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IRS Announces Tax Credits For Toyota Prius

TweetShareSharePin0 SharesIRS Announces Tax Credits For Toyota Prius The Toyota Prius is the vehicle that started the entire hybrid vehicle craze. It continues to dominate the market and the IRS has announced the tax credits for this year. IRS Announces Tax Credits For Toyota Prius In an effort to promote energy efficiency, the federal government

A Guide To Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

TweetShareSharePin0 SharesA Guide To Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability of individuals or businesses to discharge their debts. A declared state of bankruptcy can be requested not only by creditors in an effort to get what they are owed but also by the insolvent individual or organization. If it is difficult to

A Shut Down Over Shots?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares A government shutdown, at least for weekend, seems increasingly likely.  Congress needs to act quickly to avoid a shutdown tomorrow night. But roadblocks keep appearing. Some Senate Republicans insist they’ll block any continuing resolution that includes funding to enforce vaccine mandates—a non-starter for Democrats. And the two parties are at odds over the

Comparing Consumption Tax Systems in Europe, 2021

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Today we examine how European countries rank on consumption taxes, continuing our map series on our recently published 2020 International Tax Competitiveness Index (ITCI). The ITCI measures and compares the competitiveness and neutrality of all 36 OECD countries’ tax systems, looking at corporate income taxes, individual taxes, consumption taxes, property taxes, and the

Cigarette Taxes and Cigarette Smuggling

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Key Findings: Excessive tax rates on cigarettes in some states induce substantial black and gray market movement of tobacco products into high-tax states from low-tax states or foreign sources. New York has the highest inbound smuggling activity, with an estimated 52.2 percent of cigarettes consumed in the state deriving from smuggled sources in

Advice To Follow When Building A Home Business

TweetShareSharePin0 SharesAdvice To Follow When Building A Home Business Almost everyone, at some point, has fantasized about being their own boss. Dreaming is easy, but making that dream a realty happens to be another story. If owning your own home-based business is something that appeals to you, Make sure to carefully research your plan to

Trump-Biden Tariffs Hurt Domestic Manufacturing

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Boosting American industry is a policy objective shared by many lawmakers and is a key issue at debate in the Build Back Better Act as well as other year-end legislation. Missing from the debates is how the tariffs put in place by the Trump administration, and largely maintained by the Biden administration, are

Still Working On A Stopgap Funding Bill

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Stop gap funding bill vote today? House Democratic leaders still are trying to assemble a continuing resolution in time for a vote as early as today. The stopgap funding bill would keep the government open into at least mid-January. But most Republicans, who instead want bipartisan agreement on specific agency funding levels, may

Could Tax Incentives Help Recruit and Retain Teachers?

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In November, our children’s high school principal announced he’ll retire at the end of the year, after 16 years of service. I was shocked, but shouldn’t have been. After nearly two years of chronic upheaval and conflict in public education as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, I can only imagine how attractive
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