Survey reveals feelings toward the IRS have grown more negative
Snow Removal This Winter Is Costing Your Town a Fortune
We have a lot more winter—and potentially lots more brutal cold, snow, and ice—to go through before the arrival of spring. The problem is many states and towns have already run through a season’s worth of the money and …
This Simple Tax Error Is Costing You $2,800
“Tax” has become a four-letter word in political discourse, but whether you think companies should pay less or rich people should pay more, there’s one thing most Americans can agree on: They’d be happy if their annual tax bill …
2014 Shaping Up as an Epically Bad Year for Potholes
Snow. Freeze. Thaw. Repeat. This has largely been the weather pattern over the past few weeks. And this is the pattern that’s a perfect storm for producing a “bumper crop of potholes,” experts say.
Here’s Why Tax Rates Should Vary With the Economy
They say there are two certainties in life: death and taxes, but what is even more certain is that our current tax code is hated by pretty much everyone. On one side are low and middle income earners, who resent the preferential …
Gas Prices Will Fall in 2014. But You May Pay More at the Pump Anyway
Analysts expect gas prices to decrease or remain mostly flat not only in 2014, but for years to come. Nonetheless, drivers in some states will see higher prices at the pump, starting January 1.
Tax Moves You Should Definitely Make Before the End of 2013
Taxes usually aren’t our top priority, especially when we’re running around doing all sorts of holiday-related tasks. But there are some steps you need to take before the end of the year — putting them on your to-do list …
Beanie Babies Creator Will Plead Guilty to Tax Evasion
Correction Appended Sept. 20, 2013
Remember Beanie Babies, those plush animal-shaped bean bags that you (may have) thought would be a worthwhile investment in the ‘90s? Their creator, Ty Warner, is now on the hook for ducking
Increasingly, the Prototypical ‘Cop Car’ Today Is an SUV
When Ford decided in 2011 to discontinue the boat-like Crown Victoria—long the standard for police cruisers and taxi cabs alike—police departments were forced to go shopping for a new model to take on patrol. And more and more nowadays, police say that the most useful and sensible “car” for them is actually an SUV.
State vs. State: Hot Summer for States Stealing Businesses, Workers, Tax Revenues
So much for the United States. In skirmishes around the country, states are battling it out with their neighbors—and sometimes, states in other time zones—over sales tax revenues, marijuana taxes, weapons manufacturing businesses, and the pool of local labor.
Here are a few of the ongoing state-vs.-state showdowns:
The Dakotas …
The Other Complication for Airbnb and the Sharing Economy: Taxes
Few people involved in the sharing economy know what taxes they’re supposed to pay, nor how to pay them. Because the rules are unclear, enforcement is almost nonexistent, and the feeling that “sharing” shouldn’t be taxed at all, very few people do pay them.
China, the U.S. and a Special Relationship in the Making: 5 Shared Economic Challenges
As President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping settle into conversation in California for the weekend, there’s talk of a new kind of G-2 alliance between the nations, and even a “grand bargain” over issues like trade, …