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2014 Headlines

  • The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' publication Tax Adviser published Donald Williamson's examination of the impact of net investment income taxes on estates. (11/14)
  • In an op-ed for The Hill, Donald Williamson gives readers his best tips for planning for tax season. View Full Article (12/13/14)
  • 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)
  • 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)

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