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    U.S. Tax Code

    Tax and economic policy experts talked about ways to improve the U.S. tax code that could appeal to both Republicans and Democrats. They discussed a report from the Center for American…

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    Secretary Jack Lew on Business Tax Reform

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew talked about federal corporate taxes, loopholes that allow some business to avoid paying the full rate, and potential reforms to the tax code. Following his…

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    Corporate Tax Laws

    Panelists talked about potential public policy responses to American companies that engage in corporate tax inversions. A corporate inversion is when a company re-incorporates abroad…

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    Companies Relocating Abroad for Tax Savings

    Martin Sullivan talked about companies merging with foreign-based companies for tax savings. He explained how corporate tax “inversions” work, how a company benefits, and…

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    Senator Mike Lee on Reagan Tax Cut Anniversary

    Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke on the 33rd anniversary of President Reagan’s signing of the 1981 Economic Recovery Tax Act. Senator Lee talked about the legacy of the bill and the…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about the need to close tax loopholes that allows companies to avoid paying taxes in the U.S. by shifting their residence for…

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    Richard Rubin on Child and Tuition Tax Credits

    Richard Rubin talked by video link from Capitol Hill about the details of two tax credit bills being debated on the House floor that week aimed at boosting the child tax credit and…

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    Tax Code and International Taxation

    Finance and tax policy experts testified on the U.S. system of international taxation and ways to reverse the growing trend of American companies reincorporating overseas to avoid paying…

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    Highway Trust Fund Legislation

    Andrew Roth discussed the Club for Growth’s opposition to the Highway Trust Fund extension that passed in the House during the week. The group would prefer the states to manage…

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    U.S. Companies Reincorporating Overseas

    Allan Sloan talked about his Fortune Magazine cover story, “Positively Un-American,” on U.S. companies reincorporating overseas to avoid paying U.S. corporate taxes. Companies…

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    Highway and Transportation Funding Legislation

    Richard Rubin talked by video from Capitol Hill about the details of a highway and transportation funding bill being debated on the House floor that same day. Topics included lobbying…

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    Highway Trust Fund

    Aubrey Layne talked about efforts to reauthorize the Highway Trust Fund, which without action from Congress would run out of money as soon as August 2014. He also discussed the potential…

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    Book Discussion on Boosting Paychecks

    Daniel Gitterman talked about his book, Boosting Paychecks: The Politics of Supporting America’s Working Poor, in which he discusses the value of federal tax and minimum wage policies…

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    House Debate on Business Depreciation Bill

    House members debated a Business Depreciation Bill, which would allow businesses to write off 50 percent of their capital investments in the first year instead of depreciating the costs…

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    Peter Schroeder on Bonus Depreciation and Tax Extenders

    Peter Schroeder talked by video link from Capitol Hill about a bonus depreciation bill that was scheduled for House floor debate and the status of tax code reform legislation in Congress.

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    Immigration and Federal Gas Taxes

    Grover Norquist talked about immigration reform efforts in Congress, a bipartisan proposal to raise federal gasoline taxes, and prospects for overall tax reform. br/ C-SPAN Radio’s…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Would you Support an Increase in Federal Gas Tax?” Associated Press transportation reporter Joan Lowy spoke by…

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    Tax Provisions Extension Markup

    The House Ways and Means Committee marked up several bills intended to make permanent several tax credits. They included five bills that would make charitable giving policies permanent…

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    Senator Wyden on Extending Tax Breaks

    Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) spoke on the Senate floor about a bill to extend certain tax breaks that expired at the end of 2013.

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    Business Tax Break Extensions Legislation

    Alan Ota spoke by phone about the tax extenders bill in the Senate.

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