Tagged: Daniel Berman

Tax bill passed

Boston University School of Law professor Daniel Berman, director of the Graduate Tax Program, offers his view on the future of tax reform after passage of the tax compromise bill. “This tax package is a temporary compromise that deserves its widespread condemnation. The only optimistic sign for tax policy is some new support for tax […]

Rivlin/Domenici proposal

A bipartisan task force, led by Alice Rivlin, a member of President Obama’s debt commission, and former senator Pete Domenici, released their plan to cut the deficit. The plan would rely on spending cuts and a debt-reduction sales tax which the task force believes would save $6 trillion by 2020. Law professor Daniel Berman, director […]

Tax hikes for investment partnerships

A long fight over how the federal government taxes investment partnerships is ending as Senate Democrats now plan to more than double taxes on private-equity, hedge-fund and certain real-estate managers.  It would no longer let people running such partnerships pay the lower capital-gains taxes on what were basically wages.  The tax hike on “carried interest” expected […]