Taxes

The economics profession continues to struggle with gender inequality, with data showing “the gender gap in economics is the largest of any academic discipline.” So what can we learn from a new biography of a remarkable pioneering woman economist—Janet Yellen? In Empathy Economics, Owen Ullmann shows us a highly competent economist, but also someone with
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The National Republican Senatorial Committee blasts on its website ICYMI, “How Raphael Warnock Dodges Income Taxes”. It’s strong criticism of a practice Republican lawmakers defended as recently as 2018. When the 7th Circuit was considering the constitutionality of the income tax exclusion for cash housing allowances for clergy, 17 members of Congress — all Republicans
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New York Attorney General Letitia James’ complaint against former President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, Allen Wesselberg, Jeffrey McConney and ten entities including the Trump Organization is not mainly focused on taxes. It is mostly about Trump gaining advantages such as favorable loan terms and insurance provisions by purportedly misrepresenting his
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Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The dollar is rising against other currencies to levels not seen in decades, hurting other countries and the U.S. This episode of What’s Ahead lays out why the greenback is rocketing and why that’s a symptom of bad economic and monetary policies. The Federal Reserve, for
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Tax Notes contributing editor Robert Goulder breaks down the new excise tax on corporate stock buybacks in the Inflation Reduction Act, all in five minutes. This transcript has been edited for length and clarity. President Joe Biden recently signed the Inflation Reduction Act (P.L. 117-169). It contains various healthcare and clean energy provisions, but this
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Are downtown central business districts (CBDs) finally coming back after COVID? Although there are some signs of recovery, many cities are still struggling. The long-term future of CBDs is tied to how much working from home becomes permanent, and that’s still in flux. But a full return to pre-pandemic occupancy levels is very doubtful. The
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Today’s Social Security column addresses questions about how early retirement benefits can affect later spousal benefits, collecting while earning income and taking survivor’s benefits after spousal benefits. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of Economic Security Planning, Inc. See more Ask Larry answers here. Have Social
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No one wants trouble from the IRS of any sort, and especially not trouble that ends up becoming a criminal tax case. Sometimes IRS criminal tax cases start off that way, with an investigation. But sometimes, criminal tax cases come out of regular old civil IRS audits. If that sounds frightening, it is. Sometimes even
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This month, The New York Times reported that California businessman Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, contributed 98 percent of his $3 billion business, tax free, to the Holdfast Collective, a tax-exempt organization formed to combat climate change. Mr. Chouinard gave the remaining interest to a family trust, which will manage the business in perpetuity.
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Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin This year five states have enacted a single-rate personal income tax combined with tax cuts. Several other states are considering doing the same thing. They’re setting the stage for making a national flat tax a big issue in the 2024 presidential election. This segment of What’s
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Forbes screened more than 500 locations in the U.S. for everything from climate change risk to availability of doctors to crime. We then compared those that made the cut for what they offered in the way of leisure pursuits—from the arts, learning and fine dining to hiking, skiing, sailing and golf. When they were ready
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There’s a common saying that every tax has the effect of discouraging some kind of private behavior – be it good, bad, or indifferent. This acknowledges that taxes have behavioral responses. Increase sales taxes, for example, and you’ll see marginally less retail spending. In the case of the corporate income tax, the conventional wisdom is
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