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Last Minute Funding Fix Agreed For US Highway Fund,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 3 hours ago | Friday, August 1, 2014
The United States Senate was forced into adopting tax proposals put forward by the House of Representatives, in a vote on July 31, to ensure funding for the Highway Trust Fund before an August 1, 2014, deadline. [ FULL STORY ]
US Senate Republicans Block 'Bring Jobs Home Act' ,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 11 hours ago | Friday, August 1, 2014
On July 30, the Republican party in the United States Senate, by a 54-42 procedural vote that divided on partisan lines and required at least 60 votes to move the bill to a definitive vote, succeeded in defeating the Bring Jobs Home Act, which would have provided a 20 percent tax credit against companies' expenses incurred when bringing jobs back to the country. [ FULL STORY ]
US Congress Urged To Deny Contracts To Inverters,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 11 hours ago | Friday, August 1, 2014
With pressure growing for the United States Congress to move forward on legislation to halt the flow of "corporate inversions" in the short-term, the Fair Federal Contracts Act has been introduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, to add a provision to prohibit federal contracts going to corporations that reincorporate overseas. [ FULL STORY ]
Germany Objects To Canada-EU FTA,
by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The outcome of negotiations on a free trade agreement between the European Union and Canada has been cast into doubt following objections raised by Germany. [ FULL STORY ]
US House Looks To Improve Child Tax Credit,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
On July 25, the United States House of Representatives passed the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act, which would index the credit for inflation, eliminate the so-called "marriage penalty" and also introduce an anti-tax fraud measure. [ FULL STORY ]
Obama Involves Ireland In 'Unpatriotic' Inversion Claim,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
In remarks and statements made on July 24, President Barack Obama appealed for "economic patriotism" from those American corporations that are contemplating a "corporate inversion" as a means of avoiding the high United States corporate tax rate, whilst also dragging Ireland's lower tax rate into the controversy. [ FULL STORY ]
Ireland Fires Back At Obama Tax Policy Criticism,
by Jason Gorringe,, London
Monday, July 28, 2014
Ireland does not promote or encourage tax inversion by US multinationals, and is chosen by a "small number" of firms each year because of a combination of non-tax and tax perks, Ireland's Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton, has said. [ FULL STORY ]
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