Mr. Cope monitors the development of U.S. tax law daily through postings on government websites, daily tax publications, monthly tax journals, tax newsletters, tax conferences and meetings of professionals organizations in New York and Washington. Each month he publishes the Tax Insights Blog, which describes and analyzes significant U.S. tax developments (e.g., judicial decisions, regulations, proposed tax legislation) having cross-border tax consequences. The blog's content should be of interest to U.S. businesses with foreign operations and businesses headquarted outside the United States with U.S. investments or U.S. operations.
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The Congressional Research Service Reports on Consumption Taxes
January 2014A recent report by the Congressional Research Service examines the potential consequences of the United States adopting a consumption tax as part of comprehensive tax reform legislation. The report is of interest because it describes some economic benefits of adopting such a proposal. It also discusses the groups of taxpayers that would benefit or be disadvantaged if a consumption tax were to be adopted.