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Goodlatte Floats Complex Draft Online Sales Tax Bill
House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Robert Goodlatte has floated a draft online sales tax bill that would create a “hybrid origin-sourcing” tax framework for sales of products over the Internet.  more »
Rep. Robert Goodlatte is floating another draft online sales tax bill, but is similar to one he previously released that drew a lot of opposition.
Financial regulators and others should work to reverse the increased narrowing of the municipal market caused by fewer retail investors and wealthier bondholders, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investor Advocate told regulators. more »
The Internal Revenue Service said Thursday it is seeking applications for vacancies on the Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT). more »
While the Internal Revenue Service’s revenue procedure on management contracts received widespread praise from many bond and tax lawyers who felt it would help facilitate bond financing in public-private partnerships, several attorneys also had questions or concerns about it. more »
The Internal Revenue Service on Monday released a revenue procedure containing safe harbors for management contracts that allows them to more easily be used in bond-financed infrastructure and other projects involving public-private partnerships. more »
The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service released their 2016-2017 priority guidance plan this week, which includes a revenue procedure on management contracts as well as regulations on issue price and political subdivisions. more »
An $800 million bond sale to finance New Jersey's American Dream retail development could provide fuel for critics of the municipal bond tax exemption, according to Municipal Market Analytics. more »
The National Association of Bond Lawyers recently announced nominees for its board officers and directors that members will vote on at its annual meeting in Chicago on Oct. 19. more »
Hillary and Bill Clinton released their 2015 tax return on Friday showing they paid an effective federal income tax rate of 34.2% on $10.59 million of adjusted grow income. more »
William Caudill and Karen Hawkins have become the chair and chair-elect of the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation. more »
The federal subsidy payments made to issuers of Build America Bonds and other direct-pay bonds will be cut by 6. 9% in fiscal 2017 under sequestration, the Internal Revenue Service recently announced. more »
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday described an economic plan that he said would create “the biggest tax revolution since the Reagan tax reform” and “cut regulations massively.” more »
Two lawyers specializing in Indian tribal financing agree there is a need to put Indian tribal governments on par with state and local governments in their ability to issue tax-exempt financing, but disagreed on the success likelihood of legislation that would establish that parity. more »
Issuance of private activity bonds subject to state volume caps rose for the second consecutive year, according to an annual survey conducted by the Council of Development Finance Agencies. more »

Dean Fuleihan, New York City’s Director of Management and Budget, sits down with The Bond Buyer’s Senior Marker Reporter Chip Barnett to talk about the city’s fiscal 2017 budget. Fuleihan also discusses the city’s aging infrastructure and what it takes to get the right balance between maintaining the old and building the new.

While there is something wild about callable premium bonds, fortunately there may be a way to tame them.

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