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Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Pact Signed,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 21 hours ago | Friday, February 5, 2016
The Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal was signed by the 12 parties to the deal on February 4, 2016. [ FULL STORY ]
US Senate Democrats Push Green Energy Credit Renewals,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 21 hours ago | Friday, February 5, 2016
All of the Democrat lawmakers on the US Senate Finance Committee, led by Ranking Member Ron Wyden, have written to Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, calling for a hearing this year to consider the extension of renewable energy tax incentives. [ FULL STORY ]
No Need To Separate Auditing From Tax Services: Study,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 44 hours ago | Thursday, February 4, 2016
Companies whose tax returns are also prepared by their auditors claim around 30 percent less in "aggressive tax benefits," according to research published in The Accounting Review. [ FULL STORY ]
Ways And Means To Continue Work On US Tax Reform,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 44 hours ago | Thursday, February 4, 2016
The Chairman of the US House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, Kevin Brady (R – Texas), has confirmed that the Committee will continue to work to "fix our broken tax code," and will focus on international tax rules in particular. [ FULL STORY ]
HK Again Ranked As Freest Economy, US's Score Falls,
by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
For the 22nd consecutive year, Hong Kong has maintained its position as the world's freest economy in The Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom, while the score achieved by the United States has fallen again. [ FULL STORY ]
AICPA Calls For Additional IRS Guidance On Estate Tax,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has called on the US Internal Revenue Service to issue additional guidance regarding the estate tax reporting changes introduced by the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015. [ FULL STORY ]
IRS Issues Health Insurance Tax Guide For Expat Plans,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
The US Internal Revenue Service has issued Notice 2016-14, which provides guidance for health insurance providers in relation to expatriate health plans and the health insurance tax. [ FULL STORY ]
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