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Property Taxes

A fascinating, interactive map of property tax and home value rates across the United States.

Oh, Starbucks

From the BBC: BBC business correspondent Theo Leggett said the coffee company reported sales of nearly £400m in the UK last year, but paid no corporation tax at all. “Much of the money it earns in this country is transferred to a sister company in the Netherlands in the form of royalty payments, leaving the […]

Pay Your Employer

Just what we always wanted! Republican Governor Tom Corbett is deciding whether or not to sign legislation that would require some workers to pay taxes to their bosses. Yes, you read that right. The bill, which would allow companies that hire at least 250 new workers in the state to keep 95-percent of the workers’ withheld […]

Microsoft Hates Tax

From the BBC: The committee said that between 2009 and 2011, Microsoft moved $21bn (£13bn) offshore, almost half its US retail sales revenue. The panel said the moved saved it up to $4.5bn in taxes on goods sold within the US. It also said the company moves royalty revenue to divisions in lower-tax nations, including […]

Tax & Aid

From the BBC: The UK should give more priority to helping the poorest countries collect their taxes as part of its foreign aid strategy, MPs have suggested. This is blindingly obvious, but it’s nice to see it getting some attention. “If developing countries are to escape from aid dependency, and from poverty more broadly, it […]

Tax the Rich!

I love this post by Chris Bowers so much, I’m going to reproduce it in full: If the public option campaign succeeds, it will be a proof of concept for the Progressive Block strategy–House Progressives threatening to join with Republicans to block must-pass Democratic legislation unless they receive a major concession. After all, the public […]

Taxes: A Photo Diary

Taxes Nobody likes paying taxes You don’t. I don’t. After all, the money may be misspent. Sometimes it’s wasted entirely. Sometimes it’s spent on things that are just plain wrong. And no one likes to part with their hard-earned cash. But few people ever stand up for taxes. After all, how would we have public […]