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Governor signs $52.4 billion gas tax into lawDonald Trump Doing Comprehensive Tax Reform In TweetsLaw to ensure tax compliance: FMTrump's Tax Plan Scares the Holy Hell Out of Wall Street Giant Larry FinkLawmakers reintroduce online sales tax legislationCalifornia gas tax increase is now law. What it costs you and what it fixes5 Tips for Finding the Tax Advisor Who Will Save You MillionsUnder the Trump Tax Plan, We Might All Want to Become CorporationsTax filing: Can it ever get simpler?Trump's Tax Plan Could Turn 'Everyone and Their Dog' Into an LLCFacebook's Australian revenue questioned under new tax lawsWashU Expert: Explaining the Trump tax proposal | The Source ...President Trump's tax plan could slash Trump's taxes5 Hurdles to the Adoption of Trump's Tax Plan This YearFor Big Law Partners, a Trump Tax Giveaway?

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Activists Plan 'Tax Day' Marches Calling For Release Of Trump's Taxes
NPRApril 6, 2017

Philip Hackney, a former IRS lawyer who now teaches tax law, says there's a higher purpose. "I think it works more toward an open society, that I think is important. Democracy." With Trump, Hackney sees a more pragmatic consideration too. "I've never ...more »

Oman- 'New law will prevent corporate tax evasion'
MENAFN.COMApril 9, 2017

(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat- A senior Ministry of Finance official has said that the new tax law announced by the government plugs a loophole in corporate taxation. In the old tax law, which was issued in 2009, companies which earned less than RO30 ...more »

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Governor signs $52.4 billion gas tax into law
Mountain View VoiceApril 30, 2017

Traffic crawls down University Avenue, headed eastbound towards Hwy. 101 on Dec. 13, 2016. Money raised from a bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on April 28, 2017 would aim to reduce congestion on roadways. Palo Alto Weekly photo by Veronica ...more »

Donald Trump Doing Comprehensive Tax Reform In Tweets
ForbesApril 29, 2017

Jack Mitnik, my accountant, calls to discuss the tax implications of a deal we're doing. I ask him how bad he thinks the new federal tax law is going to be for real estate, since it eliminates a lot of current real estate write-offs. To my surprise ...more »

Law to ensure tax compliance: FM
The HinduApril 29, 2017

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the fear of consequences owing to strict and expeditious enforcement of law would ensure that as India evolved from a developing to a developed economy, it would be a highly tax compliant society.more »

Trump's Tax Plan Scares the Holy Hell Out of Wall Street Giant Larry Fink
Vanity FairApril 28, 2017

said J. Richard Harvey, a tax law professor at Villanova University and a former senior official at both the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department. “If a taxpayer has a choice between paying at a 15 percent top rate versus a 35 percent ...more »

Lawmakers reintroduce online sales tax legislation
Accounting TodayApril 28, 2017

The act would give states the right to require out-of-state businesses selling online or via catalogs to collect state sales taxes on purchases sold into their states. The bill provides states the authority to enforce existing sales and use tax laws ...more »

California gas tax increase is now law. What it costs you and what it fixes
Sacramento BeeApril 28, 2017

Now that Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law billions of dollars in higher fuel taxes and vehicle fees, the state will have an estimated $52 billion more money to help cover the state's transportation needs for the next decade. The money comes largely ...more »

5 Tips for Finding the Tax Advisor Who Will Save You Millions
EntrepreneurApril 28, 2017

While most businesses only talk to a tax advisor once or twice a year, great tax advisors have regular strategy meetings with clients to discuss goals and approach. They are passionate about both the tax laws and the client's future. Here a five tips ...more »

Under the Trump Tax Plan, We Might All Want to Become Corporations
New York TimesApril 28, 2017

The scene at the Manhattan headquarters of WeWork, a company that rents shared office space in trendy settings — handy for the employee seeking to join the ranks of the self-employed. Changes in tax laws could make it more appealing for high earners ...more »

Tax filing: Can it ever get simpler?
Knoxville News SentinelApril 28, 2017

The complexity in defining “taxable income” is a reflection of the complexity of our economy and financial transactions. Those who claim we can have a simple income tax ignore the complexity of the tax laws and the economic environment in which we live.more »

Trump's Tax Plan Could Turn 'Everyone and Their Dog' Into an LLC
BloombergApril 28, 2017

Cue the rush among high-earning individuals to recast themselves as LLCs, sole proprietorships or other pass-throughs. “Absolutely!” said J. Richard Harvey, a tax law professor at Villanova University and a former senior official at both the Internal ...more »

Facebook's Australian revenue questioned under new tax laws
The Australian Financial ReviewApril 28, 2017

Advertising experts have cast doubt of Facebook's financial accounts, the first under the government's new tax avoidance laws, which show the social media giant booked $326.9 million in revenue in Australia in 2016. According to accounts lodged with ...more »

WashU Expert: Explaining the Trump tax proposal | The Source ...
Washington University in St. Louis NewsroomApril 27, 2017

President Trump has revealed his proposed tax plan, which involves, among other things, cutting the corporate tax rate and reducing tax brackets to three, down ...more »

President Trump's tax plan could slash Trump's taxes
USA TODAYApril 27, 2017

And Trump's financial disclosure forms show income from more than 500 business entities, many of them limited liability companies and partnerships that also qualify as pass-throughs. “It's a very large tax cut for high-income people who get their ...more »

5 Hurdles to the Adoption of Trump's Tax Plan This Year
New York TimesApril 27, 2017

“This was all ponies and no manure,” said Michael Graetz, a Columbia University tax law professor and a former Treasury Department official. But now that Mr. Trump has revealed his hand, the obstacles he faces for getting tax overhaul done this year ...more »

For Big Law Partners, a Trump Tax Giveaway?
Law.com (subscription)April 27, 2017

Raining-Money-Article-201704261623 Details surrounding the tax plan that President Donald Trump announced Wednesday are still sketchy. But one thing's for sure: Partners at the country's biggest law firms would enjoy a massive cut if the plan becomes ...more »

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