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Private equity profit on line as Obama urges tax break study
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The fight over how private equity managers' compensation should be taxed obscures other breaks that are central to the buyout industry's business model. President Barack Obama and other Democrats have spent several years arguing for higher taxes on the carried interest earnings of private equity executives. What makes private equity deals so profitable, though, is the tax deductibility of interest. More

Senate Republicans urge IRS to hasten approval of tax-exempt political groups
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A group of Senate Republicans is increasing the pressure on the Internal Revenue Service to grant tax-exempt status to political organizations. In a recent letter to IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman, 12 Republican senators, led by Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, questioned the IRS's process for approving and renewing the tax-exempt designations of such groups under Section 501(c)4 of the tax code. More

Should angel investors get tax credits to invest in small businesses?
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Everybody is looking for ways to spur the development of new businesses. But everybody seems to have a different idea on how exactly to go about doing that. One popular strategy is to try to encourage investment in startup businesses by offering tax credits to angel investors, those wealthy individuals who provide the funding that gets many new companies through their first years. More

Obama: Put end to oil industry tax breaks
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President Barack Obama said recently that Congress should kill tax breaks for the oil and gas industry and help develop alternative sources of energy. In his weekly radio and Internet address, the president said he expected Congress to consider in the next few weeks ending $4 billion in tax subsidies, a move he has failed to persuade lawmakers to make during his term. He said the vote would put them on record on whether they "stand up for oil companies" or "stand up for the American people." More

With more blended families, estate planning gets ugly
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The couple in their 50s pulled up to the estate lawyer's office in a snazzy sports car. She was dripping in jewelry and carrying a designer bag. He wore an expensive watch. They lived in a swanky part of town. The veneer of wealth vanished when they laid out their finances. More

Why US tax evaders can no longer count on Swiss secrecy
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Switzerland's oldest private bank, Wegelin & Co., had survived three centuries of upheaval on the continent, including Napoleon's invasion of the country and two world wars. But its illustrious history was brought to an end last month by an unlikely source: a U.S. government desperate to track down tax evaders. More

April 12
Legal and Accounting Issues in Private Fund Advisor Examinations

April 20
Planning for Mineral Interest Owners — South Texas Chapter Meeting

April 26
Members Only Study Group: Coordinating and Comparing Veteran's and Medicaid Benefits

April 27
Northeastern Regional Education Conference
Capital Area Networking Reception in conjunction with the Northeastern Regional Conference

April 29
Capital Area Brunch in conjunction with the Northeastern Regional Conference

May 4
Estate and Financial Planning for Clients Living with Chronic Illness

May 8
Income Tax Planning for Chronic Illness

May 11
Florida Meet and Greet Social

May 18
Preserving the $5,120,000 Exemption and Other Estate Planning Ideas — South Texas Chapter

May 25
Annual Wealth Protection 2012: Creating Wealth Certainty in an Uncertain World
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