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November 10, 2015

If Donald Trump Becomes President, 6 Stocks to Buy


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

If Donald Trump were successful, multinationals like Apple, Google, they wouldn't have to try to use the tax system to hide their profits in other countries, IPI's Merrill Matthews tells The Street's Emily Stewart.

July 16, 2015

Why No One Will Reform Washington

The R&D tax credit has been a “temporary” provision in the tax code since 1981. Each time the credit is about to expire, Congress rallies support to renew the tax break from those who benefit from it. As the libertarian IPI puts it, “this cycle has repeated itself for years ... Congress essentially uses this cycle to raise money for re-election, promising the industry more predictability the next time around.”

June 18, 2015

New Push For Internet Sales Tax


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

Critics say the provision would allow states to harass businesses. "It opens the door to a grotesque expansion of state tax collection authority that is almost certainly unconstitutional, and places mandates upon the states that are probably unconstitutional as well," said IPI's Tom Giovanetti.

June 10, 2015

Veteran Dallas Reporter Makes Rookie Mistake on Taxation of U.S. Firms' Overseas Profits


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Will Deener, Dallas Morning News columnist, recently moaned about how big U.S. companies engaged in real businesses are avoiding paying billions in taxes because "the nation’s largest companies stockpile billions of dollars in profits overseas." In the process, he assumed that companies would pay the highest federal income tax rate of 35 percent on all overseas profits repatratriated. That's simply wrong, and it's astonishing that someone with his experience doesn't know any better.

March 30, 2015

Extended Yet Again: The Debate Over State Taxation of Internet Access Will Be One for the 114th Congress

At the end of the 113th Congress, lawmakers kicked the proverbial can down the road when they left the issue of taxing internet access to the 114th Congress.  Will 2015 be the year something changes?

March 27, 2015

Section 179 Reinstatement Good, But Clarity Is Better


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

A federal policy think-tank this week released a new document detailing the impacts of tax uncertainty on the ag sector, including the "will they or won't they" nature of Section 179 reinstatement. In commentary on Section 179 and ag tax issues, IPI President Tom Giovanetti says Congress' latest move on the 2014 expensing provision was essentially too little too late.

November 17, 2014

Cruz Warns Again of Marketplace Fairness Act's Lame Duck Passage


IPI expert referenced: Bartlett Cleland

Congress shouldn't try to combine the MFA with the Internet Tax Fairness Act, which would ban Internet access taxes, said IPI's Bartlett Cleland. If that happens, the "recent protests in Hungary opposing similar attempts will look mild compared to the anger of an electorate full of online consumers that deserves much better," he said.

September 4, 2014

Sales Tax Plan the Death of Many Online Shops?


IPI expert referenced: Bartlett Cleland

Bartlett Cleland calls it "The horribly Ill-Named Marketplace Fairness Act."

June 19, 2014

PITFA Moves to House Floor After Judiciary Markup Some Committee Members Seek MFA Review


IPI expert referenced: Bartlett Cleland

If the moratorium were "allowed to expire, states would begin to collect taxes on Internet access, or apply other discriminatory taxes that may already be in place but which have been held at bay during the moratorium," said IPI's Bartlett Cleland.

June 10, 2014

State Telecom Activities

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed HB-2453 into law Friday, letting Chicago increase its monthly 911 charges on wireline, wireless and prepaid cellphones.  The measure, which took effect immediately, has come under attack from free-market groups like the Institute for Policy Innovation, which said the increase could produce more than 911 needs and be used for other purposes like bolstering the city's pension fund.

 

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