Will tax extenders finally be addressed in 2014? About 55 provisions were not renewed after they expired in 2013. With Congress back in session, the IRS gearing up for tax season and tax professionals unsure of how to advise taxpayers, the clock is ticking.
Remember those missing IRS emails? The ones from Lois Lerner? They might not be missing after all.
Tonight, President Obama laid out his plan for immigration reform. It includes the requirement to “pay your fair share of taxes” – but what does that mean?
Al Sharpton agrees with charges that his nonprofit, the National Action Network, owes outstanding taxes to the IRS and the State of New York. He also agrees that he owes personal taxes to the IRS and the State of New York. He doesn’t, however, agree that he owes as much as alleged, charging that the story was intended to call attention to an old story instead of the one he thinks folks should be talking about: Ferguson.
With football season in full swing, members of Congress are taking another hit at the NFL’s tax exempt status: a second bill has been introduced which aims to eliminating tax exempt status unless the Washington Redskins yank their name. Does it have enough support to make a difference?
With Black Friday on its way, will the internet stay tax free? Speaker Boehner has signaled that he will not support the Main Street Fairness Act. However, with the moratorium on taxing internet access under the Internet Tax Freedom Act about to expire, is there room for compromise?
Last night, the elections signaled a power shift in Congress. With Republicans controlling both houses, does that mean tax reform is on the way? Here’s why, historically, it’s not control of Congress that matters: it’s something else.
Does Marion Barry want to tax your yogurt? Er, maybe it’s your yoga.
Chances are, you might be paying Verizon to read this. Or Comcast. Or some other internet provider. But you’re not paying Uncle Sam. And you’re probably not paying your state or municipality. By law, federal, state and local governments may not tax internet access. The Internet Tax Freedom Act (downloads as a pdf), is part of Public Law 105-277, signed into law by President Clinton on October 21, 1998. The final piece of legislation, as published, is 920 pages long and is technically called the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999. It hits a number of issues (agriculture, …
The tax gap in the United States is estimated to be about $385 billion. The tax gap is the difference between what the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) expects to collect in taxes and what they actually collect. That sounds like a lot of money. And I agree that it is. But considering that the IRS collects more than $2 trillion in federal taxes each year, it’s actually not as bad as it sounds: it works out to about 84% voluntary compliance. That means that most taxpayers pay their fair share on time. What to do about those that don’t pay …