This Explains Everything

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Five Things Multinational Businesses Can Do to Become Agile in the Face of Tax Reform

Despite tax reform’s historic momentum, many multinational businesses remain unprepared, and discouraged by the legislative process. Yet engaging in strategic international tax planning now can make them agile in the face of the next tax reform. Learn the five steps businesses can take to prepare.

Grant Thornton, August 21, 2017

The Ways and the Means

The latest analysis on regulatory, policy, and legislative process, and when it’s happening

As Trump’s Relationship with Congress Frays, Companies Worry About a Shutdown

Federal spending plans are set to expire Sept. 30. Congress will also have to raise the debt limit by the end of September to keep the wheels of government running in the short term.

The Washington Post, August 17, 2017

No Crystal Ball for New Tax Guidance Stuck in Freeze

Companies seeking new tax guidance from the Treasury Department may be in for a long wait. The department is scrutinizing 2016 guidance under orders from the White House, and may soon be devoting much of its energy to tax reform.

Bloomberg BNA, August 18, 2017

Tax Reform Discussions Center Around Anti-Base Erosion Rules

Almost daily meetings have continued during a busy August recess for some tax staffers on Capitol Hill as they try to hammer out a tax reform bill in consultation with the White House.

The New York Times, August 17, 2017

 

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Follow The Leading Indicators

A macro look at what’s impacting markets, trade, labor, and the environment.

Fed Officials Confront New Reality: Low Inflation and Low Unemployment

Federal Reserve officials are struggling to make sense of a new economic reality in which low inflation and low unemployment are persisting side by side.

The New York Times, August 16, 2017

Trump and the CEOs: Behind the Collapse of an Uneasy Alliance

America’s top companies were cautiously optimistic the president’s policy goals were their own—then came the travel ban, Paris, and Charlottesville.

The Wall Street Journal, August 20, 2017

U.S. Stocks Decline in Quiet Trading

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the week lower, capping a rocky stretch that included political turmoil, some disappointing earnings, and terrorism.

The Wall Street Journal, August 18, 2017

This Means Business

Six Steps to Mapping Out Your Tax Reform Plan

The time for tax reform planning is now.  To avoid missing out on potential tax savings, follow this six-step plan. Download the infographic.

Grant Thornton
, August 24, 2017

The time for tax reform planning is NOW

 

Industry Impact

What’s moving in industry, especially pharma, tech, energy, finance, and manufacturing.

Trump Signs Order Rolling Back Environmental Rules on Infrastructure

The president signed a sweeping executive order to eliminate and streamline some permitting regulations and to speed construction of roads, bridges, and pipelines.

The New York Times, August 15, 2017

Efficiency Eludes the Construction Industry

American builders’ productivity has plunged by half since the late 1960s. The industry has become less capital-intensive, and has failed to consolidate.

The Economist, August 17, 2017

Tech Goes From White House to Doghouse in Trump’s Washington

The shift in tone comes as Congress and the Trump administration consider changing tax, energy, and immigration policies important to Silicon Valley.

Bloomberg, August 21, 2017

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