The digital economy will impact the ability of cities to generate revenue through traditional land-based taxes. A new solution is needed.
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As more Canadians flock to urban centres, those cities have fewer options to raise taxes New tax policies are needed that reflect the shift to a digital economy.
For Shorten, Easter might act as an eraser to rub out people’s memories of a scratchy couple of days in the first week.
Politically speaking, the Easter break is a blessing for a jaded electorate, at least a partial rest for voters' in a campaign that's started as an impossibly complex jumble of claims and numbers.
Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo.
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Congress can fix this by updating the tax code.
Congress designed a complicated tax system.
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The IRS already has all the info it needs from 40% of filers, yet lobbying by tax preparers is stymieing efforts to make the filing process simpler.
Taxing harmful behaviour like smoking and gambling have become too lucrative for governments to turn away from.
Governments are addicted to tax revenue from harmful activities. It is stopping them from doing what is in society's best interests.
Marital status is a defining characteristic of U.S. tax law.
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A country's tax policies say a lot about what it values – and some of America's tend to promote inequality.
More states are giving marijuana the green light.
Before marijuana was legalized, people argued over how it would affect taxes, crime and teens. But only now is there enough data to settle some of these debates.
Labor’s budget reply stole the mic from the government.
Caroline Fisher talks about the week in Australian politics with Michelle Grattan.
Shorten’s speech will mark the end of parliamentary sittings before the election.
Shorten will say that under his government some 10 million people would receive the same or bigger tax cut, with nearly three million low paid workers getting a bigger tax cut.
Traffic flows into Manhattan from Brooklyn over the Williamsburg Bridge.
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Starting in 2021, drivers will pay a fee to enter midtown and lower Manhattan during busy times of day. Will this clear New York's air and streets?
More Americans agree with plans to raise taxes on the wealthy.
Democratic lawmakers have offered a number of ways to reverse decades of widening economic inequality. A tax expert gives them a closer look.
Tax time can be stressful.
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If tax seasons is stressing you out, a look at the worst things that could happen to you if you mess up – and why they're so unlikely – may help.
Accountants can help you figure out the difference between avoiding taxes and evading taxes.
It's tax season. That's why Canadians must pay close attention to the possibility of going from the tax avoidance realm into tax evasion when preparing their tax returns or hiring an accountant to do so.
Ah, yes. Once again, it’s tax season. If you decide to outsource filling out your returns to someone else, be sure to ask the right questions to get the best service.
You need to be confident and establish a firm, trusting relationship before entrusting someone to do your taxes. Start as soon as possible. Don't wait for the April 30 tax deadline.
Rally in support of raising the minimum wage in University City, Mo.
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As inequality in the US increases, the federal government is failing to address it. Can states pick up the slack?
Demonstrators march down Paris’ Champs-Elysees Dec. 8.
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A populist movement that threatened to topple a French government more than 60 years ago has important lessons for today’s protests and why they represent a reckoning.
Trump had a full hand, but he may have squandered it.
Boasting the world's biggest and strongest economy, the U.S. has enormous leverage when it sits down with a partner to negotiate a trade deal. Threats and tariffs are not really helping.
A surprising number of American flags are made in China.
Millions of American flags come from China. Yet despite being symbols of patriotism, they're not among the products subject to new tariffs imposed by the Trump administration.
Democrat Nancy Pelosi spoke in D.C. the night of the midterm elections.
As House Democrats prepare their agenda for the next two years, dealing with America's massive fiscal gap should be at the top of their list.
People of color, women and the LGBTQ community are just some of the groups who often get slighted with tax reforms.
Real tax reform is about more than cutting taxes to woo voters. It's about making the system fairer.