Category Archives: Taxes

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

Volvo’s recent decision to site a new manufacturing plant in South Carolina has helped spur increased interest in the future of targeted tax incentives in North Carolina. Roy Cordato makes the free-market case against incentives during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops discusses regulatory obstacles standing in the way of new charterContinue Reading

New developments in the IRS scandal

Eliana Johnson shares with National Review Online readers interesting information about recent IRS scandals. A group of conservative lawyers who have been investigating the origins of the IRS scandal for the past year-and-a-half say they’ve uncovered the real roots of the IRS scandal — and they’ll surprise both liberals and conservatives alike. The group, CauseContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Barry Smith reports for Carolina Journal Online that the N.C. Chamber is touting potential benefits of a per-mile vehicle tax. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why the N.C. House budget plan spends too much.

The role of politics in deteriorating infrastructure

Alex Adrianson highlights for the Heritage Foundation’s “Insider Online” blog the mismatch between the political process and maintenance of public infrastructure. Politics may indeed be a problem for the upkeep of our infrastructure, but the villain is probably not who the media thinks it is. Randall O’Toole: The reason for this is that politicians preferContinue Reading

Leef’s latest Forbes column tackles N.C. corporate welfare (citing JLF)

George Leef’s latest Forbes column examines North Carolina politicians’ continuing fascination with targeted tax incentives. One of the great bipartisan follies of American politics is the idea that the way to make your state (or city) more prosperous is through corporate welfare – in particular, policies meant to lure in companies with cash, tax breaks,Continue Reading

Shlaes wants to push candidates on bailouts

Amity Shlaes‘ latest column for Forbes explains why she believes a ban on bailouts might be more important than tax reform for the Republican Party’s presidential aspirants. QUALITY TAX POLICY unites America and prepares us for stronger economic growth. That’s why Republican presidential candidates have traditionally made taxes the central plank in the GOP platform.Continue Reading

More on the IRS’ in-house tax cheats

The Washington Examiner probes more deeply into the news that many IRS employees have cheated on their own tax returns with impunity. Last week, the Washington Examiner reported on the 1,580 IRS employees who were caught intentionally cheating on their taxes between 2003 and 2014. These are not mere tax delinquents — people who filedContinue Reading

Universal Savings Accounts in Canada, Britain

Followers of North Carolina’s recent tax reform debates might remember the John Locke Foundation’s endorsement of a USA Tax for the state. Now Chris Edwards of the Cato Institute submits the following: Canada and Britain have recently liberalized their universal savings accounts. These accounts provide excellent models for pro-savings tax reform here in the UnitedContinue Reading