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Category: Taxes

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Personal_Finance

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

10 Facts That Show Our Taxes Are Worse Than You Thought / Personal_Finance / Taxes

By: John_Mauldin

The article I’m highlighting this week will make half of the readers indignant and the other half feel righteously vindicated in their thinking. I have no idea which half you are in. What is so controversial? Who pays taxes and why they should.

The piece was written by Mark J. Perry, whose bio tells us that he’s a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan. So yes, he is a conservative.

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Politics

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Thieving IRA Going Beyond Extortion to Outright Theft / Politics / Taxes

By: Jeff_Berwick

People need to realize what government is. It isn’t there to protect you. All government really is is a criminal enterprise that is the most successful one in each geographical jurisdiction.

The only difference between the mafia and government is size. And the IRS is just the largest protection racket in the US.

If you pay the IRS its “protection money,” which they call taxes, they won’t kidnap you and put you into a rape camp. That’s the “protection.”

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Politics

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Why The US Should Introduce VAT And Carbon Taxes Instead / Politics / Taxes

By: John_Mauldin

BY JOHN MAULDIN : Economists of pretty much every stripe will agree that a consumption tax has fewer negative effects than an income tax does. That’s because incentives matter.

If you want more of something, then tax it less; if you want less of something, tax it more. It’s about that simple.

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Politics

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Cutting US Income Taxes Will Blow Out The Budget / Politics / Taxes

By: John_Mauldin

BY JOHN MAULDIN : The cost of health care runs well over $1.1 trillion. Social Security is almost $1 trillion. Defense spending is $620 billion.

Entitlement programs for our nation’s seniors and low-income individuals and families run $550 billion. (That includes food stamps, disability, affordable housing, earned-income tax credits, childcare tax credits, and so on.)

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Politics

Monday, February 20, 2017

Trump’s Tax System Could Spark The Wave Of Self-Employment / Politics / Taxes

By: John_Mauldin

Government is necessary.

That means we have to pay for the things government does. Hence, we have taxes.

The goal of tax policy should be simple: raise the required revenue to pay for whatever government actually—minimally—needs to do. And government should do those things as fairly and neutrally as possible.

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Politics

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Proposed Tax Reforms Face Enormous Headwinds / Politics / Taxes

By: John_Mauldin

Dr. Lacy Hunt and Van Hoisington of Hoisington Investment Management produce a must-read quarterly letter I’ve featured multiple times in my weekly newsletter, Outside the Box (subscribe here for free).

This piece on tax reform is one of the most important pieces they’ve written in a long time.

Lacy and Van establish that proposed tax reforms will face enormous headwinds that were not there during previous tax-reform eras. This means that the benefits that Republicans think will accrue are likely to take longer to appear… and be less than expected. And that means it will take more than what is proposed right now to jump-start the economy.

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Politics

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Why the State Needs to Increase Taxes / Politics / Taxes

By: Walter_Brasch

Pennsylvanians are justifiably angry at paying the highest gas prices in the nation. The average price per gallon is $2.65, 27 cents higher than the highest price in the other 49 states. An additional eight cent tax was added this month. Until 2019, Pennsylvanians will be paying an additional $2.3 billion a year in taxes and fees—$11.5 billion total—to improve the state’s infrastructure. In addition to the increased tax on gas at the pumps, Pennsylvania motorists will also be spending more for license registrations, renewals, and title certificates.

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Politics

Monday, October 24, 2016

The US Is NOT a Low-Tax Jurisdiction / Politics / Taxes

By: John_Mauldin

BY JARED DILLIAN : Trump has been running his mouth about how the US is one of the highest-taxed countries in the world. This really makes the journalists upset. They say that it’s false. Every time he says this, they have a conniption.

How can it be true? How can we have higher taxes than Sweden—where taxes are so high that everything is free, there are ponies everywhere, and everyone is happy?

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Politics

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Apple Tax Grab by EU Invades IRS Airspace / Politics / Taxes

By: John_Browne

On August 30th, the European Union (EU) Commission ordered the Irish government to reclaim some $14.6 billion of so-called back taxes plus interest from Apple Inc. The order challenged sovereign tax authority within the EU and well-established international tax rules. The aggressive stance of the Commission set off a furor of high level political argument among taxing authorities and multinational companies accustomed to complex but legal international tax planning. Apple's case was big enough to place it at center stage in a simmering problem for governments in striking a balance between attracting businesses, creating jobs, generating taxes and deciding precisely what type of earnings can be taxed.

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Politics

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Offshore Shakedown: FATCA, The Panama Papers and Why You Need a Self-Directed IRA / Politics / Taxes

By: Jeff_Berwick

I recently sat down for an interview with TDV Offshore‘s Managing Director Paul Seymour to discuss the worsening worldwide situation for financial privacy and economic survival. Topics included the Panama Papers, precious metals, self-directed IRAs, 401Ks, The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) , offshore bank accounts, offshore corporations and Paul’s belief that a financial catastrophe may loom as soon as October 2016.

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Personal_Finance

Friday, June 03, 2016

Happy Tax Freedom Day! Video / Personal_Finance / Taxes

By: Mario_Innecco

happy tax freedom day to all my viewers in the UK it's Friday jun 3rd 2016 and
yeah what is tax freedom day
well according to the adam smith institute they calculate tax freedom day
and basically it's the day tax rate and a is a measure of when Britain's stop
paying tax and putting their earnings into their own pocket
so into 2016 according to the adam smith institute every penny the average person
earned for working up to and including jun 2nd went to the tax men
jun 3rd from june third onwards
they're paying themselves so what this means is that is that this year the
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborn gobbled up the first hundred
fifty four days of our earnings from every source so

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ElectionOracle

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

This is the Era of the Democrats and Your Taxes are Going Up / ElectionOracle / Taxes

By: Harry_Dent

If Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clinch their party’s nominations, Americans will have to pick between the two most hated candidates for the presidency in history.

Hillary has an unfavorable rating of 56%. Not much better than Trump at 64%.

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Politics

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Another Record Collection from Federal Taxes / Politics / Taxes

By: BATR

There is not a single American alive that has a recollection of a time without a Federal Income Tax. Yet, the country existed and prospered greatly before the constitution was perverted to fleece the pockets of Americans. As with most deceptive schemes to defraud, the sales pitch seldom resembles the reality of the final outcome. The fact that the excessive growth, reach and scope of the District of Criminals government has developed into an oppressive empire during this time, is no accident.

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Politics

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Oppressed U.S. Taxpayer, A Morally Sound Tax Reform Proposal / Politics / Taxes

By: Antonius_Aquinas

This year, Americans’ day of tribute to their federal overlords falls on April 18.  As calculated by the Tax Foundation, the average American will work from January 1 to April 24 (Tax Freedom Day) to pay his share of taxes to all levels of government with some $3.3 trillion to be forked over to the federal government and $1.6 trillion to state and local jurisdictions.*

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Politics

Friday, April 15, 2016

How Elites Justify Global Taxation - Anatomy of a Jubilee Psyop / Politics / Taxes

By: Jeff_Berwick

In this article I will explain how the Panama Papers leak, an appearance by Alan Greenspan on national television and a Spring Meeting (of the IMF and World Bank down in Washington DC) create an argument for global taxation.

It’s not something I intended to write about, but the pieces fell into place yesterday and provide us with an object lesson about the way the world works. Actually, I’m writing this on April 14, a very timely tax extortion day for Americans.

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Politics

Saturday, February 06, 2016

The End of Tax Havens? / Politics / Taxes

By: Casey_Research

By Jeff Thomas

The image above is of a World War II German Panzer tank. So, what does that have to do with tax havens? I’ll get to that soon.

But first, let’s look at the Isle of Jersey, one of the islands in the English Channel. Most people think of it as a British tax haven, but it’s not, strictly speaking, a part of the UK and not a member of the EU. It’s a self-governing parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy and has its own legal, judicial, and, most importantly, financial systems. For decades, it’s been a choice location for those who seek to avoid taxation.

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Politics

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Financial Repression Authority Predicts Massive Tax Grab Coming in 2016 at All Levels of Government / Politics / Taxes

By: Gordon_T_Long

A Massive 'Tax Grab' Must Now Be Expected

The Financial Repression Authority sees the massive government tax grab already quietly underway accelerating in 2016 in most of the developed economies.

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Personal_Finance

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

U.S. Taxes - How I Beat the IRS / Personal_Finance / Taxes

By: Rodney_Johnson

A month ago I got a love letter from the IRS. Well, it didn’t exactly express emotion, but it definitely made clear they wanted to see me, and soon.

I was being audited.

The tax year in question was 2013, and they wanted to focus on K-1’s, basis for stock transactions, charitable contributions, and health insurance payments. I did what anyone would do. I called my accountant.

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Companies

Friday, November 20, 2015

A Secret New Government Tax -- Unveiled / Companies / Taxes

By: EWI

Dear Investor,

Did you know for one major financial sector the Great Recession never ended?

One look at this chart of the KBW Bank Index and the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index, and you can see it for yourself:

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Stock-Markets

Friday, October 16, 2015

The Most Important Thing in the World / Stock-Markets / Taxes

By: John_Mauldin

By Jared Dillian

As I write this, I am watching the Mets play the Dodgers and not watching the Democratic debate. I can catch the highlights on Twitter. I am half expecting someone to propose a tax rate of over 100%.

Something I’m sure will be suggested at some point is a financial transactions tax, a tiny tax placed on every single financial transaction: stocks, bonds, and derivatives.

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