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  1. Tax Refund Chart Can Help You Guess When You’ll Receive Your Money, Taxgirl, February 15, 2017
  2. IRS Reduces Built-in Gains Tax Period For REITs, Mondaq: Taxation, February 15, 2017
  3. The Trump Administration: President Trump Issues Executive Actions On Dodd-Frank And The DOL Fiduciary Rule, Mondaq: Taxation, February 15, 2017
  4. EU Antitrust Continuity Potentially Threatened By Brexit, Mondaq: Taxation, February 15, 2017

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INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

IRS Code and Regulatory Changes

  1. Testimony: The Tax Code as a Barrier to Entrepreneurship, Tax Policy Blog, February 15, 2017
  2. Tax refund day is here! Sort of., Don't Mess With Taxes, February 15, 2017
  3. Testimony: Comments on Deferred Income Tax Rate Changes, Tax Competitiveness, and Sales Tax Expansion, Tax Policy Blog, February 15, 2017
  4. Death and Taxes – Coming to the United States: U.S. Income Tax Implications, Drinker Biddle, February 15, 2017
Internal Revenue Service: Internal News

  1. IRS “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams List for 2017 Continues with Warning Against Frivolous Tax Arguments, US Internal Revenue Service: Latest News, February 15, 2017
  2. Avoid the Rush: Check IRS.gov Before Making IRS Office Appointment, US Internal Revenue Service: Latest News, February 15, 2017
  3. Avoid the Rush: Be Prepared to Validate Identity if Calling the IRS, IRS: News Releases And Fact Sheets, February 15, 2017
  4. Check Out These Tax Benefits for Parents, US Internal Revenue Service: Tax Tips, February 15, 2017
  5. Tax-News.com: IRS Warns On Micro-Captive Insurance Tax Shelters, Tax-News.com, February 15, 2017
  6. Tax Roundup, 2/15/17: IRS says you don’t have to answer that insurance question. Also, links!, Roth & Company, PC, February 15, 2017

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State, Local, and Reservation Taxes

  1. A.G. Schneiderman Issues Urgent Fraud Alert On “ICE” Immigration Scams, Attorney General: New York, February 16, 2017
  2. Why wait? Join the 92% of New York Taxpayers Already E-filing, NY State: Department of Taxation and Finance: Press Releases, February 15, 2017
  3. New Economy Stumping State Sales Tax Systems, Bloomberg BNA: Tax and Accounting News, February 15, 2017
  4. Free Market Coalition Urges Indiana General Assembly to Reject Unconstitutional Tax Grab, Government Bytes (National Taxpayers Union), February 15, 2017
  5. Washington Legislature Takes Up Formal Income Tax Ban, Tax Policy Blog, February 15, 2017
International Issues

  1. Tax-News.com: EU 'Disappointed' By Swiss Corporate Tax Vote, Tax-News.com, February 15, 2017
  2. Tax-News.com: Airbnb To Collect More French Tourist Taxes, Tax-News.com, February 15, 2017
  3. Tax-News.com: OECD Recommends Swedish Property Tax Reform, Tax-News.com, February 15, 2017
  4. Tax-News.com: Indonesia Continues Challenge To EU Fatty Alcohol Duties, Tax-News.com, February 15, 2017
  5. Tax-News.com: IMF Recommends VAT Reform In Israel, Tax-News.com, February 15, 2017
  6. Tax-News.com: New Zealand Passes Bill To Simplify Business Tax Compliance, Tax-News.com, February 15, 2017
  7. Transfer pricing ‒ the current landscape in Australia, Clayton Utz, February 16, 2017
Litigation Updates

  1. Bankruptcy Court Decision Illustrates Limits Of Section 510(B) Subordination Of Claims, Mondaq: Taxation, February 15, 2017
Investment Funds / Financial Products

  1. Tax-News.com: SARS Rules On Non-Executive Directors' Fees, Tax-News.com, February 15, 2017
Tax Preparer Issues

  1. Form 5472: New Filing and Record-Keeping Obligations for Foreign-Owned, Disregarded U.S. Entities, Norton Rose Fulbright: Tax Publications, February 15, 2017
  2. Tax-News.com: Tax Professionals Call For Clarity On Scottish Air Tax Plans, Tax-News.com, February 15, 2017
  3. Bill Would Halt New Tax Hike on Out of Pocket Medical Expenses, Government Bytes (National Taxpayers Union), February 15, 2017
Intangibles and Internet Tax

  1. ATO Taxpayer Alert: Concerns about Certain Stapled Groups, K & L Gates, February 16, 2017
  2. More road signs needed at the intersection of international tax laws to avoid disputes, Clayton Utz, February 16, 2017
Energy Taxes

  1. What Should Government Do With Carbon Tax Revenues?, Brookings and Urban Institute: Tax Policy Center, February 15, 2017
  2. Foley Hoag Represents CleanCapital in Partnership with Generate Capital to Acquire up to $300M in Solar Assets, Foley Hoag, February 15, 2017

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LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY NEWS

Congressional Actions

  1. Readout from a Treasury Spokesperson of Secretary Mnuchin’s Call with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, US Department of the Treasury: Press Releases, February 15, 2017
  2. Treasury International Capital Data For December, US Department of the Treasury: Press Releases, February 15, 2017
  3. 10 Things to Know About Chairman Diane Black, US House: Committee on Budget: News Releases, February 15, 2017
  4. Treasury Department Announces Appointment of Chief of Staff, US Department of the Treasury: Press Releases, February 15, 2017
  5. Ways and Means Republican Unity Behind Import Tax in Doubt, Bloomberg BNA: Tax and Accounting News, February 15, 2017
  6. The Fall Of Section 1504: Congress Votes To Repeal The Revenue Transparency Rule, Mondaq: Taxation, February 15, 2017
Regulatory Agencies

  1. FINRA Proposes Allowing Limited Customized Hypothetical Performance Projections, Chapman and Cutler, February 15, 2017

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ALSO OF NOTE

Accounting and Tax Accounting

  1. HR, Payroll, Finance Department Beware: Renewed IRS W-2 Phishing Scam Alert, February 2016, Dickinson Wright, February 15, 2017

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OFF BEAT

Off Beat

  1. John Plecnik Discusses His Tax Scholarship, TaxProf Blog, February 16, 2017

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