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  1. September 7, 2014

    Vanguard to fight ‘tax dodge’ lawsuit vigorously

    For years the world’s biggest asset managers have tried everything to slow Vanguard’s meteoric rise. Now a startling...

  2. August 15, 2014

    IRS to probe Valeant tax returns after Canada deal

    A recently disclosed audit of US tax returns for Valeant, the Canadian pharmaceutical group pursuing a $53bn hostile...

  1. FT Alphaville

    August 15, 2014

    Valeant and the IRS

    Buried in page 27 of Valeant’s recent quarterly regulatory filing was some potentially significant news: the pharmaceutical...

  2. July 29, 2014

    Windstream soars on Reit spin-off plan

    The US telecoms sector climbed on Tuesday after a small wireline network announced plans to spin off part of its business...

  3. April 30, 2014

    Shareholder value means more than a tax break

    For students of perverse incentives created by tax, it is a bonanza week. Apple has raised $12bn in bonds to buy back...

  4. April 24, 2014

    Bankruptcy talks over Energy Future Holdings hinge on tax issues

    Negotiations to avoid a disorderly bankruptcy of Energy Future Holdings, the indebted Texas power group that ranks as the...

  5. April 1, 2014

    Bitcoin tax break will limit US investors’ recent losses

    Recent investors in Bitcoin may be nursing losses after a fall of some 40 per cent in the crypto-currency’s value since...

  6. March 14, 2014

    Publicity is cheap but comedy could cost Obama dear

    Barack Obama’s appearance with the dyspeptic humorist Zach Galifianakis on the internet comedy show Between Two Ferns has...

  7. February 27, 2014

    Close the account on Swiss secrecy

    Listening to US senators this week as they lambasted Credit Suisse over its reluctance to assist investigations into tax...

  8. December 4, 2013

    US crackdown on dividend tax avoidance

    The US Treasury issued new regulations to crack down on foreign investors – mainly offshore hedge funds – seeking to avoid...

  9. November 26, 2013

    Tax-exempt political groups face curbs

    The Obama administration is studying ways to rein in the huge new pools of so-called dark money coming mostly from wealthy...

  10. November 8, 2013

    US spent $2bn on furloughed workers

    The US government spent $2bn on wages of federal workers who were on leave during last month’s shutdown, according to a new...

  11. October 17, 2013

    Refocus on earnings as Washington smoke clears

    After being distracted by the latest bout of political theatre in Washington, it is back to more familiar matters for...

  12. October 2, 2013

    US shutdown: Risk of mortgage disruption threatens housing market

    A prolonged government shutdown threatens to hamper US mortgage lending, derailing a nascent recovery in the country’s...

  13. The World

    September 25, 2013

    From Wacko Birds to Michael Phelps: 10 things you should know about Senator Ted Cruz

    Ted Cruz takes the Senate floor Ten things about Senator Ted Cruz, 42, the junior senator from Texas, who has been talking...

  14. September 8, 2013

    Hedge funds hate Fatca regulation the most

    The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ranks first on the list of regulations that leading hedge fund managers find most...

  15. August 1, 2013

    Obama to nominate turnround specialist to fix scandal-prone IRS

    Barack Obama has named John Koskinen, a turnround specialist, as his nominee to head the Internal Revenue Service, months...

  16. Material World

    July 26, 2013

    Dolce & Gabbana: the movie

    Getty Images Forget reality TV; nothing has been more mesmerising than the Dolce & Gabbana soap opera of summer. First they...

  17. July 10, 2013

    Late changes to US healthcare law raise alarm over its readiness

    With four months to go before the main feature of the 2010 healthcare law known as “Obamacare” takes effect, the mounting...

  18. June 24, 2013

    Left wing groups were targeted by IRS

    US tax collectors have suspended the criteria they used to target Tea Party groups for scrutiny before the presidential...

  19. June 10, 2013

    US to crack down on virtual currency tax fraud

    US officials are targeting virtual currencies due to fears that Americans are using them to evade taxes, opening a new front...

  20. June 10, 2013

    Reit conversion: the IRS cometh

    Move over Tea Party. The latest target of America’s Internal Revenue Service is companies that may not totally be about...

  21. June 7, 2013

    US Reit conversions face IRS scrutiny

    The Internal Revenue Service is scrutinising a provision that permits US companies to qualify as real estate investment...

  22. June 7, 2013

    Data intelligence complex is the real story

    More than half a century ago, Dwight D. Eisenhower warned Americans of the dangers posed by the country’s growing...

  23. beyondbrics

    June 5, 2013

    Brazil: evading the taxman’s bite

    Brazil’s equivalent of the Internal Revenue Service, known as the Receita Federal, is known colloquially as “the lion” after...

  24. May 28, 2013

    Press freedom: A heavy-handed approach

    Bob Woodward used to place a flowerpot on his windowsill as a signal to Deep Throat to meet during the Watergate...

  25. May 23, 2013

    IRS scandal puts focus on Obama activist group

    The mission of an activist group to promote the agenda of President Barack Obama has raised questions about whether it is...

  26. May 23, 2013

    I saw the best taxes of my generation ...

    With apologies for my lack of decorum, I would like to howl – not in the manner of a wild beast, mind you, but in the spirit...

  27. May 22, 2013

    US official refuses to answer questions on IRS scandal

    The US official at the heart of the Internal Revenue Service controversy claimed that she did not break any rules or lie to...

  28. May 21, 2013

    Top US tax official to refuse questioning

    A top Internal Revenue Service official at the centre of the political storm over the agency’s improper treatment of Tea...

  29. May 19, 2013

    White House faces ‘intimidation’ accusation

    Republicans have accused President Barack Obama’s administration of perpetuating a “culture of intimidation” as they...

  30. May 17, 2013

    IRS scandal points to budget crunch

    The crisis engulfing the Internal Revenue Service over the improper screening of Tea Party groups comes as the tax...

  31. May 17, 2013

    Treasury officials told of IRS probe in June

    Top Treasury officials were told that the Internal Revenue Service was being investigated by a government watchdog for...

  32. May 16, 2013

    Obama under pressure over IRS scandal

    Republicans launch the first of a series of congressional inquiries on Friday into the targeting of conservative activists...

  33. May 16, 2013

    Watch out, Washington – the sea is rising

    The US is a land of abundance – especially when it comes to capital cities. We have a political capital in Washington, a...

  34. May 16, 2013

    Tax must be blind

    Whatever the rights and wrongs of the tax targeting affair that has rocked Washington over the past week, President Barack...

  35. FT Alphaville

    May 16, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE The short arm of the SEC: So, there was evidence this week that the US authorities...

  36. May 16, 2013

    IRS chief quits over Tea Party scandal

    President Barack Obama said the head of the Internal Revenue Service had resigned, as the White House sought to quell a...

  37. May 15, 2013

    Big election spenders run free of US tax agency’s reins

    The division of the Internal Revenue Service that is under Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny has stripped only a...

  38. May 14, 2013

    Obama hits out at ‘inexcusable’ IRS actions

    Barack Obama said the actions of the Internal Revenue Service staff who had improperly targeted conservative groups was...

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