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  • David Kautter is interviewed by Politifact's "Truth-O-Meter" column about an assertion made by a guest on a television program that the U.S. has "the most number of [tax] deductions available to corporations" for computing tax liability. David explains the complexity of quantifying the number of federal tax deductions. View Full Article (9/9/14)
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  • The Wall Street Journal interviews Donald Williamson about the tax implications of disposing of interests in master limited partnerships. View Full Article (8/29/14)
  • Bloomberg BNA's Daily Tax Report interviews David Kautter about the House and Senate research and development tax credit extension bills. (8/19/14)
  • Accounting Today summarizes the testimony and statements submitted to the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access and cites Donald Williamson's comments describing the burden placed upon small businesses when they are required to be on the accrual method of accounting. (8/18/14)
  • The Washington Post interviews David Kautter about corporate tax inversions by U.S. companies seeking to lower their tax costs. View Full Article (7/25/14)
  • Donald Williamson was interviewed by The Wall Street Journal about appropriate ways to reap modest tax benefits from employing a child in a small businesses, saying it is a great way to provide a child with money and valuable experience. View Full Article (7/22/14)
  • The Fiscal Times interviewed David Kautter about corporate tax inversions, saying if the movement to invert becomes dire for government fiscs, governments will take quick action. View Full Article (7/17/14)
  • Bloomberg BNA's Daily Tax Report covered Donald Williamson's July 10 testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee about the benefits of allowing small businesses to use the cash method of accounting for tax purposes, saying it would significantly advance the cause of tax simplification. (7/11/14)
  • Accounting Today covered Donald Williamson's July 10 testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee about the benefits of allowing small businesses to use the cash method of accounting for tax purposes, saying many small businesses simply do not understand the accrual method of accounting. (7/10/14)
  • Investor's Business Daily interviewed David Kautter about the European Union's investigation of corporate tax planning used by companies such as Apple and Starbucks and possible government responses. View Full Article (6/11/14)
  • The Wall Street Journal interviewed David Kautter about the complexity and importance of properly structuring divorce payments into those components that are tax deductible and those that are not. View Full Article (5/23/14)
  • Donald Williamson appears on WYPR, Maryland's Public Radio NPR affiliate, to discuss issues surrounding elimination of the Maryland income tax. (5/8/14)
  • David Kautter appeared on C-SPAN's "Tax Issues Call-in Program" to take listeners' questions about taxes. (5/5/14)
  • The Wall Street Journal interviewed Donald Williamson about the complexity and expense of tax compliance for businesses organized as large partnerships and the difficulty the IRS has in auditing these entities, resulting in an overall low audit rate for master limited partnerships and hedge funds (often organized as partnerships). View Full Article (4/25/14)
  • The Wall Street Journal interviewed David Kautter about tax-effective ways self-employed individuals can save for retirement, specifically mentioning the advantages of using a Self-Employed IRA, or SEP. View Full Article (4/18/14)
  • Politico interviewed David Kautter about IRS's sophisticated technology for catching taxpayers who fail to report income on their returns, based on comparing income reported on W-2s and 1099s with what is on their returns (known as "matching"). View Full Article (4/15/14)
  • David Kautter's April 9 testimony at the House Small Business Committee hearing on the most pressing tax problems for small business was covered in Bloomberg BNA's Daily Tax Report. (4/10/14)
  • Donald Williamson authored a special report in Tax Notes magazine about the impact on small businesses of the recently issued final regulations on repair costs. (3/24/14)
  • WalletHub.com interviews David Kautter in a feature about taxes, investing and mistakes and oversights taxpayers make that can increase their taxes. View Full Article (3/24/14)
  • David Kautter appeared on Public Radio International's (PRI) feature, "America Abroad," commenting during a segment entitled, "How Government Helps and Harms Entrepreneurs." Listen to the interview (3/17/14)
  • David Kautter is quoted in Tax Notes magazine about a proposal in the tax reform plan of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), that would place new limitations on the ability of some accountants and lawyers to use the cash method of accounting. (3/13/14)
  • David Kautter is quoted extensively in The Wall Street Journal in an article in the Weekend Edition ("Beware the Stealth Tax") about how taxpayers can unwarily fall into the trap of owing alternative minimum tax (AMT). View Full Article (3/1/14)
  • Donald Williamson is quoted in Accounting Today about why tax reform is important, noting that "the details [of Chairman Camp's proposal] are likely to serve as a template for future proposals." (2/27/14)
  • Donald Williamson is quoted in Accounting Today about the release of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp's tax reform proposal, noting that it could help the economy through lower tax rates, but that a lot still needs to be done to advance the cause of simplification. (2/26/14)
  • Tax Notes magazine reported on a tax luncheon program sponsored by Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC where Donald Williamson addressed implementation issues of the IRS's final repair regulations. (2/24/14)
  • In The Wall Street Journal's "Wealth Adviser" section, David Kautter comments on the benefits of making charitable gifts from individual retirement accounts as part of an overall tax strategy. View Full Article (2/19/14)
  • David Kautter is quoted in The Wall Street Journal about the Tax Court's agreeing to hear taxpayers' appeal of IRS's denial of their use of a tax deferral technique involving the use of an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). View Full Article (1/18/14)
  • ProfessorDonald Williamson, Executive Director of Kogod Tax Center, is named 2013 Tax Person of the Year by Tax Analysts. View Full Article (1/8/14)
  • Politico published an article quoting David Kautter that reviews new tax hikes that will be felt primarily by high-income and wealthy taxpayers for tax year 2013 (for tax returns filed in 2014). View Full Article (1/10/14)
  • Accounting Today published an article by Kogod Tax Center on best tax practices for setting reasonable compensation for small business owners. View Full Article (1/9/14)
  • LifeHealth Pro, a publication aimed at life insurance and health insurance agents, published an article on David Kautter's 2013 testimony before the US House Committee on Ways and Means. (12/13)
  • Econ Focus, the quarterly economics publication of the Richmond Federal Reserve, interviewed David Kautter about the challenges large international businesses face because of the US tax code. View Full Article (12/13)
  • Donald Williamson is interviewed on Fox Business News about a lawsuit brought by The Institute for Justice, challenging the IRS's legal authority to require tax return preparers to pass a competency test, and to pay for continuing education classes. Watch the Interview (9/24/13)
  • Reuters interviewed Donald Williamson about IRS's efforts to regulate tax preparers, resulting in a lawsuit to overturn recent IRS regulations addressing this matter. View Full Article (9/23/13)
  • David Kautter was interviewed by radio station AKTINA FM-WNYE 91.5 FM (New York City) about the economy and congressional matters affecting the economy, including efforts to raise the Federal debt limit and the Affordable Care Act. (9/22/13)
  • Bloomberg News interviewed David Kautter about congressional action on tax simplification and prospects for eventual passage of legislation. View Full Article (9/20/13)
  • David Kautter is featured in an interview on Fox Business's website, where he discusses how small business owners might react to IRS letters sent during the summer warning them that their income could have been under reported. View Full Article (9/9/13)
  • Three local (D.C. metropolitan) media outlets picked up coverage of a survey of tax practitioners (MST alumni) conducted by Kogod Tax Center about the performance and responsiveness of the tax agencies for the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. The survey was the focus of media stories in Washington Business Journal and news radio stations WTOP and WNEW. Articles also were published on all three outlets' websites. (9/5/13)
  • The Tax Adviser features an extensive article by Donald Williamson about planning and avoiding pitfalls arising from the new and highly complex "net investment income tax," the 3.8% surtax on net investment income added by the Affordable Care Act. This new tax applies to individuals, trusts, and estates, and it creates an alternative tax regime, similar to the alternative minimum tax (AMT). View Full Article (8/28/13)
  • Accounting Today reprinted the article (discussed immediately below) that appeared in Bloomberg BNA's Daily Tax Report featuring David Kautter's perspectives on the 1986 tax overhaul and prospects for tax reform now. View Full Article (8/26/13)
  • Bloomberg BNA's Daily Tax Report interviewed David Kautter about the Tax Reform Act of 1986, and the numerous declarations of its premature death in the media. David also compares the different approaches to tax reform by Presidents Reagan and Obama. (8/26/13)
  • David Kautter is interviewed in Reserve Focus, the newsletter of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank, about repercussions of lowering the federal corporate income tax rate to below the federal individual income tax rate (and vice versa). (Fourth Quarter 2012 issue)
  • Accounting Today published a list of 20 best tax practices for small businesses prepared by Donald Williamson and David Kautter, following media coverage of letters recently sent to thousands of small business owners, questioning whether they underpaid their taxes last year. View Full Article (8/22/13) Note: Accounting Today reprinted this article on 10/5/13
  • Reuters interviewed Donald Williamson about the IRS's proposal to extend the amount of time taxpayers can apply for its innocent spouse relief program, which stops collection of taxes in certain situations, from two years to 10 years. Don explains that many of the people who apply for innocent spouse relief are mothers "with kids after the husband runs out on them." View Full Article (8/12/13)
  • Bloomberg BNA's Daily Tax Report interviewed David Kautter about options listed in a discussion draft distributed by the House Ways and Means Committee for changing the tax treatment of Subchapter S (S corporations) and Subchapter K (partnerships) entities, calling one of the options "revolutionary" and a potential solution to one of the most complicated and misused areas of the tax law. (8/8/13)
  • In a Reuters article syndicated to 30+ other news outlets, including The Baltimore Sun, David Kautter discussed how Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos might not be able to be a passive owner of The Washington Post under current tax rules intended to prevent tax losses in so-called tax shelters. View Full Article (8/6/13)
  • The Detroit News interviewed David Kautter about efforts being made by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman David Camp (R-MI) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) to reform and "simplify" the Internal Revenue Code. View Full Article (8/1/13)
  • Politico Pro interviewed David Kautter about the impact of interim leadership for large organizations such as the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department. (7/23/13)
  • Bloomberg Business Week quoted David Kautter about the pervasiveness of campaign contributions made to Members of Congress who oversee tax legislation. View Full Article (7/18/13)
  • Bloomberg BNA's Daily Tax Report interviewed David Kautter about how some governments use public pressure and media coverage to "persuade" global companies to pay additional taxes even if they do not legally owe them. (7/12/13)
  • Fox Business interviewed David Kautter about the business impact of the White House's decision to delay the employer health-care mandate for one year. View Full Article (7/12/13)
  • Donald Williamson is interviewed by Reuters about the importance of effective communication to avoid potential tax inheritance traps, and provides an interesting example. View Full Article (7/11/13)
  • Bloomberg BNA's Daily Tax Report quoted David Kautter about the mixed impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for small businesses. (7/10/13)
  • The Washington Post interviewed David Kautter about tax complexity, forcing most Americans and small businesses to rely on tax preparers and tax software. View the Article (7/2/13)
  • David Kautter was quoted in Bloomberg BNA's Daily Tax Report about the tax impact of the Supreme Court's overturning the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). (6/27/13)
  • In an interview with The Wall Street Journal about the "marriage penalty," David Kautter notes that the real benefit of filing "married, filing separately" is for liability purposes and not necessarily tax savings. View the Article (6/7/13)
  • Politico interviewed David Kautter about the IRS controversy on selective review of certain applications for tax-exempt status, noting that "political deafness" may have been a contributing factor. View the Article (5/31/13)
  • David Kautter appeared on CNBC's "Top States for Business," discussing how states are engaged in an incentives "arms race" that includes tax reductions to attract businesses and jobs. Watch the Broadcast (5/29/13)
  • CNN interviewed David Kautter about IRS audit procedures. Watch the Broadcast (5/19/13)
  • The Washington Times interviewed David Kautter about allegations that the IRS improperly scrutinized the applications of Tea Party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. View Full Article (5/15/13)
  • Bloomberg BNA's Daily Tax Report cites the work that Kogod Tax Center has done assisting the lead witness at a May 15th US House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the benefits of the cash method of tax accounting for small businesses. (5/15/13)
  • Reuters interviewed Donald Williamson about steps to take if you have unpaid taxes or have not filed a tax return, pointing out that, sometimes, unpaid taxes are a result of a taxpayer's mental health issues, substance abuse, and marital problems. View Full Article (5/14/13)
  • The Wall Street Journal interviewed David Kautter about the 3.8% "net investment tax" in the health care law, explaining that taxpayers with certain types of investment income above the thresholds may owe more taxes than they anticipated. View Full Article (4/27/13)
  • David Kautter and other tax policy experts are quoted in Politico about President Obama's FY14 budget proposal, including provisions that would have a high impact on middle-income taxpayers. View Full Article (4/23/13)
  • Bloomberg News interviews David Kautter and other government policy experts about President Obama's 2014 Federal budget proposal. The San Francisco Chronicle also carried this article. View Full Article (4/11/13)
  • Accounting Today publishes focus piece on "Simplified Cash Method of Accounting" for small businesses, referring to research done by Kogod Tax Center's David Kautter. (4/11/13)
  • The New York Times interviews David Kautter about the disproportionate share of Federal taxes paid by taxpayers over the age of 45 ("baby boomers"). View Full Article (4/11/13)
  • A Reuters column includes guidance from David Kautter about steps a taxpayer can take if he or she does not have the resources to pay taxes when they are due. MSN Money also carried this column. View Full Article (4/11/13)
  • Bloomberg BNA's Daily Tax Report quoted David Kautter about release of a US Senate Finance Committee report on ways in which paying taxes can be made less burdensome. (3/22/13)
  • Men's Health interviewed David Kautter about some straight-forward deductions that taxpayers sometimes overlook to lower their tax liability. View Full Article (3/11/13)
  • Managing Director of the Kogod Tax Center, David Kautter, testified before Congress regarding new tax provisions in the Affordable Care Act. Learn More (3/7/13)
  • LifeHealthPro.com reported on David Kautter's recent testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means that addressed the tax provisions in the new health care reform law. View Full Article (3/5/13)
  • David Kautter testified before the Subcommittee on Oversight of the House Committee on Ways and Means about the tax provisions in the new health care law. Read David's testimony and those of other witnesses posted on the Committee's calendar. (3/5/13)
  • David Kautter appeared on the WNYE radio show "On the Air," answering listeners' questions about taxes. (3/3/13)
  • Parenting interviewed David Kautter about the impact of federal budget cuts ("sequestration") for middle-income families. View Full Article (2/21/13)
  • In an interview with Politico about comprehensive tax reform, David Kautter provided observations about proposals to be offered by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI). View Full Article (2/1/13)
  • The Wall Street Journal interviewed David Kautter about tax-planning that some corporate CEOs used in 2012, ostensibly to avoid paying higher capital gains taxes in 2013 on sales of stock in their companies. View Full Article (1/10/13)
  • David Kautter is interviewed by Philadelphia Inquirer about tax increases that wage earners will notice in their first paycheck of 2013. View Full Article (1/8/13)
  • Donald Williamson is the featured guest on C-SPAN's Washington Journal, during which he answered callers' questions about tax and personal financial implications of the "fiscal cliff" legislation. Watch the Broadcast (1/7/13)
  • David Kautter is quoted in The Wall Street Journal piece "How Much Will Your Taxes Jump?" about the implications of the "fiscal cliff" legislation for high-earners. View Full Article (1/4/13)
  • National Journal interviewed David Kautter about the process of the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation's tax revenue estimates for the "fiscal cliff" and other legislation. View Full Article (1/4/13)
  • Reuters interviewed David Kautter about a strategy that some law firms are using whereby they defer associates' 2012 bonuses to 2013 in order to reduce potential tax hikes on law firm partners in anticipation of higher tax rates in 2013. View Full Article (12/13/12)
  • David Kautter provided an example of how the new payroll and income taxes that are effective 1/1/13 to fund the cost of health care reform will affect wages and investments, in this interview with The New York Times. View the Full Article (12/8/12)

American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

  • The Dallas Morning News interviewed David Kautter about implications for taxpayers if Congress and the President fail to agree on a "patch" that would exempt over 30 million taxpayers from the alternative minimum tax for 2012. (12/10/12)

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