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Long-Term Capital Gains: Is It Worth It to Wait?

Letting tax considerations drive your investment decisions can be risky, but it can also cut your tax bill.

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China Quashes Democracy In Hong Kong Holder Cut Left-Wing Groups In On BoA Settlement Lower Tax Rates Vs. Targeted Tax Credits Auditor That Accredited VA Hospitals Where Patients Died To Review Same Hospitals What To Do About Wages? Why...

Mining tax scrapped. Palmer lets through $10 billion of cuts

The Abbott Government gets another big item off its agenda thanks to a surprise deal with Clive Palmer. The trouble is not just that the…

Public Pension Funds Stay Mum on Corporate Expats

Public pension funds have major stakes in American companies moving overseas to cut their tax bills. But they are saying little about the strategy, which could hurt the nation's tax base.

Scott Walker’s Tax Cuts Have Wisconsin In Fiscal Jeopardy

The shortfall now is $281 million, and it’s growing. Wisconsin tax collections for the past year came in 2 percent short of estimates, the state Department of Revenue reported Thursday, news that won’t require immediate emergency action by the Legislature but that puts the state’s budget on track to be out of balance next year. [...]

Council tax cut for energy efficient homes

Households could save at least £100 a year by improving the energy efficiency of their homes, under Lib Dem manifesto plans announced today. The Liberal Democrats would reward people who improve the energy efficiency of their homes by giving them a council tax discount and slashing their energy bills – a double bill cut. Household […]

Vallas Warns Of 'Devastating' School Budget Cuts Under Rauner

We wonder if Vallas has been watching what has happened with CPS in recent years to call the proposed Rauner tax plan 'devastating' to public schools. [ more › ]

Liberal Democrats: Making our tax system fairer

The Liberal Democrats have set out plans to introduce a trio of wealth taxes which will help to cut the deficit whilst ensuring fairness in our tax system. Manifesto plans to increase taxes on the wealthiest will go alongside a pledge to further cut Income Tax and reduce National Insurance. Commenting Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny […]

CBO: Deficit dips, but long-term federal budget outlook remains dim

The federal deficit continues to decline thanks to budget cuts, slower growth in Medicare costs and increased tax revenue, but the nation's long-term fiscal outlook remains troubled, according to a report Wednesday from the Congressional Budget Office.

EU Commission says France must urgently speed up reforms

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By Ingrid Melander PARIS (Reuters) - The European Commission said France's new government must urgently speed up its reform plan, aimed at helping the economy by cutting business taxes at the same time as trimming public spending to bring the deficit to within EU limits. Show More Summary

Filling the Gap: Monetary Policy or Tax Cuts or Government Spending?

Simon Wren-Lewis (a bit technical): Filling the gap: monetary policy or tax cuts or government spending: Suppose there is a shortfall in aggregate demand associated with a rise in involuntary unemployment in a simple closed economy with no capital. Do...

Controversy Erupts Over Burger King’s (BKW) Move

Morning Money Memo… Burger King is facing a grilling from critics of U.S. companies that move overseas to cut their tax bills. “I’ve eaten my last Whopper,” is among the many comments on Burger King’s Facebook page. The company announced on Tuesday that it would...

North Carolina cutting film tax credit program

Even as California looks to substantially boost funding for its film tax credit, North Carolina may be exiting the Hollywood stage.

Economics Daily Digest: Corporations shouldn't get a free pass on tax-dodging

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. Cutting the Corporate Tax Would Make Other Problems Grow (NYT) Jared Bernstein counters recent suggestions for eliminating the U.S. Show More Summary

10 Tuesday PM Reads

My afternoon train readings: • Cutting the corporate tax would make other problems (The Upshot) see also The Republican civil war over taxes is coming (WonkBlog) • Financial Beliefs You Might Not Like (WSJ) • Active Versus Passive Is the Wrong Question (Morningstar) • More Economists See Fed Policy As Too Loose (Real Time Economics)...Read More

Burger King May Buy Canadian Firm To Cut High U.S. Taxes

Burger King may be headed up North if business talks succeed to buy iconic Canadian coffee shop firm, Tim Horton’s. If these business talks are successful, it would create a new Canadian company that could save Burger King as much as 13% from sky high U.S. corporate tax rates.  U.S. tax rates run around 37% […]

It Begins: Council On Foreign Relations Proposes That "Central Banks Should Hand Consumers Cash Directly"

... A broad-based tax cut, for example, accommodated by a program of open-market purchases to alleviate any tendency for interest rates to increase, would almost certainly be an effective stimulant to consumption and hence to prices....Show More Summary

Austrian Vice-Chancellor Resigns Over Tax Dispute

Austria’s Finance Minister and Vice Chancellor Michael Spindelegger has resigned, citing pressure from his conservative People’s Party (ÖVP) to cut taxes at a faster rate than he was willing. The party is the junior member of a ruling coalition with the Social Democrat SPÖ party. Show More Summary

Democratic Senator's TV ad: My opponent voted to help spread Ebola so he could cut taxes for billionaires.

Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor has a real doozy of a new ad in the hotly contested Arkansas Senate race, attacking his Republican opponent Rep. Tom Cotton — and it starts with scary news clips about the deadly Ebola outbreak in western Africa. Show More Summary

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