Tag Archive: taxes

May 22 2012

Prepare your kids for summer job expenses

By Jason Alderman High school and college students hoping to find temporary jobs may be in for a tough time this summer – once again – as they compete with older, more experienced workers in a still-struggling economy. But if your kid is fortunate enough to find work, there are a few things he or …

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Mar 20 2012

Tax amnesty through June 17

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has announced the opportunity for businesses to clear up their tax records without any penalty. The state’s Fresh Start tax amnesty period is set for June 12 through August 17, 2012. “The amnesty is a chance for businesses to set their tax records straight and save money by not having to …

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Mar 06 2012

Can’t pay your taxes? Try these tips

By Jason Alderman If you’re worried you won’t be able to pay your income taxes by this year’s April 17 filing date, don’t panic; but don’t ignore the deadline and certainly don’t wait for the IRS to reach out to you first. Acting quickly not only gives you more repayment options, it can also significantly …

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Feb 07 2012

Oil industry profits are… good!

By Robert L. Bradley, Jr. The world’s largest energy companies just released their fourth-quarter earnings. Though slightly less than the previous quarter’s gains, the figures were, nonetheless, headline-grabbing. Chevron generated $5.1 billion. Shell earned $6.5 billion. ExxonMobil, the leading U.S. oil company, earned a whopping $9.4 billion. On cue, left-leaning pundits and activists rose to …

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Jan 10 2012

How the 1 Percent Could Do Its Share to Rebuild America

When taxes were higher, this nation built a vibrant middle-class life for millions. By Susan Adelman I’m a member of the 1 percent. I’ve watched my income tax rates fall over my lifetime, from a top rate of 91 percent under President Dwight Eisenhower to the current low rate of 35 percent. When taxes were …

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Nov 09 2011

Shouldn’t Americans repair America’s infrastructure?

The $7-billion reconstruction of the Bay Bridge between San Francisco and Oakland is in the hands of a state-subsidized Chinese company. By Jim Hightower Listening at last to his inner FDR, President Barack Obama is going straight at the Know-Nothing/Do-Nothing Republicans in Congress. At a rally in September on a bridge connecting Rep. John Boehner’s …

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Nov 09 2011

Ask the columnist: A primer on wealth and taxes

It’s not fair to ask sacrifices only from those least able to afford it simply because they have the least political power. By Donald Kaul In response to my now famous “the-class-war-is-over-the-rich-guys-won” column, a gentleman from Kentucky writes a rather snarky letter posing several piercing questions that I will now answer: Q: How much do …

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Oct 24 2011

Refuse the politics of envy

By Gary Hardaway As sure as roosters crow at sunrise, every election season brings a similar cock-a-doodle-doo from certain politicians who have nothing to offer voters except class envy. The nation has grave problems; who’s to blame? The Rich. Anybody who makes more money than you or me. (In my case, that’s a very great …

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