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Recent Commentary

The Dwindling Taxable Share of U.S. Corporate Stock?

Monday, May 16, 2016

In this article, Rosenthal and Austin demonstrate that the share of U.S. stocks held by taxable accounts has declined sharply over the last 50 years, and they urge lawmakers to carefully consider this shareholder base erosion when determining how best to tax corporate earnings.

Koskinen Snubs House Judiciary Committee

Friday, May 27, 2016
IRS Legislative

In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) dated May 23, IRS Commissioner John A. Koskinen explained he would not attend the Committee's hearing the following day concerning allegations of (his) misconduct.

FTC to Regulate Charities, Also?

Friday, May 27, 2016
Legislative

At a hearing on Tuesday, March 24 before a subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-IL) introduced a bill, since numbered H.R. 114-5255 ("Bill"), which would extend the jurisdiction of the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") to charities.

Donor Advised Fund Lets Couple See Charitable Benefits During Lifetime

Monday, November 1, 2010
Historical

This case study illustrates the use of a donor advised fund to enable a donor to "test drive" a substantial gift to charities.