Posted by taxguru on February 7, 2016
Tax Foundation has an interesting look at the different tax rates that the various states levy on corporations
State Corporate Income Tax Rates and Brackets for 2016
It has long been a common tax savings technique to shift income from high tax states to those with low or zero State income tax rates. When we were in California, we helped clients shift a lot of income from that state’s high rate corp tax to zero tax states, such as Washington and Nevada.
There are a number of requirements to do this legally and avoid problems with the high tax state agencies who obviously don’t like this strategy; so anyone considering doing this should work with an experienced professional tax advisor and not try this technique on their own.
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Posted by taxguru on September 1, 2015
The different tax rates levied by the various States have long been part of the tax planning analyses I have done for clients. Occasionally, this has resulted in shifting some operations and income into lower tax States in order to save thousands of dollars a year in taxes.
Taxpayers Fleeing Democrat-Run States for Republican Ones – From Americans for Tax Reform
The Tax Foundation has just released a very comprehensive study of the effective tax burdens on several different kinds of business in each of the American States, plus DC. They even contrast the tax rates for newer businesses versus more mature ones. The report is free to download and is an interesting tool for those considering the possibility of reducing their State tax burdens.
The article explaining the report
The report itself – 128 page PDF
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Posted by taxguru on June 27, 2015
Since fines and taxes are considered to be synonyms by some of our rulers, they will continue to look for more ways to squeeze money out of the public. Charging thousands of dollars for minor traffic offenses is one way the bozos in charge of the PRC are pay for their insane spending programs.
‘All about the money’: Motorists plagued by sky-high Calif. traffic ticket fines
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Posted by taxguru on June 23, 2015
I have always loved seeing stories such as this, where it’s apparent that not everyone is willing to bend over and let their State rulers fiscally rape them.
Tired of high taxes? Maybe it’s time to move
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Posted by taxguru on April 8, 2015
The kind of story that gives me some hope that not everyone agrees to just bend over, grab their ankles and let the States continue to fiscally rape them.
Report: People Fleeing High-Tax States for Low-Tax Alternatives
You can download the actual 58 page pdf of the full report mentioned in the above article here, “Rich States, Poor States.”
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Posted by taxguru on February 6, 2015
I’ve always made it very clear that I think trying to prepare your own tax returns is crazy, even when software companies such as Intuit make the idiotic claim that their DIY programs can replace experienced tax preparers. I was always referring to legitimate tax returns. It now appears that crooks have been successful at using TurboTax to file phony tax returns. The bad guys have been so successful that Intuit has had to shut down their e-filing for all State income tax returns.
TurboTax halts state filings amid fraud outbreak – from USA Today
Intuit Working With State Governments to Solve Emerging Tax Fraud Problem – from the TurboTax blog
Update: Arkansas DFA has just released this press release regarding this issue. Basically, it acknowledges the issue, but claims that they are not aware of it happening yet in Arkansas. However, as a precaution, they will be closely examining the 7,500 TurboTax refund requests that have already been processed for 2014. Considering that the MO of the crooks has been to file fake returns early in the season and thus freeze out the actual taxpayers, I am betting that the DFA will be discovering several fraudulent refund claims in that batch.
Update 2: Snopes.com addresses this story: TurboTaxed
Update 3: Minnesota Isn’t Taking Any More TurboTax Returns
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Posted by taxguru on October 28, 2014
The Tax Foundation has released its 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index:
Their announcement and summary
The full 76 page pdf.
From the Executive Summary:
The 10 best states in this year’s Index are:
2. South Dakota
7. New Hampshire
The 10 lowest ranked, or worst, states in this year’s Index are:
45. Rhode Island
49. New York
50. New Jersey
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Posted by taxguru on March 6, 2014
It’s always great to see when people reach their breaking point after being fiscally raped by the DemonRats, who have never been able to grasp the moral of Aesop’s Goose That Laid the Golden Egg fable. In these East Coast cases, the most popular destination is down here in Florida. The excellent weather is just an added bonus to the tax savings.
About $5.5 billion left NJ in ‘tax migration,’ study finds
De Blasio’s anti-rich policies are driving wealthy people out of NYC
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Posted by taxguru on January 29, 2014
For those considering relocating, The Fiscal Times has this interesting slide show of what they have ranked as the ten worst tax states for 2014, along with details on their tax rates.
1. New York
2. New Jersey
5. Rhode Island
7. North Carolina
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Posted by taxguru on January 28, 2014
New Jersey Taxes Could Eat Up All Of Peyton Manning’s Super Bowl Earnings – Holding the game in the highest tax state in the country will cost all of the players a lot of extra taxes compared to what they would be if the game were played down here in Florida. The much nicer weather down here would be an added bonus for everyone.
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