Even Congress Doesn’t Like the Tax Plan It’s Ready to Pass
Lawmakers, about to pass a short-term deal on tax extenders, know what they’re doing is bad policy. And they’re doing it anyway.
Smaller Tax Extenders Package on Tap as Shutdown Looks Unlikely: Analysts
Plenty of drama will ensue, but a spending bill, even a short-term one, will prevail in the end, Washington pundits predict.
Lawmakers Air Concerns About DOL Fiduciary Redraft
Lawmakers air concerns about the upcoming DOL fiduciary redraft release, lay out plans to ensure next Congress keeps the current retirement planning tax incentives intact
Lobbyists Gear Up to Prod New Congress on User Fees, Retirement, Cybersecurity
The IAA, for one, sees an opportunity to gain Republican support for an SEC user-fees bill.
Tax Extenders Bill in Jeopardy as Debt Limit Looms
“No one has any idea how to pay for that,” one analyst says.
Under The Hood: Medicare Parts A, B, C and D—What You Need to Know, Pt. 1
A primer on the four different parts of the Medicare system and their origins, growth, options and cost.
SEC: House Insider Probe Involves Dozens of Funds, Firms
The SEC investigation of the House Ways and Means Committee involves some of the biggest advisors and hedge fund firms in the U.S.
Andy Friedman: Why Tax Reform’s Not Happening Anytime Soon
The Washington Update's Andy Friedman explains the principles and high political hurdles to comprehensive tax reform, last achieved in 1986 under President Reagan.
New Hire Roundup: Hedge Fund Association Names Regional Co-Directors
Also in new hires, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, announced that Zach Rudisill will assume the role of tax counsel on his staff.
Senate Finance Gears Up for Tax Reform Hearings
Upcoming committee hearings to look at education tax incentives, ID theft and taxpayer privacy.