What are Kamala Harris’s economic priorities?

Aug 13, 2020
How might the current pandemic and financial crisis change the economic priorities of VP candidate Kamala Harris?
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Apple wins court battle with EU over $15 billion in back taxes

The EU had accused Apple of getting special treatment in Ireland and avoiding paying its fair share of taxes.
Apple’s European operations are based in Ireland, where the corporate tax rate is a lot lower than in many other European countries.
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A busy year for tax accountants, even with a July 15 filing deadline

Jul 15, 2020
They've been processing PPP loans, and also simply helping clients navigate a tough financial climate.
The tax season is far from over, too. Some are applying for the Oct. 15 extension.
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What if COVID-19 checks were a regular occurrence?

"You just get a much bigger fiscal bang for the buck," says Mark Blyth, the economics professor and author of "Angrynomics."
"We're managing to do it right now in the COVID pandemic. We send people checks," Blyth says. "Imagine if those checks were endowment checks."
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Accountants find little relief in extended tax deadline

Apr 14, 2020
Tomorrow was supposed to be Tax Day. Accountants are not resting.
This year, the federal tax deadline has been pushed back to July 15.
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Tax Day is July 15. Here's what you need to know

Mar 23, 2020
If you are getting a tax refund, which more than 70% of Americans do, you can still file your taxes now and get your money.
This only applies to federal tax returns. Whether you still have to file your state and local taxes by April 15 depends on where you live.
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How does an extra 90 days to pay taxes help Americans?

Mar 18, 2020
A 90-day extension to pay taxes owed to the federal government will help people come up with a game plan.
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A tax refund is a lifeline for a lot of Americans

Mar 4, 2020
Last year, after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 went into effect, a lot of people saw their tax refunds shrink or disappear.
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How new tax law has affected size of refunds

Feb 3, 2020
Final refund numbers from last season might be evidence that people heeded warnings and changed their withholding.
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How the U.S. tax code makes inequality worse

Nov 13, 2019
New research reveals new insight into the ways in which race or gender can affect a tax bill.
House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) keeps a stack of books that document the current federal tax code and related regulations on his desk during the first markup of the proposed GOP tax reform legislation.
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