Raymond James Taps Former Morgan Stanley Exec for West Coast Growth
Rick Sanchez comes on board in the San Francisco area to expand branches and recruiting for the employee channel.
These 6 Tax Avoidance Strategies Show Tax Code Is Unfair: Senator
During committee hearing on fairness in taxation, Sen. Ron Wyden said he would be guided by Ronald Reagan's three principles on tax reform.
Tax Code Should be ‘Tossed Out,’ Expert Tells Senators
At a tax reform hearing, suggestions ranged from raising standard deductions to scrapping the whole tax code and starting from scratch.
Senate Finance Passes 17 Tax Bills
Changes to REITs, enrolled agents and small insurance companies are included in the package.
Senators Move to Make Internet Tax Ban Permanent
Without the Internet Tax Freedom Act, “access to information would no longer be tax-free,” says Sen. Ron Wyden, a co-author.
Key Congressional Committees Get New Leaders
The start of the new GOP-controlled Congress brings with it new faces to key congressional committees that hold sway over a variety of issues impacting advisors.
Paid Tax Preparers Should Be Regulated, Consumer Groups Say
More than half of all tax returns are prepared by paid tax preparers, only 40% of whom are subject to mandatory professional standards, coalition says.
Illinois Enacts Nation’s First Required Retirement Plan Law
In what is a first for the nation, the State of Illinois this month passed into law a requirement that most employers must offer automatic retirement savings programs.
Obama Signals Support for DOL Fiduciary Redraft
As both sides gird for battle over the DOL measure, expected to be released any day now, the White House appears ready to lend support.
Obama’s State of the Union Financial Proposals Draw Praise, Criticism
Industry trade groups and lawmakers were quick to weigh in on Obama's plans, or lack thereof, on cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, taxes and entitlement reform.