Is that business lunch of yours tax deductible?

August 25, 2017
I am old enough to remember the banter about three-martini business lunches and the ability for a business to claim a deduction for such lunches for tax return purposes. Read More

It’s a long time coming for US tax code changes

May 12, 2017
Spring is in the air, as is tax reform. Read More

Using IRAs to invest in unconventional assets

April 14, 2017
April brings more than showers. Read More

History suggests tax legislation is coming

December 9, 2016
The dust has started to settle following the elections Nov. 8. Read More

Comprehensive tax reform needed for more competitive system

September 30, 2016
In September, I had some business trips outside the United States. Read More

When payments leave U.S., kiss most of the tax revenue goodbye

July 29, 2016
Brexit. BEPS. EU State Aid. Inversions. Read More

Canada’s approach to tax rates: a comparison to U.S.

October 20, 2012
In this presidential campaign, we have heard the phrases “the 47 percent” and “effective tax rate of 14 percent.” Read More

Finding new answers may involve looking in new places

May 2, 2011

I was recently at an Easter egg hunt with my children. The eggs were hidden in a wooded section of a friend’s lot among pine needles, under leaves and behind trees. The hunt challenged the children to look in obvious and not-as-obvious places. As I watched, I thought about the current state of the economy and the future government budgets and deficits, and the need for many in Washington to think outside the box.

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Hiring employees may become less taxing with new act

April 12, 2010

March was a busy month for legislation that impacts taxes of businesses. In addition to the much-hyped health care legislation, legislation to encourage hiring was also enacted.

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