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Public inquiry says Maltese State is ‘responsible for Daphne Caruana Galizia’s death’

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares After a long fight by the family of murdered journalist and anti-corruption champion Daphne Caruana Galizia, their lawyers and supporters, the public inquiry the Maltese government never wanted has now reported on its findings and has made recommendations. As the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation explains: The Maltese Government only agreed to establish the

What’s Next For Infrastructure? | Tax Policy Center

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares More work, more questions… and certainty? The Senate will work through amendments to the $1 trillion infrastructure bill that includes $550 billion in new spending. But how might it be paid for? Will economic growth help cover the cost, or revenues collected with increased reporting on cryptocurrencies?  And what will happen in the

Dealing With High Gasoline Prices

TweetShareSharePin0 SharesDealing With High Gasoline Prices The rising gasoline prices has everyone concerned about the future. Of course, with gasoline being the fuel of the most common form of transportation today, who would not be? And since gasoline is still a major fuel used by most cars in the world, there is nothing that can

Research & Development Amortization Changes

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Starting next year, firms will need to amortize their research and development (R&D) expenses over five years rather than immediately deduct them from taxable income, a policy change designed to raise federal tax revenue in the short term. As policymakers decide on the future of this scheduled tax change, one option would be

Public Work Progress, Revenue Options

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Infrastructure progress at last. After weeks of talks and wheel-spinning, the Senate has agreed to begin debate on a roughly $1 trillion bipartisan public works bill. The vote came after a group of nearly two dozen senators reached a consensus on a framework bill. The measure includes about $550 billion in new spending

Beer Taxes in Europe, 2021 | Beer Excise Tax Rates

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares This is the beginning of a map series in which we’ll explore different types of excise taxes throughout Europe, starting with excise duties on beer. According to EU law, every EU country is required to levy an excise duty on beer of at least €1.87 per 100 liters (26.4 gal) and degree of alcohol

Right to education must be backed by tax policy

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Education provides the “foundations for individual autonomy, liberty and human dignity”. (1) Yesterday marked the start of the Global Partnership for Education’s (GPE) two-day Summit, which is hosted by the Nigerian and UK governments. The Global Education Summit: Financing GPE 2021-2025, which you can join live (2:00pm BST), aims to explore “with key

The Two Biggest Thieves In Regards To Wealth Building

TweetShareSharePin0 SharesThe Two Biggest Thieves In Regards To Wealth Building The two biggest wealth thieves a person will encounter are tax deductions and lawsuits. Taxes work against you by chipping away at your wealth. These include federal income taxes (deducting up to 39% of your income), state taxes (deducting up to 9.6%), and self employment

Infrastructure Investment Revenue Options | Tax Foundation

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Policymakers broadly agree that investments by the federal government in highways, mass transit, and other modes of transportation are crucial to facilitate the nation’s economic activity, but they can’t seem to agree on how to fund such investments. The current debate is over corporate income taxes, and therein lies the problem. The standard

State Gas Tax Rates | State Gas Tax Rankings, July 2021

TweetShareSharePin11 Shares This map shows state gas tax rates as of July 2021, using recently released data from the American Petroleum Institute. States levy gas taxes in a variety of ways, including per-gallon excise taxes collected at the pump, excise taxes imposed on wholesalers (which are passed along to consumers in the form of higher prices), and sales taxes

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