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IRS Announces 2015 Pension Plan Limitations,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 2 hours ago | Sunday, October 26, 2014
The Internal Revenue Service has announced the cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for US pension plans and other retirement-related items for the 2015 tax year. [ FULL STORY ]
US Urged To Change Tack In Inversions Response,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Friday, October 24, 2014
The acrimonious comments made by AbbVie Inc. in pulling out of its planned USD55bn merger with Shire plc, following the administrative action against corporate tax inversions taken by the Treasury Department, have led commentators to raise further questions about the US corporate tax code. [ FULL STORY ]
Noonan Asserts Ireland's Direction On Tax Policy,
by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus
Thursday, October 23, 2014
"The issue of substance and taxation is, and always will be, a core column of the Irish taxation system," Michael Noonan, Ireland's Finance Minister, said at his Department's Tax Policy Conference on October 21, 2014, underscoring that Ireland's strategy is to play fair but play to win. [ FULL STORY ]
IRS Advised To Improve Its Controls Over Tax Information,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Management oversight and internal controls at the Internal Revenue Service's Office of Safeguards should be improved to ensure the effective protection of United States federal tax information, according to an audit report released publicly by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. [ FULL STORY ]
Wyden Pushes US Tax Reform As Inversion Activity Slows,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden has indicated that, as companies appear to be reconsidering inversions following the administrative measures put forward by the Treasury Department last month, he is focused on reforming the US tax code, rather than pressing for immediate anti-inversion legislation. [ FULL STORY ]
US Calls For Greater Japanese Ambition On TPP,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
During a telephone conversation with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on October 15, United States President Barack Obama stressed "the need to be bold" in order to move forward the stalled negotiations on Trans-Pacific Partnership tariffs. [ FULL STORY ]
UK Tax Gap Widens,
by Robert Lee,, London
Monday, October 20, 2014
The UK tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), has revealed that the UK tax gap grew to 6.8 percent in the fiscal year 2012-13, up 0.2 percent year-on-year. [ FULL STORY ]
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