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September 23, 2002
Thoughts on the Future of the State Corporate Income Tax
Michael J. McIntyre of Wayne State University suggests that it is possible to reform state corporate income taxes, and that this is a good time to do so.
September 3, 2002
The Federal Budget: Is It Going To Hell?
"Negative $157 billion!" That's the official "off- budget" estimate for 2002.
August 21, 2002
Was DOJ Attorney Unfairly Maligned In Release of KPMG Client Names?
According to sources inside the government -- including in the Justice Department -- Justice acted alone in attaching the privilege log disclosing the names of hundreds of KPMG LLP clients who received tax shelter advice to the summons enforcement action against the accounting firm.
August 16, 2002
Disclosing Book-Tax Differences
Peter C. Canellos and Edward D. Kleinbard argue for more comprehensive disclosure of book-tax differences on corporate tax returns and believe that asset differences should occupy a central role in any plan to foster better corporate tax compliance.
August 12, 2002
Pennsylvania Property Tax Assessments Hit Black Neighborhoods Hardest
Homeowners in the Pittsburgh region's predominantly black neighborhoods are more likely to be unfairly burdened by Allegheny County's property tax than those in mostly white neighborhoods, according to a new study of property tax and Census data.
July 15, 2002
Auditors: Stick to Your Auditing Reform
The United States Senate is about to pass a bill called the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act of 2002.
April 15, 2002
Arthur Andersen and Dynegy's Tax Ploy
Dynegy, Inc., the Enron rival that was tipped as a potential rescuer last November before it saw Enron's books, later bragged that it had not engaged in Enron's dubious accounting practices.
April 12, 2002
Humorous Tax Quotes Show the Lighter Side of April 15
A new collection of tax quotes, to be published on April 15 by TAX NOTES magazine, offers a glimpse at the lighter side of taxation.
March 4, 2002
The Disappearing State Corporate Income Tax
In state legislatures across the nation, lawmakers are scrambling to cope with revenue shortfalls.
February 19, 2002
Could Enron Collapse Lead To Big Five Losing Tax Work?
The spectacular collapse of Enron is renewing an old debate over the scope of services being provided by big accounting firms.
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