White House Proposes Massive Tax Cut Package

White House officials outlined President Donald Trump’s tax plan Wednesday, a proposal Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is calling “the biggest tax cut and the largest tax reform in the history of this country.”  Mnuchin stated the goal of the plan is to create jobs and economic growth.  The dramatic overhaul of the tax code calls…

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Farm Income Taxation: Reaping What Good Lobbying Has Sown

Farms are as American as apple pie. Thus, they have become one of American politicians’ favorite businesses. Unsurprisingly, they get tax advantages unavailable to most other businesses. A well-advised farmer should be aware of these advantages, on top of their other governmental subsidies (which have some interplay with farmers’ tax rules). This article gives a…

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New IRS Guidance for Foreign Banks and Withholding Agents

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) was enacted in 2010 to combat tax evasion by Americans using Swiss bank accounts and hiding other financial assets overseas. FATCA requires Foreign Financial Institutions (FFIs), including banks, mutual funds, and hedge funds, to report information about American accounts to the Internal Revenue Service. FFIs that do not…

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