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    IRS and Benefits Programs

    Steve Holt talked about his paper examining the IRS' administration of assistance programs for low-income tax filers. After his speech, consultants and tax policy analysts discussed ways to…

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    Newsmakers with Representative Kevin Brady

    House Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX) talked about Republican leaders' plans for tax reform. Other topics included trade, corporate inversions, and politics. He said that we…

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    House Republican Tax Reform Agenda

    In the fourth of a series of policy releases, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Ways and Means Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX), and members of the tax-writing committee unveiled their…

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    Philadelphia's Soda Tax

    Philadelphia Inquirer city hall reporter Tricia Nadolny reported by phone on Philadelphia’s new 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages and sodas.

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the topic: “Philadelphia 1st Major City to Pass Soda Tax.” The telephone lines were divided between those who…

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    Sharing Economy and the U.S. Tax Code

    The House Small Business Committee held a hearing to examine the tax challenges faced by “sharing economy” businesses such as Uber, Lyft, Etsy, and Airbnb, including whether people working…

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    IRS Data Collection Ban Bill

    Naomi Jagoda talked about the IRS data donor collection ban bill being debated on the House floor that day. The bill would prohibit the Treasury Department from requiring the identities of…

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    Corporate Tax Evasion

    Former Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) talked aboiut his efforts to eliminate corporate tax evasion, focusing on overseas tax havens, tax code loopholes, and secrecy. He also discussed his call…

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    International Tax Policy

    Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary for International Tax Affairs Robert Stack delivered remarks on the effect of changes in foreign tax laws on efforts to change the U.S. tax code and…

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    Donald Trump's Tax Policy

    Economist Stephen Moore, whom Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump asked to review his tax plan, talked about the tax proposals offered by Mr. Trump and other candidates.

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    Unpaid Taxes

    Richard Rubin talked about his Wall Street Journal story on IRS estimates that $450 billion in taxes go unpaid every year. Topics included why that money is not being collected, and how those missing funds affect the…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    House Small Business Committee Chair Steve Chabot (R-OH) delivered the weekly Republican address. He talked about relieving small businesses of excessive regulations and complicated taxes…

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    Business Tax Policy

    Business representatives and tax experts testified at a hearing on possible changes to the business tax code.

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    Taxpayer Advocate Report

    Nina Olson and James Buttonow testified at a hearing on the National Taxpayer Advocate Annual Report to Congress. National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson released the report to Congress on…

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    House Speaker Weekly Briefing

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) briefed reporters and responded to questions on his party’s legislative agenda, including tax reform proposals, the federal budget for fiscal year 2017, and…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “U.S. Tax Code: How Would You Simplify?” The telephone lines were divided by income levels. A…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question: “U.S. Tax Code: How Would You Simplify?” The telephone lines were divided by…

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    Representative Tom Rice on Budget Issues and Tax Policy

    Representative Tom Rice (R-SC) talked about the likelihood that Congress will pass the Republican budget for fiscal year 2017, tax reform proposals, cybersecurity and taxpayer information,…

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    Panama Papers and Tax Havens

    Gerard Ryle talked about the release of the Panama Papers, which reveal law firm Mossack Fonseca’s efforts to create shell companies and offshore accounts often involving world leaders. He also…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about actions his administration took that week to ensure more fairness. The Department of Labor finalized a rule to ensure…

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