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US House Passes Miscellaneous Tariff Bill,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Friday, April 29, 2016
On April 27, the bipartisan legislation to provide a framework for the approval of import tariff cuts for manufacturers through a renewal of the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill passed the US House of Representatives by a vote of 415 to 2. [ FULL STORY ]
IRS To Improve Tax Refund Offset Program,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Friday, April 29, 2016
Following a report released by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, the US Internal Revenue Service has agreed to revise computer programming and correct its procedures to ensure it identifies all available tax refunds to offset federal tax liabilities. [ FULL STORY ]
US Bill Would Guarantee Small Businesses Equivalent Tax Cuts,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Vern Buchanan, a senior member of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, has introduced the Main Street Fairness Act to ensure that small businesses receive an equivalent tax rate cut in any future reform of corporate taxation. [ FULL STORY ]
US Accountants Urge Preservation Of Cash Accounting,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
On April 26, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants encouraged the US Senate Finance Committee, which was holding a hearing on business tax reform, to preserve the use of the cash method of accounting for tax purposes. [ FULL STORY ]
Wyden Tries To Solve US Depreciation Rules Complexity,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden has issued a discussion draft of legislation to simplify the extremely complex fixed asset depreciation rules in the current US tax code. [ FULL STORY ]
Over Half Of US Taxpayers Fear ID Theft Loss,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Half of US adults believe it is at least "somewhat likely" that they will fall victim to some form of identity theft that results in financial loss in 2017, according a poll from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. [ FULL STORY ]
US Petition For Higher Aluminum Import Tariffs Dropped,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
The United Steelworkers, a trade body, has decided to suspend a Section 201 petition it had previously presented that had requested increased tariffs to be imposed on US imports of primary unwrought aluminum. [ FULL STORY ]
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