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Sunday Talk: Through the looking glass

In 1988, Jeb!'s daddy—not to be confused with his sugar daddies—famously declared "Read my lips: no new taxes." That promise helped the elder Bush win the election, but it also played a role in his defeat four years later. Fast forward...Show More Summary

Etsy: Too Big and Crafty to Pay Taxes?

At a recent City Club of Portland talk, the former chief financial correspondent of The New York Times, Floyd Norris, spoke about the “corporate tax illusion.” The phrase refers to the accounting and legal tricks that corporate giants...Show More Summary

Still waiting for tax extenders. Is money the hold up?

Oh, Congress. If we were dating, our relationship would be in Ashley Madison level trouble. The bad is that you are so predictable. Same old, same old political demagoguing and no action. Worse, all that talking plays into your tendency to procrastinate, which is incredibly annoying. Show More Summary

Bill Maher: ‘Obviously We Need A Carbon Tax

On Friday’s Real Time With Bill Maher, talk show host Bill Maher brought up current events surrounding climate change and vehemently argued for a carbon tax. “I know we talk about climate change a lot on this show, perhaps too much, but I’m sorry, the planet’s dying and I’m going to keep talking about it. Show More Summary

Trump on Taxes: "Hedge fund guys are getting away with murder"

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took a break from talking about illegal immigrants on Sunday to say that he would change the tax code to force people who work at hedge funds to pay more in taxes. "The hedge fund guys are getting away with murder," he told CBS News on Sunday. Show More Summary

$1000 GST-Free Threshold Abolished: Overseas Online Shopping To Become 10% More Expensive

A consensus between state and federal treasurers today during tax reform talks means that all purchases made overseas — through popular online shopping websites like Amazon, Book Depository and NewEgg, as well as any traditional methods like mail order — will incur a 10 per cent GST charge, abolishing the existing $1000 threshold. More »      

$1000 GST-Free Threshold Abolished: Overseas Online Shopping To Become 10 Per Cent More Expensive

According to the Australian Financial Review, a consensus between state and federal treasurers today during tax reform talks means that all purchases made overseas — through popular online shopping websites like Amazon, Book Depository...Show More Summary

All Goods Bought Overseas To Incur 10 Per Cent GST Charge: Report

According to the Australian Financial Review, a consensus between state and federal treasurers today during tax reform talks means that all purchases made overseas — through popular online shopping websites like Amazon, Book Depository...Show More Summary

Australia's Treasurers Meet Today To Talk Cutting The $1000 GST-Free Threshold

Opinion: At the Australian treasurers’ tax summit today, one topic on the table has already been agreed on in principle: cutting the $1000 threshold for collecting goods and services tax on parcels bought online internationally by Aussies. Choice is calling it a “parcel tax”. More »      

The basics of tax increment financing subsidies

Last week I made a presentation to the Colorado Assessors Association on tax increment financing (TIF) subsidies. With the organization’s permission, I am sharing the PowerPoint presentation for my talk, as well as adding this introduction. The talk begins by putting TIF in the context of subsidies generally. As a subsidy, TIF is subject to […]

Amazon employment and the tax wedge

A few points on the Amazon story everyone is talking about: 1. First, if the story is somewhat true but exaggerated (a plausible scenario for something anecdotally based), the story may help Amazon with its current (but not prospective) employees.   A lot of people suddenly are feeling better treated than the perceived average, and that […]

Aug. 17 (so far) on the campaign trail

Questions about Wright and Duffy mix with talk of tax breaks, tourism, and the military The post Aug. 17 (so far) on the campaign trail appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Sunday Talk: Period. End of story.

They say that the only certainties in life are death and taxes—but what the hell do they know?! According to all of the available data, when it comes to the charmed life of Donald J. Trump, the normal rules don't apply. During the two...Show More Summary

Fix The Tax Code Friday: Letting Go Of Tax Deductions

It's Fix The Tax Code Friday! With all of the talk about tax reform during the GOP presidential debates, today's question is targeted to eliminating deductions.

Your Tax Dollars Being Spent to Teach Transgender Men to Talk Like Girls

Ah, our tax dollars are spent for all sort of worthy programs, right? Why, here is one right here. Did you know that your taxes are being spent on a

States try to exempt veterans’ pension from taxes

Chock Block sends us a link from Pew which talks about states’ taxes and military veterans’ pensions. It seems that some states want to appear more attractive to veterans by giving them a tax break. Of course, the big detriment to a tax break is that some people don’t realize that the money that we […]

First Draft: Donald Trump, Pivoting Toward Policy, Urges Simpler Tax Code

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Donald J. Trump appeared on Fox News and talked about defeating the Islamic State and simplifying the tax system, averting any discussion of his war of words in recent days with the anchor Megyn Kelly.

The Pink Tax and Small Business

I recently learned about something that initially surprised me, but in hindsight, has been right under my nose for a long time. I’m talking about the pink tax, the fact that women’s products and services are sold at a higher price than men’s. The post The Pink Tax and Small Business appeared first on AllBusiness.com.

Tithes and Offerings

As long as we are talking about flaky but popular-among-conservatives tax plans, Ben Carson's allegedly Bible-based "tithe" tax, which he got to tout in last night's debate, is among the...

Our Current Tax v. The Flat Tax v. The Fair Tax: What’s The Difference?

Last night, at the GOP debate, the talk on specific tax plans was thin. However, the debate was peppered with a number of references to the progressive, flat and Fair Taxes. Not sure what those mean? Here's a quick primer.

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