Kat Lucero

Business Journalist

Washington, D.C.

Kat Lucero


Retroactive Tax Reform Could Complicate IRS Operations

Practitioners: IRS workload, budget, technology, leadership issues. Tax chief: IRS "needs time."
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New IRS Commissioner Should Have Tax Law Experience: Advocate

National Taxpayer Advocate prefers the new IRS commissioner to have practiced before the agency.
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Consumer Law Requires Tax Preparers to Protect Against ID Theft

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act applies to financial institutions -- including tax businesses.
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Rep. Brady plans to move tax reform legislation in 2017

“Chairman Brady often says that tax reform is something that happens only once in a generation."
The Hill Extra Link to Story

Q&A: Congressman Richard Neal

“The mandate is the glue that puts the rest of the plan together."
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IRS chief struggles with uncertain future under Trump

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has been public about his willingness to work with Trump.
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Companies eyeing banks' help with Treasury’s debt-equity rules

Many companies could face millions of dollars in compliance costs.
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Web of union giving

Deep-pocketed corporate moguls have captured most of the headlines this year when it comes to creative campaign giving, but the working class is showing it can play the same game.
Sunlight Reporting Group Link to Story

Kennedy heir's bid for Congress attracts campaign contributing veterans

Joseph P. Kennedy III easily won a primary election in Massachussett's fourth district thanks in part to some Washington insiders and a high-profile family and their vast network of well-heeled ...
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Wolfgang Puck On The Source, Politics, Future DC Plans

Wolfgang Puck enjoys noisy restaurants. So when he hears or reads complaints about the boisterous chatter at his venues, he doesn't mind. "When people have fun, they are noisy.
Eater DC Link to Story

Lobbyists Dish on Where They Like to Woo Clients

When it comes to fine dining, Washington lobbyists know how to wine and dine. After all, taking care of clients and building relationships to sway policy are what these...
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Twoops! Romney-Ryan ticket has some lawmakers violating congressional Twitter rules

When Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate over the weekend, it set off a flurry of activity on some official congressional Twitter accounts. ...
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Kat Lucero

Kat Lucero's work as a tax and health care reporter appears in Bloomberg BNA, The Hill and Tax Notes Today. Lucero was a staff writer for the Current Newspapers and a follow-the-money reporting fellow for the Sunlight Foundation. She has also freelanced for Eater DC, The Washington Diplomat, The Washington Post Express, and the late-DCist (a Gothamist local news site). And yes, that's her in an early promo material for Cove, a coworking space.



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