Federal Tax Updates Archive

The Federal Government Remains Open, For Now

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Good news for federal funding. The House and Senate voted yesterday to keep the government open through December 3, when they likely will have to do it all over again. Yellen wants to scrap the debt limit entirely. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told the House Financial Services Committee yesterday, “I believe it’s very

IRS Website

TweetShareSharePin0 SharesIRS Website If you have any questions about filing your taxes then go right to the source – the IRS. It can take forever on hold to reach them on the phone though and their hours aren’t always convenient. Yet you can get all the information you need quickly from the IRS website. It

Understanding the Three Different Types of Income

TweetShareSharePin0 SharesUnderstanding the Three Different Types of Income Part of learning to become financially free is to begin to understand that there are three different types of income. They are: capital gains, passive income, and earned income. They are the three types of ways to make money, and are very easy to understand. Capital Gains

Tax Justice Network Portuguese podcast #29: Fim à tributação que penaliza os mais pobres

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Welcome to our monthly podcast in Portuguese, É da sua conta (it’s your business) produced by Grazielle David, Daniela Stefano and Luciano Máximo. All our podcasts are unique productions in five different languages – English, Spanish, Arabic, French, Portuguese. They’re all available here. Here’s the latest episode: Fim à tributação que penaliza os mais pobres #29 O episódio #29 do É da sua conta mostra

Federal Plastics Tax Is Not a Good Revenue Raiser

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares One of the Senate’s proposals to pay for the Build Back Better Act is a federal excise tax on virgin plastics, which are plastics that are not reprocessed or recovered. The tax would be $0.20 per pound of virgin plastics used to make single-use plastics products. While few details have been released about

Checking One Item Off The Fiscal To-Do List

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares A clean continuing resolution. The House and Senate plan to vote today to keep the government running through December 3. After (twice) forcing Senate Republicans to block a bill to keep the government running and extend its borrowing authority, Democrats bowed to the inevitable and stripped out the debt limit measure. Unless both

Debt Negotiation Vs. Debt Management

TweetShareSharePin0 SharesDebt Negotiation Vs. Debt Management Debt negotiation and debt management/consolidation both help consumers pay off their debts through two different approaches. Each affects your credit score, payoff period, and taxes differently. Before choosing either options, be sure you understand the long term consequences of each debt management option. Influence On Credit Score Debt consolidation

Will You Make The 39 Cent Mistake This Tax Season?

TweetShareSharePin0 SharesWill You Make The 39 Cent Mistake This Tax Season? When it comes to filing your tax return, spending 39 cents could be the biggest mistake you ever make. Millions of taxpayers make the mistake of putting their income tax return in a regular letter-sized envelope, sticking on a 39 cent stamp, and placing

US Multinational Corporation Tax Data & Analysis

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Recent proposals from the Biden administration and congressional Democrats aim to hike taxes on the foreign profits of U.S. multinationals, resting on the claim that U.S. multinationals pay very low tax rates on these foreign profits. But how heavily taxed are they, and how would various proposals affect these tax rates? U.S. multinational

Weighing the Options for Financing Reconciliation

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Last week, The New York Times reported that in opposing corporate or individual income tax increases, Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) has pushed other Senate Democrats, such as Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), to consider a carbon tax to finance some of the infrastructure package. A carbon tax would be a less economically harmful pay-for
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