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Stories by Katy O’Donnell:

Income Inequality Hurts States, Dampens GDP Growth

Sept. 17, 2014

Standard & Poor’s says income inequality is becoming a problem for state governments.

Economic Growth: Is Playing With Taxes the Answer?

Sept. 17, 2014

Heading into the midterm elections, both parties are hammering home their economic messages against a backdrop of stagnating wages and surging corporate profits.

Tax Treaties at Standstill in Senate Over Privacy Issues

June 11, 2014

Approving tax treaties with other nations used to be relatively routine business on Capitol Hill, but that’s no longer the case.

In Showdown With Lerner, House Imprisonment Not Out of the Question

April 29, 2014

Former tax official Lois Lerner’s confrontation with Congress over a potential contempt citation may get emphatically more dramatic, depending on how far back into congressional history House Republicans want to reach.

IRS: Bitcoin is Property, Not Currency

March 25, 2014

Virtual currencies such as bitcoin will be taxed as property rather than currency, the Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday in long-awaited guidance on online tender.

For Poverty, Tax Code Debate Offers Little Consensus

Jan. 8, 2014

With the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s declaration of a “war on poverty” triggering new congressional debates on fiscal issues, prominent members of both parties are trumpeting plans to limit poverty. For Democrats, the Wednesday anniversary is entwined with questions about income inequality, a theme the White House says it will emphasize this year.




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