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US Accountants Look For Income Tax Simplification,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 7 hours ago | Friday, March 27, 2015
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has submitted suggestions to the US Senate Finance Committee Working Group on individual tax reform. [ FULL STORY ]
US House To Vote On Repeal Of Estate Tax,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 6 hours ago | Friday, March 27, 2015
The Republican-led House of Representatives is expected to vote next month to repeal the estate tax in the United States, following approval of the measure on March 25 by the Ways and Means Committee. [ FULL STORY ]
Report Points Out High US Capital Gains Tax Burden,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 31 hours ago | Thursday, March 26, 2015
The United States places a heavy tax burden on savings and investments, particularly through a high federal, state, and local top marginal tax rate on long-term capital gains, according to a new paper from the Tax Foundation. [ FULL STORY ]
US Retirees Reminded Of April 1 Distribution Deadline,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The Internal Revenue Service has reminded US taxpayers who turned 70½ during 2014 that, in most cases, they must start receiving required minimum distributions from their tax-deferred retirement accounts, such as individual retirement accounts and workplace retirement plans, by April 1, 2015. [ FULL STORY ]
Croatia, United States Sign FATCA IGA,
Fernand Gagnier, for
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Croatian Finance Minister Boris Lalovac and US Ambassador Kenneth Merten have signed a Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act intergovernmental agreement. [ FULL STORY ]
Former US Treasury Official Advises Against Minimum Tax,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
President Barack Obama's proposal to impose a minimum tax on the foreign income of US companies would place them at a substantial competitive disadvantage in global markets, Pamela Olson, former assistant secretary for tax policy at the US Department of Treasury, has said. [ FULL STORY ]
US Treasury Confirms More Obamacare Errors,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Monday, March 23, 2015
Following an announcement that incorrect information has been provided on Form 1095-A under the Affordable Care Act, the US Department of the Treasury is expanding the relief it announced previously to mitigate any harm to tax filers. [ FULL STORY ]
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