The IRS Won't Make Taxpayers Report Taylor Swift Ticket Sales (and Other Online Transactions Over $600)
For now, at least.
The Copenhagen Consensus has long championed a cost-benefit approach for addressing the world's most critical environmental problems.
In the last 50 years, when the budget process has been in place, Congress has managed only four times to pass a budget on time.
The "Taxpayers Bill of Rights" requires that the state return excess revenue to taxpayers. A ballot question could change that.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan argues that shifting taxes from homes to the land they sit on will encourage development and cut taxes for most homeowners. Local property tax activists aren't convinced.
Ford and General Motors have tempered plans for E.V. production, but governments still spend billions of dollars in incentives.
The notion that COVID-19 came from a lab was once touted as misinformation. But now the FBI, the Energy Department, and others agree with Paul.
It's a maneuver that makes little fiscal, philosophical, or political sense, but thankfully it also seems unlikely to work.
Just 24 percent of self-identified Trump voters and 34 percent of self-identified Biden voters say they support a public handout for the Milwaukee Brewers' 22-year-old stadium.
Those sounding the loudest alarms about possible shutdowns are largely silent when Congress ignores its own budgetary rules. All that seems to matter is that government is metaphorically funded.
The city wanted to bring in more money, in part for early childhood education. But such taxes are disproportionately paid by the poor.
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The White House plans to boost federal workers' pay by 5.2 percent, the largest increase since 1980.
The Colorado governor finds common ground with many libertarians. But does he really stand for more freedom?
The only effective means of keeping tax collectors from misusing data is keeping it from them.
Apparently $600 million to improve a very nice stadium isn’t enough.
Look for these budgetary swindles at a failing K-12 system near you.
The Labor Department is officially undoing changes made to help combat inflation in the 1980s.
The lack of oversight and the general absence of a long-term vision is creating inefficiency, waste, and red ink as far as the eye can see.
"Government in general does a lot of things that aren't necessary," says Jared Polis.
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Publicly funded leagues of cities are fighting zoning reforms in state capitals across the country.
Norway hiked its wealth tax. A bunch of rich people got the hell out.
Despite only spending a few years in the classroom, taxpayers could end up shelling out over $200,000 in a public pension for AFT president Randi Weingarten.
Americans collectively spend billions of hours each year preparing their taxes. Rather than adding a government-run website into the mix, politicians should just simplify the tax code.
Maybe taxpayers would make fewer mistakes if the federal tax code weren't so hopelessly complex.
In 2021, the state of Georgia made an expensive bet on an unproven company that could be headed for financial catastrophe.
FTC Chair Lina Khan has an agenda that's against big companies, not for consumer well-being.
The agency’s new report tells us practically nothing of significance.
Eliminating taxation on compensation for being a human guinea pig is just good public policy.
This total is 2.5 times the state's annual budget.
From delivery fees to streaming taxes, New York can’t stomach having MTA users actually pay for the system themselves.
The higher taxes on small businesses and entrepreneurs could slow growth. Less opportunity means more tribalism and division.
Nothing focuses the mind quite so intently on the sheer stupidity of government as doing your taxes.
Congress’ Joint Committee on Taxation reported that a permanent expansion would cost more than $1.4 trillion over a decade.
Krugman sees benefit cuts as "a choice" but believes that implementing a massive tax increase on American employers and workers would be "of course" no big deal.
As legislators refuse to act, benefits will be cut without any possibility of sheltering those seniors who are poor.
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