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WESTERVILLE, OHIO – OCTOBER 15: Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) look on during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Otterbein University on October 15, 2019.(Photo by Win Getty Images In a new report, my Urban Institute colleagues have estimated that a full-blown Medicare for All
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To keep his tax returns secret, President Trump may just have to stall. Writing for The Washington Post, University of Chicago law professor Daniel Hemel explains how Trump could delay action on legal efforts to procure his tax returns until after the 2020 election. Will the Supreme Court allow that to happen? Post-Wayfair, Pennsylvania will
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Kenneth Fisher, chief executive officer of Fisher Investments, speaks at the Forbes Global CEO Conference in Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010. Gillianne Tedder | Bloomberg | Getty Images The City of Boston is ending its relationship with Fisher Investments, pulling $248 million in pension assets from the firm. Mayor Martin Walsh announced on
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I see from the National Review that Beto O’Rourke’s remarks about revoking tax-exempt status of religious institutions such as colleges, churches, etc. for opposing same-sex marriage is still a thing. I’m not going to try to review the response to this remark, which has been epic. My purpose is to get some expert comment into
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While many countries view taxation of digital service providers as an untapped revenue resource, there are several approaches to implementing such a tax. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has been working at building a consensus framework for a global approach. However, several countries, including the U.K. and France, have gone ahead and enacted
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Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson wearing the spacesuit Under Armour made for the space tourism venture’s astronauts. Virgin Galactic NEW YORK – Astronauts, meet athleisure. Under Armour on Wednesday unveiled the spacesuits it is making for people to wear on flights to the edge of space with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic. The two companies are
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(Photo by Thomas Eisenhuth/picture alliance via Getty Images) picture alliance via Getty Images Many people are happy to lend money to their loved ones, especially to children and grandchildren. But before stroking the check, review the tax rules. The tax consequences vary greatly depending on the terms of the loan. A small change in the
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Recent stories in the news raise important questions about the ability of government to impose constraints on abusive government investigations. I’m not here to judge the credibility of the allegations that President Trump used his office to encourage foreign governments to investigate Joe Biden’s son or that a Treasury Department official interfered with audits of
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The IRS has selected nine new members for its Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee. The committee’s aim is to prevent identity theft and refund fraud in support of paperless filing of tax and information returns. ETAAC members work closely with the Security Summit, a joint effort of the IRS, state tax administrators and the tax
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