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Sharing Economy Businesses Lack US Tax Awareness: Survey,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
A small business survey focusing on participants in the US sharing economy (including platforms such as Uber, Etsy, Lift, and AirBnB) has found that 69 percent of respondents have not received any tax guidance from the shared economy platform they use. [ FULL STORY ]
US Lawmakers Further Challenge EU's Tax Ruling Probe,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Members of the US Senate Committee on Finance have called on the US Secretary of the Treasury, Jack Lew, to continue aggressive engagement with the European Commission to ensure its ongoing tax ruling probe does not inappropriately target US multinationals. [ FULL STORY ]
No US Tax Credits In Puerto Rican Congressional Legislation,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Monday, May 23, 2016
The revised bipartisan legislative framework introduced into the US Congress to address the urgent need for a restructuring of Puerto Rico's debt does not include an eligibility for federal tax credits. [ FULL STORY ]
Ukraine Continues Efforts To Reform Customs,
by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels
Monday, May 23, 2016
Ukraine's Finance Ministry is setting up an electronic, automated platform for data exchange to make customs clearance procedures simpler and remove corruption opportunities. [ FULL STORY ]
Institute Responds To IRS Notice On Related Party Property Transfers,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Monday, May 23, 2016
The American Institute of CPAs has submitted its comments in response to Notice 2015-54, on transfers of property to partnerships with related foreign partners and controlled transactions involving partnerships. [ FULL STORY ]
IRS Lacks Authority To Correct Erroneous EITCs: TIGTA,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Monday, May 23, 2016
In an audit report released recently, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration showed that billions of dollars in potentially improper payments will continue to go unaddressed unless the US Internal Revenue Service is allowed expanded error correction authority. [ FULL STORY ]
TPP To Slash Taxes For US Exporters,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Friday, May 20, 2016
On May 18, the US International Trade Commission released its report assessing the likely impact in the United States of the provisions, including tariff cuts, in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade treaty. [ FULL STORY ]
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