Archives for November 2009

9 Business Tax Changes for 2009

9 Business Tax Changes for 2009

There’s just one month left to do end of the year tax planning for the 2009 tax year so you’d better get on the stick. The IRS website lists 35 tax changes for 2009. Here are 9…

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A Tax On Dining Out

A Tax On Dining Out

David Boaz of the Cato Institute alerts us to an article in the Washington Post about efforts by two Virginia counties (Fairfax and Loudon) to put a surtax on dining out: Despite the recession, a growing number…

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Taxpayer Burden Reduction

Taxpayer Burden Reduction

The easier it is for taxpayers to file their returns and pay their taxes on a timely basis the better it is for the government. That’s s why in 2002 the IRS established the Office of Taxpayer…

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Taxation of Barter

Taxation of Barter

Robert W. Wood writing for Forbes.com says that the IRS wants to tax your bartering transactions: The IRS starts with a down-home definition. Bartering is trading one product or service for another, whether informally and one-on-one…

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Botax Not a Tax on the Rich, Say Plastic Surgeons

Botax Not a Tax on the Rich, Say Plastic Surgeons

The New York Times says that plastic surgeons and their patients are angered by Senate proposal of a 5% surtax on certain types of elective surgery: The tax, which would be paid by the customer…

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