Watkins: Tax Enforcement Reforms Appear Achievable
- Colorado's effort to reduce taxes could lower tax bases, officials say. Preston, Darrell // Bond Buyer;01/08/99, Vol. 327 Issue 30554, p36
Reports that the proposed legislation to reduce taxes in Colorado Legislature could lower tax bases of municipal bond issuers. Bills that could potentially cut income to cities, counties and school districts; Law requiring lawmakers to return a year of excess revenue to taxpayers.
- Price tag for Sen. Hatch's IRS reform proposal: $11 million. Resnick, Amy B. // Bond Buyer;03/31/98, Vol. 323 Issue 30362, p4
Focuses on the legislative proposal to enable municipal bond issuers to appeal an Internal Revenue Service plan to tax bonds. Additional federal revenue from the US Senate's IRS reform bill; Key provisions of the bill.
- Tax-cut debates in congress touch municipal market. Ryst, Sonja // Bond Buyer;07/28/99, Vol. 329 Issue 30692, p7
Analyzes the impact of the tax-cut proposals in the United States Congress on the municipal bond market. Effects on the tax-exempt market; Current status of the municipal market; Demand for municipal bonds; Possible results of plans to raise the private-activity bond volume cap.
- IRS Rules Plano, Tex., Health Issue Tax-Exempt. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;6/20/2001, Vol. 336 Issue 31164, p3
Reports on the United States Internal Revenue Service's ruling that the revenue bonds issued in 1997 by the Plano Health Facilities Development Corp. on behalf of Texas Health Resources were rightfully tax-exempt. Results of an investigation which showed that the bond were not used for a...
- Whither de minimis? House, Senate meet to discuss tax bill. Stanton, Michael // Bond Buyer;07/14/97, Vol. 321 Issue 30186, p1
Reports on the meeting held between House and Senate negotiators to discuss the resolution of differences between the two chambers' versions of tax-reduction legislation that would stop most corporations from buying municipal bonds. Terms the legislation endorsed by the House and the Clinton...
- Congress abandons proposal to repeal de minimis rule. Stanton, Michael // Bond Buyer;07/28/97, Vol. 321 Issue 30196, p1
Reports on the cancellation of a proposal in the US Congress to repeal the de minimis tax rule that encourages corporate buying of municipal bonds. US President Bill Clinton's support for the repeal of the two percent de minimis rule; Opposition of municipal bond market advocates to the...
- California Probes Oakland Schools Over Fund Transfers. Williams, Rochelle // Bond Buyer;4/7/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31609, p34
The Oakland Unified School District, which in March 2003 requested California's largest-ever emergency school bailout of 100 million dollars, is under the scrutiny of the State Allocation Board (SAB) for transferring state reimbursement construction funds into the district's general fund account...
- Senate GOP Delays Vote on Tax Bill Clinton Might Veto. Ferris, Craig T. // Bond Buyer;10/30/2000, Vol. 334 Issue 31006, p4
Highlights the decision United States Senate Republican leaders to postpone a vote on the party's tax cut bill. Municipal bond-related provisions of the tax bill; Aim to buy time for negotiations with the White House; U.S. President Bill Clinton's pledge to veto the bill.
- Ex-treasurers lead opposition to muni tax provisions. Resnick, Amy B. // Bond Buyer;03/26/98, Vol. 323 Issue 30359, p4
Reports on the opposition of former state treasurers Kay Bailey Hutchison and Mary Landrieu to two tax provisions in President Bill Clinton's budget which target corporations that invest in municipal securities. Terms of the budget proposed by Clinton; Terms of the provisions opposed by...