The House Ways and Means Committee is expected to begin considering a proposal tomorrow to make permanent a group of heavily lobbied corporate "tax ex...
Oligarchy has always seemed far away to Americans. We readily invoke the term for Russian billionaires or robed senators in ancient Rome. But that is changing as we grapple with extreme economic and political inequality much closer to home.
So to help get you through what's probably one of your least favorite times of the year, here's my top five very last minute tax tips to help you see the light and get you back to business as usual.
The 2014 tax season may be over, but many Americans are still eagerly anticipating their tax refunds. Knowing that they'll get money back, they probab...
It's not 100 percent clear the extent to which Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia meant what it sounded like he meant, but tossing around the word "revolt" in the context of a discussion of the U.S. government is never a smart nor rational idea.
Illinoisans are no strangers to high taxes. The state has the second highest property tax rate, the fifth highest gas tax and the tenth highest sale...
If the Heartbleed fiasco taught us anything, it's that there are myriad ways your company can be affected by security issues. Your HR department is vulnerable, too, and the most dangerous fallout comes increasingly from tax-related identity theft.
A Kentucky professional who owns his own business found that he missed getting the Health Care Tax Credit. For the past four years! Since the credit is worth 35 percent of what he is paying in health insurance, his business lost out on about $40,000.
Why do some marriages need to be qualified and explained?
Let us be clear. You pay a local service bill. It has charges on it that you must pay and you can't get service without it. If Verizon doesn't want to count these charges, then why shouldn't the customer have the right to not pay what's not being counted?
No matter the reasons behind your decision to not file your taxes by April 15, the sooner you buckle down and do it, the better off you will be, and a weight will be lifted off of your shoulders.
Times are pretty hard now. You can turn on the news and bear witness to all types of negative news stories. WTOP reports that unemployment rates are c...
We've taken this year's Top 10 Tax Time Tips from the IRS and tweaked them for your dating life. Because sex is valuable, and money is pretty sexy. Plus, the IRS likes to refer to itself in the third person, just like Em & Lo!
Today is Tax Day. Most of us will dutifully pay our taxes to a government that no longer represents us. Policy decisions on nearly every issue, regardless of public opinion, are decided in favor of a select few who can afford to write massive checks, host campaign fundraisers, and hire armies of lawyers and lobbyists. That might read as an exaggeration to some, but it's a verifiable fact of the American political system. A new analysis of 1,779 recent policy outcomes by researchers at Princeton and Northwestern found that "economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy," while average citizens -- the people in "We, the People" -- "have little or no independent influence." Why? Because if you want representation in today's Washington, you must buy your way in.
While Illinois' unemployment rate has dropped marginally over the past five years, the unemployment rates in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin have dropped more substantially.
Nothing too surprising -- those who pay more in federal taxes think they're too high; almost nobody thinks their tax bill is too low. But departing from the data a bit, there are two factors that I suspect have an impact on our general perceptions of tax fairness.