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  • A Dividend for Your Earnings?

    The U.S. Tax Code seems to encourage the exercise of judgment when it comes to the accrual of deferred taxes. April 19, 2011

  • Arguments Have Loopholes, Too

    The hue and cry over GE's nonexistent tax bill obscures important realities about corporate taxation. April 18, 2011

  • Beware the Bursting Bubble

    The tax law cannot be used to bail out executives caught holding restricted shares when the market plummets. April 11, 2011

  • The Regulator over Your Shoulder

    Fearing visits by the Securities and Exchange Commission, companies engage in fewer accounting tricks when state tax investigators are cracking down, new research suggests. April 8, 2011

  • Senate Passes 1099 Repeal

    A bill repealing the unpopular 1099 requirement of the health-care reform law now goes to President Obama for his expected signature. April 5, 2011

  • An Ounce of Prevention May Be Tax-Deductible

    Case in point: a company's steps to manage lawsuit risk ended up buttressing the tax benefits of its profit-sharing plan. April 4, 2011

  • State Insecurity

    Faced with alarming budget shortfalls, states are pursuing corporate tax dollars in new and aggressive ways. April 1, 2011

  • Tax Apportionment Shift Hits Multistate Companies

    While some companies may benefit, the changes amount to a net loss for Corporate America. March 31, 2011

  • When Embezzlers Can Deduct Legal Fees

    You can be engaged in an unlawful business practice and still remove defense costs from your taxable income. March 28, 2011

  • When Financial and Tax Accounting Diverge

    Under GAAP, issuers of convertible bonds can account for inducements to convert them into stock as an expense. But the IRS calls them a nondeductible dividend. March 21, 2011

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