Corporate Taxes

The Three Tax Buckets for 2017 (May 18)

Mike & Co. —  Defying a tradition dating back to 1976, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Trump has continuously flipped his answer about whether will or won’t release his tax documents, saying at times absolutely yes.  Or would never dream of it.  Or really wants to but really can’t just yet.  While we wait, we have a …

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Let a Thousand Tax Plans Bloom (May 17)

Mike & Co., Word this afternoon is that Senate Banking will take another shot at a conformations votes for five regulatory nominees, including two for SEC commissioner, perhaps as soon as this week.  This follows an aborted April 7 vote, in which four Democrats (Schumer, Menendez, Warren, and Merkeley) withheld support for their own party’s …

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VAT's Under Discussion  (Mar. 23)

Mike & Co. – In a stark departure from political history since Reagan and Goldwater, the Republican Party this year has struggled to come up with a unified tax message. Perhaps more odd, still, are the abrupt change in tone surrounding the tax debate, from the traditionally robustly pronounced to a muted, tentative, and confused …

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Tax Bills on the Hill (Mar. 11)

Mike & Co. — Yesterday, House Ways and Means chair Kevin Brady released a “budget savings package designed to cut taxes.”  Brady’s gambit reflects the growing buyers remorse regarding the omnibus agreement within the Freedom Caucus.  Hard liners have objected to the spending levels set in the Obama-Boehner deal; this package is meant to buy …

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