Are you going shopping or staying home this Thanksgiving? Some folks love to head to the shops on Thanksgiving while others eschew the holiday for Black Friday sales instead. As Black Friday shopping increasingly heads online, all sales are not created equal.
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?
When I was in elementary school, I had two career paths in mind: shortstop for the Atlanta Braves or trial lawyer. This was the result of many long summer afternoons of sitting with my granddaddy watching Dale Murphy in the outfield and Perry Mason in the courthouse. We didn’t live in Atlanta. Or even in Georgia. We lived in North Carolina where, at the time, there were no professional sports teams. Turner Broadcasting System (TBS), however, beamed the Atlanta Braves via satellite into my grandaddy’s living room where we could watch hours of baseball and old TV reruns. It was …
There she is: Miss America was back in Atlantic City this year. The cost to return the pageant to the boardwalk was not insignificant. Who picks up the tab?
Earlier this year, former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted of a number of counts of public corruption and tax fraud. He received a sentence today thought to be “very nearly the longest sentence ever” for a public official. How bad was it?
The Tax Foundation has released its 2014 list of Best (and Worst) States for Business based on a number of tax factors. Did your state make the top of the list? Or the bottom?
This week, Washington, D.C., announced that it would delay tax refunds due to the shutdown. Of course, we know D.C. relies on federal funding… But how much are other states reliant upon federal dollars?
We read a lot about what’s wrong with kids today. This story, about four football players from Division III William Paterson University, is all about what’s right with kids today – and what’s wrong with sales tax.
A bill being explored in Pennsylvania would make the state the first in the country to tax the use of plastic bags at retail sites. But questions abound: Is it fair? Is it appropriate? And is it enough?
As cigarette taxes climb higher, so, too, does the potential for crime. The ATF calls cigarettes the number one commodity in the black market due to the ability to turn a quick dollar with relatively low risk. It’s profitable for crooks and for the government. So, do we raise the tax yet again?