Posted by taxguru on October 10, 2013
Interesting report from the Tax Foundation as to the relative business tax climate of the various States in this country.
Ranked from 1 as the most business friendly to 50 as the worst place to conduct business, the winners and losers are:
- South Dakota
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- Rhode Island
- New Jersey
- New York
Their summary of the report: 2014 State Business Tax Climate Index
The full report : 56 page pdf
Washington Posts’s article about this report: Western U.S. best for business, Tax Foundation says
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Posted by taxguru on September 15, 2013
Excellent look at how much wealth has moved from high tax states to low and zero income tax states, a real life strategy I have been working with people on for decades. It’s always heartening to see where people refuse to just bend over and let their States fiscally rape them.
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Posted by taxguru on July 13, 2013
I was in full time Real Estate and you came and done a Tax Seminar on Tax Free Exchanges. I still have me Real Estate License, but work full time now as Industrial Lumber Salesman for a company that is based out of Texas. My question is this I live in Arkansas and I was hired to be a salesman for the Oklahoma plant. I have an office at the plant and chose to work there most of the time, but I could work from home or really anywhere I have a phone and a computer. My dilemma is this our company is not set up to do Arkansas State Tax withholdings, and do not want to get set up because they are concerned about being subject to additional franchise taxes.
My problem is they are paying all my State Tax to Oklahoma, and I get about a $50.00 refund from Oklahoma and owe Arkansas about $2000.00 in state tax every year. I do not think I have should have to pay state tax in 2 states, and would like to know if there is a legal way out of paying state tax in 2 states. If nothing else could I set up a checking account in Texas for my check to be Direct Deposit to and then transfer the money to a local account online.?
There is a mechanism for dealing with your situation that you and your professional tax preparer appear to be overlooking.
If your employer is treating you as an OK employee, you need to file a non-resident OK tax return.
When you file your AR tax return, you are supposed to report all income, including the OK wages. However, to prevent paying two state income taxes on the same OK income, you are allowed to claim a tax credit on the AR return for the income tax that you had to pay to the State of OK. To document this, you need to attach a copy of the OK tax return to your AR return.
Your professional preparer should have know this because it is a very common situation with people working across state lines.
It looks like it would actually be worth filing amended AR tax returns for the past three years to claim the credit for the OK taxes paid. Any tax return older than three years can’t be amended.
Good luck. I hope this helps.
I appreciate your advise, let me ask are you taking on any new clients. I would be interested in having you do my taxes.
Beginners QuickBooks 2013 Training Videos
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Posted by taxguru on January 15, 2013
Louisiana isn’t the only GOP controlled State considering replacing income taxes with increased sales (consumption) taxes.
Nebraska governor is latest to propose ending state income tax
U.S. states flirt with major tax changes
New pay-per-mile scheme would boost taxes 250 percent – Another plan to compensate for the consequences of more fuel efficient vehicles.
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Posted by taxguru on December 20, 2012
Will people be held prisoner inside high-tax states if they can’t or won’t pay the Exit Fees? Desperate money hungry State rulers may just stoop this low.
When Will Death Spiral States Impose Taxes On Fleeing Citizens?
New tax increases in California stir debate about adding to exodus
From Rush Limbaugh, who was a tax refugee from New York to Florida 15 years ago, but still has to undergo audits from the New York Tax goons every year to prove that he didn’t work inside the State borders.
Death-Spiral States Eye Exit Taxes
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Posted by taxguru on August 3, 2012
Facebook Stock Crash Hoses California’s Tax Revenue – In the Bizarro world of government, they love to “balance” their budgets with completely unrealistic overly optimistic assumptions about the size of revenues. That’s how the Clinton gang conjured up an imaginary budget surplus for his last year. They assumed the stock market would continue to grow at 20% per year, when in actuality, it crashed.
Governor Moonbeam has already said that his “balanced” budget is contingent on the assumption that voters will approve two large tax increases in November. Has a betting pool been set up to predict when the PRC declares bankruptcy?
Republicans grill IRS commissioner on health care – The fun and games with ObamaCare are just beginning. If it’s not repealed, those of us in the tax profession will have to become ensnared in its thousands of pages of rules and regulations, even though none of us had any desire to go to medical school.
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Posted by taxguru on July 25, 2012
With a number of California cities already filing bankruptcy, there will be a chain reaction all over the country of more and more of them doing that. It is bound to happen at even faster pace, as governments are now required to be more honest in their disclosures of their unfunded pension liabilities, as Rush Limbaugh described in yesterday’s Morning Update (Text Video).
Besides a growing number of cities and counties filing for bankruptcy protection in order to get out from union pension obligations, I would bet money on the State of California having to do the same thing. By his own admission, Governor Moonbeam’s latest budget is based on the passage of two tax increases on the November ballot and the assumption that the targets of those tax hikes will just stick around, bend over and pay those higher taxes. That erroneous assumption and his idiotic plan for a multi-billion dollar bullet train boondoggle can have no other result than complete financial collapse for the State. Brown’s scenario isn’t that different from 0Bambi’s; except that the Federal government can print money and borrow from the ChiComs, which State governments can’t do.
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Posted by taxguru on June 1, 2012
Escape From New York? High-Taxing Empire State Loses 3.4 Million Residents in 10 Years – I love stories like this. The rulers of NY are just as brain dead and shortsighted as their counterparts in the PRC. They have no understanding of the concept of Cause and Effect. They believe they can continuously stick it to the “evil rich” and those folks will just bend over and accept being fiscally raped forever.
America Lost 129,000 Millionaires in 2011 – Just as a healthy rising economy lifts all boats, a Marxist sabotaged one sinks all ships.
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Posted by taxguru on May 28, 2012
‘Fat Tax’ Could Curb Nation’s Obesity Problem – Dems love to use tax policy to micromanage every aspect of our lives. As with all of their schemes of this type, the results will end up making the situation much worse.
Some states asking the tax man to get tougher – The more desperate States get for money, the more aggressive they will be in trying to squeeze as much as possible from as many people as possible. Under the DemonRat philosophy, governments must never be expected to spend less; but the little people in the real world will have to make do with less in order to make their financial sacrifices to the gods of Big Government.
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Posted by taxguru on April 29, 2012
How Apple Sidesteps Billions in Taxes – Of course, the NY Slimes thinks this is a bad thing when anyone uses proactive techniques to avoid being fiscally raped by the tax collectors. I’ve been helping clients shift income out of high tax states such as the PRC and into tax free states, such as Nevada, Washington and Texas, for decades; so this is nothing new. Actually, it’s a tool in the tax planning arsenal that not enough businesses consider. Rather than be bitter about what Apple is doing to reduce its tax burden, more business owners should be following its example.
Rush nails this liberal hypocrisy.
Time Magazine chimes in: Apple’s Tax Avoidance: Evil Scheming, Good Business, or Both?
PJTV dissects this NY Slimes attack on Apple:
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