Category Archives: From Washington

Tax News & Comment — May 2016

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FROM WASHINGTON & ALBANY — Current Election Probabilities; Tax Plans of Trump and Clinton

As of April 22,  the probability of Hillary Clinton becoming the Democratic nominee is .939 (1/15 odds); that of her becoming President, .727 (2/5 odds). Mr. Trump now has a .664 probability (1/2 odds) of prevailing in Cleveland, but only … Continue reading

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From Washington & Albany — Income & Estate Tax Planning in 2015

I.    From Washington Income tax planning in 2015 will seek to reduce the effect of high federal and New York tax rates. Avoidance of unnecessary capital gain realization through basis increases or nonrecognition transactions will remain important. Estate tax planning … Continue reading

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From Washington & Albany — August 2014

I.   From Albany: Perils of Being a Rich State in the Federal System If the United States were the European Union, New York, Connecticut and New Jersey could be compared to Germany and France, which subsidize less wealthy E.U. members. … Continue reading

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From Washington & Albany — Washington: New Taxes Arrive; Governor Cuomo: NY Taxes Too High

I.         From Washington A rainbow of new federal income taxes arrived on January 1, 2014, led by the new 3.8 percent “Medicare” tax imposed by IRC §1411. Although enacted as part of the health care legislation of President Obama, … Continue reading

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Second Term Blues Visit President Obama

Congress Grants One Year Reprieve For Affordable Care Payments President Obama has suffered a precipitous decline in his approval rating since late April, when that indicator was at 50 percent. Today, Mr. Obama enjoys the approval of only 45 percent … Continue reading

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2012 Taxpayer Relief Act & Tax Outlook for 2013

View in PDF:  Tax News & Comment — February 2013 2012 Taxpayer Relief Act & Tax Outlook for 2013 I.  Overview of Act On January 2, President Obama signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the Act) into law, … Continue reading

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