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Chronicle in Denial Over SF?s Gains from Twitter Deal

The San Francisco Chronicle continues to cover the financial impact of the Mid-Market/Tenderloin payroll tax deal like the Republican Party approaches climate change: facts and studies are ignored, and the truth is a matter of opini...

Sugin: Payroll Taxes, Mythology, and Fairness

Linda Sugin (Fordham), Payroll Taxes, Mythology, and Fairness, 51 Harv. J. on Legis.___ (2014): As the 2012 fiscal cliff approached, Congress and President Obama bickered over the top marginal income tax rate that would apply to a tiny sliver of the population, while allowing payroll taxes to quietly rise for...

Some Charts for Tax Day

Where does the federal government’s tax dollars come from? In 2013, the largest share of revenue came from individual income taxes and payroll taxes, accounting for $2.26 trillion in total. The smallest share came from estate and gift taxes at $19 billion. This has changed significantly over time. Show More Summary

Templin: The Politics of Social Security Tax Reform

Benjamin A. Templin (Thomas Jefferson), Social Security Reform: The Politics of the Payroll Tax, 32 Quinnipiac L. Rev. 1 (2013): This Article examines the principal reform proposals that would increase tax revenue for the Social Security trust fund--weighing the pros and cons of each. [FN13] The Article also considers the...

How Hiring Your Teen Can Be a Tax Advantage for Your Small Business

If you've got a teenager in your home, you may want to consider putting them on the payroll to reap the following tax advantages for your business.

Payroll Companies' $60 Million Tax Bill: How a New Court Ruling Impacts Hollywood

The agencies will pony up big bucks April 15 as they hike fees by as much as 40 percent and workers brace for more withholdings. read more

Even with QE, US now spending 26% of (true) available tax revenue just to pay interest

``The IRS collected $2.49 trillion in taxes last year (net of refunds). But of this amount, $891 billion was from payroll tax. According to FICA and the Social Security Act of 1935, however, this amount is tied directly to funding Social Security and Medicare. Show More Summary

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today ruled 8-0 for the government in holding that severance payments are subject to payroll taxes. United States v. Quality Stores, No. 12-1408 (Mar. 25, 2014): Bloomberg Forbes Miller & Chevalier Tax Appellate Blog Reuters Washington Post Prior TaxProf Blog coverage: Patrick J. Smith (Ivins, Phillips &...

Treatment of S Corporations in Dave Camp’s Tax Reform Plan

Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) of the Ways and Means Committee detailed some significant changes specific to the tax treatment of S corporations in the tax reform plan he recently released. The biggest changes would reform payroll tax treatment...Show More Summary

PHOTOS: Prostitution, Homelessness And Drugs Surround Twitter's New HQ

When San Francisco offered Twitter a six-year suspension of its payroll tax, many local residents groaned at the loss of revenue suffered by the city. Even more residents bemoaned the fact that they'd be required to pick up the tax slack, but there was a point in the disagreement that went largely overlooked. Show More Summary

A Carbon Tax to Rule Them All

Put simply, a tax shift means to cut one tax and replace it with another—such as to cut income and/or payroll taxes, and put a carbon price in their place. This is called a “tax swap” or “revenue neutrality,” and a diverse group of stakeholders--ranging from Citizens Climate Lobby to ExxonMobil--are coming out in support of it. Show More Summary

Oh, so it’s stimulus you need

I am viewed as being an opponent of fiscal stimulus, but I’ve always argued that an employer-side payroll tax cut would “work.”  It just seems kind of pointless.  If it’s a lower W/NGDP ratio that you need, just boost NGDP!  Christina Romer has also advocated this sort of payroll tax cut.  It lowers a country’s […]

Hockysticking ZenPayroll grabs a $20M Series A, sets out to make you love payroll as much as its founders do

2 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Payroll may well be the unsexiest aspect of running a business. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most crucial. Employees need to be paid for their efforts and the tax men, both state and federal, need to collect their piece of the pie. But despite this critical nature, payroll software has long languished under the slow moving care of giant...

Feds let banks and marijuana sellers do business

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday gave banks a road map for conducting transactions with legal marijuana sellers so these new businesses can stash away savings, make payroll and pay taxes like any other enterprise. It's not clear banks will get on board.

Redfin accused of misclassifying employees as independent contractors

Seattle-based online real estate brokerage Redfin has been hit with a class-action lawsuit alleging the firm misclassified employees as independent contractors in order to avoid having to pay minimum and overtime wages, payroll taxes and other business-related expenses. The suit comes...

CRS: Overview of the Federal Tax System

Congressional Research Service, Overview of the Federal Tax System (RL32808) (Jan. 23, 2014): The major sources of federal tax revenue are individual income taxes, Social Security and other payroll taxes, corporate income taxes, excise taxes, and estate and gift taxes. This report describes the federal tax structure, provides some statistics...

The 10 state jobs you didn’t know your Vermont taxes covered

By Yaël Ossowski | Vermont Watchdog In keeping with Vermont Watchdog‘s mission of keeping state government accountable, a quick peek at the state payroll is always important. The state of Vermont has 7,805 public employees, according to the Department of Human Resources, a number that has stayed relatively stable for a decade. Show More Summary

The Incredible Shrinking Paycheck

Payroll Taxes Are Up in 2014, and That Means Your Paycheck Just Got Smaller.

Yankees Sign Five Players, Flirting With Payroll Threshold

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The Yankees came to terms with Brett Gardner and four others, but should the team sign Masahiro Tanaka, the Japanese pitching star, it could trigger the payroll luxury tax.

Free Markets, Infidelity and the President of France

3 months agoNews : The Lede

Among President François Hollande’s proposed changes – while dealing with revelations of his supposed infidelity with an actress – was a pledge to cut public spending and slash the payroll taxes for business.

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