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Business, travel and entainment expenses ( should be taxed )

2/24/2010 I strongly suggest that all business travel and entertainment expenses should be taxed. This is for all businesses in the United States of America. If your company sends you to China, or any other place in the world. Companies making the following: sales Between $500,000.00 and $1 million,,,, 25% in taxes Between $1 million and $10 million,,,, 50% in taxes Between $10 million and $100 million,, 100% in taxes ...more »

Submitted by (@jhbearden)

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place public documents online and citable to a paragraph level

WHAT Urge governments to publish granular permalinks for all documents on their websites. WHY * Enable citizens to reliably cite government websites on their personal blogs, on public sites like Wikipedia, or elsewhere. * Provide unique identifiers that enable aggregation of citations. * Make the civic discourse surrounding government websites more discoverable. HOW * An easy-to-deploy archival ...more »

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Develop an OpenTreasury Social Strategy

Disruptive Technologies: A Holistic, Pragmatic Approach New technologies are emerging at a faster pace than Agencies can swallow. The rate of obsolescence outpaces the pace of change. Despite the new technology flood, Agencies lack a strategy to on-board these disruptions. As a result, they often react, flounder, or simply ignore them. We can solve these problems in four major areas of practice: Leadership ...more »

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Bonds to specifically fund revenue generating infrastructure

Here is a link to paper written by Richard G. Little (University of Southern California - School of Policy Planning and Development) on the idea of using infrastructure projects that generate revenue to encourage investment in rebuilding the country's infrastructure. Because the funds are invested only in projects that generate revenue, the money spent is recovered plus interest. The focus of the paper is on rebuilding ...more »

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Adopt FDIC, SEC, Global Open Structured XBRL Data Standard

Treasury can make better information available faster and at lower cost by leveraging the global movement to the use of eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL). This open global information standard is subject to robust validation and low-cost, continuous quality improvement. Australia and the Netherlands have government-wide adoption programs; the UK's HMRC is using it for tax reporting; the International Accounting ...more »

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Stop discriminating against Americans abroad

America has a very large international balance of payments deficit. One of the best ways to encourage exports by American businesses, and encourage imports by those living abroad, is to end the practice of imposing income taxes on individuals’ worldwide income. Section 911 of the US Tax Code penalizes Americans abroad vis-Ă -vis their foreign counterparts by raising the cost of employment and living. Americans abroad frequently ...more »

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Internal Revenue Service - Telephone Hold Time Customer Service

The hold time at the Internal Revenue Service call centers is not good and has been a hot topic this past year. Training more employees to assist with peak times on specific notices would be beneficial, but as one who works in a call site I see alternatives. The recorded informational messages could be "NOTICE Specific" to direct callers to seek other sources even though they are already mentioned on notices ...more »

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Other OpenGov Ideas & Information Resources

Rather than post each of my "OpenGov" Ideas at 27 different websites, I have posted them at the GSA's website (since they are in the forefront of the OpenGov initiative). So, by this notice, the members of the OpenGov Team for your agency have been informed of those ideas. (At least, now, you can't say you were unaware of them.) http://opengsa.ideascale.com/a/pmd/29640-6960 ALSO -- Your OpenGov Team members, ...more »

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