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Verizon's Tax Payments vs. Average Worker's Withholding Tax Payments

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.15.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

These losses had multiple benefits to Verizon. Besides not having to pay most taxes, these massive losses per year were used to claim that the local phone networks are unprofitable and VNY received multiple rate increases, in part, to make up for these losses.

This Graph Proves Rubio's Tax Plan Is A Huge Giveaway To The Rich

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics

Presidential candidate Marco Rubio doesn't want voters to think he's just another Republican promising huge tax breaks for the wealthy. But that's wha...

Ignore All The Spin You're Hearing About Wednesday's Debate

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics

Lots of people seem to think the dominant storylines about Wednesday night’s Republican primary debate are Marco Rubio’s smooth delivery, Jeb Bush...

How Much Does Illinois Collect in State Taxes Per Person?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.16.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

It's fair to say Illinois' taxpayers are well-versed in the art of paying taxes, but how much does the state goverment collect in taxes per capita? An...

Donald Trump's Tax Plan Could Balloon The Debt By 75 Percent

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 09.29.2015 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump's tax plan would increase the national debt by more than 75 percent over the next decade, according to an analysis by a con...

Andrew Lord

Here's How Much $100 Is Worth In Each State | Andrew Lord | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business

$100 just doesn't go as far in New York as it does in Mississippi.

Illinois' Tax Climate for Businesses Slides

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.05.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Along with personal and corporate income tax rates, the Tax Foundation ranked sales, unemployment insurance and property taxes to determine the overall ranking. Here's how Illinois ranked in each category.

Here's How Much $100 Is Worth In Each City

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business

$100 goes a lot further in Austin than it does in San Francisco. A new map, created by nonprofit research organization Tax Foundation using data fr...

Here's What $100 Is Worth In Each State

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.19.2014 | Business

How far can you stretch a buck? It totally depends on where you live. The map below, created by nonprofit research organization Tax Foundation usin...

These States Are Getting Rich Off Sin

24/7 Wall St. | Mike Sauter | Posted 08.17.2013 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: In 2011, state governments collected more than $50 billion in taxes and proceeds from vice: gambling, smoking and alcohol consumpt...

States With The Most Dangerous Bridges

24/7 Wall St. | Samuel Weigley, Alexander E.M. Hess | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: From rural covered passes to modern engineering marvels, bridges overcome natural obstacles and expedite transportation. Yet many ...

States Where People Pay The Highest Taxes

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 10.23.2012 | Money

If you want to hide from the taxman and don't mind six-month-long winters, you may want to move to Alaska. Alaskans pay just 7 percent of their in...

Romney's 47 Percent Is Not the Only Statistic That Conceals the Truth

David Paul | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
David Paul

Just as Romney's 47% number is not evidence of a massive breakdown of society, the 12% average decline in household incomes in the wake of the 2008 collapse may not actually be evidence of a widespread collapse in family incomes.

John Celock

Christie Told To Speak 'Boldly' And Behave Like Scott Walker | John Celock | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's 2009 GOP primary opponent is urging him to speak more "boldly" and engage in budget cuts with the vigor of Republican...

10 States With the Highest Combined Sales Tax Rates

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.26.2011 | Business

Sales tax revenue has plummeted since the start of the recession. And for certain states, that's been a particularly big blow. Of course, sales ta...

State Credit Ratings Across The Nation [MAP]

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business

Other credit ratings agencies may have reaffirmed their faith in the United States' credit worthiness but the fallout from Standard and Poor's downgra...

Tax Foundation Doesn't Get It!

Rep. Chaka Fattah | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
Rep. Chaka Fattah

Mr. Philip Dittmer's dismissive assertion that the transaction tax proposal is without merit and is not seriously being considered underscores his fun...

Where People Pay The Least In Taxes

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale, Michael B. Sauter, Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 09.24.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Different states tax their residences at different levels. In some states, like New Jersey, residents pay 12.2% as a percentage of...

'Tax Freedom Day' May Overstate Middle-Class Tax Burden

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

One hundred and one days. That's how long it will take Americans to earn enough income to pay off their total 2011 tax obligation to the U.S. gover...

Colorado Tax Rates Ranked 24th Highest In The Country

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Tax Foundation, a non-partisan Washington D.C.-based think tank, ranked Colorado's sales tax rates as the 24th highest in the country in a study relea...

Why New Jersey Is Still the Worst State for Property Taxes

DailyFinance | JONATHAN BERR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

f there is one thing that unifies residents of New Jersey, particularly in these divisive times, it's property taxes: Everybody hates them. One of ...

Bush Tax Cuts May Just Expire After All

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters, By Kim Dixon) - Republican gains in U.S. elections next month boost the odds of Congress letting Bush-era tax cuts die at year en...

When The "Fellow Behind The Tree" Does Not Pay His Fair Share

Walid Zafar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Walid Zafar

On Tuesday, voters in Oregon overwhelmingly passed ballot initiatives approving modest tax increases on high-income earning individuals and businesses...