The State Department wants $400,000 to purchase a fiberglass sculpture of a camel looking at a needle for its new embassy in Pakistan. They've already...
In this tax season marked by anxiety, my encounter with him forces me to pause. When I close that sliding glass door, I stop in wonder at his self-sufficiency and gratitude for the pieces of his life that remain intact.
José Antonio Ocampo, former Finance Minister of Colombia and World Bank presidential candidate, sat down with for a frank interview on the importance of international tax regulation as a necessary global public good.
If you've ever wondered what other Illinois counties pay in property taxes, then this is just the list you've been looking for! Here's a list of Illinois property taxes by county. Are you surprised by the results?
So what happens if, or when, you become a victim of tax identity theft? If you know for certain that your identity has been compromised, the IRS has a form for that. But if you've already lost your tax refund to an identity thief, their reporting mechanism may not be enough to resolve your existing case.
Sometimes, the inability of Congress to get things done is a blessing in disguise -- like, for example, failing to renew a bevy of tax breaks that overwhelmingly benefit big corporations and wealthy individuals.
April 15th is quickly approaching once again. It's around this time that the state of mind of many small business owners who have not yet filed their taxes shifts from mild worry to panic.
The IRS allows small businesses, even those with as few as one employee (you), to establish retirement plans. This may allow you to reduce last year's taxable income.
Social Security works. It does what it was designed to do, and although this was not the concern when it was set up, it actually boosts the national output above what it distributes. It is a win-win-win.
Reform does not mean raising taxes on the rich. It means cutting tax subsidies to the rich to slow the dramatic shift of wealth from the middle class to the very rich.
With tax season upon us, taxpayers are not the only ones preparing for tax filing day. The Internal Revenue Service warns consumers that there are sophisticated scams targeting taxpayers throughout the country.
The right-wing thinkers at Heritage may object that they have the right to pay their president whatever they feel like. Of course they are right, but the issue here is whether they have the right to force taxpayers to subsidize the bloated salary they pay to their president.
As exciting as the social enterprises presented were, the most interesting and perspective-changing lesson for me was the Vietnamese flat tax.
That conciliatory atmosphere no longer exists in Washington. Perhaps the award to Bush will remind both parties that compromise works.
In growing economies like Vietnam's, we are seeing innovations in business--through both national and foreign investments. But the government, almost 40 years after the US left, is also empowering social enterprises with its reforms.
The ancient promise of a just society is a command that should ache in our hearts as we gaze upon the effects of our own political indifference. Turning away is the very worst kind of redistribution: a callous misallocation of the human capacity to do the right thing.