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December 21, 2017
Tax Bill Passes & Will Likely Cut Your Taxes a Lot
The House of Representatives and the Senate, after a brief hiccup, finally passed the Tax...
April 17, 2017
Where your taxes go
Tomorrow taxes are due. So it's fitting to contemplate where your tax money goes. To...
March 28, 2017
Trump’s next try: tax cuts
His immigration order was knocked down by the courts. His healthcare plan was vetoed by...
April 20, 2016
How to go after guns despite the Second Amendment
The Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights protects the right of Americans to own...
November 17, 2014
Why pastors’ housing allowance is tax-exempt
As we reported, an appeals court upheld the practice of pastors not having to pay...
November 14, 2014
Pastors’ housing allowance upheld
Pastors have traditionally been allowed to take a large percentage of their salary as a...
August 26, 2014
Why corporations move
We blogged about "inversions," when a corporation moves its official headquarters to another country. George...
August 22, 2014
Would you trade the income tax for a value added tax?
A former Treasury official in the George H. W. Bush administration has put forward a...
August 07, 2014
Corporations changing their citizenship
The corporate tax rate in the United States is 35%, the highest of all developed...
April 15, 2014
IRS may go after underwater homeowners
Homeowners who were underwater on their homes but who took advantage of mortgage relief programs...
April 15, 2014
IRS was going after the children to collect parents’ debts–but stopped!
A sentence was stuck into the Farm Bill removing the 10 year statute of limitations...
April 02, 2014
Higher taxes if you had wealthy parents
Taxing the wealthy isn't enough, some are saying. Let's tax people who had wealthy parents. ...
January 16, 2014
Policy lessons from the Beatles
The Beatles are hailed as icons of the Sixties counter-culture. But in a lot of...
January 06, 2014
Tax breaks that have expired as of Jan. 1
Fifty-five tax breaks have expired with the new year. Some are clearly special-interest perks. Others...
November 25, 2013
Court throws out pastors’ housing allowance tax break
Pastors and other church workers have long been able to take part of their compensation...
September 03, 2013
IRS recognizes same-sex marriages
When the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, social conservatives consoled themselves...
August 15, 2013
Taxation without representation
Just what school children need: more internet! President Obama has a new signature program in...
June 28, 2013
In yet another example of using taxes to control people's behavior, it is now being...
June 18, 2013
Taxes as a means of control
The Constitution limits the federal government's power, but it does give Congress the power to...
January 03, 2013
What all is in the Fiscal Cliff bill
The Fiscal Cliff bill did more than extend the Bush tax cuts for everyone except...
January 02, 2013
Congress scrambles back up the cliff
Congress stayed up late last night and at 10:35 p.m. voted 257 to 167 to...
January 01, 2013
We have jumped off the cliff
The good news is that the Republican and Democratic leadership seems to have come to...
December 28, 2012
How much the fiscal cliff will cost you
To descend from the theoretical to the tangible, here is how much your taxes will...
December 21, 2012
Voting for “plan B” would not violate the pledge
In the fiscal cliff negotiations, President Obama wants to renew the Bush tax cuts for...
December 19, 2012
If you have a big estate, die or give it away by January 1
Income taxes for everyone are not the only taxes that will jump up, should we...
December 12, 2012
Surprise in Obamacare
Obamacare was passed so quickly that, admittedly, lawmakers did not have time to so much...
December 11, 2012
Short sellers’ fiscal cliff
The Bush tax cuts aren't the only measures that expire on New Year's Day. So...
December 03, 2012
Cutting charitable deductions
The Republican proposal to step away from the fiscal cliff is to raise revenue by...
November 30, 2012
Each party’s wrong ideas on taxes
As our lawmakers try to prevent us from falling off the "fiscal cliff" when the...
November 29, 2012
On New Year's Day, the Bush-era tax cuts will expire and mandatory cuts in government...
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