taxes (page 2)

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    Adopting a Tax Policy Hippocratic Oath: First Do No Harm

    JLF’s Roy Cordato writes that while Republicans in the state legislature have jettisoned the leftist approach to social justice in designing the structure of marginal tax rates, they have not completely rejected the idea of building progressivity into the tax system. He explains in this piece: First, from a philosophical…
    Donna Martinez, June 26, 2017
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    Gov. Cooper says million-dollar earners get a tax break 85 times as large as working-class families. Is he right?

    From Mitch Kokai, writing at carolina journal.com: “A person earning $1 million or more a year will get a tax break that is 85 times larger than what a working family gets. Think about that for a minute: 85 times larger.” Gov. Roy Cooper uttered those words during his…
    Donna Martinez, June 20, 2017
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    Setting Tax Priorities, Simplifying The Tax Code

    The franchise tax. The sales tax. The corporate income tax. The personal income tax. JLF’s Joe Coletti analyzes tax reform proposals in the House and Senate budget plans. For example: Both budget proposals would increase the standard deduction available to taxpayers. The Senate’s plan would raise the amount for…
    Donna Martinez, June 9, 2017
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    Triangle Business Journal Checks In With Mitch Kokai On Tax Reform

    As we come down to final House discussions over the chamber’s proposed General Fund budget plan, the Triangle Business Journal asked Mitch Kokai to assess the House tax package and what comes next. “We would like the final compromise negotiators to work on something that is broad-based and effects as…
    Donna Martinez, June 1, 2017
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    Taxation By Citation

    With Americans now paying close attention to property tax rates and tax hikes, have we become a ‘citation nation’? Writing at City Journal, Jarrett Dieterle cites example after example of cities that are relying more on tickets, fines and fees to finance government. Although Dieterle doesn’t tag the practice…
    Donna Martinez, May 24, 2017
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    JLF’s Roy Cordato Cited In American Institute For Economic Research

    In his piece on the corporate income tax, Sheldon Richman cites work by JLF’s Roy Cordato. Here’s a sample: The corporate tax has another serious problem: it constitutes double and even triple taxation, which hardly seems fair. Cordato notes that corporation employees and consumers, who pay individual income taxes, have…
    Donna Martinez, May 23, 2017
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    N.C. Senate Tax Cut Plan: Percentage Reductions in Taxes

    This week, House lawmakers continue their budget work in earnest, now that their colleagues in the N.C. Senate have passed a General Fund budget plan. A key issue for both chambers is deciding on a tax cut/tax reform component that results in working North Carolinians keeping more of what they…
    Donna Martinez, May 23, 2017
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    Keeping More Of Your Money: What the Senate’s Proposed $1 Billion Tax Cut Means To You

    The N.C. Senate budget plan includes a $1 billion tax cut over the biennium. JLF’s Joe Coletti details the changes here. Take a quick look and then read the whole piece. It includes lots more great information about the Senate’s restrained spending plan. Personal Income Tax Reduces the personal…
    Donna Martinez, May 20, 2017