Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Top 10 Year-End Tax Planning Moves

With time rushing by and the end of 2015 in sight, you may be lamenting that you haven’t accomplished all that you had planned. But even if you’ll have to put off certain things until 2016, you still have time this year to make some smart financial moves.

November 18, 2015
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Is This The Way States Can Sell Tax Hikes For Transportation?

In a conservative Republican state, how does a governor raise taxes, issue bonds and ask local taxpayers to pay even more for transportation?

October 16, 2015
tax haven

Should Companies Have To Pay Taxes?

With the U.S. tax code now permitting companies to use brazen tax avoidance schemes in true tax havens, the real question is now whether corporations should have to pay any taxes on their profits at all.

September 25, 2015

Your Mid-Year Money Checkup

This time of year presents a great opportunity to slow down and look at the financial progress you’ve made in 2015.

August 8, 2015
Hillary Clinton

Clinton Will Unveil Aggressive Economic Agenda That Targets Wall Street, High Earners

Hillary Clinton will announce Monday what aides call a far-reaching plan to restructure the economy to move more of the nation’s wealth to middle- and low-wage earners.

July 12, 2015
Texas confirms Ebola case in Dallas

Not Expanding Medicaid Can Cost Local Taxpayers

Dallas County citizens paid over $467 million in taxes last year in order to cover care for the uninsured, a cost that could be reduced by expanding Medicare.

June 26, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback addresses members of state legislature

Tax Plan Passes Kansas House After Emotional Overnight Debate

Gov. Sam Brownback warned lawmakers that massive budget cuts would occur Monday if they failed to act on taxes.

June 12, 2015
stockades, stocks

To Collect Revenue, Some States Put Tax Scofflaws In Virtual ‘Stocks’

It turns out publishing the names of tax scofflaws and the amounts they owe on the Internet works spectacularly well, bringing in millions to states eager for the revenue. In many cases, just the threat of being on the list is enough to get delinquent taxpayers to pay.

June 1, 2015

Bernie Sanders: The New St. Nick

Why understanding why Bernie Sanders’ presidential candidacy is important requires revisiting the politics of St. Nick.

June 1, 2015
football nfl

Getting The Sports Moguls Off Our Backs

Why should tax-exempt bonds — created to help cities, towns, and states pay for needed infrastructure — go to benefit mega-businesses like sports clubs?

May 7, 2015
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5 Horrible Republican Ideas & Beliefs Conservatives Will Never Let Die

In the Republican Party, the life expectancy of a terrible idea is forever.

April 27, 2015
Marco Rubio CPAC 2012

If Inequality Worries Republicans, Why Do They Keep Making It Worse?

Voters should listen closely to the Republicans who assert that they are the true spokesmen for the working class. What do they propose to address inequality? And how “authentic” is their concern?

April 17, 2015
Bank Vault

There’s Plenty of Money. Really.

Republican lawmakers always tell us there isn’t enough money. But in fact there is plenty — it’s just hard to find when an entire class of taxpayers can avoid paying their share.

April 14, 2015

Endorse This: The IRS — A Love Song

Click above to see Oliver team up with special musical guest Michael Bolton for a musical ode to the IRS — even if it involves a certain unattractive part of the human body.

April 13, 2015
Money stack

Will Congress Be Duped Again On Offshore Taxes?

Lawmakers clearly learned no lesson from their previous corporate tax giveaways.

April 1, 2015
Business for Democracy

Your Dollars At Work — For The Rich

The taxes we pay should bankroll quality public services, not grand fortunes.

March 25, 2015

Betting The Farm On A Lie

Estate tax critics never let facts get in the way of a good story.

March 20, 2015
Photo: U.S. Senator Mike Lee of Utah speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

America’s Tax Code Is Broken, But The Rubio-Lee Plan Won’t Fix It

The GOP’s new tax plan wouldn’t solve inequality — it would exacerbate it.

March 6, 2015

Obama Order Could Mean Refund Checks For Immigrants In U.S. Illegally

Republicans are scrambling to fight a little-known consequence of President Obama’s immigration action.

March 5, 2015
Governor Robert Bentley, AEMA Director Art Faulkner and FCO Mike Byrne discuss tornado recovery (Alabama EMA via Flickr)

Deficits In U.S. States Have Alabama’s Governor Risking Career

Many Republican governors are out of options — and turning to tax hikes.

March 3, 2015
President Obama

5 Ways Democratic Presidents Kick Republican Butt

The evidence is clear: Democrats make the pie bigger for everyone, while Republicans redistribute to the rich.

March 2, 2015

Obamacare Could Complicate The Filing Of Your 2014 Tax Return

Here’s how the new health care law could affect your taxes this year.

February 25, 2015
John Kasich

Tax Increases Much-Regretted Necessity For Republican Governors

Even some Tea Party Republicans are acknowledging that it’s time for a tax hike.

February 23, 2015
Money stack

Tax Fairness Could Mean More Resources

The Republican tax plan is profoundly unfair. But will Democrats counter with a better vision?

February 20, 2015
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Marshaling Marooned Tax Dollars

Congress needs to shut down offshore tax shelters without rewarding the corporations that built them.

February 16, 2015
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