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Washington Tax Insight January 2020

Happy New Year! Politics and Congressional Activity Prior to adjourning for the year, the House and Senate both approved a $1.37 trillion spending bill, which the President signed, thereby avoiding a government shutdown.  This bill includes a number of tax provisions that were agreed upon, including retirement legislation, extenders, disaster-relief provisions, and health-related tax issues, with a revenue cost estimate of $426 billion over 10 years. The House returns to […]

January 3, 2020

Washington Tax Insight December 2019

Politics and Congressional Activity The House and Senate both passed a continuing resolution (CR) that extends government spending authority at 2019 levels through December 20th, and the President signed the bill, thereby averting a government shutdown.  Reportedly, budget negotiators have agreed to new budget levels for many government programs, but they have yet to agree on one of the key issues, which is funding for the President’s proposed border wall. […]

December 4, 2019

TEI Panel Recap: Credits, Incentives & Talent Trends – A Roadmap for the In-House Tax Professional

Recently, I was honored to sit on a panel at TEI’s 74th Annual Conference with my colleague Minah Hall and Follett’s Vice President – Tax, Ken Hansen, to discuss trends in negotiated incentives and credits, and how talent trends are impacting business decisions as well as the tax profession specifically. The Tax Executives Institute (TEI) continues to provide a world-class platform for tax professionals and this years’ annual conference was […]

November 13, 2019