DON’T TELL THAT GUY WHO SAID “FIRST THING WE DO IS KILL ALL THE LAWYERS” ABOUT THIS! Federal taxpayers spent $26.2 billion between 2007 and 2014 on more than 25,000 lawyers working for Uncle Sam, according to the Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group’s Ethan Barton. Barton’s story is based on a new report from […]
The federal government funds hundreds of subsidy programs for state, local, and private activities, such as programs for housing and economic development. State and local governments, businesses, charities, and individuals could fund such local activities by themselves without federal aid. Show More Summary
A number of government surveys are conducted in face-to-face interviews for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, physical material must be collected or the survey is too long and complex to conduct by telephone or mailed questionnaire. The results are some of the richest and most complete survey data available.
Kathleen DeLaney Thomas (North Carolina), It's Time to Revisit the Tax Treatment of Working Childcare Costs (reviewing Shannon Weeks McCormack (University of Washington), Over-Taxing the Working Family: Uncle Sam and the Childcare Squeeze, 114 Mich. L. Rev. 559 (2015)): Childcare costs have soared in recent years while wages remain stagnant....
While millions of Americans on Monday, April 18, were worrying about getting their taxes to Uncle Sam on time, folks in Houston had bigger problems. Tax Day 2016 coincided with deadly flooding in Texas' largest city. Rescuers head out in boats, rafts to help motorists stranded on flooded Houston streets. Show More Summary
If April 15th is a dreaded day for workers, it's no easier for retirees living on a fixed income. Uncle Sam can (and does) take a big bite out of millions of nest eggs each year. Those lost
My 12-year-old son loves the United States. He's always wearing red, white, and blue, drawn to anything with an American flag. He even dressed as Uncle Sam for Halloween. But talking with him about this year's presidential campaign has been challenging. Show More Summary
Michelle Chen at The Nation writes—Today Is Tax Day—Are Corporations Paying Their Fair Share? ? As you groan about the size of the check you cut to Uncle Sam today, just imagine the savings the country’s biggest corporate citizens are wracking up during their year-round tax holiday. Show More Summary
Monday, April 18 is Tax Day, and it’s officially the last day to for you to suck it up and file your taxes. If you're thinking of just not paying, take a look at these nine celebrities who thought they could dodge Uncle Sam. As high-earning...Show More Summary
"Almost a quarter of us in America are being forced to subsidize a myth that we're not buying into," Maher said.
For better or worse, the press, Wall Street and others routinely place a great deal of faith in the federal government's payroll employment estimates. But when Republican Governor Rick Scott's supporters cited data from Uncle Sam's Bureau...Show More Summary
American companies pay $350 billion in income taxes and $1.5 trillion in personal taxes out of total IRS receipts of $3.2 trillion. Here's the share paid by the most profitable companies, and what Uncle Sam is spending the proceeds ...
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) keeps Uncle Sam’s to-do lists. One of the most anticipated by Congress is the annual list of fragmentation, duplication and overlap in government programs. It shows how Sam can step on his own toes, wasting resources in the process. GAO released its sixth annual list this week, providing elected officials with […]
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Everybody dreads tax season. There is nothing enjoyable about sitting down and spending some quality time with Turbo Tax or whatever platform/service you use to file your taxes. However, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, for most of us, in the form of a tax refund. Show More Summary
If you need more time to file your tax return, here's how to get an extension from Uncle Sam
Goldman Sachs' agreement to pay $5 billion at the government's behest on Monday is just another notch in Uncle Sam's loose belt. The post Goldman Sachs’ History of Baloney Settlements with Uncle Sam was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!
Multinational corporations get $700 billion in interest-free loans enough to cut every American's income tax bill in half.
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Commerce department asking for input on its role The US government is working on a "green paper" – the first step in a formal policy process – on the internet of things (IoT).…