The U.S. Treasury takes steps to stop tax inversions

Sep 23, 2014
The new rules eliminates some of the financial benefits of heading overseas.
An illuminated Burger King sign is seen on August 25, 2014 in Washington, DC.
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Caterpillar and crazy tax avoidance contortions

Mar 21, 2014
Caterpillar is the latest company to come under the scrutiny of the Levin committee looking at tax avoidance by multinationals.

Welcome to the tax shelter island known as ... Manhattan

May 22, 2013
Not all of Apple's untaxable billions are overseas. Some are held right here in the U.S., protected because the accounts are foreign owned. Welcome to the tax-shelter island otherwise known as Manhattan.
The skyline rises over Lower Manhattan September 11, 2012 in New York City.
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Senator Carl Levin and Tim Cook clash in tax haven hearing

May 21, 2013
Senator Carl Levin says big companies are abusing tax loopholes. Apple's Tim Cook says they uphold the spirit of the law.

How much would Apple's overseas cash help the U.S. economy?

May 21, 2013
Apple’s $100 billion in overseas cash is just part of the nearly $2 trillion in U.S. corporate funds that are beyond the reach of the IRS. What difference could that money make if it was brought home?

Lobbyists gearing up for fight over tax breaks

Mar 26, 2013
As Washington eyes deficit reduction, cherished tax breaks are in the crosshairs.

Corporate tax reform could help avoid fiscal cliff

Dec 12, 2012
President Obama and House speaker John Boehner are still tussling over the details of any fiscal cliff deal. But the Wall Street Journal reports that, now corporate tax rates have entered the discussion.

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Starbucks volunteers to pay more taxes

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Dec 7, 2012
The company is one of a number of big U.S. businesses accused of not paying a fair share of tax on their British operations.

The background on corporate taxes

Feb 22, 2012
The Obama administration could soon propose a lower, flat corporate tax rate. But how do corporate taxes really work?

Obama proposes lower corporate tax rates

Feb 22, 2012
Obama’s plan would cut the top corporate tax rate to 28 percent from 35 percent but close many loopholes that let companies pay far less today.