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  • Jeb Bush is not a 'common' man
    Jeb Bush takes a hit in popularity with release of new radio attack ad
    ‘Politics Stinks,’ a political watchdog organization wants voters to know that Jeb Bush is no common man, despite his statements to the contrary. The group on Friday, July 3 released a new Jeb Bush radio ad (click here to listen) at a...
  • California scheming: State to boost gas tax as less driving affects revenues
    California scheming: State to boost gas tax as less driving affects revenues
    There is something always to remember about activism... it is only important until what people rally against begins to affect their wallets and bottom lines. And on June 3, this axiom is coming to pass in California's eco-policies for lower...
  • Australian government removes controversial tampon tax
    Australian government removes controversial tampon tax
    The song “Taxman” by the Beatles focused on onerous taxes with lines such as: “If you drive a car, I'll tax the street. If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat. If you get too cold I'll tax the heat. If you take a walk,...
  • Speaking of the cottage
    Speaking of the cottage
    Your family has always had a great time at your cottage so it’s natural to assume you’ll be handing it off to your family after you’re gone. But if you don’t ask your adult children what they really want and plan for the...
  • Tax deduction tips for self employed individuals
    Tax deduction tips for self employed individuals
    When people think of self-employed individuals, they think of people who work at home in their pajamas and do not have a care in the world. While it is true that some self-employed people do work in their pajamas they still have to pay taxes just...
  • Tax shocks for retirees
    Tax shocks for retirees
    You have been diligently paying your income taxes for many years and perhaps, in most years, you have enjoyed a tax refund. Then you retire – and in your first year of retirement you get a (perhaps expensive) surprise: no tax refund. Instead...
  • Exempt Property Owned by Nonprofits
    Will charitable nonprofits accept taxation or face extinction?
    Should Pennsylvania’s charitable nonprofits be taxed?Charitable nonprofits reviewingare tax-exempt under federal rules, but they can be taxed in the states where they operate. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania currently dominates several...
  • Guide to IRS 1040 tax forms for 2014, 2015
    Your guide to IRS 1040 tax forms for 2014, 2015
    There are thousands of tax forms that the IRS has available for taxpayers to use to file their taxes. However, with so many forms it’s common for taxpayers to become stressed out when it’s time for them to pay their taxes.The good news...
  • The sign we would all like to see.
    No type of income tax – flat or progressive – can exist without an IRS
    The IRS targeting scandal has many people, including a number of major candidates, talking about tax-reform. This has the power brokers in Washington DC scared… really scared. So it’s not surprising that we’re beginning to hear...
  • Tax Time
    What's so funny about taxes?
    Most of us know that April 15th is tax day in the United States. But did you know that April is also National Humor Month? I point this out because tax time is often stress time for most people and it can be less taxing with humor.To help you...
  • Do the splits with your partner
    Pension income splitting can work for you
    When you and your partner do the splits, you can save on taxes! The federal government allows individuals to save on income tax by letting married or common-law couples shift up to 50% of eligible pension income from one spouse to another. In...
  • The super rich do not create jobs, you do
    The super rich do not create jobs, you do
    Where do we get the idea that the rich create jobs? Is it really true or is it a myth perpetuated by the rich themselves to protect them from paying their fair share of taxes? Where do real jobs actually come from? The truth is that the largest...
  • Tax Freedom Clock (Snapshot)
    You will work three more days this year to pay your taxes
    Every year, as a way to emphasize how terribly much Americans pay in taxes, our friends over at theTax Foundationpublish a report, based on volumes of published US government data, in which they have calculated the date on which the average US...
  • The Family Tax Cut
    The Family Tax Cut
    If your family includes at least one child under the age of 18, you may be able to save on taxes and have a bit more disposable income thanks to a new non-refundable federal tax credit. The Family Tax Cut allows you to transfer up to $50,000 of...
  • Senators Lee and Rubio introduce a family fairness tax
    Jobs, unions and where does the money go?
    With tax season here the looming question is where does all the money go? The tax dollars are taken and consumed rather quickly by major entitlements like Obamacare, welfare all taking over 51% of the dollar another 19% goes to pay government...
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