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IRS Should Improve Efficiency To Counteract Reduced Funding,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 22 hours ago | Thursday, April 24, 2014
The United States Government Accountability Office has released a report that points out that, while the Internal Revenue Service has suffered around US900m in budget cuts over the past four years, there are further opportunities for it to achieve greater efficiency. [ FULL STORY ]
Hockey Talks Tax Reform Solutions,
by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong
Last updated 14 hours ago | Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Australian Government cannot hope to solve the country's economic problems simply by increasing taxes, Treasurer Joe Hockey has said. [ FULL STORY ]
US Pension Uptake Lags, Despite Tax Incentives,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 23 hours ago | Thursday, April 24, 2014
The United States Government Accountability Office has found that the number of new pension plans formed each year in the private sector has remained flat, despite the provision of increased tax incentives. [ FULL STORY ]
62 Percent Favor US Flat Income Tax Regime,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 47 hours ago | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
A recent poll in the United States found that 62 percent of American taxpayers would support a change from the current federal tax system to a flat tax, under which all individuals would pay the same percentage of their annual income in tax. [ FULL STORY ]
Large Partnerships Slipping Through IRS Net: GAO,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The United States Government Accountability Office has issued a preliminary report showing that the Internal Revenue Service is only auditing about one percent of large partnerships – those with 100 or more partners, and assets exceeding USD100m. [ FULL STORY ]
Report Charts Lowest Tax Rates In Advanced Economies,
by Jason Gorringe,, London
Monday, April 21, 2014
Canada, the United Kingdom, and France offer some of the world's lowest effective corporate income tax rates for the digital services sector, according to the biennial Competitive Alternatives report published by professional services firm KPMG. [ FULL STORY ]
Annual Study Shows Heavy US Tax Compliance Burdens,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Monday, April 21, 2014
The National Taxpayers Union has released its 16th annual study of tax complexity in the United States, finding that the economy lost USD224bn and 6.1bn hours of productivity due to the burden of compliance with the country's tax code. [ FULL STORY ]
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