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Category: Taxes

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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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Politics

Friday, September 11, 2015

Here's Everything Wrong with Jeb Bush's Tax Reform Plan / Politics / Taxes

By: ...

MoneyMorning.com Michael E. Lewitt writes: Like much of his campaign, Jeb Bush's tax reform plan is "weak tea."

Bush proposes to reduce tax rates, which is a good thing. But he just doesn't go far enough.

Rather than a bold program to radically reshape the unproductive U.S. tax code, Bush does not go far enough to rewrite the DNA of the U.S. economy.

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Personal_Finance

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

How to Preserve Your Family’s Wealth / Personal_Finance / Taxes

By: Investment_U

I remember the scene well. It was the middle of drizzly, cool morning when the hum of the floatplane’s engine echoed through the mountains. The plane circled overhead once and landed on the strip of saltwater in front of us.

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Personal_Finance

Friday, June 19, 2015

Tax Havens the Worlds Last Economic Alamo / Personal_Finance / Taxes

By: Casey_Research

Jeff Thomas writes: “And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.” – Luke 2:1, New Testament

“Since the beginning of recorded history, the business of government has been wealth confiscation.” – Ron Holland

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Politics

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Police State and Property Taxes… What You Can Do About It / Politics / Taxes

By: Casey_Research

By Nick Giambruno

A police officer pulled over Floyd Dent for a routine traffic stop.

A violent altercation followed.

The officer dragged Dent out of his car, appeared to put him in a chokehold, and punched him in the head. He then used his stun gun.

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Politics

Saturday, June 06, 2015

How Governments Keep You and Your Money From Leaving / Politics / Taxes

By: MISES

Ryan W. McMaken writes: The IRS reports that more people renounced their US citizenship during the first quarter of 2015 than during any other quarter in history. Notably, a sizable portion of those renouncing their citizenship are doing so to escape heavy taxation. The United States one of only a handful of OECD nations that imposes a "worldwide" tax on its citizens and residents-- and is the only country other than the military dictatorship of Eritrea that taxes its citizens living abroad on literally all forms of income.

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Politics

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Is It Illegal To Not Pay Taxes? / Politics / Taxes

By: Jeff_Berwick

Human beings have a major cognitive dissonance problem when it comes to taxes.  For some reason they don't see it as an armed extortion racket.  Some even think it is "voluntary"... but as we'll show, it is far from voluntary.

Some people may fail to file taxes for numerous reasons, like personal or business problems, feelings of hopelessness or fear due to the burdensome tax process, anti-theft sentiments, or beliefs that the penalty won’t be worse than the expense and trouble of filing.

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Politics

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Those Gruelling U.S. Tax Rates: A Global Perspective / Politics / Taxes

By: Steve_H_Hanke

The Tax Foundation released its inaugural “International Tax Competitiveness Index” (ITCI) on September 15th, 2014. The United States was ranked an abysmal 32nd out of the 34 OECD member countries for the year 2014. (See accompanying Table 1.) The European welfare states such as Norway, Sweden and Denmark, with their large social welfare systems, still managed to have less burdensome tax systems on local businesses than the U.S. The U.S. is even ranked below Italy, the country that has had such a pervasive problem with tax evasion that the head of its Agency of Revenue (roughly equivalent to the Internal Revenue Service in the United States) recently joked that Italians don’t pay taxes because they were Catholic and hence were used to “gaining absolution.” In fact, according to the ranking, only France and Portugal have the dubious honor of operating less competitive tax systems than the United States.

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Politics

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Is Legal Tax Avoidance Extinct in the UK? / Politics / Taxes

By: MISES

Simon Wilson writes: In the context of the financial crisis, and the government’s ever expanding fiscal deficit, it is perhaps no surprise that the issue of taxation has become one of the most hotly debated topics in the United Kingdom’s upcoming election. Nor is it surprising that the establishment has successfully avoided any discussion of what makes dealing with the deficit so imperative, namely, the taxpayer bailout of the banking system.

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Personal_Finance

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The Tax Collector’s Puzzle - WAIT: Don't File Those Taxes Just Yet! / Personal_Finance / Taxes

By: Casey_Research

Those of you in the US know that it’s the least wonderful time of the year: tax time.

Hopefully you haven’t filed your tax return just yet. Maybe you rushed it in because you feel ever so grateful to your government for letting you keep some of your hard-earned cash. Or maybe—like most of us—you wait 'til the very last day out of principle.

Either way, chances are you’re leaving money on the table. We want to show you how to get most of it back.

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Politics

Friday, April 03, 2015

More Unofficial U.S. Capital Controls: PFIC Rules / Politics / Taxes

By: Casey_Research

By Nick Giambruno

It ranks at the very top of potential tax nightmares, especially if you invest internationally.

This nightmare could become a reality if you happen to invest in what the IRS deems a Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC), which are taxed at exorbitant rates and have highly complex reporting rules. Most foreign mutual funds are PFICs, as are certain foreign stocks.

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Politics

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Fear of IRS Tax Audits Diminish / Politics / Taxes

By: BATR

The announcement that Federal government’s tax-take hits all-time high as the federal government collected a record amount of taxes in fiscal year 2014, topping $3 trillion in revenue for the first time in its history, has the tax man taking a bigger bite than ever. Yet, the take that the collection bureau seems un-phased from all their scandals to put the taxpayer through their third degree audits are easing up. Why? The answer may surprise when the ledger is tallied up.

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Personal_Finance

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Self Assessment Tax Return Filing Deadline Today, Last Chance to Avoid £100 Fine / Personal_Finance / Taxes

By: N_Walayat

Britians' self assessment tax payers have just 12 hours left to go (Midnight 31st Jan) in filing online returns and paying any taxes due to avoid the automatic £100 fine and interest due on outstanding tax that could easily see the total penalty mushroom to over £1000!. Whilst those who have put off filing returns maybe thinking it is now too late to start need to realise or recall just how easy it has become to file online returns with the HMRC that includes as you go input validation and automatic calculation of tax due.

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Politics

Friday, January 30, 2015

An Often Overlooked Predator: State Governments and Income Taxes / Politics / Taxes

By: Casey_Research

Nick Giambruno writes: International Man is all about making the most of your personal freedom and financial opportunity around the world. To do this, by definition, you must minimize the amount of money any government takes from you.

Unlike every other country in the world, the US successfully taxes its nonresident citizens on their global income. This means Americans living abroad have to not only deal with the tax system in the foreign country in which they live, but also with the multiple layers of tax bureaucracy from the US. It’s a uniquely American burden.

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Politics

Monday, January 19, 2015

People Have More Money? Let’s Tax It! / Politics / Taxes

By: MISES

John P. Cochran writes: As highlighted by David Henderson and Peter Boettke, markets and competition are like weeds, not delicate flowers. Economies recover even from severe boom-bust episodes and despite growth-retarding regime uncertainty. Even burdensome regulation, per Pierre Lemieux, causes a “slow-motion collapse” or stagnation, not a crash. But one thing can be counted on, as innovation or recovery begin to deliver additional spending power to the productive class of the economy, the “unmet needs” crowd will just as quickly be out clamoring for a heightened government share of the ‘bounty’ for some imagined greater public good.

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Politics

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Judge This Country by Its Enemies / Politics / Taxes

By: Casey_Research


By Nick Giambruno

Pop quiz: can you name this free-market jurisdiction in the Western hemisphere?

Here are some of its attributes:

  • Personal income tax: NONE
  • Corporate income tax: NONE
  • Capital gains tax: NONE
  • Taxation of dividends: NONE
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Politics

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Preventing Taxpaying Milk Cows from Seeking Greener Pastures / Politics / Taxes

By: Casey_Research

By Nick Giambruno

It’s undeniable that the window of opportunity is getting smaller… especially when you connect all the dots and see the big picture.

To help connect those dots, it’s important to understand the things that make being an American citizen uniquely burdensome.

First, Americans are the only people in the entire world who effectively suffer under an inescapable, worldwide system of taxation.

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Companies

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Best Hope for Reducing Taxes… Isn't What You Think / Companies / Taxes

By: Money_Morning

Michael E. Lewitt writes: It appears that the move by Warren Buffett-backed Burger King Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: BKW) to buy iconic Canadian fast food chain Tim Hortons Inc. (USA) (NYSE: THI) and relocate to Canada to lower its corporate tax rate was the straw that broke the camel's back when it comes to tax inversion deals.

One has to wonder whether the wily Mr. Buffett was not only trying to make money but doing his best to accelerate much-needed tax reform when he agreed to finance BKW's expansion into the northland...

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