Accountants didn’t have much of a holiday

Jan 1, 2018
Now that the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul has been signed into law, the real fun begins for accountants. They’re scrambling to understand the legislation, which runs more than 1,000 pages and includes fundamental changes to the corporate tax rate, the standard deduction and tax brackets for individual filers. CPAs and tax lawyers around the nation […]
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington, DC.

What do you want to know about the tax plans?

Marketplace Weekend is taking your questions about the House and Senate tax bills.
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Final rules over washing machine import tax sits with President Trump

Nov 22, 2017
President Donald Trump has a new trade decision on his plate: whether to impose tariffs on imported washing machines. The International Trade Commission has recommended a 50 percent tax on some foreign manufacturers. This is the type of case with huge political leeway for the president, and other industries seeking protection are watching closely.  Click […]

Do rising stock prices help the nation’s debt?

Oct 12, 2017
The stock market has surged for much of the last year, and the president — like all presidents — is trying to take credit. Fair enough. But last night, he suggested the stock market can help fix the country’s national debt problem. Which got a lot of people scratching a lot of heads. Is there even any […]

Chicago’s short-lived soda tax faced relentless opposition

Oct 11, 2017
Cook County, Illinois, home to Chicago, passed a penny-per-ounce tax on soda late last year. The driving force was raising revenue in a state with deep budget woes. But legal challenges delayed the tax going into effect, and a strong campaign from the beverage industry has soured public opinion on the measure. It was repealed […]

Timeshare owners are suing the U.S. Virgin Islands over new fee

Aug 4, 2017
U.S. Virgin Islands faces lawsuit over a $25 a day fee to shore up its $2 billion bond debt.
Tourists travel on the ferry from St. Thomas to St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers says taxing robots makes no sense

Apr 19, 2017
The economist breaks down the flaws he sees in Bill Gates' proposal.

Let’s do the numbers: the U.S. relationship with Germany

Mar 16, 2017
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel has spent weeks preparing for her meeting with Donald Trump.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the appointment of German Education Minister Johanna Wanka at Bellevue Palace on February 14, 2013 in Berlin, Germany.
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Border adjustment tax plan gets mixed reception

Feb 27, 2017
Republican plans to change the corporate tax structure include a border adjustment tax. It will impact how imports and exports are taxed. The proposal is causing a lot of uncertainty in the oil and gas industry, and while some energy companies support the move, others oppose it.   Click the above audio player to hear […]