We'll be filling out our tax returns next year on a postcard — not.
A key tax credit for working people is being singled out for "fraud."
But it wouldn't do much for you.
The U.S. tax code is sickening. Not metaphorically, but literally. According to the World Health Organization, and acknowledged
Since the dawn of modern American political history, conservatives have railed against the left for supporting social welfare. America's welfare programs, so the story goes, create cultures of dependency that weigh down the economy. Who caused this tremendous burden on the U.S. taxpayer?
Another year, another tax season, more unjust taxes on the small business community. Despite stepping out of the unemployment line and into a new, job creating small business on Main Street, small business owners could be hit with another unfair tax this year when they file their returns.
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Twice the Burden: Low-Wage Employers Cost Taxpayers Billions in Public Assistance and Lost Tax Revenue
On Tax Day, while working Americans contribute their part to keeping the country running, many companies that pay low-wages will exploit a loophole in the tax code that that allowed them to write off taxes on over $66 billion in executive compensation pay between 2007 and 2010.
While more states are recognizing same-sex couples' right to marry, there is still an enormous amount of work to be done to secure social justice for all. Ensuring that our families are recognized by the federal tax code is a queer issue. Updating our tax code must remain a key component of advancing freedom, equality, and justice for LGBTQ people.
President Obama's announcement of new tax benefits for middle class and working families, highlighted in the State of the Union and detailed in his FY 2016 budget, shines a light on the tax code in a way that demands our attention and engagement.
It's certainly possible that the top tax rate in America is too high, but the fact that elected officials in charge of tax policy pretend that what the top 1 percent pay in federal income tax is reasonable proxy for fairness tells you all you need to know about how serious they are about fixing the problem.
Colleges make it simple for students to borrow by packaging several different types of federal loans... Sometimes, schools even give students more loans than they need. The students have to accept the package and deal with the loans when they leave, whether they graduate or not.
There is a reason why it has taken so long to emerge from the Great Recession. And the Republican leaders of the House and Senate with their new majorities exemplify why we have barely emerged from it.
Our representatives will need to pass a continuing resolution to ensure funding for the federal government, and they're also likely to renew a collection of 55 temporary tax breaks, known as "tax extenders," that are set to expire at the end of this year.
The small business community, including self-employed and micro-businesses, welcomed a major benefit this tax year: a new, streamlined IRS home office standardized deduction.
The Stop Corporate Expatriation and Invest in America's Infrastructure Act will put an end to tax-avoiding corporate expatriations and devote the resulting revenue to the Highway Trust Fund, which will address the immediate funding crisis facing America's highway and transit systems this summer.
Every year, one in 10 of us receives the dreaded letter. You know the one -- and you probably don't want to open it: the IRS requesting more information about your finances.
I highlight three key findings from our study -- the full 2014 WalletHub Tax Fairness Survey includes detailed analysis of attitudes and opinions towards a range of tax policy questions.