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Health Care "Tax" Has Crushed Nest Eggs By $1,000,000 Per Household

It's been reported that 80% of employer payroll increases have gone to pay healthcare costs over last 20+ years so employer costs have increased with little going in the pockets of workers (not to mention no meaningful improvement in overall health outcomes). Over the last 50 years, the cost of consumer goods [...]

OR: Lane Transit District Ponders Payroll Tax Increase

May 20--Lane Transit District staff is proposing raising the payroll tax that local employers pay to fund LTD operations, one year after the agency backed off a similar proposal amid some fierce pushback from businesses. The tax increase...Show More Summary

Dear Hillary, Do Illegal Immigrants Pay More Taxes Or Get Bigger Refunds?

Hillary Clinton says illegal immigrants pay more in taxes than major corporations. But does she mean income tax, sales tax, property tax or payroll? Her gerrymandered comparison got 4 Pinnocchios from the Washington Post.

Payroll, Taxes and Benefits, Oh My!

Human Resource professionals work daily with things like payroll and benefits inside their own organizations. But what about the companies that provide these services to many organizations? What can we learn from the professionals who...Show More Summary

Do As We Say chronicles

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Socialist Seattle councilor “allegedly structured her employees …to avoid payroll taxes, overtime, and insurance.” [Jason Rantz, MyNorthwest] Tags: do as we say, Seattle Do As We Say chronicles is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

5 Payroll Filings That Will Keep Your Business in Tax Compliance

So you’ve expanded your small business, you’ve hired a few people and are generating an inkling of revenue. You need to put a payroll system in place, whether you have one employee or 50. Amazingly, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that about three-quarters of all U.S. business firms have no payroll. And most of these...

Sawant Campaign Avoided Payroll Taxes by Paying Consultants as Contractors

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Philip Locker, left, and four other political consultants have been working as independent contractors for council member Kshama Sawant's reelection campaign, meaning the campaign isn't required to pay payroll taxes for their work. Anna...Show More Summary

How the Government Spends Your Tax Dollars

It’s tax day today. The federal government collected over $3 trillion in taxes in 2014, according to the Office of Management and Budget, with $1.4 trillion coming from individual income taxes and another $1 trillion from payroll taxes. For...Show More Summary

Happy Tax Day! Who Will Pay?

No Virginia. The One Percent don’t dodge federal taxes. In 2013, they paid  35.7 percent of their income in federal taxes. Low-income households don’t dodge, either. While many paid no income tax, nearly all paid payroll tax. You can...Show More Summary

$15 Minimum Wage Would Benefit Everyone, Except Corporate Overlords

The current New York State minimum wage is $8.75/hour. Imagine trying to live on that. It comes out to about $1,400 a month, before any payroll taxes or deductions. Rent in a poor neighborhood in the Bronx is about $1,000/month. A Metrocard costs $116.50. That doesn't leave a whole lot left over for anything else—say food, or clothes for your kids. [ more › ]

Who’s Paying What in Federal Taxes: Another View

Readers asked how the U.S. tax burden is shared among different income groups when payroll taxes as well as income tax are considered. Here's the answer.

Newest Tax Fraud Threat? Your Payroll Tax

You already have to worry about identity theft and tax refund fraud. Now you must worry about payroll tax fraud too.

8 Tax Return Mistakes Even Smart People Make

It can happen to the best of us. Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner failed to pay nearly $35,000 in Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes from 2001 through 2004. Five-time Grammy winner Lauryn Hill served prison time for owing roughly $2.3 million in taxes. ...

Four Family Members Who Defrauded IRS of more than $5 million in Payroll Tax Payments Face Prison

Temporary employment agencies have become a more prevalent part of the American work experience since the 2007 financial crisis and the difficult economic times that followed. While on one hand, temporary employment agencies can provide workers with an entry point into a new industry, on the other hand they require payment for their placement services […]

Dot Your “I’s” and Cross Your “T’s:” Tips for Covering Your Bases When Hiring New Employees

Taxes, payroll, policies…oh my! If the thought of hiring your first few employees leaves your head spinning, the business attorneys of Michael L. Feinstein, P.A. can help put you at ease. With our business formation and consultation services, we can guide you through the process safely and confidently, thereby freeing up your time for more...

For Most Households, It’s About the Payroll Tax, Not the Income Tax

While policymakers obsess about the income tax, they often lose sight of an important detail: For two-thirds of households, the levy that matters most is the payroll tax. According to a new report by the Joint Committee on Taxation, the 80 million tax filers making $40,000 or less will collectively pay no federal income tax and many […]

Welfare Nation Alert: Disability Insurance Trust Fund To Run Out Of Cash In Two Years

Back in 2010, America's primary retirement vehicle, the Social Security Trust Fund, did something it had not done in three decades done: it went cash negative, meaning that the costs were greater than the payroll tax revenues as a result...Show More Summary

Tax Fraud Draws 6 1/2 Year Prison Term Despite Alzheimer’s

Tax fraud can bring big penalties, and the government is especially unforgiving when payroll taxes are at stake. The withheld money is trust money that belongs to the government, and they don't want you to forget it.

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