Archives for July 2011

A Surtax on Ex-Government Workers & the Entertainment Industry

A Surtax on Ex-Government Workers & the Entertainment Industry

Politico recently published a post about a novel suggestion for how the government might raise revenue: Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit proposed a 50 percent surtax on the post-administration private  sector incomes of top government officials and excise taxes on…

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The Agenda of the Dependent

The Agenda of the Dependent

Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online talks about the agenda of the poor and the middle class (emphasis added): About 50 percent of taxpayers don’t pay federal income taxes. Almost half of American adults…

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Preparer Regulation Update

Preparer Regulation Update

WebCPA reports that Congress is having hearings on IRS oversight of tax preparers. David Rothstein, a research fellow at the New America Foundation, testified on behalf of the think tank as well as the National…

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97.5% of American Taxpayers Won’t Cheat on Their Taxes

97.5% of American Taxpayers Won’t Cheat on Their Taxes

Caroline May of The Daily Caller says that while Americans may complain about paying taxes, a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) found that the vast majority are honest on…

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TIGTA Reports on More IRS Screw-Ups

TIGTA Reports on More IRS Screw-Ups

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) has issued another report on IRS inefficiency, which, no doubt, will be met by the Commissioner’s demand for more funding (see Related Posts, below). TIGTA reports that some taxpayers received…

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