The eternal fight between Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo over funding universal pre-K became a talking point during the mayor's appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe today. De Blasio showed he was open to some negotiation, declaring, "I’ve 100% said if we have a verifiable plan for five years at the dollar figure we need, we can accept that... Show More Summary
Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Sunday Talking About Stuff Show: Here is what you missed on Sunday: GOP will repeat Ryan budget history by adopting Camp tax plan next year, by Jon Perr What if legislators didn't have to draw majority-minority...Show More Summary
Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander will say the party’s 2015 manifesto is to include the pledge to almost double the personal income tax allowance to £12,500 as one of the main Liberal Democrat demands in any coalition talks after the 2015 election, compared to the rate of £6,475 that was left by Labour in May 2010. Since […]
If you buy a new house, have a baby, or send a child to college, there are tax benefits, deductions and rules and those are discussed often, by me and others. What about for taxpayers that are at least 59 ½ years old or are retired or are approaching either or both of those? Well, there are some special tax rules for you too. Show More Summary
There's always been something of a rivalry between downstate Illinois and Chicago. It gets serious when politicians are talking about things like distributing tax dollars for school funding and public construction projects. Mostly, though,...Show More Summary
Lois Lerner still isn’t talking. That would seem to make for a dull hearing of the House Committee investigating the […]
By Frank MoraesJonathan Chait has a good article about Obama's new budget plan, Obama To Republicans: You're Right, Let's Expand The Earned Income Tax Credit. After Obama started talking about raising the minimum wage, the whole Republican...Show More Summary
Whenever Democrats start talking about raising the minimum wage, Republicans respond that this is a dumb way to help the working poor. Instead, we should raise the Earned Income Tax Credit. That's way more economically efficient. Maybe so. Show More Summary
Nick Clegg has lamented the Tories’ inconsistency and hostility towards raising the income tax threshold. Following his speech at the Royal United Services Institute this morning, Clegg was asked about the progress of talks with the Conservatives about raising the tax threshold in the next Budget. Clegg told journalists: “I’ve been long of the view […]
Boeing Made $5.9 Billion Last Year, Gets A Tax Refund of $199 million: Pure fuckery. Talk of War in Ukraine: The new pro-Western government calls Russia's invasion of Crimea "a declaration of war" and is putting its troops on high alert. Washington House Can't Pass Minimum Wage Hike This Year: So says House Speaker Frank Chopp. Show More Summary
Vanessa hates tax season. LOGAN: We're approaching a very painful time of year for you. VANESSA: I don't like to talk about it. Ha, I know. But you said that you would, with me, just this once. To help people. Right, to help people. Because it's important that people not know they're alone, in their fear of taxes. Show More Summary
A number of people (including me, last week, at around 25:00) have pointed out that it's not going to be enough to just raise the minimum wage in Seattle. We need to raise taxes, too. So here's the tax I think we should be looking at: a Seattle income tax. Yes, we'd need permission from the legislature to do this. Show More Summary
We've talked time and time again about the pipe dream on some fronts (mostly the entertainment industry) that you should tax broadband connections to give them the money they so justly deserve as victims of new business realities they repeatedly refused to acknowledge. Show More Summary
In an interview with WSJ's Gerald F. Seib, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence talks about his state's economic recovery, why he plans to cut taxes on business property and why he still supports a ban on same-sex marriage.
Like most things in this taxing season for the New York Knicks, the trade deadline came and went unremarkably, with talk of improvement but no real progress. Not that the Knicks could have really done that much even if they wanted. The...Show More Summary
It’s that dreaded time of year, but we all must face it. So let’s talk about taxes today. I’ve got some questions (and offer my answers). 1) Do you get a refund or max out your withholding? A recent Moneyrates.com survey found that 31 percent of the 2,000 people surveyed prefer to get a refund. [...]
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MUMBAI (Reuters) - Vodafone Group blamed the Indian government on Wednesday for the collapse of talks aimed at settling a $2 billion tax dispute relating to its acquisition of Hutchison Whampoa's mobile business in the country.
ViralNova, The IRS Sent This FIVE YEAR OLD BOY A Letter About His Taxes. His Response Is Classic. LOLOL: They say taxes are a certainty of life, although that isn’t true for most 5 year-olds. However, there’s one little boy who must file an individual tax return for a variety...
When we talk about combating America's crisis of inequality, we talk about raising the minimum wage, curbing CEO pay, supporting organized labor, and other progressive ideas. Let's not allow the simplest fix of all to get lost, though: raising taxes. Read more...