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2013 Headlines

  • 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)

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