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2012 Headlines

  • Thomas Ochsenschlager was interviewed by The Wall Street Journal's "Market Watch" column about the impact of recent IRS regulatory guidance that interprets a 2010 change to the estate tax law affecting owners of small businesses and farms. View Full Article (11/13/12)
  • Donald Williamson was featured in The Wall Street Journal's "Weekend Investor" column focusing on mortgage strategies, commenting on deductible mortgage interest for a 15-year mortgage vs. a 30-year mortgage. View Full Article (11/9/12)
  • David Kautter was among the tax policy experts interviewed by The Center for Public Integrity's on-line Consider the Source, which examined the role of super PAC donors in the Presidential campaign. View Full Article (11/5/12)
  • Politico interviewed David Kautter about the likely direction of federal tax policy after the Presidential election. (11/5/12)
  • In its Weekend Edition column, "Taxes," The Wall Street Journal interviewed David Kautter and others about the possible fate of tax code provisions affecting individuals and businesses after the Presidential election. View Full Article (11/2/12)
  • Market Watch (a Wall Street Journal online site), interviewed tax policy experts, including David Kautter, about how the tax agendas of President Obama and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney might affect investments. View Full Article (11/1/12)
  • David Kautter talks to Politico about the White House's views on changing how the U.S. taxes international income, from the current "worldwide" system to a "territorial" system. View Full Article (10/25/12)
  • David Kautter addresses in this National Journal interview how the "fiscal cliff" and the transition to a new IRS Commissioner may affect the IRS's operations and ability to effectively respond to taxpayer needs. View Full Article (10/24/12)
  • David Kautter was among the government policy experts live-blogging for U.S. News & World Report during the second debate between President Obama and Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney. View Full Article (10/16/12)
  • McClatchy Newspapers' Washington, DC, bureau interviewed David Kautter about the impact of proposals offered by President Obama and Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney to reform the Federal tax code, and the impact on individuals and corporations. David's comments were picked up by The News Tribune (Tacoma WA) and other McClatchy news outlets. View Full Article (10/15/12)
  • David Kautter participated as a blogger for U.S. News & World Report during the debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan, offering comments on tax policy issues. View Full Article (10/11/12)
  • Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch interviewed Kogod Tax Center Managing Director David Kautter about Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney's proposal to cap itemized deductions. View Full Article (10/11/12)
  • In follow-up to his testimony at an Internal Revenue Service hearing on the temporary tax regulations governing repair costs, Kogod Tax Center Executive Director Donald Williamson published an article in Tax Notes, where he advocates for a "safe harbor" in the regulations to ease compliance for small businesses. View Full Article (10/8/12)
  • Reuters interviewed David Kautter about the highly debated issue of whether Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney would cut taxes by $5 trillion, as claimed by President Obama, who cites a study by the Tax Policy Center, a Washington think tank. View Full Article (10/5/12)
  • In an interview with Politico, David Kautter analyzes the impact of Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney's proposal to impose a cap of $17,000 on itemized deductions. View Full Article (10/3/12)
  • Donald Williamson is quoted in the Tax Report column of The Wall Street Journal in a special edition dealing with situations when political contributions may be deductible. View Full Article (9/28/12)
  • Reuters interviewed David Kautter in an article that discusses Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney's foreign income. View Full Article (9/25/12)
  • David Kautter provided technical assistance for an article in the online edition of The Atlantic about Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney's 2011 taxes. View Full Article (9/25/12)
  • Donald Williamson is interviewed by Washington, DC, CBS affiliate WUSA 9 about the details of Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney's 2011 federal tax return. Watch the Interview (9/25/12)
  • The Wall Street Journal interviews David Kautter about Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney's 2011 tax return. View Full Article (9/21/12)
  • On Washington's CBS Radio affiliate WNEW, David Kautter addresses comments made by Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney that less than 50% of U.S. citizens pay federal income taxes. Listen to David's comments (9/18/12)
  • In an interview with National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate WAMU (Washington, DC), Donald Williamson comments on a proposal to raise tolls on the Dulles Toll Road in order to fund extending Washington's subway system (Metro) to Dulles airport, observing that "it becomes merely a technicality whether [such a] collection" is called "a tax or a user fee." View Full Article (9/12/12)
  • On the day that Mitt Romney was scheduled to give his nomination acceptance speech to be the Republican nominee for President, Politico polled a number of well-known tax policy experts about questions they would ask Romney about his plans to overhaul the federal income tax code. Kogod Tax Center Managing Director Dave Kautter is among those interviewed. View Full Article (8/30/12)
  • David Kautter is interviewed by Talking Points Memo (also known as TPM) about the U.S.Treasury Department regulations dealing with the tax treatment of passive losses in connection with an analysis of Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney's tax returns. View Full Article (8/28/12)
  • David Kautter explains in this interview with Huffington Post that the concept of "active income" has a very precise and technical meaning for federal tax purposes that is different from its common usage, thereby contributing to some confusion. View Full Article (8/26/12)
  • In this interview with CBS News, David Kautter provides insights about some of the tax strategies (including the "fee waiver strategy") that may have been used by Bain Capital to help reduce or defer the tax liabilities of Bain Capital's partners, including Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney. View Full Article (8/25/12)
  • In this interview with China Central Television (CCTV), David Kautter explains some principles of investment portfolio allocation. Note: David's segment begins at 22 min/15 secs. into the broadcast. It is in English with Chinese subtitles. View Full Article (8/24/12)
  • In this interview with The Wall Street Journal, Kogod Tax Center Fellow Tom Ochsenschlager offers insights about how small business owners can avoid estate tax traps. View Full Article (8/4/12)
  • In this special report in Tax Notes, Donald Williamson provides suggestions for revising the IRS proposed regulations to allow for utilization of passive activity losses by small businesses operating as partnerships or limited liability companies. View Full Article (7/30/12)
  • David Kautter provides insight into the U.S. Tax Court's landmark decision in Wandry v. Commissioner, explaining in Bloomberg BNA Daily Tax Report that excess amounts resulting from a change in value of a gift will not result in gift tax even if the excess amount is returned to the donor and does not go to a charity. View Full Article (7/27/12)
  • Following the Supreme Court's validating President Obama's health care legislation, Dave Kautter explains in this Wall Street Journal interview the impact of two new taxes contained in the law that will become effective on January 1, 2013, affecting the incomes and investments of higher-earning taxpayers. View Full Article (6/30/12)
  • In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, David Kautter describes the Tax Court decision Wandry v. Commissioner as "landmark" because it "allows tax-free ownership transfers from one generation to another with certainty and in an orderly manner." He advises taxpayers who want to rely on Wandry to act soon in the event it is foreclosed by legislation. View Full Article (4/29/12)
  • Donald Williamson observes in this USA Today article that the IRS's budget and staffing problems will only worsen in 2014 when the agency becomes the official collector of penalties related to the new health care reform law. View Full Article (4/17/12)
  • David Kautter advises readers of Men's Health to adjust their income tax withholding so they are paying neither too much (a tax-free loan to Uncle Sam) nor too little (a scenario that could result in civil and criminal penalties). View Full Article (4/17/12)
  • In an interview with National Journal, David Kautter observes that ever-increasing tax code complexity can mean big headaches for self-employed individuals and sole proprietors, who often are "forced to decipher [the tax code] at their peril." View Full Article (4/17/12)
  • Donald Williamson comments on two significant changes for "taxpayers who report business or partnership income on their individual tax returns." View Full Article (3/16/12)
  • In this Bloomberg News interview David Kautter comments on a proposal to provide small businesses with an extra 20% tax deduction. View Full Article (2/28/12)
  • David Kautter explains in this Wall Street Journal article how effective use of certain types of trusts can shelter an inheritance from estate taxes. View Full Article (2/25/12)
  • David Kautter was quoted in Huffington Post about tax proposals that small businesses can support View Full Article (2/24/2012)
  • David Kautter was quoted in National Journal about impact of overhauling the tax code for most businesses View Full Article (2/23/2012)
  • In a Wall Street Journal article discussing Mitt Romney's recent tax filing of his 2010 tax bill, both David Kautter and Donald Williamson of the Kogod Tax Center commented. View Full Article (1/28/12)
  • David Kautter explains the difficulty of "closing off the escape routes" to ensure citizens' full tax compliance in a Bloomberg article. View Full Article (1/26/12)
  • David Kautter was quoted in a National Journal article about corporate tax reform. View Full Article (1/19/12)
  • Donald Williamson recommends adding up your bank deposits for a more efficient visit with a tax professional in Business News Daily. View Full Article (1/17/12)

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