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Archive for July 3rd, 2003

Posted by taxguru on July 3, 2003

Income Tax Gives Feds Open Checkbook – Having taxes withheld up front has been the sneakiest way for our rulers to prevent people from feeling their true tax bite. People would be much more supportive of large tax cuts if they had to write checks for their taxes rather than have them taken out ahead of time.

A Significant Tax Break From the New Tax Act – Some ideas of how to capitalize on the new lower tax rates for dividends and long term capital gains.

Draft Tax Forms It’s that time of year again, when IRS starts designing the forms for next year’s tax season. You can get a preview of what to expect and even provide some feedback to IRS if you think something should be shown differently.

High Wisconsin taxes rooted in state history, study says

Trim that tree, and you risk jail – Just another reminder why we are so glad to be out of the PRC. A $1,000 fine for trimming trees on your own property. That kind of control over every aspect of people’s lives was the big reason we made the move to the Ozarks ten years ago. We can do absolutely anything we want with the 150+ acres of trees we have without needing anyone else’s permission.

New Zealand Farmers Threaten Rebellion Over ‘Flatulence Tax’

The Wisdom of Pollack (link to article expired) – The judge who wisely concluded that the so-called victims of stock market losses were really nothing more than high risk speculators

Web sites can help financial neophytes

How to Help Your Credit Before Applying for a Loan (link to article expired)

Garrett and Russert Note Biggest Tax Cuts Go to Middle Class

Your Body May Be Worth More Than $45 Million – Just like parting out a car, where you can make a lot more money selling it piece by piece, someone has concluded that the components of a human body can be worth quite a bit. I’ve always thought it very unfair that, when people donate their organs, they (or their families) are not allowed to receive any payment; yet the hospitals literally sell those organs for huge amounts.

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Debts could swallow up tax cut cash

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As I’ve always said, playing the stock market is no different than gambling. People who risk their retirement funds that way are being very irresponsible.

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Even in traditional tax haven States, such as Nevada, there is a strong movement to increase taxes.

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This is the reason why, even though I think Governor Gray-Out Doofus is a terrible ruler of the PRC, I haven’t been a supporter of the recall idea. There was an election last November, where the voters had a chance to make a change in administration. Nothing is really very different now. It would also set a very risky precedent if new elections can be called willy-nilly every time people are upset about a certain issue. That is how other countries operate; but our system, with regularly scheduled elections, is a more stable way to make changes. The GOP wasn’t able to unseat Doofus last November. They had their chance and they should just have to wait until 2006 for the next election to do it properly.

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