Time for tax reform 2.0

Bigger than the question of morality over offshore taxes, should be the question of global competitiveness and encouraging domestic innovation.

Apple saves billions in taxes through very creative accounting, says NYT

As one of the most profitable companies in the world, it’s hard not to think that Apple would try to reduce its taxes wherever possible. But according to a detailed report today by the New York Times, the company is going to extreme lengths to avoid taxes — so much so that it’s pioneered accounting techniques that many others have followed.

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Amazon drops Calif. affiliates to protest e-commerce law

Amazon on Thursday said it had dropped the California members of its marketing affiliates program in response to the state’s new law to charge sales taxes on online goods. Amazon competitor Overstock also intends to drop its California affiliates.

Ask the accountant: What taxes will I owe on restricted stock?

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Ask the accountant: Will my international startup owe U.S. taxes?

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Ask the accountant: How much time do I have left?

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Ask the accountant: Do I have to send form 1099s?

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Ask the accountant: Do I need to reincorporate when I move?

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Ask the accountant: VentureBeat fields your tax questions

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House passes increased tax on carried interest, and VCs hate it

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed HR 4213, a bill that will double the tax on carried interest — that’s “carry” if you’re a venture capitalist — which many investors factor in as part of their long-term investments in startups.