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Articles About Tax
May 24, 2015
How Taxing the Wealthy Could Save Social Security
Americans' earnings that exceed the taxable maximum are not subject to Social Security. Here's why some are proposing to reform the tax wage base.
May 20, 2015
What Actually Happens to the Economy When Our Taxes Go Up
Nobody wants to hear that their taxes are going up. But when they do, what actually happens?
May 17, 2015
5 Ways the Government Wastes Taxpayer Money
Where has America gone wrong fiscally and wasted funds?
May 16, 2015
10 States Most Dependent on the Federal Government
According to a WalletHub report, residents in red states are more likely to receive help from the federal government.
April 15, 2015
3 Things Freelancers Need to Know About Taxes
Whether you are wholly self-employed or moonlight as an independent contractor, there are quite a few steps to remember when filing your taxes.
April 15, 2015
3 Charts Showing America’s Enormous Tax Situation
The country works several months every year in order to pay its annual tax bill to Uncle Sam.
April 15, 2015
4 Reasons People Say They Shouldn’t Have to Pay Taxes
Here are some of the arguments against paying taxes and why they won't work.
April 14, 2015
Which Tax Bracket Are You in This Year?
Tax time is fast approaching. Do you know your tax bracket?
April 09, 2015
Here’s Why Marco Rubio’s Tax Plan Is Bad for Everyone
While parts of the plan for tax reform could be positive, the overall deficit would take a dramatic boost.
March 28, 2015
Top 10 States With the Highest Taxes
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
March 27, 2015
How to Get Free Tax Preparation Services
Taxpayers often qualify for completely free tax filing assistance, in-person or online, for all of their federal and state forms.
March 22, 2015
You Can Still Make IRA Contributions for the 2014 Tax Season
Although the tax season will soon be coming to a close, you still have time to make contributions to your IRA.
March 20, 2015
Republican Budget Balances Deficit, But Doesn’t Balance Partisanship
Why can't the GOP's budget pass as it stands?
February 22, 2015
3 Ways to Calculate Your Tax Refund Using Your Pay Stub
Want to find out if you're owed a refund?
February 21, 2015
New Taxes On The Horizon? An Internet Sales Tax Could Hit Soon
An attempt to pass an Internet sales tax -- and require that retailers collect and give it to the government -- is dead for now. Here's why that could change soon.
February 07, 2015
Will Tax Reforms Bring Apple’s Cash Back to the U.S.?
Proposed corporate tax reforms may soon entice or compel Apple and other corporations to bring overseas cash reserves back to the U.S.
February 05, 2015
The Best Retirement Tax Credit You Never Knew Existed
Benjamin Franklin once said that, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
January 30, 2015
10 Rights You Should Have as a Taxpayer
The Taxpayer Advocate has been pushing for a straightforward, thematic bill of rights, similar to the one amended to the U.S. Constitution.
January 20, 2015
Will Obamacare Ruin Your Tax Refund?
The controversial law strives to make health care more affordable to lower-income households, but it may also unexpectedly lower tax refunds.
January 12, 2015
The Black Hole of Government: Where Does Your Tax Money Go?
What are you really paying for when you cut a check to Uncle Sam?
January 04, 2015
7 Ways to Set Your Children Up For Financial Success
As parents we walk a tightrope: we want all the opportunity of the world laid at our childrens’ feet, but we also want them to know and understand hard work.
December 28, 2014
5 Ways to Ruin a Perfectly Good Retirement Plan
Even the best laid retirement plans can be derailed by catastrophe or simple neglect. Watch out for these pitfalls.
December 06, 2014
10 States With the Least Fair Tax Systems
Life is not always fair, especially when it comes to taxes.
November 24, 2014
Your Taxes Went Up Last Year, Did You Even Notice?
Tax increases have happened before, and they'll happen again. But sometimes, they happen and nobody even notices.
November 03, 2014
Ohio Governor Hoping to Amend ‘Outrageous’ Drilling Tax
Gov. John Kasich of Ohio has overseen a rapid expansion of drilling in his state, with oil and gas production quickly rising.
November 03, 2014
Forget a Tax on Capital, Bill Gates Wants a Consumption Tax
Bill Gates recently said he would support taxing consumption rather than capital. What does that mean, and does it make any sense?
November 02, 2014
5 Facts About Taxes That Might Make You Angry
Many people think our tax system is overly complex, that it favors certain groups, or that it is unfair. What are your thoughts on the matter?
October 25, 2014
How U.S. Tax Policy Gives Way Too Much Money to the Wrong People
The U.S. government has an outrageous spending problem, and apparently, it can't stop giving money away.
October 05, 2014
Here’s How Gasoline Taxes Stack Up State By State
Gas taxes range from 12 cents to over 50 cents per gallon on the state level. What are you paying?
October 02, 2014
Finally, a Plan to Deal With Corporate Tax Avoidance
Corporate tax avoidance is more widespread than ever, but efforts are underway to stop it. Can a new plan proposed by the OECD actually work?
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