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US Bill Would Delay China's Market Economy Status,
by mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 35 hours ago | Friday, June 24, 2016
US Senators Al Franken and Ben Sasse have introduced an amendment to the proposed 2016 budget appropriation bill for the US Department of Commerce that would protect Congress's role in any future classification of China's economy as a market economy. [ FULL STORY ]
IMF Presses For US Tax Reforms,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 35 hours ago | Friday, June 24, 2016
The International Monetary Fund has called for comprehensive US tax reform that would reduce statutory income tax rates, make individual tax more progressive, and re-balance the tax code from direct to indirect taxes. [ FULL STORY ]
IRS Takes Taxpayer Protection Actions,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 35 hours ago | Friday, June 24, 2016
Taking precautionary steps to protect taxpayers, the US Internal Revenue Service has announced that the e-filing personal identification number tool is no longer available on the agency's website, and that it is putting in place new requirements for participants using the Income Verification Express Service. [ FULL STORY ]
IRS Offshore Disclosure Processes Should Improve: TIGTA,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The Internal Revenue Service needs to improve its efforts to address the noncompliance of US taxpayers who are denied access to or withdraw from its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, according to a report released by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. [ FULL STORY ]
IRS Reminds US Taxpayers To Report Foreign Accounts,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The Internal Revenue Service has reminded American taxpayers who have one or more bank or financial accounts located outside the United States, or signature authority over such accounts, that they may need to file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts by June 30, 2016. [ FULL STORY ]
OECD Recommends US Tax Hikes,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Monday, June 20, 2016
In its latest review of the US economy, which was published on June 16, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development recommended that increased long-term government spending on infrastructure and education should be funded by higher tax revenues. [ FULL STORY ]
IRS Guides On Wrongful-Incarceration Tax Refunds,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Monday, June 20, 2016
The US Internal Revenue Service has released guidelines on how wrongfully incarcerated taxpayers can take advantage of the new retroactive exclusion from income for any civil damages, restitution, or other monetary award received in connection with their imprisonment. [ FULL STORY ]
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