Smart or unethical? What does philosophy say about avoiding taxes?
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Wriggling out of paying taxes may be legal, but is it right? Aristotle, Immanuel Kant – and others – have their say.
The tax code can feel like a labyrinth.
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Congress tends to use the tax code to implement policy, which increases complexity and creates loopholes wealthy taxpayers like Trump can exploit.
Trump has tried to keep his taxes in the dark for years.
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Because the rich often have complicated deductions that dabble in the gray areas of tax law, it's simply easier to audit the straightforward taxes of the working poor.
Filing taxes during coronavirus times.
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As people file their taxes in a year where many are going through financial hardships brought on by COVID-19, a scholar argues that cheating on one's taxes would still be morally wrong.
Eight charities will get the Trump Foundation’s remaining assets.
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Under a settlement reached with New York authorities, he must give US$2 million to nonprofits out of his own pocket. And if he wants to start another foundation, Trump must submit to close supervision.
These Iowan supporters of Steve Bullock may hope he’ll make good on promises to get ‘dark money’ out of politics.
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A law professor explains political disclosure laws, how donors get around them – and what to do about it.
Throngs of Santa Barbara News-Press readers, rallying in 2006.
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The health of American democracy could be at stake.
Trump’s tax returns have been a rallying cry for Democrats since the 2016 campaign.
While the Treasury secretary says House Democrats lack a 'legitimate' reason for demanding Trump's tax returns, a former IRS attorney explains that the law says otherwise.
Still a US citizen and still liable for US taxes.
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Taxation is not the only financial burden for overseas Americans.
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.
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.
The New York district attorney dropped a financial fraud investigation of Ivanka Trump, left, and her brother, Donald Jr., right.
The investigations into the financial dealings of Donald Trump and his associates join a growing body of evidence pointing to lax enforcement of certain high-level financial crime.
Maria Butina, founder of a Russian gun group, allegedly infiltrated the Republican Party.
The NRA may fund political candidates but only with cash from U.S. donors. The group could face serious consequences if, as news reports allege, it broke laws and rules.
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, before he resigned amid scandals.
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Embattled Gov. Eric Greitens resigned over allegations tied to political contributions from concealed sources.
Members of the tea party movement seen rallying outside the Capitol in 2013.
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The tax agency, as it happens, singled out both conservative and liberal groups seeking tax-exempt status for extra scrutiny. But the myth that it picked on the tea party movement hasn't gone away.
Each year many people cheat on their taxes.
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While people often want to cheat in certain cases if it would benefit them, they also want to think of themselves as honest. Here are three steps to stay honest while filing taxes.
It may opens doors but follows wherever you go.
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Congress changed the tax system to benefit companies with overseas operations but failed to help Americans actually living abroad, who still face punitive taxation.
When there are two malaria prevention interventions available people don't take an either or approach -- they consider that the two interventions are complementary.
A spike in the number of malaria cases in southern Africa means that the region will not meet its initial target of eliminating malaria by 2018.
Wasteful and fake charities are usually harder to spot than this.
Digital innovations are making it easier to give to charity and for donors to become informed before they support nonprofits.