Cleverly Named Tax Bill Probably Kept Senate Staffers Up All Night

Senators Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., introduced the Cut Unjustified Tax Loopholes Act, also known as the CUT Loopholes Act, or S. 268, on Monday. The bill was introduced in the midst of a congressional and White House showdown over the impending budget sequestration and growing calls for corporate tax reform, but builds on earlier legislation introduced by Levin in previous congressional terms (see Senators Introduce Bill to Cut Tax Loopholes). This bill, which closes loopholes and strengthens enforcement measures against offshore tax haven abuse, could raise nearly $200 billion over 10 years, according to estimates. [AT]

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Get excited, Tax Twitter, you’re about to get your moment in the sun. Granted it’s a moment of total panic, but still, a moment. So, if you haven’t heard, CCH has been borked since yesterday. When we say borked, we don’t mean “some users are having access problems,” rather the entire thing has been nuked […]