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Rethinking Combined Reporting, the Worst Idea of the Year, and Unicorns in Kentucky

Rethinking Combined Reporting, the Worst Idea of the Year, and Unicorns in Kentucky

For many years I believed that to make the corporate income tax work, states had to adopt combined reporting. I believed that separate accounting regimes left too many planning opportunities. Yes, I also thought that the corporate tax should be repealed. But, I thought if the corporate tax were to survive combined reporting was a … Read More

State Driver’s License Requirements

State Driver’s License Requirements

On June 11, 2015, the IRS issued an announcement regarding the collaborative effort to combat identity theft and tax refund fraud. Thomson Reuters supports and is participating in this initiative. In an effort to reduce identity theft and fraudulent return filing, complete the Form of identification field on federal Screen IDAuth for state electronic filing … Read More

Fighting Income Inequality on the Wrong Battlefield

Fighting Income Inequality on the Wrong Battlefield

David Brunori is a partner at Quarles and Brady and a Professor at The George Washington University. The Portland, Oregon city council recently voted to impose a unique (and uniquely bad from a policy perspective) tax on corporations. The tax will address “income inequality” in Portland, presumably by making everyone poorer. If the law goes … Read More

Congress Passes Permanent Internet Tax Freedom

Congress Passes Permanent Internet Tax Freedom

  After extending the moratorium on internet taxation multiple times, congress has finally voted to make the ban on state and local taxation of internet access permanent. See H.R. 644 – Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. The moratorium was originally signed into law in 1998 with a grandfather clause allowing several … Read More