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Tax Planning - As You Sow

2017 Tax Planning: As You Sow

I noticed some 2017 Tax Planning advice from Blank Rome LLP and thought to alert readers.  On December 20, 2017, Congress passed its comprehensive tax reform bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“the Act” or “the Bill”), which is expected to be signed into law by President Trump in early January 2018. The Bill […]

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Directors Forum 2015: Part 2

Disclaimer: I’m sharing a few notes from Directors Forum 2015 held at San Diego University beginning 2/25/2015 and ending 2/27/2015. The Forum is held under the Chatham House Rule, so you won’t read any juicy tidbits here. However, I do hope to give readers some flavor of the topics discussed and a little on the general range […]

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Global Tax Reform and Transparency Urged

Investors Back Global Tax Reform and Transparency

In a global first, a group of institutional asset owners and managers are jointly calling for comprehensive transparency and disclosure to be adopted as core principles in reform of the international taxation system to be put before the G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane this weekend. The group including the £150B UK Local Authority Pension Fund […]

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Adam Kanzer

Corporate Tax Strategies Threaten Wealth Creation: Fiduciaries Must Consider the Impact on Society

Guest Post by Adam M. Kanzer, managing director and general counsel of Domini Social Investments LLC, New York. His responsibilities include directing Domini’s shareholder advocacy department, where for more than ten years he has led numerous dialogues with corporations on a wide range of social and environmental issues. The following originally appeared under the same title in the […]

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Fix CEO Compensation by Broadening Incentive Pay

The defenders of executive compensation argue that senior executives make the most significant contribution to a company’s success; ergo, outsize compensation is justified. But the NBER Shared Capitalism Research Project has shown the opposite: Distributing rewards across the corporation—sharing them with workers—is the most efficient way of making businesses more successful. Motivated employees are more […]

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Encourage Home Ownership, Not Tax Avoidance

We should recognize the dire consequences of our nation’s tax policy, which encourages consumers to amass huge levels of debt when buying a home. Why not reward borrowers who have more equity in their homes instead? One way to do this would be to provide tax credits to borrowers based on the amount of their […]

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UK Revolt Against Wealthy Tax Cheats

Imagine a parallel universe where the Great Crash of 2008 was followed by a Tea Party of a very different kind. Enraged citizens gather in every city, week after week—to demand the government finally regulate the behavior of corporations and the superrich, and force them to start paying taxes. The protesters shut down the shops […]

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Wall Street Pay Breaks Record, Thanks to Taxpayers

Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Bank of America, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley benefited from hundreds of billions from TAARP. Higher revenues amplified Wall Street’s bottom lines. Combined pay at financial firms hit an all-time high last year and the percentage of revenue that went into employees’ pockets climbed from 31.1% in 2009 to 32.5% last year. As […]

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Taxes

Oupa Magashula, Commissioner with the South African Revenue Service commissioner attended a recent meeting of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD’s) Forum on Tax Administration in Istanbul recently. I found his Op-Ed, Good corporate governance includes moral view of tax (Business Report, 9/27/2010) to be interesting. Here’s a sample, In the past 18 […]

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