Totally Bizarre U.S. Taxes – Huffington
E-file opening kickoff from HuffPo Money. January 30 marks the official start of the
2013 tax season. And what better way to celebrate tax season than to honor our
nation's complex and utterly bizarre tax code?
No. 4 in wireless taxes – Orlando
Florida’s combined federal, state and local taxes on
wireless bills were the fourth highest in the nation, according to a Jan. 30
report by the Tax Foundation.
exposure to Medicare taxes – Fortune
via CNN Money
With a new debt ceiling showdown in front of us, the debate
in Washington over how to curb costs for Medicare and Social Security is front
and center. One of the most contentious issues is an approach called means
testing -- boosting costs and cutting benefits for more affluent seniors.
Is Preparing More Tax-Evasion Cases – The Wall
The U.S. is expanding its crackdown of offshore tax evasion,
preparing numerous criminal cases against suspected offenders. Laura Saunders
reports on Markets Hub.
States Placing Tax Burdens On The Poor – Huffington Post
State and local governments on average tax the bottom 20
percent of households by income at double the overall tax rate of the top 1
percent, according to a new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic
Policy. That's largely because they tend to rely heavily on sales taxes, which
burden the poor more than the rich.