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States are looking for more revenue, and Oregon has created a controversial revenue boosting plan which will tax resident motorists for the number of miles they drive as opposed to the amount of fuel they consume. Continue Reading…

Haven’t seen AMC’s TV series, Breaking Bad? You don’t know what you are missing. A high school teacher, Walter White, turns into a major drug dealer, murderer, and tax advisor. While morality may not be his strongest suit, tax advice is clearly his weakest. Don’t worry; there aren’t any series finale spoilers in this post. Continue Reading…

This shutdown was supposed to be about Obamacare – but like every major showdown in Washington these days it appears to be all about taxes.

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It is the state that recently passed voter-referendums legalizing same-sex marriage and marijuana consumption. President Obama easily cruised to victory in this state during this past presidential election. However, the overwhelming liberal layout of the state of Washington has not led it to have a favorable tax environment for the poor. Continue Reading…

20 fun quotes about taxation to help get your week off to a great start!

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Thanks to an improving economy and expiring tax cuts, 43% of U.S. households will not have to pay federal income taxes this year, according to the non-partisan Tax Policy Center. That number is lower than Mitt Romney‘s 47%, which he stated last year during his presidential campaign. Continue Reading…

While tax breaks on various school supplies may be saving the consumer in the short term, skepticism still surrounds the large-scale economic implications of renewing these policies year after year.

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While some taxes get more attention than they deserve, others fly totally under the radar.

The wireless tax is one of them and the mobile industry isn’t happy about it. As seen in a previous infographic which we posted, I bet you didn’t know wireless taxes grew 4X faster than general sales tax has in the last decade. Continue Reading…

Hotel taxes might be an afterthought when you’re planning a vacation. But they add up quickly, so you should know what you’re in for before you book. Here’s an infographic of how certain cities use the taxes! Continue Reading…