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How To Disinherit The IRS From Your Financial Plan And Enjoy A Tax-Free Retirement

Ike Ikokwu | Posted 03.31.2014 | Money
Ike Ikokwu

I've walked through the same fire that most of us are walking through right now -- the disappearing nest egg, the investment returns that never happen and the house with the white picket fence that's worth less now than it was when we bought it.

I Have a Conspiracy Theory Too: Tea Party Deliberately Entrapped IRS to Trigger Phony Crisis.

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Conspiracy theories are the special province of the right-wing, raised to new levels of sophistication and then brought to our shores from, as FDR called them, the "European dictatorships."

Why Illinois Nonprofits Should Care About IRS' Treatment of Tea Party

Valerie S. Lies | Posted 07.21.2013 | Chicago
Valerie S. Lies

Nonprofits are rightly concerned that the partisan coverage of this issue will confuse the public and leave the wrong impression that charitable organizations are engaging in political activity. We can't allow these impressions to stand.

White House Condemns IRS For Targeting Tea Party

AP | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House says it was inappropriate for the Internal Revenue Service to target tea party groups for additional reviews during...

The Art of the Lap Dance: As Told by a Former Strip Tease Artist

Sheila Hageman | Posted 11.07.2012 | New York
Sheila Hageman

Can we label lap dances as protected artistic expression that shouldn't be taxed? As a former stripper I know all too well that stripping can be an art form.

Caved On Tax Breaks

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.19.2012 | Business

We never wanted any tax exemption anyway. Amid public outcry, Visa and General Electric have joined McDonald's and Coca-Cola in announcing that the...

You Can't Claim Lap Dances As Tax Exempt, Apparently

AP | By MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Getting a lap dance isn't the same as taking in a ballet, so an alcohol-free strip club will have to pay the tax man, a New York state...

Should Tax-Exempt Nonprofits Be Asked For Voluntary Payments To Government?

The Boston Globe | Posted 06.25.2011 | Impact

BOSTON -- Boston is asking tax-exempt institutions such as hospitals, universities and cultural centers to make regular voluntary payments that some o...

'Pulpit Freedom Sunday': Church Leaders To Defy IRS, Endorse Political Candidates

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Nearly 100 pastors across the country planned to take part in Pulpit Freedom Sunday, an in-your-face challenge Sunday to what the government says can ...

Hidden Under Tax-Exempt Cloak, Political Dollars Flow

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Alaskans grew suspicious two years ago when a national organization called Americans for Job Security showed up and spent $1.6 million pushing a refer...

It's Time to End the Church of Scientology's Tax-Exempt Status

Steven Hassan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Steven Hassan

American tax codes are wrongly benefiting and empowering the unethical, potentially illegal, and most assuredly uncharitable activities of an organization using "religion" as a cloak.

Wrong Way PILOTs Would Crash into Atlantic Yards

Daniel Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Goldstein

Imagine the city told you, that instead of paying property taxes on your home you could take the equivalent of the tax you would pay and use it for your mortgage. Not a bad deal...for the homeowner.

"Transplant" Automakers Get Over $3.6 Billion in Subsidies; More Unions, Ralph Nader Comment

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

This post has the latest news on the billions in subsidies which off-shore transplant carmakers have received from state and local governments.

Goldman's Revolving Door: Who is Protecting Whom?

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robyn O'Brien

Goldman went on a shopping spree buying up mortgages -- yours, mine and your neighbors, and bought 8,274 of them.