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Archive for October, 2003

Don’t do it Arnold!

Posted by taxguru on October 31, 2003

Could Fire Cause Schwarzenegger to Void No Tax Hike Pledge?

Gov.-elect may consider tax hike to pay fire costs

Gov.-Elect Urged to Keep Car Tax Hike

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Posted by taxguru on October 31, 2003

End of the Free Ride on ‘Net Taxes?

Another Bailout for the States? Wouldn’t be prudent

IRA Withdrawal Wisdom

Why Democrats are wrong on taxes

Maybe tax cuts do work

Time For An Apology From Tax Cut Critics

Economy puts on a surge. Fastest leap in 19 years tied to Bush tax cuts – The worst fears of the DemonRats, and their number one reason for opposing the tax cuts, are coming true.

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IRS HALLOWEEN

Posted by taxguru on October 31, 2003

The door bell, rings, and a man answers it.

Here stands this plain but well dressed kid, saying, “Trick or Treat!”

The man asks the kids what he’s dressed up like for Halloween.

The kid says, “I’m an IRS agent.”

Then he takes 28% of the man’s candy, leaves, and doesn’t say Thank You.

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Posted by taxguru on October 29, 2003

Is this like that saying, “if you love something, set it free?”

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Posted by taxguru on October 29, 2003

Bill would drop excise charge on clunkers – Interesting potential tax break for Massachusetts owners of vehicles worth less than $5,000.

Property taxes leap in Mass. as state aid falls

Fake $20s Showing Up In Massachusetts – So much for the theory that the new colored note would discourage counterfeiters.

Tax plan may beget Net effect. Congress ponders ways to collect online sales levy

Tax Laws Protect Illegal Workers – IRS and our rulers in DC care more about the tax money from illegals than in enforcing immigration laws. Terror cells with illegal aliens are free to operate around the country as long as they keep sending their payroll taxes to IRS. There’s definitely something wrong with that picture.

Battle Brews Over Expiration of Internet Tax Moratorium – Mark Belling, substituting for Rush Limbaugh today, spent an impressive amount of time discussing what a nightmare it will be if the ban on Internet taxation isn’t renewed in a few days. He mentioned how the long running urban myth of a five cents per email tax could very easily become a reality if our rulers in DC don’t get with it and make the ban permanent.

Some machines turn up noses at new $20 bill

The DemonRats’ tax cut gamble

Oakland cell phone users may get tax hike – Maybe those people should change their ring tones to George Harrison’s “TaxMan” song so they can be reminded that they will be paying an extra 7.5% to Jerry Brown’s city government on each call.

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Posted by taxguru on October 28, 2003

Americans for Tax Reform pushes for last minute vote to save Internet tax moratorium

Simplify tax system. Complex tax code, not individuals, needs to be targeted.

Raising taxes – Bruce Bartlett thinks the trend of Bush tax cuts has bottomed out and that tax increases will be coming soon from the Bush team.

Support Making the Internet Tax Moratorium Permanent!

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Keeping Priorities Straight

Posted by taxguru on October 28, 2003

I just received announcements from IRS and the California Franchise Tax Board that they are giving the victims of the fires in Southern California a break from any tax notices and filing requirements. As I always tell clients who are having personal crises, tax matters should be very very low on the list of things they worry about. For people who have lost everything in the fires, I doubt that the two week reprieve FTB is giving will be anywhere close to enough time to get back to even caring about taxes. It will also be tough for IRS and FTB to send notices to homes that no longer exist.

IRS Announcement

FTB Announcement

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Posted by taxguru on October 28, 2003

Lieberman’s Secret Tax Hike – As if we need another example of how the JackAss Party has gone over the cliff of insanity. Lieberman’s the most conservative of the DemonRats and he sounds like a rabid Marxist in his calls to persecute the evil rich.

Mike To Biz: Drop Dead – The RINO mayor of NYC hasn’t finished his financial rape of businesses.

Tax issue angers parents – What nerve! Parents who receive special tax breaks have to prove their qualification for those breaks.

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