Month: March 2021

President Joe Biden is preparing to roll out a $3 trillion infrastructure plan paid for in part by $2 trillion in tax increases on U.S. corporations. The premise is that the economic benefits of government infrastructure spending outweigh the economic harm from an increase in corporate taxes. The Biden administration has yet to make that
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As companies prepare to file for the upcoming tax season, businesses face uncertainty emerging from an enduring pandemic. Further, dealing with multiple jurisdictions’ changing laws, deadlines and requirements can often require a small army of specialists. The choices made during this tax season can significantly impact future tax consequences, both domestically and internationally. Businesses must
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The Financial Accounting Standards Board released an accounting standards update Tuesday that gives private companies and nonprofits an accounting alternative to decrease the complexity of performing a goodwill triggering event evaluation. Under current U.S. GAAP, goodwill needs to be tested for impairment when a triggering event happens that indicates that it’s more likely than not
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Table of Contents Executive Summary Income tax repeal is on the agenda in West Virginia, with Governor Jim Justice (R) and Republicans in both the House and Senate releasing plans for dramatically lowering or eliminating the state’s individual income tax. Despite their shared aims, these plans represent vastly different approaches. They are not even aligned
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Robert Daly | Getty Images The Biden administration is expanding an existing pause on student loan interest and collections to include more than 1.1 million borrowers who are in default, the U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday. The borrowers, whose defaulted loans are part of the Federal Family Education Loan program, were ineligible for the
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In an effort to rein in perceived excesses in executive compensation, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and other co-sponsors have proposed to increase a company’s corporate income tax rate progressively based on the difference between median worker pay and CEO pay. The proposal, titled the “Tax Excessive CEO Pay Act,” fails to acknowledge that the corporate
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Steven Heap/EyeEm/Getty Images The deadline to contribute to individual retirement accounts and health savings accounts is May 17, the same day that individual federal income tax returns are due, the IRS said Monday. The announcement comes after the agency postponed the filing deadline to May 17 from April 15 following increased calls for more time
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Both sides agreed that generic statements about firms’ integrity and honesty can sometimes be the basis for securities fraud class-action suits. WASHINGTON — A frustrated Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday in a securities fraud class-action case against Goldman Sachs, with several justices indicating puzzlement about what they were meant to do in light of
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Senate Democrats are circulating a plan that would trigger tax bills on the assets of the wealthy after they die as the lawmakers seek new sources of revenue to fund trillions of dollars in infrastructure spending and social programs. The draft legislation would seek to end a long-standing feature of the Tax Code that allows
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