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Andrew Presti

Academic Study: eBay Sellers Shirk Sales Tax Law

Economists’ findings come as states and Congress look for new ways to collect tax on Internet sales. Sales tax collection compliance among eBay sellers is “alarmingly low,” says a new academic study published as states look for ammunition to bolster tax-collection laws. When Georgia State University Economics Professor James Alm and Mikhail I. Melnik, an […]

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Andrew Presti

Treasury links 4.5 million new hires to tax credits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. businesses eligible for a new employment tax credit hired 4.5 million new employees from February to May, the Treasury Department said on Monday — but it declined to draw a cause-and-effect conclusion. “I would say that the jury is completely out on the number of jobs that will be added on […]

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Andrew Presti

Where Taxes Are Up, Services Down

In California, tuition at state universities has soared, income taxes have gone up, and the governor wants to kill a noted work-to-welfare program. Arizona has raised its sales tax, slashed funding for state parks, and considered eliminating health care for more than 300,000 needy people. New Jersey has cut nearly $1 billion in school funding […]

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Andrew Presti

2010 Second Quarter Federal Tax Developments

During the second quarter of 2010, there were many important federal tax developments. This letter highlights some of the more important federal tax developments for you. As always, please give our office a call or send us an email if you have any questions about these developments. Tax legislation Congress recessed for its Independence Day […]

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Andrew Presti

Secretary Geithner stated: Tax rates will remain business-friendly

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Obama administration will keep tax rates at levels that benefit job-creating businesses and limit taxes on capital gains and dividends, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Wednesday. Interviewed on CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report”, Geithner said the intent is to extend and keep in place tax cuts that should benefit 95 percent […]

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