Taxes

Celebrity Chef Mario Batali and his ex-partner are paying $600,000 for claims of sexual harassment of employees at Batali’s restaurants. Batali and TV food show judge Joe Bastianich’s $600,000 will be divided among at least 20 workers, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced. Batali was accused of groping and forcibly kissing women, among other things. After investigating, authorities
0 Comments
Brooklyn Law School professor Steven Dean’s recent piece “A Plea to President Biden to Stop Perpetuating Racist Tax Policy” declares that failure to address racist domestic and international tax policies, like the disparities between the majority Black countries among blacklisted countries and tax havens such as Ireland and Switzerland, would prevent the fulfillment of President Biden’s promises to rid our nation of systemic
0 Comments
If you’re used to getting one refund check from the U.S. Treasury after you file your individual tax return with the Internal Revenue Service, you might be surprised this year to keep getting checks—or direct deposit payments. What’s going on? The IRS is still sending out third round stimulus payments, plus-up stimulus payments for those
0 Comments
           I’ve finally been able to travel and have had the opportunity to hear from CPA firms, small and medium business owners and tax-exempt organization managers around the country about their outlook for jobs and growth.  Most of the news has been heartening as businesses and tax-exempts look to weather the economic storm caused by the
0 Comments
It’s very common for family members to become caregivers for other family members or help them financially when medical care or long-term care is needed. It’s also common for these families to leave money on the table by not taking all the tax breaks they could. The care could take many forms. An adult child
0 Comments
Andrew Dana, a partner with Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, discusses the Supreme Court case NCAA v. Alston; name, image, and likeness rights; and how both could affect taxation of college athletes. This transcript has been edited for length and clarity.  David D. Stewart: Welcome to the podcast. I’m David Stewart, editor in chief of Tax Notes
0 Comments
As we move into the summer months, many organizations trading in goods can take a period of reflection to assess how well their post-Brexit international supply chains have been working.  Current position For many, the run-up to the end of the Brexit transitional period on 31 December 2020 involved hasty preparations for the start of
0 Comments
Senate Democrats have promised that both the $579 billion Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework and $3.5 trillion budget blueprint they are advancing this week will be “fully paid for.” While there’s a case for borrowing to finance the most pro-growth infrastructure investments when interest rates are low, lawmakers’ commitment to fiscal discipline is reassuring at a time
0 Comments
On the heels of Clear Channel — a decision from the Maryland Court of Special Appeals upholding Baltimore City’s excise tax on billboards as not contravening the free speech protections guaranteed by the First Amendment — comes Lamar, in which the taxpayer contests a similar tax imposed by Cincinnati, and on the same grounds. The case is before the Ohio Supreme Court,
0 Comments
Free tuition at public colleges and universities was a popular topic during the 2020 presidential campaign and President Biden has proposed making community college tuition free as part of his American Families Plan. But depending on how the program is designed, it could end up helping the students who need it the least. A number of states
0 Comments
The $3.5 trillion budget blueprint unveiled earlier this week by Senate Democrats would fund many policies from President Joe Biden’s American Jobs and Families Plans not covered by the $579 billion Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework. But among many worthwhile public investments is a new proposal that should give lawmakers pause: a costly expansion of Medicare paid
0 Comments
Albert Einstein once said that a workable definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Sign me up as crazy: Let’s talk about the federal gasoline tax (again). By way of reminder, the federal gas tax is imposed at a rate of 18.3 cents per gallon for
0 Comments
The Kardashians are becoming wealthier still. Sisters Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian won their suit for royalties from the makeup line Kardashian Beauty. After a five-year legal battle, a California State Appeals Court judge agreed that the Kardashians were owed $11.5 million in royalties from Haven Beauty and subsidiary Hillair Capital, who had licensed the
0 Comments
Topline The U.S. Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced Thursday morning families of nearly 60 million children have received $15 billion dollars in the first monthly payments under the recently expanded Child Tax Credit—one of the major antipoverty initiatives in President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan passed in March—and here’s what to know if
0 Comments
Have you ever considered living in a Caribbean tax haven, becoming a citizen, maybe even ditching your main passport? If you could implement such a plan without having to pay taxes and could do it quietly with appreciated crypto, wouldn’t that be alluring? Plan B Passport seems to think so. The company offers clients who
0 Comments
In this installment of Willis Weighs In, Tax Analysts’ Jasper Smith, Executive Editor for Commentary, talks with Tax Notes contributing editor Benjamin M. Willis and Jillian S. Brennan, 2021 valedictorian of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, about their article on zero-basis debt and writing about tax. Here are a few highlights from their discussion, edited for length
0 Comments
Liz Armbruester, Avalara’s senior vice president of global compliance, discusses the recent EU VAT e-commerce reforms and their impact on businesses and consumers worldwide. This transcript has been edited for length and clarity. David D. Stewart: Welcome to the podcast. I’m David Stewart, editor in chief of Tax Notes Today International. This week: VAT update. On July
0 Comments
Leaving the Golden State? California’s 13.3% rate is the same on ordinary income and capital gain, and under a pending tax bill the top 13.3% rate could climb to 16.8%. Plus, California has even proposed a wealth tax. Even without proposed hikes, paying 13.3% in non-deductible state taxes (after the IRS $10,000 cap) is painful. You can leave for
0 Comments
Taxpayers who want to opt out of the 2021 advance child tax credit payments — and later this year, those who want to update their information with the IRS so that the payments are accurate and delivered to the correct address — are directed to an identity verification process that uses facial recognition technology. Nonfilers who must
0 Comments
Americans are merely days away from the launch of the new Child Tax Credit on July 15, 2021. While the credit has been around since the Clinton Administration, the version from the Biden Administration is projected to have a significant impact on the country. From helping middle class families save for childcare and college to helping lower
0 Comments
Omeed Firouzi with Philadelphia Legal Assistance discusses the upcoming advance child tax credit payments and the related potential challenges for taxpayers and practitioners. This transcript has been edited for length and clarity. David D. Stewart: Welcome to the podcast. I’m David Stewart, editor in chief of Tax Notes Today International. This week: extra credit. In mid-July, the IRS
0 Comments