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Friday, August 11, 2017
Vol. 17, No. 154
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Top News

  1. The 3-2-1 on economic growth: Hope for 3, plan for 2, pray it isn’t 1, Brookings and Urban Institute: Tax Policy Center: Research, August 11, 2017
  2. IMF Proposes Specific Tax Rules For Peer-To-Peer Economy,, August 10, 2017
  3. What Causes an IRS Tax Audit?, Tax Problem Attorney Blog: Brager Tax Law Group, August 10, 2017
  4. If It Feels Harder to Get Your Enterprise Agreement Approved by the Fair Work Commission, That's Because it is..., K & L Gates: Tax: Newsstand, August 10, 2017

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IRS Code and Regulatory Changes

  1. Back-to-School: Education Tax Benefits to Offset Education Costs, Tax Tips Blog, August 10, 2017
Internal Revenue Service: Internal News

  1. Internal Revenue Bulletin 2017-33, IRS: Bulletins, August 11, 2017
  2. IRS Reminds Truckers: For Most, Highway Use Tax Return Is Due Aug. 31; E-file Is a Convenient Filing Option, US Internal Revenue Service: Latest News, August 11, 2017
  3. IRS Reminds Truckers: For Most, Highway Use Tax Return Is Due Aug. 31; E-file Is a Convenient Filing Option, US Internal Revenue Service: Latest News, August 11, 2017

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State, Local, and Reservation Taxes

  1. New York Broker-Dealer Tax Stance Likely to Spark Pushback, Bloomberg BNA: Tax and Accounting News, August 10, 2017
  2. Michigan’s Value-Added Tax: A Cautionary Tale for Feds, States, Bloomberg BNA: Tax and Accounting News, August 10, 2017
  3. Which States Benefit Most from the Home Mortgage Interest Deduction?, Tax Foundation: Tax Policy Podcasts, August 10, 2017
  4. Connecticut Sales “Tax-Free Week” In Its 17th Year, Connecticut: Department of Taxation, August 10, 2017
  5. Chicago-area soda tax angers consumers, while Philly's similar levy may be driving those folks to drink beer, Don't Mess With Taxes, August 10, 2017
  6. Editorial: Madam President, Abolish The Soda Tax, TaxProf Blog, August 11, 2017
International Issues

  1. Australia To Alter Tobacco Duties,, August 10, 2017
  2. New Zealand To Continue DTA Talks With China,, August 10, 2017
  3. Paraguay Says Tax Compliance Drive Boosting Revenues,, August 10, 2017
  4. Canadian Medics Urged To Oppose Recent Tax Proposal,, August 10, 2017
  5. Hong Kong To Table Anti-BEPS Law This Year,, August 10, 2017
  6. NZ Looks To Reduce PAYE Compliance Burden,, August 10, 2017
  7. Luxembourg announces new IP tax regime, DLA Piper: Tax Publications, August 10, 2017
Law Firm and Lawyer News

  1. Linguanti leaves Baker McKenzie to join Morgan Lewis's Chicago tax practice - MNE Tax, (Baker & McKenzie; Morgan Lewis), August 10, 2017
Tax Preparer Issues

  1. La Vida and Green & Spiegel Announce Partnership for EB-5, Mondaq: Taxation, August 10, 2017
  2. What JMBM Does For Developers With EB-5 Financing, Mondaq: Taxation, August 10, 2017
  3. Correcting 401(k) Plan Loan Failures Voluntarily, Mondaq: Taxation, August 10, 2017
  4. EB-5 Financing Lawyer: Why You Do NOT Want To Form Your Own Regional Center, Mondaq: Taxation, August 10, 2017
Intangibles and Internet Tax

  1. No Way Out: When consumer protections have the opposite effect - A consideration of the impact of the Mortgage Credit Directive on s271 of the Insolvency Act 1986, Eversheds Sutherland (International), August 11, 2017
  2. Public, Private Must Link to Fund Project, K & L Gates, August 10, 2017
  3. Steptoe Scores Washington Supreme Court Win for Seattle’s Firearm Tax, Steptoe & Johnson, August 10, 2017
  4. DOL Issues FAQs for 401(k) Plan Advisors, Chapman and Cutler, August 10, 2017
  5. Eversheds Sutherland Bolsters Tax Controversy and Insurance Taxation Practices with Addition of US Partner Susan Seabrook, Eversheds Sutherland (US), August 10, 2017
  6. The Financial Report, Volume 6, Number 15, DLA Piper: Tax Publications, August 10, 2017



Congressional Actions

  1. SIFMA Testimony at House Subcommittee Fixed Income Market Structure Hearing, SIFMA, August 10, 2017
Regulatory Agencies

  1. Treasury: Be Alert for State Debt Payment Scam, Michigan: Department of Taxation, August 10, 2017



Off Beat

  1. NYU Tax Law Review Publishes New Issue, TaxProf Blog, August 10, 2017
  2. Job opening: Key position at Tax Justice Network – Head of Operations, Tax Justice Network, August 10, 2017

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