Tax & Accounting Blog

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

States Implement New Identity Verification Requirement for E-Filed Tax Returns

States Implement New Identity Verification Requirement for E-Filed Tax Returns

In the ongoing effort to combat widespread identity theft and the fraudulent filing of tax returns, many states will now require taxpayers to provide a new piece of personal identification: their driver’s license number (DLN). Some states may also request related information, such as the issuing state, date of issue and expiration date. As a … Read More