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Pastries and Persuasion: How a Global Tax Deal Got Done

Mr. Grinberg, a tax law professor at Georgetown University who worked in the Treasury Department during the Bush and Obama administrations, was initially viewed with skepticism by some progressives, who […]




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Biden’s Plans Raise Questions About What U.S. Can Afford Not to Do

WASHINGTON — As lawmakers debate how much to spend on President Biden’s sprawling domestic agenda, they are really arguing about a seemingly simple issue: affordability.Can a country already running huge […]




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In Push to Tax the Rich, White House Spotlights Billionaires’ Tax Rates

WASHINGTON — President Biden is leaning into his push to increase taxes on the rich as he seeks to unify Democrats in the House and Senate behind a $3.5 trillion […]




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Proposed Tax Changes Focus on the Wealthy

So how do you define who’s wealthy?The latest proposed tax changes from the House Ways and Means Committee essentially say a wealthy individual is someone who earns $400,000 a year […]




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How Accounting Giants Craft Favorable Tax Rules From Inside Government

This year, Mr. Harter returned to PwC.“I fully complied with Treasury Department conflicts rules by not meeting with PwC representatives” during a two-year “cooling off” period that restricts government officials […]




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In Social Policy Bill, Businesses See a Lot to Like. They Oppose It.

“People say they’re for this new stakeholder economy, that they’re committed to sustainability,” said Mr. Hollender, now the chief executive of the liberal American Sustainable Business Council. “But at the […]