Category Archives: Taxes
The Internal Revenue Service has recently admitted that it has been targeting conservative-leaning non-profits for review, choosing to scrutinize groups with words like “tea party” and “patriot” in the name. This is certainly a serious problem for citizens of the United States. The IRS holds our collective nuts in a vice. It just has to [...]
This is just flat out hilarious. I would hazard to say that of the Americans that fit into one of those categories, a very precious few have situations like that.
We are all getting used to the 4.2% we are contributing to the United States government under the guise of the social security payroll tax instead of the previous 6.2%. The “temporary” tax reduction was first in effect on Jan 1, 2011, was set to expire on Dece 31, 2011, was extended until Feb 29, [...]
There is a report in today's Blade that the Metroparks Board is seeking additional money through a second levy which will be placed on the ballot in November. The Metroparks already has a 1.4-mill operating levy, which also runs 10 years. It was replaced in 2007 and generates about $10.8 million a year for general [...]
They may not like it, but Houstonians are about the face another tax. I may not be able to define tax, but I know one when I see one, and this is surely one.
Republicans finally seem interested in getting something done. My own personal views on the “tax cut” are expressed perfectly by President Barack Obama himself. Washington shouldn’t hike taxes on working Americans right now. But that’s exactly what’s going to happen at the end of this month, in a couple of weeks, if Congress doesn’t do [...]
Ask yourself this question. Do you prefer to know the provider’s cost of an item or service only to be later disappointed that you have to pay taxes and fees on top of all that as in the case of automobiles, airline tickets and rental cars, or do you prefer to know the total cost [...]
Image via Wikipedia The Blade jumps on Wood County editorially today, bashing the commission for neglecting to even let the voters decide if they want to extend the amount they are currently overtaxed for shit they don’t use or need. In a typical year, the number of Wood County residents who visit the zoo equals [...]
Image by Getty Images via @daylife Talk about your winds of change. I received the following email this morning. It has obviously been forwarded a number of times, and I am posting it here because it’s both troublesome and true. Peace! The gentleman who sent me this is in the real estate business – buying [...]
Image by farlane via Flickr Michigan begins a new program on Oct 1. (That’s this Friday. Where the f**k did the summer go?) Under the new scheme, Michigan vehicle owners will be given the option to contribute $10 extra for their vehicle registration, and in exchange for the contribution, they will receive an annual pass [...]