate and nonprofit leaders are echoing the anger, pain and frustration expressed by many Americans after the death of George Floyd, the 46-year-old black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25 after a white officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes. On Monday several black leaders in business
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The digitalization of the economy has led more companies to adopt virtual operations, disrupting traditional means of consumption and income taxation. This has led to a heated debate on how best to tax the digital economy. Despite the OECD stepping in to negotiate a global framework, some countries have taken unilateral action, implementing problematic digital
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The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, HEROES Act, would substantially increase the earned income tax credit (EITC) for workers without children at home. Not only would this benefit these workers, often called “childless,” but Urban Institute research finds that such a change would target benefits to workers in many of the industries
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In late May, EURACTIV (a media company focusing on EU policy and politics) reported that member states would ask the European Commission (EC) to include novel nicotine products such as heated tobacco products and vapor products in the EU Tobacco Excise Directive. Novel products are currently regulated under the EU Tobacco Products Directive but are
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The Internal Revenue Service is giving retirement plan participants and beneficiaries some added flexibility during the COVID-19 pandemic to remotely sign or have notarized their retirement plan elections. The IRS issued a notice Wednesday offering temporary administrative relief so retirement plan participants or beneficiaries who need to make participant elections can do so with the
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Vapor products have been growing in popularity since they entered the market in 2007, and taxation on such items has been following suit. Many states may also be looking toward vapor and other excise taxes to fill budget holes caused by the coronavirus crisis. While those areas may represent untapped revenue sources for many states,
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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft docks with the International Space Station on May 30, 2020. NASA CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The inaugural SpaceX astronaut mission successfully completed the first leg of its journey on Sunday, docking with the International Space Station. “It’s been a real honor to be just a small part of this nine year
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