Posts filed under “Taxes and Policy”

State Government Tax Collections Summary Report: 2014


Source: Census

Category: Taxes and Policy, Think Tank

1.4% Price Rise Gets Wal-Mart Off Welfare

Te question I keep asking (here, here and here) is why are taxpayers subsidizing a giant, private, profitable company?

The video goes over the numbers, but here are is the one that jumped out at me:

Wage: $13.63/hour (based on a 30 hour work week)
Cost: $4.8 billion per year

If Wal-Mart Paid A Living Wage, How Much Would Prices Go Up?

Category: Taxes and Policy, Video, Wages & Income

U.S. Taxes Are Low Compared with Other Developed Economies

Source: Pew Research

Category: Taxes and Policy

Do Federal Taxes Reduce Income Inequality?

These Legos make depressingly clear just how much money the top 1 percent has


Source: Vox

Category: Taxes and Policy, Video, Wages & Income

State Individual Income Tax Brackets

Source: Flowing Data

Category: Taxes and Policy

Investor Friendly Tax Policy Both Parties Can Like

It’s tax day. Perhaps like millions of your fellow Americans, you waited to the last minute to file and will be trudging off to the post office or filing electronically later today. I’m not going to lecture about your procrastination. However, I am going to ask you two somewhat tax-related questions: 1. How much have…Read More

Category: 401(k), Investing, Taxes and Policy

John Oliver: The IRS

Nobody likes the IRS. But recent budget and staff cuts have made it increasingly difficult for the department to do its very important job. Don’t take our word for it. Ask Michael Bolton.


Source: HBO

Category: Humor, Taxes and Policy, Video

2015’s Tax Day By The Numbers

Source: Wallet Hub

Category: Digital Media, Taxes and Policy

Ripping Off Uncle Sam

Source: Bloomberg

Category: Digital Media, Legal, Taxes and Policy

Will Détente with Iran Create a Peace Dividend?

The possibility of a deal to limit Iran’s nuclear capabilities and end the international trade sanctions against the country raise a fascinating question: Will there be a peace dividend? A look at history may provide some insight. Based on what we have seen in the past, it is possible that an agreement would have a…Read More

Category: Economy, Taxes and Policy, War/Defense