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  • Tax Departments: Progressive or Not?

    Women are relatively well represented in tax, but their progress has stalled of late, according to a recent study. February 25, 2010

  • Detroit Breakdown: IRS Denies Spin-off Treatment

    In what appears to be a case about a Ford Motor Co. tax-free spin-off, the IRS says payments "originating" as a result of the transaction should be included in gross income. February 22, 2010

  • Obama Budget to Spark Tax Debates

    President Obama's proposed 2011 budget is replete with tax proposals, many that are "hostile" to business. Here's a breakdown of the potential changes. February 16, 2010

  • A Tax Victory for Multinationals

    The White House drops its proposed reform of "check-the-box" tax rules. Will it pick it up again? February 12, 2010

  • Spreadsheets and Banking Fee Deductions

    Determining whether "success-based" banking fees are deductible in M&A transactions takes some patience. But in a hypothetical case, the IRS ruled on how to treat the work of an accounting firm that was not directly involved in the deal. February 8, 2010

  • Cablevision Shoots for an MSG Spin-off

    The cable television giant sets a date to divest its Madison Square Garden network in what appears to be a tax-free transaction. February 1, 2010

  • IRS: Show Us Where It Could Hurt

    A new proposal from the IRS could force companies to reveal more details about uncertain tax positions. January 26, 2010

  • Wells Fargo Is Chastised for SILO Deals

    Wells Fargo's refund claim on 26 leveraged lease deals did not pass muster in tax court, and the company was "condemned" for having the audacity to go forward with such abusive shelters. January 25, 2010

  • Why Some Dividends May Change Their Stripes

    FASB issues new guidance on why some dividends must be treated like a stock issuance when shareholders have a choice between stock and cash distributions. January 19, 2010

  • Payments to Protect a Corporate Reputation

    Shelling out extra capital to prop up a company's reputation is tax deductible in many cases – even if the taxpaying corporation garners longer-term benefits. January 11, 2010

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