Posts filed under “Taxes and Policy”

Bureaucratic Blunder or Political Profiling at the IRS?

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irs blunder

 

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Category: Digital Media, Taxes and Policy

American Cannibalism

Tom Toles: Source: Washington Post

Category: Really, really bad calls, Taxes and Policy

Who Gets the Biggest Tax Breaks?

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Category: Digital Media, Taxes and Policy

U.S. Corporate Tax Rates Vary Greatly

  click for interactive graphic   Cool interactive visualization that allows you to see how much various companies are paying in corporate taxes. You can hover over a circle to see what: each firm pays in taxes versus their total revenue &  profits, plus the tax rate. Or, break it down by industry, with a…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Taxes and Policy

Six Facts Lost in the IRS Scandal

  Six Facts Lost in the IRS Scandal by Kim Barker and Justin Elliott ProPublica May 22, 2013 http://www.propublica.org/article/six-facts-lost-in-irs-scandal     In the furious fallout from the revelation that the IRS flagged applications from conservative nonprofits for extra review because of their political activity, some points about the big picture – and big donors — have fallen…Read More

Category: Regulation, Taxes and Policy

Apple’s International Tax Structure

Click to enlarge Source: NYT   Unbelievable chutzpah: “Thanks to what lawmakers called “gimmicks” and “schemes,” Apple was able to largely sidestep taxes on tens of billions of dollars it earned outside the United States in recent years. Last year, international operations accounted for 61 percent of Apple’s total revenue. Investigators have not accused Apple…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Taxes and Policy

How Money Walks

Fascinating interactive maps at How Money Walks shows where the tax flows int he United States are — both nationally from State to State and Intra-State from County to County.

 

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Category: Digital Media, Taxes and Policy

TBTF: Terminating Bailouts for Taxpayer Fairness Act

  “It is a smart, simple and tough piece of work that would protect taxpayers from costly rescues in the future. This means that the bill will come under fierce attack from the big banks that almost wrecked our economy and stand to lose the most if it becomes law.” -Gretchen Morgenson, NYT “It’s clear…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Legal, Regulation, Taxes and Policy

Colbert Demolishes Reinhart & Rogoff

Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff’s 2010 debt study inspires austerity around the world, but grad student Thomas Herndon debunks the results.

Austerity’s Spreadsheet Error

Colbert Report, April 23, 2013 07:43

 

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Category: Really, really bad calls, Taxes and Policy, Video

Colbert Demolishes Reinhart & Rogoff

Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff’s 2010 debt study inspires austerity around the world, but grad student Thomas Herndon debunks the results.

Austerity’s Spreadsheet Error

Colbert Report, April 23, 2013 07:43

 

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Category: Really, really bad calls, Taxes and Policy, Video