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No TPP Deal, Despite 'Significant Progress' In Hawaii,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 18 hours ago | Monday, August 3, 2015
While "significant progress" was said to have been made during the latest negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, trade ministers from the twelve negotiating states left Hawaii on July 31 without concluding the trade treaty. [ FULL STORY ]
US Expatriations Unexpectedly Slow Down In Q2,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 19 hours ago | Monday, August 3, 2015
The number of US taxpayers who gave up their passports or their green cards in the second quarter of 2015 fell to 460, according to Treasury Department statistics published in the Federal Register. [ FULL STORY ]
US Congress Passes Three-Month Highway Funding Bill,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Friday, July 31, 2015
Unable to agree on longer-term tax revenue steams to finance the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), the US House of Representatives and the Senate have passed a short-term bill to extend the federal highway funding program for only three months, until October 29, 2015. [ FULL STORY ]
Debate Begins On US 'Innovation Box' Proposal,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Thursday, July 30, 2015
A discussion draft has been released on legislation to create an "innovation box" regime in the United States, to encourage domestic investment in research and development. [ FULL STORY ]
Brookings Examines Obamacare's 'Cadillac' Tax,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Following attacks in the US Congress on the excise tax that is to be imposed on so-called "Cadillac" high-cost health insurance plans by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), David Wessel at the Brookings Institution has looked at its rationale. [ FULL STORY ]
Luxembourg Further Extends FATCA Reporting Deadline,
by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The Luxembourg Inland Revenue has informed financial institutions in Luxembourg that their filing deadline in respect of the 2014 reporting year under the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act has been deferred again to August 31, 2015. [ FULL STORY ]
Clinton Proposes Complex US CGT Hike,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has provided details of the changes she would propose to capital gains tax in the United States, if she were to be elected next year. [ FULL STORY ]
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