Israel puts church policy on hold after Holy Sepulchre tax uproar

Israel put proposed taxes on church-owned property in Jerusalem on hold after top Christian clerics in the city closed the venerated Church of the Holy Sepulchre to protest the planned levies.

U.S. consumer confidence rises to 17-year high on tax cuts and jobs

U.S. consumer confidence jumped to a 17-year high as optimism about employment prospects grew and Americans began seeing additional money in their paychecks from recently enacted tax cuts, data from the New York-based Conference Board showed Tuesday.

In the blogs: Extender exasperation

He who must be named; what’s changing and what isn’t; spins of the Coin; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers.

Democrats introduce bill to curb GOP tax law

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. Lloyd Doggett have proposed legislation in the House and Senate to ensure multinational companies pay the same tax rate on profits earned abroad as they do in the U.S., to counter some of the effects they claim from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that Republicans passed last December.

Tax reform expected to affect M&A deals

The new tax law is anticipated to have a big impact on mergers and acquisitions, according to a new survey by Deloitte.

Study supports shorter auditor tenure

Efforts in the U.S. and Europe to encourage public companies to change audit firms have largely failed, according to new academic research.

Surviving and thriving in an evolving marketplace

The accounting profession is undergoing seismic changes. How can a firm thrive in such an uncertain environment?

States’ latest weapon in the struggle for revenue: gross receipts taxes

GRTs are being considered across the country as an improvement on state corporate income taxes — but they come with serious issues.

Unsolved mysteries of pass-through taxation

Tax professionals are looking to the IRS for guidance on the new Section 199A.

IRS starts giving tax refunds to taxpayers claiming EITC and ACTC

The Internal Revenue Service is beginning to release tax refunds for taxpayers who claim the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit after subjecting their tax returns to some extra scrutiny.