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January 6, 2014

Other Comments: The Empire Strikes Back


IPI expert referenced: Bartlett D. Cleland

After years of watching companies flee the country, the UK has begun aggressively reforming its corporate tax code. Meanwhile, the 40% U.S. corporate tax rate remains the highest in the world.

November 21, 2013

Taxpayers Foot The Bill For Study Supporting New Internet Sales Taxes

In addition to the new paper, the SBA Office of Advocacy has begun a social media campaign to promote both the paper and Internet sales taxes. IPI even found a list of suggested Twitter tweets that the Office of Advocacy wrote for supporters to use to promote the flawed report.

July 1, 2013

Tradeoffs and Tax Reform


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

With the number of congressional hearings on tax reform taking place this year, it seems possible that some part of the reform proposals being aired may eventually become law.

April 15, 2013

Internet sales tax again on agenda


IPI expert referenced: Bartlett Cleland

While Rep. Steve Womack takes another crack at legislation that would help states collect taxes on Internet sales, IPI's Bartlett Cleland warns the measure would hurt businesses. Cleland says businesses will shoulder the burden of increased audits and additional tax payments that should be collected by states "who can't figure out how to clean up their own messes internally" and collect the tax from customers.

April 10, 2013

Enzi's 'Marketplace Fairness Act' a Trojan horse


IPI expert referenced: Bartlett Cleland

If passed, the MFA will increase taxes as “multiple jurisdictions lay claim to the same transaction and demand payment,” said IPI's Bartlett Cleland. The proposal “does away with any requirement that a business have a physical connection in a jurisdiction before it can be required to levy taxes on its sales.”

April 8, 2013

Wyoming U.S. Sen. Enzi: Online sales tax isn't new tax


IPI expert referenced: Bartlett D. Cleland

IPI's Bartlett Cleland says the Marketplace Fairness Act would compel businesses to comply with every single tax code in the nation if they want to sell their goods everywhere. And noncompliance could mean a costly audit from the states where sellers are sending their products.

April 1, 2013

Taxman Eyeing Cable Services

Nearly a half-dozen tax proposals affecting Internet operations are expected to appear on the congressional agenda, with many of them affecting broadband and cable services.

April 1, 2013

Cable and Satellite Providers Square Off Over Tax Break


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

Tom Giovanetti testified before state legislators in favor of the tax break for cable customers, saying there was a “gross disparity” in the taxing of satellite and cable. “We want the winners to be determined by who has the best product offerings, not by some historical quirk or glitch in the tax code that no one got around to fixing because it was hard.”

February 16, 2013

George P. isn't sounding like a land commissioner candidate

America needs a new energy policy, tax structure and education system, George P. Bush of Fort Worth told a luncheon audience Friday. But does that really sound like somebody running for Texas land commissioner?

January 3, 2013

Fiscal deal makes social programs more vulnerable


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

The lack of spending cuts in legislation that averted the fiscal cliff will place enormous pressure on entitlement programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and even the president’s new heath insurance plan when negotiations begin in coming weeks to reduce the deficit, analysts said Wednesday.

 

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