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The great American tax haven: why the super-rich love South Dakota | World news | The Guardian
South Dakota got rid of the rule against perpetuities (for trusts). They also have not state taxes. So now the super rich around the world are flocking to set up permanent South Dakota trusts.
taxes  banking  TheGuardian  via:TheGuardian  finance  law 
november 2019 by mcherm
Opinion | The Rich Really Do Pay Lower Taxes Than You - The New York Times
NY Times: For what may be the first time ever, the richest few people actually do pay a lower percentage of taxes than ANY other income group. Aside from that, most everyone pays about the same percentage (23-30%) -- we no longer have a progressive tax system.
nytimes  via:HackerNews  taxes  politics  datavisualization 
october 2019 by mcherm
Unable to flip the bird | Baroque Potion
A strange confluence of laws: the artwork is illegal to sell, but the IRS insists it has substantial value.
law  taxes  personal_net 
august 2019 by mcherm
A Case at the Intersection of the Taxing Power and the Second Amendment | Cato @ Liberty
Cato says (and I agree) that the government cannot refuse to collect a tax, the prosecute someone for failing to pay it -- especially if Congress lacks the power to regulate the behavior they are trying to prohibit by "taxing" it.
guns  law  taxes  via:reddit 
june 2019 by mcherm
Tax dialysis - Bloomberg
The "Tax dialysis" subsection of the linked article is a shorter and clearer summary of the tax dodge that allows EFTs to avoid annual taxes the way mutual funds do. And Vanguard is now using the same dodge on their mutual fund. They've patented the idea (which is a horrible misuse of the patent system in my opinion).
law  taxes  investing  ip-law  patent  patentabuse  via:HackerNews 
may 2019 by mcherm
Here’s How TurboTax Just Tricked You Into Paying to File Your Taxes — ProPublica
Article details just exactly how difficult it is to find the free version of TurboTax. Really super-hard, because they go our of their way to hide it.
evil  Intuit  taxes  law  politics  via:HackerNews 
april 2019 by mcherm
US Workers Are Highly Taxed If You Count Premiums – People's Policy Project
If you count health insurance premiums as mandatory tax-like payments, then US workers pay a 43% tax rate: slightly less than the Netherlands, but more than Norway, Sweden, or France.
economics  healthcare  via:HackerNews  taxes 
april 2019 by mcherm
The ETF Tax Dodge: This Loophole Lets Investors Save Big
This article redefined my understanding of the tax status of EFTs (compared to mutual funds).
law  taxes  investing  via:HackerNews  etf 
april 2019 by mcherm
Ocasio-Cortez’s 70% Top Tax Rate Is a Moderate Policy
High taxes on extremely high incomes is derided by the media as extremist. Based on history, economic research, and polling it isn't, and lowering their taxes (considered by the media as "moderate") is, in fact, extreme.
taxes  politics  journalism  media  via:reddit 
january 2019 by mcherm
Nathan vs. the IRS - MaliciousCompliance
A wonderful tale of beating the IRS at rules.
bureaucracy  taxes  via:reddit 
june 2018 by mcherm
tax deductable donations to software projects
Some open source projects (like LibreOffice or PostgreSQL) can be donated to in a tax-deductible fashion through this non-profit.
libreoffice  opensource  taxes  postgresql 
february 2018 by mcherm
BitcoinTaxes :: Calculate Bitcoin Taxes for Capital Gains and Income
A site to calculate the taxes you owe on cryptocurrency investment. Particularly useful for complex situations. Reasonable fees.
law  taxes  bitcoin  cryptocurrency  via:reddit  useful 
january 2018 by mcherm
US Tax Guide for ETH and other cryptocurrencies : ethtrader
Pretty good summary of cryptocurrency tax treatment in 2017.
taxes  cryptocurrency  ethereum 
january 2018 by mcherm
Things to Hang on Your Mental Mug Tree |
Among other things this essay includes an interesting rumination on how to make people want to pay taxes.
taxes  philosophy  via:SlateStarCodex 
september 2017 by mcherm
Filing Taxes in Japan Is a Breeze. Why Not Here? - The New York Times
Filing taxes could be much easier, like in the rest of the world.
taxes  nytimes  via:HackerNews 
april 2017 by mcherm
Thousands of Belarussians take to the streets to protest 'parasite law' | Reuters
Weird tax policy: charge EXTRA tax to people who don't have jobs. Turns out that tax policy is unpopular.
personal_net  via:SlateStarCodex  taxes 
march 2017 by mcherm
Coinbase and the IRS – Medium
The IRS wants coinbase to send ALL data on ALL interactions with ALL customers. This is coinbase's response (they are contesting it).
law  taxes  4thAmmendment  privacy  security  coinbase  via:HackerNews 
january 2017 by mcherm
The Open Guide to Equity Compensation
A document giving lots of useful information about different ways to receive startup stock and tax consequences.
via:HackerNews  startup  taxes 
january 2016 by mcherm
Yahoo Is Looking for a New Way Around Alibaba Taxes - Bloomberg View
Yahoo's value is almost entirely Alibaba shares. It's tax liability on those shares is many times bigger than all it's other businesses put together. It should spin off the other businesses and then sell the rest to Alibaba (who then never pays taxes on it) for a multi-billion dollar profit.
taxes  business  via:HackerNews 
december 2015 by mcherm
The Law That Makes U.S. Expats Toxic - WSJ
Laws cracking down on foreign banks that serve US citizens (potentially used to conceal assets from taxes) has made Americans unwelcome at banks and as leaders of organizations worldwide.
law  politics  taxes  via:HackerNews 
october 2015 by mcherm
H&R Block snuck language into a Senate bill to make taxes more confusing for poor people - Vox
Form for poor taxpayers made several times longer; tax preparers lobbied for it.
vox  via:reddit  taxes  law 
august 2015 by mcherm
Why Billionaires Don't Pay Property Taxes in New York - CityLab
Super-expensive condos in NYC are taxed at one hundredth the rate of normal housing. Oh yes, and property taxes are the biggest source of tax for the city.
law  taxes  via:HackerNews 
may 2015 by mcherm
Why you might not want to incorporate in the USA | The Nitai (there can only be one)
How difficult it is for a foreign company or individual to set up a company in the US.
via:HackerNews  taxes  immigration  politics  startup 
march 2014 by mcherm
Taxes for Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin and other Crypto-Currencies
A site that claims to do some calculations of tax liability for bitcoins. Has tax advice also which seems legit.
bitcoin  taxes 
february 2014 by mcherm
The Tax Complexity Lobby - Forbes
He claims that Intuit and Grover Norquist have lobbied against tax simplification. Intuit because they make money off it and Norquist in order to keep people hating the government. Also proposes a much simpler tax system.
taxes  Forbes  via:reddit 
january 2014 by mcherm
A whitepaper on US tax law as it applies to Bitcoin.
law  bitcoin  taxes 
november 2013 by mcherm
The Straight Dope: Percentagewise, were taxes greater in the old days or now?
The american colonists had it REALLY good with regard to taxes at the time of the revolution.
politics  via:reddit  taxes  history 
november 2013 by mcherm
What is an 83(b) election? : Startup Company Lawyer
If I ever get stock or options, ask about this and understand it. NO DELAYS ALLOWED!!!
startup  taxes 
july 2013 by mcherm
The Tax Haven That's Saving Google Billions - BusinessWeek
Google pays about 2.4% corporate tax on its income because they use a complicated but legal offshore tax trick involving Ireland, the Netherlands, and Bermuda.
law  taxes  google  via:HackerNews 
november 2011 by mcherm
5 Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make with Stock Options — Tech News and Analysis
To avoid taxes, forward exercise your startup options and file a form to be taxed on gains immediately.
startup  taxes 
june 2011 by mcherm
SSRN-When is a Game Only a Game?: The Taxation of Virtual Worlds by Theodore Seto
Should currency in Second Life and other virtual games be taxable? This legal essay argues it should, but only if the money is convertible to real-world currency.
law  taxes  personal_net  secondlife  via:laboratorium 
september 2008 by mcherm
Budget Hero | Marketplace from American Public Media
From an NPR organization, here's a "balance the federal budget" game.
politics  onlinegame  npr  taxes  economics  via:boingboing 
may 2008 by mcherm
mental_floss Blog » Is IKEA the World’s Largest Charity?
IKEA is owned by a charity as part of a vast tax dodge.
personal_net  taxes 
may 2008 by mcherm
The Raw Story | Billionaire Buffett still complaining his taxes are too low
Warren Buffett is taxed at 17%, his receptionist is taxed at 30%. He thinks this is unfair.
economics  taxes  politics  personal_net  via:digg 
november 2007 by mcherm

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