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House And Senate Tax Bills Bar Lawyer Tax Write-Offs For Costs

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Contingent fee lawyers must usually front all costs, but usually cannot write off the costs on their taxes until the very end of the case. Congress is about to make this harsh rule even more pervasive.
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Tax Bill Could Offer New Way To Funnel Political Cash - And Make It Tax Deductible

Tax Bill Could Offer New Way To Funnel Political Cash - And Make It Tax Deductible

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Big-money donors can already donate anonymously through social-welfare groups. If Congress keeps a provision in the House tax bill, it would allow charitable organizations to play politics. (Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Tax Bill Could Offer New Way To Funnel Political Cash - And Make It Tax Deductible

Tax Bill Could Offer New Way To Funnel Political Cash - And Make It Tax Deductible

6 days ago   |   By

Big-money donors can already donate anonymously through social-welfare groups. If Congress keeps a provision in the House tax bill, it would allow charitable organizations to play politics. (Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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How The House And Senate Bills Affect Higher Ed

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Colleges and universities across the country are expected to be hit hard by the Republican tax plan. The House and Senate bills differ in important ways, but both would mean big changes for higher ed.
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The chart alone reveals a perennial problem in center-left mainstream media attempts at data journalism. Read more ...

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