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What's in Your Mailbox? Tips on What to Do When Uncle Sam Comes Knocking

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.25.2014 | Money
Steve Mariotti

Every year, one in 10 of us receives the dreaded letter. You know the one -- and you probably don't want to open it: the IRS requesting more information about your finances.

Congressman Bill Foster Explains Why Middle Class Tax Cuts Lead to Economic Growth

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Mary Manning Cleveland

If you give a dollar to a middle class family, they will spend it in the local economy and spur growth, or they will use it to make a high return investment, such as paying for their children's college.

The Promise of Redistribution

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

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.

Bringing International Tax Rules Into the 21st Century

OECD | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business

It's a watershed moment for international tax policy. The debate over tax evasion by the wealthy and tax avoidance by multinational corporations has never before grabbed so many headlines or caused so much anger.

Looking at Entrepreneurship From a Theoretical Perspective, with Leading Expert Peter Klein

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.01.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

I have built my career on the belief that all students can benefit from learning how to start and maintain a small business. But without understanding the theoretical underpinnings of this movement, we lose some of its significance.

For Your End-of-Year Charitable Giving, Give Directly

Ken Stern | Posted 02.28.2014 | Impact
Ken Stern

One of the greatest weaknesses of the current development system is that vast sums of money earmarked for direct aid to the poor gets siphoned off before it reaches intended recipients. In barely two years, Give Directly has pioneered a new and very promising approach to poverty relief.

In Praise of Taxes

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Let's pray for taxation. Without it we would have no way to protect the most vulnerable among us, to assist the most needy, and, most important of all, to enshrine in law the principle of responsibility for others.

Bringing International Tax Rules Into the 21st Century

Pascal Saint-Amans | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Pascal Saint-Amans

The debate over tax evasion by the wealthy and tax avoidance by multinational corporations has never before grabbed so many headlines or caused so much anger. To regain the confidence and trust of our citizens, there is a pressing need for action.

Tax the Churches

Walker Bragman | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

If we are to maintain the separation of church and state we must adapt to deal with the problems that arise.

'Til Death Do Us Part

Lisa Longo | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Lisa Longo

Any contract that has at its essence an invalid clause is in and of itself invalid. So to me, every marriage is invalid as long as two adults are barred from marriage. It is an immoral clause, and a moral cause.

When Tax Reform Means Soaking the Rich

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

Tax reform has evolved into one of the emptier platitudes of U.S. politics. Politicians support "tax reform" in the same way that they support "a strong national defense," "fiscal responsibility," and "pro-growth economic policies." It's a brave statement in search of a challenge. Is anyone ever against tax reform?

Stretching Your Tax Refund

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 06.17.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

While it is tempting to splurge on your tax refund, dedicating a significant portion of your refund to savings is a great way to establish and/or strengthen your personal economy to weather financial emergencies. Start stretching your tax refund by doing the following.

How Democrats Will Destroy Progressive Government

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

Our whole national argument about taxes -- we pay too much! They pay too little! -- is misplaced. At best, it's a proxy for the real argument we should be having. To use Holmes's terms, we argue endlessly about the price when we should be debating the civilization.

REVEALED: Huge Drop In Amount Of Profits Corporations Pay In Taxes | Posted 05.27.2013 | Business

Procter & Gamble, the Cincinnati-based company behind Pampers diapers and Tide detergent, reported a federal tax burden in 1969 that was 40 percent of...

Congress and the Taxing of Technology

Steve Pociask | Posted 04.01.2013 | Technology
Steve Pociask

During the first half of this year, Congress should work to reintroduce two pieces of legislation from last session -- the Wireless Tax Fairness Act and the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act -- as well as write new legislation to ensure a permanent extension of the Internet tax moratorium.

Polls Show Sharp Turn by Registered Voters, Against Republicans, Concerning Taxes

Eric Zuesse | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

There has been a vast and important change of mind among the electorate, regarding the issue of taxes. On 13 July 2012, McClatchy Newspapers headline...

Save the Estate Tax by Smartly Dedicating Its Funds

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

If liberals want to preserve the estate tax, the most progressive tax of all, they need to dedicate its revenues to a specific program, not just deficit reduction. But not all programs are created equal.

Heading for the Cliff: Why the Republican Low Tax Dogma Is Doomed

Marten Weber | Posted 11.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

The real mystery is, although Mr.Norquist and his ilk seem like smart guys, why do they and so many others in the Republican Party not recognize the conundrum they are facing?

Are 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks Ignoring a Major Source of Tax Dollars?

Jerry Lanson | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Jerry Lanson

The president won this year's election, and he won it by several million votes. If he has to lead us over that this much-hyped cliff to demonstrate to Americans just how greedy the wealthy and corporate backers of the Republican Party are, then so be it.

The Fantasy World Of The Persecuted Rich | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's secretly recorded diatribe against the 47 percent of Americans who pay no income taxes revealed a lot of things about him, one of them b...

Paul Ryan Budget Would Slash Romney's Taxes Almost To ZERO | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

Already, there is a curious bit of conventional wisdom taking hold that Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan is shrewd because it will draw attention fro...

Will France's Extremely High Income Tax Scare Away The Rich?

Brian Sullivan|CNBC | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business

What is 75 percent of €0.00? French president Francois Hollande wants to go back to the future on taxes. When running for the job he eventuall...

Surprising Statistic Reveals How Little U.S. Taxpayers Actually Pay | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics

Americans paid the lowest tax rates in 30 years to the federal government in 2009, in part because of tax cuts President Obama sought to combat the Gr...

The Problem With Taxing Cigarettes: Everyone Lives Longer!

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.10.2012 | Business

If ever there was something that worked too well, the cigarette tax might be it. A new study published by the Congressional Budget Office shows tha...

The Certainty of Debt and Taxes - The Fiscal Cliff Burden of Proof

Warren Mosler | Posted 09.08.2012 | Business
Warren Mosler

Federal deficit reduction should be off the table, and the burden of proof of a sufficiently high long term inflation risk be on those who want to put the deficit back on the table.