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Talking Tax, from Bloomberg Tax, covers tax issues from Capitol Hill and the IRS, to the courts.

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Talking Tax, from Bloomberg Tax, covers tax issues from Capitol Hill and the IRS, to the courts.

    Congress Went to Court for Trump’s Tax Returns. Why?

    Congress Went to Court for Trump’s Tax Returns. Why?

    House committees, among others, have been trying to get President Donald Trump’s tax returns and other financial documents, and have turned to the courts to enforce the effort. Why doesn’t Congress use its own enforcement?
    Cornell law professor Josh Chafetz thinks the legislative branch has ceded too much power to the judicial branch. He points to the Nixon tapes effort in the 1970s as a significant turning point, when Congress went to courts for the first time in an information dispute with the executive branch. He talks with Bloomberg Tax legal reporter Aysha Bagchi about the arguments he makes in his book, Congress’s Constitution, and speculates on how the cases may play out.

    • 22 min
    The Tax Decade: How the 2010s Led to Where We Are Now

    The Tax Decade: How the 2010s Led to Where We Are Now

    Talking Tax embarks on the 2020s with a lively conversation about how tax policy evolved through the 2010s.
    Bloomberg Tax law analyst Mary Gillmarten, a veteran of government and private-practice work, reviews the decade’s major developments—especially how the U.S. and other countries started tackling globalization and the digitalized economy. And she has thoughts about implications for our future.

    • 24 min
    The OECD and Taxes for the Digital Economy: a Primer

    The OECD and Taxes for the Digital Economy: a Primer

    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is going into 2020 with some of its most complex work ever: shepherding efforts for a global rewrite of corporate taxation systems in the digital economy.
    Host Siri Bulusu spoke with Bloomberg Tax reporter Isabel Gottlieb about issues the OECD is facing and implications for countries and companies.

    • 13 min
    Supreme Court Hears Case Over Divisive Tax Refund Rule

    Supreme Court Hears Case Over Divisive Tax Refund Rule

    U.S. Supreme Court justices turned their attention this term to a long-standing federal common law rule—the Bob Richards rule—that courts have used to determine who gets a tax refund in cases involving a parent company’s bankruptcy.
    Bloomberg Tax legal reporter Aysha Bagchi sits down with host Siri Bulusu to describe the controversy and walk through the lively Dec. 3 oral arguments in the case, Rodriguez v. FDIC.

    • 24 min
    U.S. Treasury Tax Policy: A Talk With David Kautter

    U.S. Treasury Tax Policy: A Talk With David Kautter

    David Kautter, assistant Treasury secretary for tax policy, discussed international digital tax issues, regulations stemming from the 2017 tax law, and more in an exclusive interview at the Bloomberg Tax Leadership Forum Nov. 19.

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    The Treasury Department is planning to issue regulations restricting how hedge fund managers can claim a valuable tax break by early next year.

    IRS Office Carrying Out 2017 Tax Law No Longer Exists: Kautter

    • 21 min
    Technology Means Transformation for Audit Sector

    Technology Means Transformation for Audit Sector

    Patricia Cummings, chief risk officer and a managing partner at accounting and consulting firm Citrin Cooperman, discusses how technology is transforming the accounting and auditing environment. Artificial intelligence, data analytics, and blockchain are changing what aspiring auditors should know—as the industry looks for “critical, strategic thinkers.”

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