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Treasury Significantly Loosened Executive Pay Limits Resulting in Excessive Pay for Top 25 Employees at GM and Ally (GMAC) When the Companies Were not Repaying TARP in Full …

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt/Business Scandals,Income/Poverty,Taxes

http://www.sigtarp.gov/Audit%20Reports/SIGTARP_Special_Master_Report.pdf

Investigation that revealed GM and Ally top executives received the benefits of loosened pay restrictions contrary to the president’s pay reform plan for executives whose companies were slow in repaying TARP loans.  From the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program

 

Executive Order 24: Establishing an Inter-Agency Task Force on Worker Misclassification and Payroll Fraud

Categories: Govt Finance,Labor/Employment,Taxes,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/policy/executive-orders/eo-24-establishing-an-inter-agency-task-force/

Strikes back at the misclassification of employees as independent contractors and the loss of tax revenues by creating a task force to create a plan that reduces worker misclassification and payroll fraud.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Alternative Currencies

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Taxes

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-475.pdf

Outlines the different types and aims of these currencies, describes how alternative currencies are being used, and includes regulatory and policy challenges regarding consumer protection, financial crime and taxation and benefits.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Implementing the Affordable Care Act: Delays, Extensions, and Other Actions Taken by the Administration

Categories: Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Taxes

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43474.pdf

Covers actions taken by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Internal Revenue Service to delay, extend, or otherwise modify the law’s implementation.  A periodic report on implementation of the ACA.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Answers to Questions from Senator Hatch About Various Options for Payroll Taxes and Social Security

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Taxes

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/45519-QFR_Hatch.pdf

Assesses the budgetary implications of altering Social Security payroll tax rates and the maximum amount of earnings on which those taxes are imposed in response to questions from Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah.  Includes tables showing effects of potential changes.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

National Funding of Road Infrastructure

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Public Works,Taxes,Transportation

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/infrastructure-funding/infrastructure-funding.pdf

As Congress debates how the U.S. will fund road construction in the future, this report covers the highway infrastructure funding practices of 14 foreign countries; some like the U.S. rely on a gas tax while others fund from general revenue or other schemes.  From the Law Library of the Library of Congress

 

Premium Affordability, Competition, and Choice in the Health Insurance Marketplace, 2014

Categories: Health Insurance,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Taxes

http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/reports/2014/Premiums/2014MktPlacePremBrf.pdf

Represents the federal government’s first effort to assess the affordability and availability of health plans under the Affordable Care Act following the end of the first insurance sign-up period.  Looks at the premium costs in the marketplace and the role of the premium tax credit in helping families afford coverage.  From the Department of Health and Human Services

 

High-Income Tax Returns for 2011

Categories: Taxes

http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-soi/14insprbulhignincome.pdf

Annual report on incomes of $200,000 or more where there was no income tax liability.  The report includes the number of such returns and the importance of various tax provisions in making these returns nontaxable.  From the Internal Revenue Service

 

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