Ho! Ho! Ho! It's almost time for the Big Guy. Nah, not Santa Claus. I'm talking about the tax collector. His big day is April 15, but to ensure that we get what we deserve -- the smallest possible tax bill -- it's time to think about taxes. Show More Summary
Guess who's talking to the feds? A former Chicago Police lieutenant pleaded guilty to tax fraud Thursday under a deal with prosecutors that likely spells bad news for his two high-profile alleged co-conspirators.Erroll Davis, 52 — who...Show More Summary
Earlier today Jay Thomas had me on his WDAY AM970 radio show for an hour talking about Governor Jack Dalrymple new property tax task force. An interesting point Jay made about the make-up of the task force is how heavy it is on local government leaders and their lobbyists. Of the 13 members of the...
AIN'T NO PROBLEM WITH FOLLOWING YOUR ECONOMIC INTERESTS. THAT'S WHY I LIVE IN TAMPA, NO STATE INCOME TAX AND LOTS OF SPEEDBOATS.
It's finally here! Everyone's favorite month. The final 31 days in which you can take steps to reduce your 2013 tax bill. What? You thought I was talking about Christmas? C'mon! If you've been reading the ol' blog for the last eightShow More Summary
When Republicans talk about their big tax cut coming in January, people will be forgiven for not getting all that excited. The bottom rate will drop from 6.0% to 5.8%, which qualifies as nothing more than chump change. For a person making $25,000, the tax cut is whopping $50. Show More Summary
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is sending out Obamacare talking points for your your holiday dinner. Now you can discuss their tax and spend agenda with your family over mashed potatoes. Notice they want you to steer away from Obamacare—
Teresa Giudice is facing a whopping 41 felony charges for tax evasion and fraud and has proclaimed her innocence and is hoping to avoid the slammer, but talk show host … READ ON
"As a fiscal conservative, it makes sense to me to be careful when talking about $300 million in taxes and debt assumption. I love the Braves.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
With talks of soda taxes, GMO food labeling and now a potential FDA ban on trans fats, the food and beverage industry has been playing defense on several fronts. As the spotlight on what's inside America's food grows, so too does the industry's political spending. In this week's Politiquizz, we ask who in Congress the industry favors most.
``Talk About Confusing So the rule is that the financial institution should send you a 1099-C, which will prompt you to report income and pay tax on it, even though the institution might decide to chase you for the debt in the future. Show More Summary
Governor avoids topic of 2011 increase he pushed — Gov. Pat Quinn won't say if he wants to keep in place the major income tax hike he signed into law instead of letting it start to expire at the end of next year, suggesting Wednesday that he first needs to gauge the impact of potential reforms to the state's debt-ridden public worker pension system.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats' new mantra in budget talks is to close tax loopholes for certain businesses, investors and professionals as a way to raise more revenue to help ease autopilot spending cuts that soon are to become more painful.
The budget talks continue to grind on this week, with the terms of the debate lining up almost exactly where they’ve been for the last five years. Republicans want spending cuts, and Democrats want tax increases. Sen. Patty Murray, the Democrats’ lead negotiator, has been holding the line on preventing cuts to key social insurance […]
With the start of the Warsaw climate change talks today, combined with the election of the Abbott Government and its proposed repeal of the Gillard Government's carbon tax regime, climate change is back on the political agenda. There...Show More Summary
Talk about denial. One of her biggest regrets now is that she didn’t lie about the tax she imposed with a lie: …
(November 8, 2013 11:59 PM, by David Henderson) Two days ago, I was talking to one of my allies in our recent successful fight against an increase in the property tax in Pacific Grove. He commented that the tax increase would have hurt renters too because landlords would... (0 COMMENTS)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Influential U.S. conservative groups are lobbying Republican lawmakers on a bipartisan budget negotiating panel to stand firm in opposition to tax increases and any easing of automatic spending cuts known as the "sequester."
There is lots of buzz around Washington about whether a laundry list of expiring tax provisions could be the key to a modest budget agreement. Sadly, it is hard to see how. The theory goes like this: Democrats might agree to some cuts in programs such as Medicare if Republicans swallow some new revenues. […]
Can money buy elections? Apparently so. Yesterday’s election results indicate that the GMO-labeling initiative in Washington state and the soda tax initiative in Telluride, CO both failed. Washington’s I-522 According to USA Today, the defeat cost opponents $22 million. All of that—except $550—came from out of state. Show More Summary