Taxes (page 7)

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    Value-added taxes and bigger government

    Dan Mitchell writes in his International Liberty blog about the links between value-added taxes and larger government. The value-added tax was first imposed in Europe starting about 50 years ago. Politicians in nations like France approve of this tax because it is generally hidden, so it is relatively…
    Mitch Kokai, September 10, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on efforts to change North Carolina’s alcoholic beverage regulations. John Hood’s Daily Journal assesses the fairness of North Carolina’s tax system.
    Mitch Kokai, September 10, 2018
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    Cato tackles tax reform and interstate migration

    The libertarian Cato Institute tackles the links between tax reform and interstate migration in this new report. Chris Edwards of Cato offers a brief teaser: The 2017 tax reform law increased the state/local tax pain of living in a high-tax state for millions of people. Will the law…
    Mitch Kokai, September 7, 2018
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    Entitlements always expand

    Get paid now to take parental leave in exchange for deferring Social Security payments later. It sounds like a simple and “budget neutral” to help women earn more in their careers while getting their children off to a good start. Kristin Shapiro, Andrew Biggs, and others have argued on…
    Joseph Coletti, September 5, 2018
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    North Carolina tax revenues less volatile than most

    North Carolina’s tax revenue is about average, after adjusting for tax policy changes, according to a Pew Charitable Trusts comparison of major sources of state revenue. For North Carolina, this means the personal income tax, motor fuels tax, and the sales tax, but not the corporate income tax.
    Joseph Coletti, September 4, 2018
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    Disney gives back government subsidies

    Anaheim’s libertarian-leaning Mayor Tom Tait and unions supporting a $15 minimum wage seem to have unintentionally found a way to reduce targeted tax incentives. Disney asked the city council to end a “45-year moratorium on a gate tax and a $267 million economic assistance package for a new luxury…
    Joseph Coletti, August 31, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    If you’re still reeling from bills linked to your child’s school supplies, Terry Stoops has some interesting news for you. He discusses spending on school supplies for parents, teachers, and taxpayers during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Rick Henderson analyzes reaction to a recent state…
    Mitch Kokai, August 31, 2018
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    North Carolina internet sales tax collection effort could be unconstitutional

    While North Carolina retailers scramble to understand how to comply with new sales tax collection burdens from multiple states and localities, the state Department of Revenue (NCDOR) joined the sales tax rush with an August 7 directive. The Tax Foundation says North Carolina is one of thirteen states…
    Joseph Coletti, August 30, 2018