More Taxes Articles

  • Americans are not serious about government debt

    The gross U.S. government debt now stands at $17 trillion, more than double what it was a decade ago. It's still expanding, as the Treasury pays out more than it takes in, and the shortfall is expected to grow over the next decade. So it's deeply gratifying to learn that Americans are "highly...

  • Senate approves $8.7 billion budget; sends to Lincoln Chafee

    The Rhode Island Senate on Monday endorsed an $8.7 billion budget for the coming fiscal year that legislative leaders said makes bold changes to help the state economy, and sent it to Gov. Lincoln Chafee for his expected signature.

  • Medtronic pursues better economic health by moving principle offices from U.S. to Ireland

    Medical device giant Medtronic is now the largest firm to renounce its U.S. tax status as it legally moves operations to Ireland, where taxes are more business-friendly.

  • Tax expert: Obamacare will make 2015 IRS filings 'most chaotic in years'

    Obamacare's confusing tax credits, coupled with fines and the implementation of previously delayed mandates, will make the 2015 tax filing season “one of the most chaotic in years,” a national tax expert and tax preparer warned House lawmakers today.

  • IRS sent 'massive' database of tax exempt groups to FBI weeks before 2010 election

    Internal Revenue Service officials sent the Federal Bureau of Investigation a "massive" database listing of tax exempt organizations just a few weeks before the November 2010 elections, House investigators announced Monday. Oversight and Government Reform Chairmen Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and...

  • Republicans should reclaim Ronald Reagan's economic voice

    Despite a shrinking economy in the first quarter and outright declines for consumer spending and manufacturing in April, the May jobs report delivered the fourth-straight monthly gain above 200,000, with nonfarm payrolls jumping 217,000. This is the best four-month increase since late 1999. And...

  • Should taxpayers insure office buildings and sports stadiums against terrorist attacks?

    As you watch the Stanley Cup or NBA finals this week, keep in mind that you, as a taxpayer, are bearing some of the carrying costs of the arenas where the Rangers and Kings are skating, and the Spurs and Heat are shooting.



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