New Form 990 politically active “dark money” nonprofit tax return findings

Campaign Finance, Law, Policy, Tax Law

It’s that time of year again… Check out the Center for Responsive Politics’ reporting about new tax returns filed by politically active “dark money” nonprofits on OpenSecrets:

Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS is dead, long live his multi-million dollar ‘dark money’ operation

Pro-Trump ‘dark money’ group’s first tax return reveals millions in previously undisclosed spending

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Chinese media outlet Trump cited as “propaganda” spent over $15.7 million on U.S. influence since 2017

Foreign Influence, Law, Policy

My latest article at the Center for Responsive politics is about China Daily—the Chinese state-run media outlet Trump tweeted about running “propaganda ads” disguised as news in American newspapers—is a registered foreign agent under FARA that spent over $15.7 million on U.S. influence since 2017. Check it out on OpenSecrets:

Chinese media outlet Trump cited as “propaganda” spent over $15.7 million on U.S. influence since 2017

 

Foreign Influence Roundtable

Campaign Finance, Foreign Influence, Law, Policy

Thankful for the opportunity to moderate a roundtable discussion on foreign influence with Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC), the Campaign Legal Center’s Adav Noti, and Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH).

C-SPAN’s Washington Journal: Anna Massoglia on Foreign Spending on Lobbying in the U.S.

Campaign Finance, Policy

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Grateful for the opportunity to go on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal to talk about OpenSecrets.org’s research on foreign influence and lobbying in the United States.

Anna Massoglia on Foreign Spending on Lobbying in the U.S.

Foreign interests have spent over $530 million influencing US policy and public opinion since 2017

Campaign Finance, Civic Tech, Policy, Public Opinion, Technology

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Absolutely thrilled to launch the Center for Responsive Politics’ new and improved Foreign Lobby Watch database, with filterable full-text search of FARA disclosures plus searchable data on spending by country, lobbying, foreign agents, and lobbyists.

Check out our Findings on OpenSecrets:

Foreign interests have spent over $530 million influencing US policy, public opinion since 2017

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s resignation sparks dark money campaigns from both sides of the aisle

Campaign Finance, Law, Policy

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My first news article back at the Center for Responsive politics is about ad campaigns announced by both liberal and conservative “dark money” groups spending on Trump’s pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on SCOTUS. Check it out on OpenSecrets:

Countries Around World Implement Payroll-Related Changes

Policy, Tax Law

Our preview of 2018 international payroll changes around the world from tax reform to BEPs & new technologies is now available beyond the paywall on Bloomberg BNA, white paper forthcoming:

Countries Around World Implement Payroll-Related Changes

2018 Outlook on U.S. Payroll

Policy, Tax Law

Bloomberg Tax’s new 2018 payroll outlook covers big changes coming in 2018, from U.S. tax reform to IRS withholding with a sneak peek at changes around the globe in the forthcoming international payroll outlook from yours truly:

2018 Outlook on U.S. Payroll 

Iceland’s Equal Pay Law Requires Employer Payroll Certification

Law, Policy
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There’s a lot of misinformation floating around about Iceland’s new equal pay law, so we dug into what the law actually requires. My new analysis on Bloomberg BNA separates the fact from the fiction: