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An odd type of tax return and an old novel

Some time ago on Guternberg I tried to read “The Boarding School” but it turned into a very sour-reading morality tract.

I had forgotten the name of the book and tried to remember some choice phrase that would bring it up in Googlewhacking. 174 more words


Hearings planned on raising cigarette tax, car rental tax

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama House budget committee will hold a public hearing Tuesday on a proposed cigarette tax increase that’s less than a third of the size sought by Gov. 412 more words


SC Senate approves $7 billion state tax spending plan

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The South Carolina Senate has tentatively approved a $7 billion spending plan for state taxes with little dissent.

The Senate gave a key “second reading” to the budget Monday. 98 more words

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Stephen Gordon: Trudeau takes from the rich, gives to the median

Economists have a question they like to ask when evaluating a policy proposal: what is the problem that this measure is supposed to solve? The Liberals have spent many months preparing the ground for policies aimed at supporting the “middle class” and Monday’s announcement is the first roll-out of specific measures: of higher taxes at the top, lower taxes at the middle and a Child Tax Benefit targeted at the bottom. 914 more words

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Lammam & MacIntyre: Flatten rates, save money

Over the years, the federal government has shown a penchant for muddling the tax system with a myriad of tax credits, deductions, exemptions and exclusions. But tax expenditures — as they are collectively known — recently drew fire from Canada’s auditor-general. 597 more words

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