Taxes (page 7)

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    Cyber Monday and the Internet sales tax

    Have you been busy taking advantage of the CyberMonday deals available online today through Wayfair, Overstock, or other online retailers not based in North Carolina? The North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) tried to make shopping more cumbersome for you and those companies. Instead of waiting for direction…
    Joseph Coletti, November 26, 2018
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    New York Gov. Cuomo draws the wrong conclusion

    It's not as if Texas was minding its own business and suddenly won the low-tax business-welcoming climate lottery. Texas adopted policies that economists have consistently shown to promote stronger economic growth.
    Jon Sanders, November 16, 2018
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    People give to charities for more than tax deductions

    Nonprofit organizations, like retailers, earn a significant portion of their revenue for a year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. This was the case even before Giving Tuesday. What better time to consider why people give in the first place? Giving USA estimates that tax reform’s change in the…
    Joseph Coletti, November 16, 2018
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    Newsflash! Taxpayers Pay for State Employee and Teacher Benefits

    John Locke Foundation’s Joe Coletti explains where funding for the State Health Plan comes from: An angry teacher on Facebook wondered why those in charge of the State Health Plan “felt the need…to remind us that we are funded by taxpayers” on the new insurance ID cards.  Worse,…
    Anna Manning, November 13, 2018
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    Local debt means future taxes

    A simple change to ballot language and another small change in ball could have huge impacts on local borrowing. Dan Way reported for Carolina Journal that “Debt fared better than taxes in local referendums.” Only one bond referendum failed. Wake County alone received permission from voters to issue $1.017 billion…
    Joseph Coletti, November 13, 2018
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    Walter Williams explores tax cuts’ impact

    Walter Williams‘ latest column at addresses popular myths surrounding tax cuts. The argument that tax cuts reduce federal revenues can be disposed of quite easily. According to the Congressional Budget Office, revenues from federal income taxes were $76 billion higher in the first half of this year…
    Mitch Kokai, November 12, 2018
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    Martin Center column focuses on universities helping businesses avoid taxes

    Sean McCarthy writes for the Martin Center about a case in which university action helped a private business avoid paying property taxes. State governments treat public university land as non-taxable because the mission of these institutions is nonprofit education. But when state legislatures aren’t careful, university administrators can take…
    Mitch Kokai, November 7, 2018
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    Democrats and carbon taxes

    Rep. Steve Scalise and Grover Norquist share with Washington Examiner readers concerns about Democrats’ future tax plans. Thanks to Republican reforms like the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Americans across this country are keeping more of their hard-earned dollars and business is booming. Just this month, America was…
    Mitch Kokai, November 6, 2018