Wyden-Coats: The Bipartisan Tax Fairness And Simplification Act Of 2011

A little more than a year after introducing The Bipartisan Tax Fairness and Simplification Act of 2010, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has returned with a new partner, Dan Coats (R-Ind.), to push for much-needed simplification of the Internal Revenue Code.  (For our discussion of the prior proposal, see here.)  As with the earlier proposal, the … More Wyden-Coats: The Bipartisan Tax Fairness And Simplification Act Of 2011

More on Wyden-Gregg’s Interest Disallowance Rule

By Jonathan Prokup and David Shakow You might recall our prior post on the Wyden-Gregg tax reform proposal in which we discussed the proposed limitation on corporate interest deductions.  To summarize, the legislation would limit the deductibility of payments on corporate debt to the amount of the interest in excess of the annual rate of … More More on Wyden-Gregg’s Interest Disallowance Rule

The Wyden-Gregg Tax Reform Bill – Part I (cont’d)

By Jonathan Prokup and David Shakow We previously discussed how the Wyden-Gregg bill proposes reducing interest deductions to the extent the interest simply compensates for inflation.  Inflation affects tax calculations in two ways.  First, it affects the dollar figures in the Code so that, for example, when your wages keep up with inflation, but you … More The Wyden-Gregg Tax Reform Bill – Part I (cont’d)