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The Halloween Parent Tax

.@smbrnsn How about a post digging into the “parent tax” on children’s Halloween candy?

— Jason A. Kerr (@jakerr35) October 27, 2016

I was asked on Twitter about the Halloween Parent Tax.

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The Halloween Parent Tax

By Sam Brunson

I was asked on Twitter about the Halloween Parent Tax. And with Halloween coming up, it seemed like it needed a post. So here you are: 919 more words

Tax Policy

Trumpist In a Taxpot

The media narrative around Donald Trump’s 1995 tax deduction of a business loss would have you think it had been the crime of the century. Last weekend, the… 979 more words

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Reduced Taxes on New Cars When Consumers trade-in Old Diesel Cars

South Korea has announced stricter emissions standards for vehicles starting next year, as part of efforts to clean up the air in its major cities. 265 more words


The tricky bit of getting consumers to spend

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I  would personally like to see cash being thrown out of helicopters like many economists have been arguing as the ideal hypothetical solution to the current deflation, stagnation, etc. 597 more words

Published Articles In Gulf News

This Is the Fairest Way to Tax America

The tax deadline is upon taxpayers this week. Our insufferable forms and surrender of hard earned money to the U.S. Treasury causes one to think that there’s got to be a better way. 1,286 more words


Stiglitz says consumption tax is “not the best tax,

A consumption tax is “not the best tax,” according to Nobel Prize-winning economist and Columbia University Prof. Joseph Stiglitz.

A day after speaking with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to kick off a series of international financial and economic analysis meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office, Stiglitz spoke about taxes, fiscal policy and the Bank of Japan’s actions in an interview in Tokyo on Thursday. 137 more words