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July 15, 2016

July 15, 2016

FAA reauthorization heads to the White House as Congress heads for the exit doors: In its final week of activity before breaking for a summer recess that will run through Labor Day, Congress approved legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration – including fuel and passenger excise taxes that provide the agency’s dedicated revenue stream – through fiscal year 2017.

House taxwriters OK bill exempting aircraft management service fees from airline ticket taxes: The House Ways and Means Committee approved by voice vote legislation that would exempt from the so-called airline “ticket tax” the fees paid by a private aircraft owner to a third party for management services related to maintenance and support of the aircraft or flights on the aircraft.

CBO report reiterates long-term federal budget challenges: A new report by the Congressional Budget Office detailing the federal government’s fiscal challenges over the next 30 years warns that a gradual projected increase in revenue will be outstripped by faster-rising Social Security and Medicare costs, as well as bigger payouts to service a growing national debt.

Special edition Dbriefs: New proposed QI agreement and the QDD regime – Notice 2016-42: Deloitte’s FATCA leadership team and invited guests from the IRS will host a special edition Dbriefs webcast on July 19 to discuss recently released Notice 2016-42, which provides the proposed qualified intermediary agreement for certain foreign persons to simplify their withholding obligations under Internal Revenue Code chapters 3, 4, and 61, and section 3406, and provides guidance on procedures for the qualified derivatives dealer regime announced in temporary regulations last fall.

A note on our publication schedule: With Congress scheduled to be out of session for an extended summer recess, Tax News & Views will be published only as events warrant until lawmakers return to Washington after Labor Day.


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April 8, 2016
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March 18, 2016
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March 11, 2016
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