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The Hunt for Taxes: Part VI

I know I have posted several times about the ongoing hunt for taxes by cities, states and even the federal government.   You might ask, why the obsession with exposing this hunt?  Put simply, if you are not aware of it and start to resist…

Taxing Video Games - The Hunt for Taxes Part V

Politicians are eager to give more money and benefits to people in a bid to be re-elected.  As a result they hate raising taxes.  How can they increase the amount of money government takes from its citizens without "raising" taxes?  Find…
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Visitation Taxes - The Hunt for Taxes Part IV

It has been a while since we added to this series.  Not because there hasn't been any examples to write about but rather because there have been too many and I have been suffering from analysis paralysis. Just recently it came to my attention…

Household Income Definition - The Hunt for Taxes Part IV

This blog aims to empower the readers to make better financial decisions.  One area that impacts our financial life possibly more than any other factor is taxation.  The more you understand the tax code as well as what is being talked about…

Cities and States Join the Hunt: The Hunt for Taxes Part III

As more and more cities, states and nations get further and further in debt they are on the hunt for more revenue, i.e. taxes, regardless of the absurdity. Our series is showing how the "rich" are being redefined because governments only ever…
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Taxes and You

I chuckled as I read the following clip on a Facebook post: I used to work at Walmart as a cashier. During tax free weekend, the place was a mad house. The lines were long and the customers were non-stop. That being said, I can say that at…
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TAX Time: What is different this year vs 1913?

As Americans finish yet another tax filing season, let’s take a look at the 104-year history of the income tax: Top Marginal Tax Bracket:  Has varied from 7% (the initial rate introduce in 1913) to 94% in 1942.  Of course the rate has…
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Government is not reason it is not eloquence it is force.

Every so often I come across a post that needs very little comment.  Today is one of those times.  This is the blog entry by Martin Armstrong. In the beginning of the entry there is a question posed about "Government is not reason, it is…