Jim Zarroli

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Gaming The Tax Code

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Experts predict the new rules in the proposed tax overhaul will lead to many complexities in the tax code. And that likely means new opportunities for tax lawyers to find ways to game the system.

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As GOP Lawmakers Eye Cutting Estate Tax, Will They Increase Income Inequality?

Thursday, December 07, 2017

As Republicans prepare to pass their massive tax overhaul, they are planning to lessen, or even eliminate, the estate tax. Critics say the tax plays an important role in making the economy fair.

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Is This The Right Time For a Big Tax Cut?

Monday, December 04, 2017

The rationale behind the GOP tax plan is that the economy needs stimulus. But it's already growing and near full employment. And the plan could be undercut by the Fed as it raises interest rates.

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Trump's Claim That GOP Tax Bill Would Hurt The Wealthy Continues To Be Challenged

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The tax changes proposed by Republican lawmakers would impact President Trump's personal finances. This week, he said: "This is going to cost me a fortune," but experts say that's far from the case.

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A Revenue 'Trigger' Would Shoot Down Tax Cuts If Economy Doesn't Grow As Expected

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Some senators want the tax overhaul to come with a built-in trigger: If budget deficits grow, tax cuts will be reversed. But several key senators strongly oppose the idea.

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Congress Takes Aim At Tax Rules That Hit Hardest At Upper Middle Class

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The alternative minimum tax was designed to prevent very wealthy families from dodging taxes entirely. But its reach has grown over the years, and now it hits hardest at upper-middle-class workers.

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Trump's Company Cuts Ties To NYC Hotel

Thursday, November 23, 2017

President Trump's company says it's severing its contract with the Trump SoHo, a New York City condo hotel that has struggled to find buyers.

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Trump Organization Cuts Ties To Controversial SoHo Hotel

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The part hotel, part condo building, from which the president had continued to profit as president, potentially linked him to murky financing arrangements and allegations of fraud.

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Tax Cuts And The Deficit

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Critics of the tax cuts now being debated in Congress say they would cause the budget deficit to soar. But Republicans often have claimed that tax cuts lead to more growth and pay for themselves.

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New Online Store Is One More Way For Trump To Profit From Presidency, Critics Say

Monday, November 20, 2017

The Trump Organization has a new website that sells merchandise with the Trump name on it. Ethics watchdogs say it's the latest example of Donald Trump's businesses cashing in on his office.

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Is A Corporate Tax Cut Really What The Economy Needs Right Now?

Monday, November 13, 2017

Supporters of the tax cut say it will lead to more hiring and faster growth. But the evidence isn't so clear-cut.

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After Working To Avoid Taxes, What Could New Legislation Mean For Apple?

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Apple has sought many ways to not pay taxes as the Paradise Papers revealed. First, it was using a tax strategy in Ireland, and then in an English Channel island called Jersey. So as Republicans in Congress try to come up with a bill that would sharply lower taxes for U.S. corporations what does that mean for the tech giant?

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Trump Used To Disparage An Anti-Bribery Law; Will He Enforce It Now?

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a 1977 U.S. law, bars payoffs to foreign officials by companies. Its global reach has helped fight corruption. But the law has critics, including President Trump.

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Understanding How Trump Does Business And Who He Does It With

Monday, November 06, 2017

One of President Trump's signature projects during his days as a businessman was Trump SoHo in Manhattan. Now the Mueller investigation is reportedly looking into the finances of that project, developed by a firm called Bayrock. NPR's Embedded podcast looked at the checkered history of the Bayrock Group and one of its key figures, Felix Sater.

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New York District Attorney On The Defense Over Handling Of Weinstein Allegations

Friday, October 13, 2017

Cyrus Vance Jr. decided not to prosecute Harvey Weinstein despite an undercover audiotape of the movie mogul harassing an Italian model. Now Vance is under scrutiny over his handling of the case.

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Storm-Battered U.S. Economy Lost 33,000 Jobs In September

Friday, October 06, 2017

The Labor Department also says the unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent. The monthly jobs report was likely skewed by the impact of hurricanes that hit in late August and mid-September.

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Trump's Remarks About Erasing Puerto Rico's Debt Jolt The Markets

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

The president told Fox News "you can say goodbye" to Puerto Rico's $73 billion in debt. But the White House quickly walked back the remarks.

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How States Are Banding Together To Take On Trump

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Blue states have emerged as powerful adversaries against some of the president's more controversial initiatives and could thwart efforts to impede the probe of Russian interference in the election.

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SEC Reveals It Was Hacked Last Year

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Securities and Exchange Commission says someone breached a major database last year. And it says information accessed in the hacking may have been used for illicit stock trades.

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With Power Out, Many Florida Gas Stations Remain Closed

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A lot of people evacuated from Florida in anticipation of Hurricane Irma. Now they desperately want to come home, but the lack of fuel is making that tough.

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