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On Tuesday, Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) introduced the Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act (S. 1346) to help stem the tide of the estimated $100 billion annual tax revenue loss connected to the use of offshore tax havens. In his press conference and floor statement Sen. Levin stated that offshore tax abuses undermine public confidence in the tax system, increase the tax burden on middle America, create and unfair disadvantage for small business, and encourage the movement of jobs offshore.
The bill would give the IRS new enforcement tools to detect and prosecute these abuses. The bill is being championed by a wide spectrum of supporters including small business and the Financial Accountabiltiy and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition.