Tag: Government Bodies

When can I deduct business meal and entertainment expenses under current tax rules?

The federal income tax treatment of business-related meal and entertainment expenses has been a moving target. If you’re confused about what rules currently apply, I don’t blame you. This column aims to eliminate confusion. That’s an optimistic goal, but here goes. A 2020 COVID-19 relief bill made taxpayer-friendly changes A taxpayer-friendly change in the CAA […]

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Senate parliamentarian opens door for more Democratic bills to pass

WASHINGTON — The Senate’s nonpartisan parliamentarian Monday ruled in favor of a Democratic effort to pass additional legislation through a process called reconciliation, according to a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., opening the door for Democrats to approve more measures along party lines in the Senate this year. Democrats have used reconciliation once […]

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Vast majority of U.S. COVID-19 deaths could have been prevented, Birx says

The vast majority of America’s nearly 550,000 coronavirus deaths could have been prevented if the Trump administration had acted quickly and decisively, the former coordinator of the White House pandemic task force now says. In an interview with CNN, Dr. Deborah Birx said there was no excuse for the excess deaths. “ “I look at […]

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Biden says it’s his ‘expectation’ that he’ll run for president again

President Joe Biden said Thursday he plans to run for re-election, but demurred on whether he thought he’d be facing Donald Trump again. “My plan is to run for re-election,” Biden said at his first news conference as president. “That’s my expectation.” See MarketWatch live blog of news conference. The 78-year-old veteran politician is the […]

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