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13 Tax Increases in 2013

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

From 13 Tax Increases in 2013: (Click on the link above for explanations for each of these) 1. Payroll tax 2. Top marginal tax rate 3. Phase out of personal exemptions for adjusted gross income (AGI) over $300,000 ($250,000 for single filers) 4. Phase down of itemized deductions for AGI over $300,000 ($250,000 for single […]

Should the Capital Gains Tax Rate Remain Low?

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Interesting piece from IBD: Six Reasons to Keep Capital Gains Tax Rates Low Two interesting points that I hadn’t really thought about: Inflation. If an individual buys a stock for $10 and sells it years later for $12, much of the $2 in capital gain may be inflation, not a real return. Inflation — and […]

One Commenter’s Argument Against the Flat Tax

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

The posts of this week have led to some very interesting discussions. This is what I love about blogging. Yes, even some of the commenters that I didn’t agree with made some points that made me reconsider my positions. I wanted to highlight one comment left on the What’s the Definition of “Fair” and “Rich?” […]

WSJ Editorial: Fair Tax, Flawed Tax

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

I read an interesting editorial in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal titled Fair Tax, Flawed Tax. I have not read Neal Boortz’s The FairTax Book (affiliate link), which is a book about abolishing the IRS and the income tax and moving to a consumption tax. Boortz calls this a fair tax. In my opinion, it […]

How About a 4.3% Surtax on the “Rich” to Fix the AMT?

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Homework assignment: Read Democrats Seek Formula to Blunt AMT From to the article: House Democrats looking to spare millions of middle-class families from the expensive bite of the alternative minimum tax are considering adding a surcharge of 4 percent or more to the tax bills of the nation’s wealthiest households. Under one version of the […]

Anyone Read “The Fair Tax?”

Monday, October 30th, 2006

All the sudden one of my posts from over a year ago is getting a lot of attention! Over the weekend I noticed that a post I did on the Forbes Flat Tax Plan was receiving some new comments. Most of the comments are from people suggesting something called The Fair Tax Book by Neal […]

Question of the Day

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

It’s been a while since I actually posted a Question of the Day. I would like to get back into the routine because I like the interaction with you, my readers. So, here’s today’s Question of the Day: Do you like the idea of a flat tax? Why or why not? Personally, I like the […]

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