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Tax News & Views Archive

Deloitte ImageTax News & Views, published by the Deloitte Tax LLP Tax Policy Services group in Washington, D.C., provides a compact, reader-friendly perspective on the latest corporate tax developments coming out of Congress, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Department of the Treasury, and the federal courts.

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September 19, 2014
Inversion guidance imminent, Lew says

  • Inversion guidance imminent, Lew says – Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew reaffirmed the Obama administration’s plans to address corporate inversion transactions through the regulatory process and promised that guidance would be released “very, very soon.”
  • Congress OKs short-term extension of Internet tax moratorium in government funding measure – Congress approved and President Obama is expected to sign a temporary extension of the current-law moratorium on Internet access taxes as part of a short-term continuing resolution to fund the federal government.
  • House re-approves permanent extenders in omnibus jobs bill – The House of Representatives approved an omnibus jobs package that combines several measures the chamber has already passed that would make permanent certain expired tax extenders provisions, repeal certain tax-related provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and permanently extend the current-law moratorium on Internet access taxes.
  • Finance Committee explores energy policy options under tax reform – A Senate Finance Committee hearing produced little agreement about what a reformed tax code should or should not do to incentivize energy production, but committee leadership did agree that a short-term renewal of energy extenders is necessary.
  • Senate taxwriters examine policy implications of retirement savings incentives – The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to discuss the most effective ways for a reformed tax code to promote retirement savings.
  • Dbriefs webcast: OECD releases guidance on intangibles, transfer pricing documentation, country-by-country reporting – Deloitte will present a 90-minute Dbriefs webcast examining the new OECD transfer pricing guidance that was recently released under its Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan.

September 12, 2014
Inversion debate resumes with no clear path forward

September 5, 2014 - Special Edition
Big plans – but little time – as Congress returns from August recess

August 1, 2014
Short-term highway funding fix heads to the White House

July 25, 2014
Senate taxwriters at odds on how to address inversions

July 18, 2014
Wyden open to near-term inversion bill as Treasury calls for immediate action

July 11, 2014
House and Senate taxwriters draw lines over highway funding fix

June 27, 2014
Wyden proposes short-term highway funding fix but delays Finance Committee mark-up

June 20, 2014
Wyden, Hatch hint at short-term highway funding fix

June 13, 2014
House approves permanent small business expensing, S corp incentives

June 6, 2014
Senate extenders stalemate continues

May 30, 2014
Ways & Means approves permanent bonus depreciation deduction, charitable giving extenders

May 23, 2014
No progress on Senate extenders bill as lawmakers adjourn for Memorial Day

May 16, 2014
Amendment dispute stalls Senate tax extenders bill

May 9, 2014
Permanent research credit clears House

May 2, 2014
Ways & Means approves first tranche of permanent extenders

April 11, 2014
House taxwriters mull future of extenders

April 4, 2014
Finance Committee breathes new life into expired tax provisions

March 28, 2014
Camp, Wyden to tackle extenders legislation in April

March 21, 2014
Finance Committee eyes early April extenders vote, reports say

March 14, 2014
Tax reform should grow the middle class, Wyden says

March 7, 2014 - Special Edition
White House budget proposal takes aim at familiar revenue targets

March 4, 2014 - Special Edition
White House releases FY 2015 budget proposal

February 27, 2014 - Special Edition
Camp tax reform draft achieves 25 percent top rate for corporations, individuals – but revenue tradeoffs abound

February 26, 2014 - Special Edition
Camp releases comprehensive tax reform discussion draft

February 21, 2014
Camp to release comprehensive tax reform proposal next week

February 14, 2014
Camp to release comprehensive tax reform proposal soon, reports say

February 7, 2014
Baucus cleared for takeoff to China; Wyden poised to take over Finance Committee

January 31, 2014
Obama revisits corporate-only tax reform in State of the Union address

January 24, 2014
Wheels set in motion for Baucus’s exit; status of Finance Committee tax reform agenda remains unclear

January 17, 2014
Ways & Means Republicans continue tax reform outreach to lawmakers, public

January 10, 2014
Baucus promises more discussion drafts; Camp aims for tax reform bill this year

December 20, 2013
Baucus’s career change could upend expectations for Finance Committee action on tax reform, extenders

December 18, 2013 - Special Edition
Baucus releases tax reform draft on energy incentives

December 13, 2013
House OKs two-year budget plan with new revenue – but no tax increases

December 6, 2013
Ways & Means tax reform mark-up, congressional action on extenders won’t happen this year, Camp confirms

November 22, 2013
More discussion drafts planned for 2013, Baucus says

November 21, 2013 - Special Edition
Baucus proposes significant changes to cost recovery, tax accounting rules

November 21, 2013 - Special Edition
Baucus releases tax reform discussion draft on cost recovery, tax accounting rules

November 20, 2013 - Special Edition
Baucus releases discussion draft on tax administration

November 19, 2013 - Special Edition
Baucus tax reform discussion draft takes on international tax rules

November 19, 2013 - Special Edition
Baucus releases ‘staff discussion draft’ of international tax reform proposal

November 15, 2013
Baucus, Camp hit potholes in tax reform rollout plans

November 8, 2013
Baucus moving ahead with tax reform discussion drafts; details remain elusive

November 1, 2013
Baucus prepares to release tax reform discussion drafts

October 25, 2013
Lawmakers stake out familiar negotiating positions ahead of House-Senate budget conference

October 18, 2013
No tax provisions in government funding, debt-limit deal

October 11, 2013
Obama, Republicans discuss shutdown, debt ceiling

October 4, 2013
Lawmakers mull options as government shutdown takes effect

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