Guide to Self-Employment Taxes Infographic – eSmart Tax
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You Have High Income, Your Taxes Are Going Up – Forbes
As the April 15 deadline for filing 2013 income taxes nears,
most of us are finding that Uncle Sam will take about the same share of our
income as last year. But the story is very different for people at the top of
the income ladder. Their taxes are going up, in many cases by a lot. Click the
link above to read more.
Are Americans Paying to Be Searched, Spied On, Shot At and Robbed Blind by the
Government? – Huff Po
The State Department wants $400,000 to purchase a fiberglass
sculpture of a camel looking at a needle for its new embassy in Pakistan.
They've already spent their allotted $630,000 to increase the number of
"likes" and fans on their Facebook and Twitter pages. The NATO
ambassador for the U.S. needs $700,000 for landscaping and gardening, the
National Science Foundation would like $700,000 to put on a theatrical
production about climate change, and the Senate staffers need $1.9 million for
lifestyle coaching. Also, Yale University researchers could really use $384,000
so they can study the odd cork-screw shape of a duck's penis. These are actual
line items paid for by American taxpayers, whose tax dollars continue to be
wasted on extravagant, unnecessary items that serve no greater purpose than to
fatten the wallets of corporations and feed political graft. Click the link
above to read more.
People Without Kids Pay Higher Taxes – CNNMoney
The chat-o-sphere has been abuzz lately about a proposal by
Slate columnist Reihan Salam: The childless should pay higher taxes so that
lower- and middle-income parents can pay less.
"The willingness of parents to bear and nurture
children saves us from becoming an economically moribund nation of hateful
curmudgeons. The least we can do is offer them a bigger tax break," writes
Salam, who has no children himself. Click the link above to read more.
I Owe Taxes on Fantasy Sports Winnings – CNNMoney
You owe taxes on all your winnings, but organizations are
not required to report that income to the IRS or send you a 1099 unless your
net income reaches $600. Click the link above to read more.
is the Wage Gap Costing You Everyday – HuffPo Women
What would happen if the wage gap finally disappeared? We
know women would be making more money, but how much more would they be bringing
home? By now, you've probably heard depressing statistics like this one: For
every dollar a man earns, a woman makes 77 cents. You might even be sick of
hearing it. Until you add all those pennies up, the gender gap will cost the
average American woman more than $400,000 over the course of her professional
life. What could that buy? What could
you save? What could you invest in? Click the link above to read more.