By Mark Tapscott | 12/06/13 09:31 AM
Whether people say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays," one thing they shouldn't have to say about the favorite season of kids everywhere is "Christmas tree tax." But this perennial stinker of an idea from special-interest grinches with connections in the Obama White House is back, this time...
By Nicholas E. Calio | 12/05/13 02:23 PM
Congressional budget negotiators may be closing in on a limited agreement that would provide relief from the fiscal drama of the past few years. Unfortunately, they are doing so at the expense of air travelers and in a way that significantly increases federal spending — precisely the wrong...
By Bloomberg News | 12/05/13 10:05 AM
U.S. companies could encounter higher borrowing costs under a congressional tax plan that would reverse a 29-year-old policy making it easier for other countries’ residents to invest in U.S. corporate debt.
12/02/13 05:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — On perhaps the busiest online shopping day of the year, the Supreme Court refused to wade into a dispute over state sales taxes for purchases on websites like Amazon.com, an outcome likely to prompt more states to attempt to collect taxes on Internet sales. Monday's court...
By Timothy P. Carney | 12/02/13 03:09 PM
If you're a business, the best way to get fat profit margins is by erecting (or finding yourself surrounded by) barriers to entry. Regulations are often efforts by incumbent businesses to erect barriers to entry, thus allowing for higher profit margins.
12/02/13 10:57 AM
The justices, without comment, today rejected appeals by Amazon and another Internet retailer, Overstock.com Inc., which said New York is violating the Constitution by demanding tax collection from companies that don’t have facilities in the state. New York’s top court upheld the state law.
11/27/13 09:03 AM
Media reports are filled with stories of wealthy New Yorkers and pro golfers in California threatening to move to escape high taxes. Travis Brown, author of "How Money Walks," said there is a "mass exodus" of money from high tax to low tax states. He said New York is losing $7,100 a minute in...
By Bloomberg News | 11/27/13 08:49 AM
With less than three weeks until their deadline, U.S. budget negotiators have yet to break an impasse over revenue, prompting lawmakers to draft plans to blunt $19 billion in defense cuts set to start in January.
By Paul Bedard | 11/27/13 07:44 AM
Lawmakers frustrated that Congress won't consider comprehensive immigration or tax reform can blame the 906 pages it took to write the Affordable Care Act and the subsequent 20,000 pages of regulations to enforce Obamacare.
By Sean Higgins | 11/26/13 05:29 PM
It's official: Union-managed multi-employer health insurance plans are getting a special exemption from an Affordable Care Act -- also known as Obamacare -- tax. To make up for the lost revenue, taxes are going up on other plans. The rules change, first proposed by the White House earlier this...
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