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Bipartisan Support For 'Bring Jobs Home Act' In US Senate,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 2 hours ago | Friday, July 25, 2014
The United States Senate voted on July 23, by the wide bipartisan margin of 93-7, to push forward the Bring Jobs Home Act, which would provide a 20 percent tax credit against companies' expenses incurred when bringing jobs back to the country, while denying the deduction for expenses if jobs are outsourced abroad. [ FULL STORY ]
US Courts Uncertain Over Obamacare Tax Credits,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 10 hours ago | Friday, July 25, 2014
Two United States Courts of Appeals have produced conflicting rulings on the premium tax credit provision within the Affordable Care Act that could still have a serious effect on President Barack Obama's health care law. [ FULL STORY ]
IRS Having Difficulties Auditing Large Partnerships,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 10 hours ago | Friday, July 25, 2014
After being asked to study the challenges large partnerships pose for the Internal Revenue Service, and present its findings before the United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, the Government Accountability Office has shown that the agency audited only 0.8 percent of such entities in the 2012 fiscal year, compared to 27.1 percent for large corporations. [ FULL STORY ]
US Tax Code Hearing Centers On Corporate Inversions,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 34 hours ago | Thursday, July 24, 2014
While there was mention of such problems as base erosion and profit shifting, and of the merits of territorial against worldwide taxation, the overriding issue during the Senate Finance Committee's July 22 hearing on the United States international tax code, was, as expected, how and when to stop the rising trend of "corporate inversions." [ FULL STORY ]
Irish Pharmaceutical Firm Shire In USD55bn Merger,
by Jason Gorringe,, London
Last updated 34 hours ago | Thursday, July 24, 2014
US-based pharmaceuticals giant AbbVie plans to merge with the Dublin-headquartered Shire in a USD55bn deal that is expected to reduce the group's effective tax rate to 13 percent. [ FULL STORY ]
US Senate Bill Lumps Online Sales Tax With Internet Moratorium,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 34 hours ago | Thursday, July 24, 2014
With the United States House of Representatives having recently passed the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act that would permanently extend a moratorium on internet access taxation, but with the more controversial Marketplace Fairness Act, which would allow states to impose sales taxes on online purchases, stuck in its Judiciary Committee, certain lawmakers have had the idea of linking the two into one bill in the Senate. [ FULL STORY ]
US Treasury Wants Immediate Anti-Inversion Legislation,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
With reports of more American companies looking to use the opportunity to move their headquarters abroad when bidding for overseas companies, the United States Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has written to Congressional leaders urging immediate action to pass legislation to prevent such corporate inversions. [ FULL STORY ]
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