Free Republic 2nd Qtr 2023 Fundraising Target: $77,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $44,683
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 58%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: incometax

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • The Need to Hang Tough and My Post-Default and Negotiation Thoughts

    05/22/2023 10:49:06 AM PDT · by Brian Griffin · 11 replies
    Brian Griffin | 05/22/2023 | Brian Griffin
    In the days ahead, it should be borne in mind that in 1923 the federal government, with the exception of war widows, did not pay the personal living expenses of non-federal persons and their families. People back then worked to get the things and services they desired, and America was the greatest nation on Earth thanks to their efforts. WHY WE MUST FIGHT I believe the Democrats did not raise the maximum debt authorization amount when they controlled the House, Senate and White House (and had the absolute ability to do so) because they wanted to play their previously succcessful...
  • Elon Musk (replying to Biden) says he paid 53% tax on his Tesla stock options and more income tax in '21 than anyone in history of Earth

    03/19/2023 3:49:35 AM PDT · by RandFan · 39 replies
    twitter ^ | March 19 | Elon Musk
    @POTUS Look, I think you should be able to be a billionaire if you can earn it, but just pay your fair share. I think you ought to pay a minimum tax of 25%. It’s about basic fairness. @ElonMusk Replying to @POTUS I paid 53% taxes on my Tesla stock options (40% Federal & 13% state), so I must be lifting the average! I also paid more income tax than anyone ever in the history of Earth for 2021 and will do that again in 2022.
  • House Republicans To Vote On Bill Abolishing IRS, Eliminating Income Tax.

    01/10/2023 11:09:28 AM PST · by Carriage Hill · 135 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1.10.2023 | Houston Keene
    Republicans in the House of Representatives will vote on a bill that would abolish the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), eliminate the national income tax, and replace it with a national consumption tax. Fox News Digital has learned that the House will be voting on Georgia Republican Rep. Buddy Carter's reintroduced Fair Tax Act that aims to reel in the IRS and remove the national income tax, as well as other taxes, and replace them with a single consumption tax. The vote on the bill was made as part of the deal between House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and members of...
  • Ron Paul: Trump's Tax Returns Show The Evil Of The Income Tax

    01/09/2023 6:18:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The final act of the Democrat majority on the House Ways and Means Committee was to make public several years of Donald Trump’s tax returns, which the Committee obtained after a prolonged legal battle. The tax returns confirmed that, despite being one of the richest people in America, Donald Trump paid very little in federal income tax. In fact, in at least one year he paid under a thousand dollars.Trump’s success in minimizing his tax liability without ever being audited is surprising only to those who think IRS audits are mainly used to catch rich “tax cheats.” According to data...
  • Trump Audit Shows Depths of IRS Funding Woes

    12/23/2022 8:45:35 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 38 replies ^ | 12/22/2022 | Alan Rappeport
    WASHINGTON — Before Donald Trump became president and after, his exceedingly complex and voluminous tax returns came under regular scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service. The number of agents assigned to the audit team: one. After Trump left office, the IRS said it was beefing up the audit team, to three. The tax agency itself acknowledged that it was still overwhelmed by the complexity of Trump’s finances and the resistance mounted by the former president and his sophisticated army of accountants and lawyers, which included a former IRS chief counsel and raised questions early last year about why even three...
  • Democrats cover for IRS destruction of 30 million taxpayer filings

    10/07/2022 10:10:53 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct 7, 2022
    If ordinary taxpayers fail to file returns, congressional Democrats hire 87,000 new IRS agents to punish them. Yet if the IRS destroys 30 million “tax information” returns without even processing, those Democrats actively block attempts to demand an explanation. Apparently, Democrats think transparency is unnecessary for tax collectors for the welfare state. For those who missed the original story, some background is in order, especially to understand how astonishingly brazen the Democrats are in refusing to hold the IRS accountable. On May 22, the treasury inspector general for tax administration reported that the IRS deliberately destroyed 30 million returns in...
  • Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake wants to eliminate state income tax

    09/09/2022 8:44:17 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    KTAR News ^ | Sep 8, 2022, 1:27 PM
    PHOENIX — Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake wants Arizona to join nine other states in not having an income tax — if she can make it work.“I want to eventually get rid of the income tax if we can do that,” Lake told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s The Mike Broomhead Show on Thursday. “I haven’t made that promise because I don’t want to make a promise that I can’t keep.“But I want to get it down to as close to zero as possible so we can compete with some of these other states.”Lake didn’t detail how she’d make it a...
  • One photo of an IRS cafeteria overstuffed with paper shows why you haven't gotten your refund check yet — and just how underfunded the agency is

    06/18/2022 6:18:45 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 114 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 14, 2022 | Juliana Kaplan
    The IRS is underfunded and understaffed, and had to deal with new pandemic responsibilities. The result has been a massive backlog of unprocessed tax returns, many of them on paper. A photo from the agency's Austin facility shows just how much paper the IRS is dealing with. The IRS is still full of paper. The agency has been contending with a historic backlog of unprocessed tax returns amidst new pandemic responsibilities, understaffing, and underfunding. The result: A massive build-up of unprocessed tax returns, many of which belong to Americans who have been waiting on refund checks. Natasha Sarin, a tax...
  • Rhode Island Dems Submit Bill To Double State Income Tax For Parents Of Unvaccinated Minors

    04/20/2022 3:22:53 PM PDT · by Signalman · 88 replies
    your ^ | 4/20/2022 | Alexander Connell
    Rhode Island Democrats want to punish the parents of children who refused to submit to the COVID vaccine mandates. If passed, the bill will financially cripple individuals by doubling their personal income tax and requiring them to pay a monthly fine of $50. State Senator Samuel Bell is the lead legislator backing the bill, which mandates all Rhode Island residents, workers, and taxpayers receive a COVID-19 vaccine as well as any subsequent boosters that the state’s director of the department of health shall require. The bill’s text can be read here. (See link) The law will apply to every person...
  • Vanity - How did you like taxes this year?

    02/22/2022 10:29:40 AM PST · by Intar · 38 replies
    Went from receiving over $4K in tax refunds to paying over $4k in one year. I knew I was going to take a hit, but didn't expect quite the doozy! What has been your experience this tax season?
  • Question: Should Income Tax Be Paid on Social Security?

    02/14/2022 7:21:03 AM PST · by jonrick46 · 87 replies
    Vanity: jonrick46 | February 14, 2022 | jonrick46
    Should Income Tax Be Paid on Social Security?
  • Shallow Exponent Flat Tax

    10/23/2021 5:03:14 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 52 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10/23/2021 | Kevmo
    For several years I have advocated a Shallow Exponent Flat Tax. Instead of 4 or 5 tiers, there would be only ONE tier that we all face. But the more money you make, your burden goes up slightly higher than as a flat percentage. The tax would look something like: Tax = 10% X {[Income]^1.05} The exponent could be set by congress every 10 years or during wartime. The flat exponent perhaps should be on a longer timeframe for revisiting, because 10% is very easy to do in your head. As you go up higher in income, your tax burden...
  • 61% Of Americans paid no federal income taxes in 2020? Who's greedy?

    10/23/2021 2:56:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/23/2021 | Eric Utter
    Incredibly, in 2020, approximately 61% of Americans paid no federal income taxes, according to the Tax Policy Center. Therefore, approximately 39% of Americans paid all federal income taxes. They are rewarded for this staggering largess by being told they need to "pay their fair share." Their "fair share," one might logically surmise, would be around 39% of the federal income taxes paid, not 100%. The top 20% of income earners pay about 67% of federal taxes. "Progressive," you know. They should be lauded as pillars of the community, as not only the most productive, but the most charitable folks in...
  • Democrat Demands Tax Cut for Wealthy Blue States in Infrastructure Bil

    09/07/2021 11:17:38 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | 09/07/2021 | Sean Moran
    Rep. Thomas Suozzi (D-NY) said Tuesday he would not support the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill if Democrats would not increase the state and local tax (SALT) deduction, which primarily benefits wealthy Democrat states.
  • Joe Biden Is Telling Lies About Trump’s Tax Cuts

    06/03/2021 6:38:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 3, 2021 | Andy Pudzder
    The highest earners paid a greater share of income taxes after the Republicans’ 2017 tax cuts than they paid after the Democrats’ 2013 tax increase.In a speech last week introducing his proposed $6 trillion 2022 budget, President Biden claimed that the benefits of the Republican Party’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act “went to the wealthiest 1% of America.” It’s not the first time he’s made this claim. In his first speech to a joint session of Congress, Biden described the TCJA as a “huge windfall” for “those at the very top.” To right that wrong, he proposes getting rid of...
  • UN Panel Recommends A Global Corporate Income Tax To Cut Down On Tax Avoidance

    05/11/2021 2:57:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Forbes ^ | Feb 25, 2021, | Rachel Sandler
    A high-level U.N. panel .. made a series of sweeping recommendations aimed at reforming the global financial system, which includes the implementation of an international corporate tax rate. The High-Level Panel for International Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity for Achieving the 2030 Agenda (FACTI) said a 20% to 30% global corporate tax on profits would “help limit incentives against profit shifting, tax competition and a race to the bottom.” The panel recommends the creation of a body that collects and disseminates data about corporate profits, where the assets of multinational corporations are located, as well as which entities own them,...
  • Backlog of income tax returns is growing, delaying refunds to millions

    05/11/2021 7:48:46 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 52 replies
    CBS News ^ | AIMEE PICCH
    The IRS is falling behind in processing millions of income tax returns, potentially delaying refunds for many Americans.According to the Taxpayer Advocate Service, an independent arm of the IRS focused on tax filers' rights, the agency is holding almost 31 million returns for manual processing just ahead of the May 17 tax filing deadline. That backlog has grown by 2 million returns since mid-April, National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins told CBS MoneyWatch. "I was hoping it would go down, but I'm not that optimistic," she said of the logjam. "Taxpayers will continue to experience unusually long delays. I don't...
  • Biden to announce up to $4 trillion infrastructure plan with massive tax hikes

    03/30/2021 10:30:52 AM PDT · by John W · 87 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 30, 2021 | Emily Jacobs
    President Biden will outline his massive $3 to 4 trillion infrastructure plan Wednesday, which will create four tax increases worth around $1.8 trillion, the White House revealed. The commander-in-chief’s “Build Back Better” proposal, a centerpiece of his post-COVID campaign message, will be split into two packages for Congress to pass. The first, the White House said, will focus on infrastructure investments specifically. The second will focus on funding domestic policy areas of Democratic concern, such as providing universal pre-kindergarten and tuition-free community college, as well as health care.
  • The Government Is Considering a Financial Weapon of Mass Destruction

    03/25/2021 4:26:55 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 25 Mar, 2021 | John Klar
    And it's going to use that weapon not on foreign enemies, but rather on us. Since the creation of the United States income tax, government and taxpayers have wrangled over definitions of what constitutes "income," how it is to be calculated, and when it is to be "recognized" — that is, subjected to tax. A recent New York initiative (predictably backed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) would tax appreciated assets held by wealthy taxpayers before they were sold. This hideous tax policy hints at the temptation for government to shift its tax base to rapidly-appreciating assets when magnifying inflation through reckless debt...
  • Tax Day for individuals extended to May 17: Treasury, IRS extend filing and payment deadline

    03/17/2021 6:45:07 PM PDT · by granite · 11 replies
    Internal Revenue Service ^ | 3/17/2021 | Internal Revenue Service
    WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming days. "This continues to be a tough time for many people, and the IRS wants to continue to do everything possible to help taxpayers navigate the unusual circumstances related to the pandemic, while also working on important tax administration responsibilities," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. "Even with the new deadline, we urge...