We’re Number One!

We're Number One!   Americans love awards shows — the Oscars, the Grammys, the Emmys, and the Tonys. So we all watched eagerly as the nonpartisan Tax Foundation rolled out the red carpet and released "International Tax Competitiveness Index 2016." The ranking rewards countries with low marginal rates to discourage businesses from fleeing abroad and [...]

By | 2016-10-24T09:00:14+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Tax IRS|0 Comments

Goin’ for the Gold!

Goin' for the Gold!   For awhile there, it looked like the just-concluded Rio Olympics would be a carnival of chaos. Golfers boycotting to avoid the Zika virus? Check. Swimmers making their way through raw sewage? Check. And those were just the disasters we anticipated before the opening ceremonies! Who could have predicted divers splashing [...]

By | 2016-08-25T09:00:12+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Tax IRS, Tax Planning|0 Comments

Harry Potter and the Deathly Tax Bill

Harry Potter and the Deathly Tax Bill   Harry Potter's sidekick Ron Weasley has challenged opponents from a mountain troll to the Horcruxes to the Death Eaters. Now the actor who plays him, 27-year-old Rupert Grint, is taking on a foe as powerful as Voldemort himself. Last month, he challenged a squad of dementors taking [...]

By | 2016-07-06T09:00:19+00:00 July 6th, 2016|Tax IRS|0 Comments

Take This Tax and Shove It!

Take This Tax and Shove It!   Do you know what happens when you play country music backwards? (Read to the end to get the answer.) Country music has a long history of celebrating outlaw behavior, which naturally extends to celebrating "outlaw" performers. Plenty of fans have heard the album Johnny Cash recorded of his [...]

By | 2016-06-24T09:00:41+00:00 June 24th, 2016|Tax IRS, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Don’t Get ‘All Shook Up’!

Don't Get 'All Shoot Up'!   Philadelphia's incoming mayor Jim Kenney is the latest local official to propose quenching his city's fiscal thirst with a new tax. His inaugural budget would impose a three cents per ounce tax on soda, juices, iced tea, and other sugary drinks. The mayor claims the measure would raise $400 [...]

By | 2016-06-13T09:00:46+00:00 June 13th, 2016|Tax IRS, Uncategorized|0 Comments