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  • IRS Plans To Raid Workers' Tip Jars

    03/16/2023 4:37:10 AM PDT · by Phoenix8 · 50 replies
    Reason ^ | 2/10/2023 | Boehm
    When President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act last year, the White House touted how the bill's $80 billion in new funding for the IRS would "make our tax code fairer by cracking down on millionaires, billionaires, and corporations that evade their obligations." It now appears that some of those resources—and some of the coming crackdown on tax evasion—will, quite predictably, be aimed at individuals earning considerably less. This week, the Treasury Department and IRS announced plans to overhaul existing programs that track tips earned by service sector workers. The new Service Industry Tip Compliance Agreement (SITCA) program will...
  • My Son Did His Taxes for the First Time. Rage Ensued.

    03/04/2023 7:00:49 AM PST · by Twotone · 78 replies
    Reason ^ | March 3, 2023 | J.D. Tuccille
    <p>Nothing focuses the mind quite so intently on the sheer stupidity of government as doing your taxes. What is taken from us is excessive, the intrusiveness is maddening, and the rules are byzantine, which is the distilled essence of most of our interactions with the state. So, it was with a certain degree of anticipation that I told my son that, after working hard at the supermarket in addition to his homeschooling and martial arts, he would have to file his first tax return. Much fun ensued.</p>
  • Ticketmaster, PayPal, eBay are hassling customers to report sales even though the IRS says they don’t have to

    03/02/2023 3:51:55 PM PST · by RandFan · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/02/23 6:00 AM ET | BY TOBIAS BURNS
    People are being told they need to provide their Social Security numbers to online platforms and cash transfer app companies for the sales of things like clothes and concert tickets over $600, even though the IRS says they don’t need to. The prompts from companies like eBay and Ticketmaster are the result of a change in the tax law that was reneged last-minute by the IRS ahead of the 2023 tax filing season. The switch is causing a lot of confusion among taxpayers and tax professionals — and even within the IRS itself. The threshold for reporting business income or...
  • Once Again, State Budget Time in New York And Florida

    02/15/2023 4:32:43 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 14 Feb, 2023 | Francis Menton
    It is gratifying to see a few other commentators starting to notice the dramatic contrasts between New York and Florida in government spending and policy outcomes. Here at Manhattan Contrarian, I first covered the subject in December 2020, with a post titled “Contrast Between New York And Florida.” I followed that up with reviews of the respective state budgets in April 2021 (“State Budget Time In New York And Florida”). And now others are weighing in. The Wall Street Journal had a lead editorial on the subject on February 9, with the headline “New York vs. Florida, By the Numbers.”...
  • The Great Biden/Pelosi/Schumer Powell (4 Horsemen) Inflation Tax In One Chart (Personal Savings DOWN -64.8%, Consumer Credit UP, Real Weekly Earnings Growth NEGATIVE For 21 Straight Weeks)

    01/21/2023 8:41:15 AM PST · by Kaiser8408a · 5 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 01/21/2023 | Anthony B. Sanders
    I must admit, Joe Biden has a horribly misleading nickname “Middle Class Joe.” Between Biden’s horrible energy policies and Pelosi’s/Schumer’s spending binges, the US middle class and low wage workers have suffered mightely with the inflation tax. Throw in Jerome Powell and The Federal Reserve’s manic money printing and the American middle class has a problem. US inflation peaked at 9.1% year-over-year (YoY), but has declined to a still painful 7.1% YoY as The Fed removes it aggressive monetary stimulus. But to cope with persistent US inflation, consumers have had to dip into savings and use more credit cards. As...
  • What is the US “Gas Stove Ban” REALLY about? What sounds like overeach in itself, is actually a cover for something potentially far, far worse.

    01/13/2023 7:10:53 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 95 replies
    Off Guardian ^ | 1/12/2023 | Kit Knightly
    The Biden administration is apparently looking to ban gas stoves, calling them a “hidden danger”. But while that sounds bad enough, a deeper dive shows – as usual – it’s not really about what they say it’s about. Talk of banning gas stoves and “unregulated indoor air quality” could be a Trojan horse designed to get even more “smart” monitoring technology into your home. Let’s jump in.
  • After 15 Grueling House Speaker Votes, America's Long National Nightmare Can Finally Begin

    01/09/2023 1:56:08 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | January 7, 2023 | The Babylon Bee
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — After a week of grueling votes for Speaker of the House — 15 in total — Kevin McCarthy was finally handed the people's gavel and took his rightful place as Speaker. He lifted it up to the raucous applause of both Democrats and Republicans, signaling that the week of Congressional inactivity was over and the long national nightmare of taxing, spending, and corruption could finally begin. "Finally, we will get down to the people's business of stealing all their money for our pet projects, making backroom deals, and holding meaningless investigations where we yell and point angrily...
  • Looking back at Canada's plan to tax the unvaccinated

    11/20/2022 9:36:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/20/2022 | Jazz Shaw
    Back in January of this year, the Canadian province of Quebec announced a plan to impose a tax on the unvaccinated. Officials there claimed that most of the impacts on the healthcare system were being caused by unvaccinated people and that the vaccinated should not be made to shoulder the costs. The following month, after a large outcry from the public, the plan was scrapped. But the government never gave up on the idea entirely. Some are still suggesting that the plan could be retooled and brought up for consideration again.In case that idea moves forward in a substantial way,...
  • 1676: Col. Thomas Hansford, the first American independence martyr

    11/13/2022 4:43:04 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 3 replies ^ | November 13, 2016 | Headsman
    Col. Thomas Hansford was hanged “a loyal subject and a lover of my country” on this date in 1676 — America’s first executed political martyr, since that “country” was not England, but Virginia. Robert Beverly‘s 1705 History of Virginia recalls the genesis of that milestone dispute between settlers and mother England. The occasion of this rebellion is not easy to be discovered: but ’tis certain there were many things that concurred towards it. For it cannot be imagined, that upon the instigation of two or three traders only, who aimed at a monopoly of the Indian trade, as some pretend...
  • Sen. Joe Manchin Balks at Global Minimum Tax Championed by Biden

    07/16/2022 7:45:23 AM PDT · by karpov · 51 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 16, 2022 | Richard Rubin
    The Biden administration’s international tax agenda suffered a setback when Sen. Manchin rejected a 15% minimum tax on multinational companies this past week, dimming prospects of turning last year’s global tax agreement into reality. Biden administration officials had planned to use Democratic fiscal legislation to enact the U.S. piece of the deal struck last year by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and more than 130 other countries. They wanted quick action to set a 15% minimum tax on U.S.-based multinational companies in each country where they operate, a move aimed at showing international leadership and prodding other countries to follow suit....
  • Japanese Catholic Toils 40 Years on World's Tallest Marian Statue

    06/29/2022 6:06:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    UCANews ^ | 6/23/22
    An elderly Catholic sculptor in Nagasaki, Japan, is all set to complete and install the world’s tallest wooden statue of the Virgin Mary after four decades of time, energy and money. Eiji Oyamatsu, 88, a Catholic from Fujisawa, Kanagawa prefecture, will unveil the 10-meter wooden statue of Mary with the child Jesus at the end of June, reported Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun. The statue pays tribute to thousands of Christian martyrs of Nagasaki in the 17th century. The single-handed effort by Oyamatsu encouraged a group of volunteers to form the Citizens’ Association for Minami-Shimabara World Heritage in 2018. The group...
  • Craft cannabis industry in California is 'on the brink of collapse,' advocates say

    01/14/2022 11:08:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | January 14, 2022 | By Alicia Victoria Lozano
    LOS ANGELES — Cannabis advocates, small farmers and business owners called Thursday for an overhaul of the California marijuana tax system as they struggle to keep afloat amid rising operating and regulatory costs. They gathered outside the State Capitol in Sacramento to make their case and warn that the industry could collapse if steps aren't taken soon. “We’re here today because the craft cannabis industry here in California is in crisis and on the brink of collapse,” said Amber Senter, a co-founder and the executive director of Supernova Women, a nonprofit organization that works to create opportunities for people of...
  • Biden, Democrats require Venmo, PayPal, others to report $600 or more of payments to IRS

    01/06/2022 6:04:06 AM PST · by Red Badger · 87 replies ^ | January 5, 2022 - 5:09pm | By Nicholas Ballasy
    The law was included in the Democrats' $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, which was passed with only Democratic votes through budget reconciliation to avoid the Senate filibuster -------------------------------------------------------------------- *resident Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress passed a new rule that requires payment companies and cash applications such as Venmo and PayPal to report $600 or more of payments to the Internal Revenue Services. The law was included in the Democrats' $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, which was passed with only Democratic votes through budget reconciliation to avoid the Senate filibuster. The new rule took effect at the beginning...
  • WAYNE ROOT: SUICIDE: How Vaccine Passports Will Cause the Economic Collapse of America

    08/23/2021 1:18:41 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 126 replies
    GP ^ | 08/23/21 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Call this suicide by Democrat. We have suicide bombers in the White House. We have suicide bombers in our Governor’s mansions. Worst of all, we have suicide bombers directing the US economy. This is the Titanic. This is the Hindenburg. We are headed for disaster. Vaccine passports will lead to the destruction of capitalism and the US economy. Goodbye small business. Goodbye middle class. New York City now demands vaccine passports to go into any restaurant, bar, nightclub, gym, even retail stores. Los Angeles followed suit. So did San Francisco and New Orleans. How many more will follow? Las Vegas,...
  • Supreme Court Refuses To Hear New Hampshire’s Challenge to Massachusetts Taxing its Residents

    06/28/2021 2:30:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/28/2021 | Matthew Vadum
    The Supreme Court declined to hear New Hampshire’s challenge to Massachusetts’s pandemic-era policy of taxing out-of-state residents who used to work in Massachusetts but switched to telecommuting from their New Hampshire homes during the pandemic.Billions of dollars in income taxes paid by people who worked from home during the pandemic were at stake in this case, and conceivably in other states such as New York that even in the absence of a public health emergency tax nonresident income.According to New Hampshire, the Massachusetts tax rule goes against New Hampshire’s state sovereignty, its residents’ economic interests, and runs afoul of the...
  • 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,...
  • The Census Rewarded Red States, But Democrats Are Scheming To Reverse That

    05/07/2021 9:27:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 7, 2021 | Chuck DeVore
    States that consistently grew faster than the national average over the past ten years are in line to gain representation in Congress. Democrats will work to undermine people's vote with their feet.The U.S. Census Bureau released its once-in-a-decade national census on April 26. Most of the discussion about the census has focused on states losing or gaining seats in the U.S. House, a process known as reapportionment.For the 2022 midterms, seven states will be down one member of the House: California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina, and Oregon each gained one...
  • Biden Calls for Global Tax Hike So US Businesses Can't Escape Corporate Tax Rate

    04/06/2021 8:16:25 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 27 replies
    NN ^ | 04-06-21 | Daniel Newton
    Biden Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is about to call for a minimum corporate tax rate which, in effect, would prevent American companies from relocating offshore to escape the forthcoming tax hikes, according to reports. Axios reported that "by trying to convince other countries to impose a global minimum tax, Yellen is acknowledging the risks to the American economy if it acts alone in raising corporate rates."
  • New Yorkers May Have to Pay Package Delivery Surcharge to Help Fund MTA

    12/08/2020 1:44:14 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 47 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 8 Dec 2020 | Anonymous
    With the Metropolitan Transportation Authority facing a budget crisis, New Yorkers may have to dig into their pockets to help out. Under a new proposed bill, New York City residents would be required to pay a $3 surcharge on packages they ordered online, with the exception for medicine and food. Assemblyman Robert Carroll, who proposed the bill, says the online shopping fee would raise more than $1 billion a year "to fund the operating costs of buses and subways in the city of New York."
  • Bush blocks U.N. tax plan: Henry Lamb praises president for skillful handling of global power grab

    03/25/2002 2:04:25 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 136 replies · 242+ views ^ | Monday, March 25, 2002 | Henry Lamb
    With far more political acuity than critics expected, President George Bush disarmed world government proponents while promising more aid to developing nations. The U.N.'s High Level Panel on Financing Development concluded its four-day conference in Monterrey, Mexico, without explicit authorization for U.N. taxes on currency exchange, fossil fuels and a host of other tax targets. The conference, publicized as a poverty-reducing initiative, was, in fact, another effort by the U.N. to gain taxing authority. Ernesto Zedillo, head of the U.N. panel, issued a report on June 28, calling for the new taxing authority. U.S. delegates to the conference made it...