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Did someone snag your personal info from the IRS?

By VICTORIA JONES Talk Radio News Service WASHINGTON –  IRS Commissioner John Koskinen announced Tuesday that what appears to be a “sophisticated” crime syndicate gained access to old tax returns on the IRS website for 104,000 taxpayers...Show More Summary

Morrison talks welfare with crossbench

Social Services Minister opens door to compromise on $3.6bn cuts to family tax benefits.

IRS Investigating How Woman’s Tax Call Ended Up On Howard Stern Show

A woman in Cape Cod thought she was just talking to an IRS representative over the phone, but what she — and apparently the agent — didn’t realize was that their call, including her personal info, was being broadcast to listeners of Howard Stern’s radio show. The woman tells WBZ-TV that she simply called the IRS to discuss a personal … [More]

Walmart Anti-Union Training Video Leaks

A training video from Walmart leaked onto the internet today. Its message? Unions are really just a ruse to take your hard-earned money—just like taxes! Naturally, the talking heads featured in this video gloss over how labor unionsShow More Summary

Are GOP Presidential Candidates Downplaying Tax Cuts Or Hiding The Ball?

Last week, I blogged on the many GOP presidential candidates who are talking about tax reform rather than tax cuts. This week, tax historian Joe Thorndike published a rebuttal on the Tax Analysts blog and on Forbes.com. Joe, who is very...Show More Summary

No tax cut for Justin Trudeau’s “Nathalie” after all!

Justin Trudeau likes to talk about a fictional character named “Nathalie” who embodies his idea of a typical Canadian who needs help from the Liberals. She makes about $40,000 a year Now Trudeau is talking about cutting taxes for Canadians earning between around $44,000 up to just under $90,000. I guess Nathalie won’t be getting […]

CP Rail CEO’s idea of his fair share of taxes is pretty rich

Ezra Levant of TheRebel.media talks about the CEO of CP Rail. He’s a Tennessee-born multimillionaire named Hunter Harrison who is in favour of higher taxes or as he calls it, paying “his fair share.” But his idea of a “fair share” isn’t really fair, as I explain. And wait until he finds out what Alberta’s […]

Talk Of Ryan-Obama Tax Deal Roils Republican-Business Alliance

Bloomberg, Talk of Ryan-Obama Tax Deal Roils Republican-Business Alliance: The “job creators” are fighting back on tax policy—against their Republican allies. Small-business groups that have been among the Republicans’ loyal backers are warning their friends in Congress against cutting a deal with President Barack Obama on lowering corporate taxes. The...

Cheap Talk

Thus far, the Democrats’ anti-inequality agenda has focused on redistribution. Barack Obama wants free community college and tax credits for child care, congressional Democrats want a $12 minimum wage, and Hillary Clinton has endorsed paid family leave. Show More Summary

Is The GOP's Enthusiasm For Tax Cuts Going The Way Of American Idol?

The silence is deafening.  Remarkably, Republicans lining up to run for president aren't talking about cutting taxes. Tax reform? Sure. Rate cuts? Absolutely. But so far at least, national Republicans seem more willing to tackle same-sex marriage than big Ronald Reagan/George W. Bush-style tax cuts. The latest examples are New Jersey Governor Chris Christie [...]

Another Walker Talking Point Blown To Smithereens

When Scott Walker was running for governor in 2010, one of his campaign slogans was that he would spend our tax money like it was his own. To connive people into thinking that he was all about austerity and frugality, he would brag about...Show More Summary

A Mother's Day tax gift: 10 child care tax credit tips

Happy Mother's Day, not just to the women with children, but to those who help take care of the kids. I'm not just talking dads here, although fathers are much more involved in their children's lives now than they were a few generations ago. Show More Summary

Matt Welch: ‘When they ask to raise taxes that just means they’ve lost the nerve to face down public sector unions’

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

On Wednesday, I appeared on Fox Business Network’s Money with Melissa Francis to talk about (among other things) the dozen or so states that are currently pondering tax increases. Lil’ video clip here: Reason on "Failed States" here...

Fox News Wrongly Claims Churches Could Lose Tax Status Unless They Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

Fox News' Shannon Bream relied on a hate group's unsubstantiated talking points to stoke fears that churches could lose their tax exempt status if a Supreme Court ruling finds that state bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. Show More Summary

Are major legislative changes coming for 529 Plans?

Ever since the political backlash the president endured after talking about the possibility of taxing 529 plan earnings, legislation about improving 529 plans that was sitting still has now become a marathon runner towards the congressional finish line. While the bill hasn't passed yet, it's made the important step of [...]

Jeb Bush Still Won't Sign Grover Norquist's Anti-Tax Pledge

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Jeb Bush wanted to talk about tax reform, which he hopes to make central to his presidential bid. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

Throwback Thursday: Chuck Todd Disses Bernie Sanders, 2010

The internet never forgets. Remember back in 2010 when Bernie Sanders did a one-day filibuster on the tax bill? We all turned on C-Span because someone, a United States Senator for gawdsake, was actually talking about economic inequality and the failure of this government to help the middle class survive. Show More Summary

Julius Baer Likely Next To Settle U.S. Tax Allegations

www.mondaq.com — During a meeting with shareholders on April 15, Daniel Sauter, Chairman of Julius Baer Group Ltd., said the bank was at “an advanced stage of talks” with U.S. authorities. The U.S. Department of Justice has been investigating Julius... The post Julius Baer Likely Next To Settle U.S. Tax Allegations appeared first on.

It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere For Alcohol Taxes

There's a lot of talk about raising alcohol taxes; it’s not a good idea.

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