Taxes

Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s tax proposal will limit direct tax increases to just 1.9 percent of taxpayers, a significant departure from the policies and impact of major tax revisions proposed by President Trump and enacted in late 2017, according to a report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.
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The Internal Revenue Service, which faced many of the same difficulties that practitioners and taxpayers dealt with during the coronavirus pandemic, has gradually been ramping up its work through its offices across the country. They are now refocusing their efforts in a variety of areas, according to Stephen Mankowski, CPA, a past president and current
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Billionaire Robert Smith will pay about $140 million and acknowledge wrongdoing to end a four-year U.S. tax investigation involving assets held in offshore tax havens, people familiar with the matter said. Smith, chief executive officer of the private equity firm Vista Equity Partners, informed some executives and investors of the pending agreement on Wednesday, the
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Three defaults and you’re out; scheme of several years; misstep by misstep; and other highlights of recent tax cases. North Brunswick, New Jersey: Preparer Juan Solano, 46, has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for income tax evasion. Solano was the owner of J&C Solano Tax Service; during 2016 he reported
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Sept. 1, 2020 marked the first day of the Federal payroll tax deferral, which is a temporary suspension of the 6.2% Social Security tax most traditional employees pay out of each paycheck. We answer your burning questions below. 1. What is the payroll tax deferral? On August 8, President Trump issued a memorandum to the
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Last week, Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) introduced H.R. 11, the Commitment to American GROWTH Act, outlining an alternative to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s tax vision. The proposal would address upcoming expirations of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and create or expand other tax
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Online shopping is nothing new in our increasingly digital world, but 2020’s extended lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic have made it even more popular. You can order groceries, get a hot meal delivered, or even buy a kite for socially-distanced fun, all without leaving your couch. The system is simple and streamlined—at least for
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Launch Interactive Tool Note: Each year we review and improve the methodology of the Index. For that reason, prior editions are not comparable to the results in this 2020 edition. All data and methodological notes are accessible in our GitHub repository. Introduction The structure of a country’s tax code is an important determinant of its economic
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