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Tax and Politics

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Internet Taxes Coming to a Mouse Near You
As a struggling economy tightens state budgets across the country, more state capitols are taxing internet sales to lessen the pinch. But what counts as these internet taxes? More States Adopting Internet Taxes Online sales taxes are coming to more a...
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Washington Argues Over Tax Hikes on Wealthy
Tax cuts are at the center of attention in Washington again as president Barack Obama and Democrats hope to raise income taxes on the wealthy. But the tax hikes are far from certain. D.C. Tax Warfare Heats Up as “Fiscal Cliff” Nears It’...
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2009 Tax Bills Lowest Over Past Three Decades
If you noticed your 2009 federal income tax bill was a bit lighter than normal, then you weren’t alone. 2009 tax bills were the lowest in decades. The Great Recession brought many families tough economic times, and Uncle Sam sought to help out by r...
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Does Mitt Romney Owe Back Taxes?
Presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has received a lot of media attention over the past couple weeks. And who knows whether it’s helpful for his campaign to be leader of the free world. Romney is known for making a ...
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Sports Tax Breaks: A Favorite of State Capitals
When it comes to professional sports, every city wants a piece of the pie. So cities and states giving tax breaks for big league sports teams to locate and stay within their borders is nothing new. But with anything involving tax dollars, controversy...
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Tax Tribunals Created In More States
Anyone who’s been to U.S. Tax Court knows how much of a hassle – or blessing – it can be. Not only does it impact your schedule, but it can place an overwhelming stress on your family. It can also be another reason to hire a lawyer, or a line o...
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Supreme Court Cuts Investigations for Tax Schemes
If you’ve ever had to work for a living chances are you probably hated one of your bosses over the years. But you’d probably think differently if that boss was a complicated tax shelter saving you millions of dollars. Enter: the Supreme Court. Wh...
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States Collect More Tax Revenue
States across the US lost out on billions of dollars in valuable tax revenue over the past few years, but they’re now recouping a bit more as the economy starts picking up. Better Economy, More Tax Revenue An improving economy combined with enhance...
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Former Lt. Governor Abel Maldonado in IRS Tax Heat
Average Joes commonly think that politicians have it easy. They get to work the system, make connections, and avoid certain things, like taxes. But tell that to former California Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado, who now finds himself in the middle...
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Peyton Manning to Pay Less Income Tax in Colorado
In one of 2012’s biggest sports deals, star NFL quarterback Peyton Manning signed a $96 million, five-year deal with the Denver Broncos. Released by the Indianapolis Colts to free up some capital, Manning was courted and sought by multiple teams. P...
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