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Short-term Extension For US Internet Tax Moratorium,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 24 hours ago | Friday, September 19, 2014
The United States House of Representatives and the Senate have agreed a short-term extension to the Internet Tax Freedom Act until December 11, 2014. [ FULL STORY ]
US Senate Considers 'Outdated' Energy Tax Code,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 28 hours ago | Friday, September 19, 2014
At a hearing on September 17, United States Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden suggested that, in any tax reform, technology-neutral energy tax policies should take the costs and benefits of different energy sources into account, but much of the discussion pitted the incentives given to fossil fuels against those for renewable energy. [ FULL STORY ]
Lew Says Treasury Anti-Inversion Action 'Imminent',
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 28 hours ago | Friday, September 19, 2014
With no bipartisan legislation from Congress in sight, US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has promised that the Federal Government will take administrative action "very, very soon" to deter United States multinationals from using corporate inversions to move their tax residence abroad. [ FULL STORY ]
Democrats Abroad Warn On FATCA Effect For American Expats,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Democrats Abroad, the overseas arm of the Democratic Party, has issued the results of its 2014 global survey, which demonstrates the growing concerns about taxation and financial reporting facing Americans living outside the United States, and in particular the consequences of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. [ FULL STORY ]
US Tax Competitiveness 32nd Of 34 OECD Countries,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The Tax Foundation has issued its International Tax Competitiveness Index, which has found that the United States has the 32nd most competitive tax system out of the 34 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development member countries. [ FULL STORY ]
Wyden Pushes For US Tax Extenders' Renewal,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Thursday, September 18, 2014
On September 15, United States Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden called for congressional action to renew the package of more than 50 "tax extenders" that expired at the end of last year. [ FULL STORY ]
SMEs Give Vote Of Confidence To NZ Tax System,
by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
New Zealand's small to medium enterprises are extremely comfortable with New Zealand's tax policy and the tax risk on their companies, according to the latest International Business Report from accounting firm Grant Thornton. [ FULL STORY ]
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