Paying taxes. It's something almost everyone loves to hate. 10 Excellent Reasons Not to Hate Taxes makes the case for thinking about taxes in a fresh and progressive way and offers plenty of material for anyone interested in countering the conservative anti-government, anti-tax agenda.Written by activists, economists, teachers, political scientists, and business people, 10 Excellent Reasons Not to Hate Taxes offers an array of powerful arguments that will reframe the tax debate. Chapters on the effect of taxes on the economy, education, the environment, and the distribution of opportunity will arm readers with a wealth of arguments to turn the tables when thinking--or arguing--about taxes and provide a menu of ideas for how to transform the tax code into a tool for social justice. With a January publication date, just when the tax preparation books and software flood the stores, this book will spark a lively and much-needed debate about all manner of tax issues, from the inheritance tax and flat taxes to tax cuts and the role that taxes play in the growing economic divide in the United States.
101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax -- Legally is the quintessential guide for every Australian taxpayer. Updated annually to keep pace with changing tax laws, this book shows you how to maximise your return and keep more of your hard-earned money. Why pay more than your fair share? This year's edition explains all of the changes to the May 2017 budget, and provides indispensable advice from Mr. Taxman himself Find answers to your questions and identify every deduction that applies to you; leverage your business, education, family, property, medical expenses, levies, shares and superannuation to receive your maximum return.
This invaluable guide goes beyond tax prep to help you position yourself for an even better return next year Learn where and how to invest, the traps you should avoid and how you can start planning now so you can owe less the next time around. It's not about "cheating the system" -- by clarifying obscure language and complicated rules, this book simply helps you reclaim the money that belongs to you.
- Understand how changes to the tax laws affect you for 2017-2018
- Maximise your deductions and avoid overpayment
- Get organised with tips and advice for your specific situation
- Avoid tax traps, correct errors and get the return you deserve
Taxes are important for a functional society, but the government is only entitled to so much of your money. So many Australians overpay their tax every year -- it's time to separate yourself from the crowd. Pay what you owe, but not a cent more, with the clear, expert guidance in 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax -- Legally
Why haven't the poorest Africans been able to prosper in the twenty-first century? Celebrated economist George Ayittey thinks the answer is obvious: economic freedom was denied to them, first by foreign colonial powers and now by indigenous leaders with similarly oppressive practices. As war and conflict replaced peace, Africa's infrastructure crumbled. Instead of bemoaning the myriad difficulties facing the continent today, Ayittey boldly proposes a program of development--a way forward--for Africa. Africa Unchained investigates how Africa can modernize, build, and improve its indigenous institutions, and argues forcefully that Africa should build and expand upon traditions of free markets and free trade rather than continuing to use exploitative economic structures. The economic model here is uniquely African and takes little heed from the developed world; this is sure to be a highly controversial plan for moving Africa forward.
The thousands of mergers, acquisitions, and start-ups that have characterized the past years of business have created an increasing number of corporations in financial trouble: specifically, a shortage of venture capital or quick cash. Consequently, bankruptcy protection is now viewed as a strategic move to protect corporations from their creditors and allow them to reorganize. Fully revised and updated with new case studies and the latest coverage of regulations, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Taxation, Fourth Edition provides the answers to the questions financial managers will have on the tax aspects of bankruptcy strategy.
Powerful techniques anyone can use to deduct more, invest smarter, and pay far less to the IRS
Are you dreading tax season? Not sure how to maximize deductions for your real estate business? CPAs Amanda Han and Matthew MacFarland share the practical information you need to not only do your taxes this year, but to also prepare an ongoing strategy that will make your next tax season that much easier.
It's time to take control of the bookkeeping practices for your real estate business. Start saving thousands with a great tax strategy
In this book, you'll learn:
Many business managerial decisions are influenced by taxes. This text identifies and quantifies possible tax effects on investment strategies and financing policies of national and multinational companies. It includes case studies, exercises and tables.
How to save hundreds--even thousands--of dollars a year in property taxes You can't escape paying property taxes, but you can avoid paying more than you have to. This authoritative new guide explains how. Written by an experienced real estate counselor, Challenge Your Taxes helps you evaluate your property assessment and pinpoint any inaccuracies that, once amended, could dramatically reduce your tax bill. With proven guidelines and practical tips, you'll learn how to determine what your property is really worth, qualify your property for a deduction, and--in the case of an unfair assessment--prepare and present a successful appeal. Here's where you'll find complete details on:
* Property valuation--fair market value, comparable sales and cost approach, amenity considerations
* Assessors--who they are, what they do, and what they look for
* Checking your property information--study your property record file, confirm property category, use sales/assessment ratio to establish fair value
* Common assessment errors--miscalculated land area, incorrect judgment of condition, comparable sales ignored, wrong zoning classification
* Assessment appeals--summary of procedure, presentation checklist, the appeal board, abatements
Packed with helpful worksheets and numerous examples, as well as sample forms and addresses of state appeals agencies, this indispensable resource has everything you need to Challenge Your Taxes successfully.
The European Commission envisages putting forward a proposal for a tax reform that would allow improving the efficiency and simplicity of the corporate income tax systems. This report assesses the impact of a Common Corporate Tax Base (CCTB) on the size of the corporate tax bases of EU companies. The results of the report shall help to evaluate the economic consequences of the introduction of a harmonised set of tax accounting rules. The estimates are based on the European Tax Analyzer with data from the year 2006 and apply options specified by the Commission's Steering Group.
Tax law is political. This book highlights and explains the major themes and methodologies of a group of scholars who challenge the traditional claim that tax law is neutral and unbiased. The contributors to this volume include pioneers in the field of critical tax theory, as well as key thinkers who have sustained and expanded the investigation into why the tax laws are the way they are and what impacts tax laws have on historically disempowered groups. This volume, assembled by two law professors who work in the field, is an accessible introduction to this new and growing body of scholarship. It is a resource not only for scholars and students in the fields of taxation and economics, but also for those who engage with critical race theory, feminist legal theory, queer theory, class-based analysis, and social justice generally. Tax is the one area of law that affects everyone in our society, and this book is crucial to understanding its impact.
The entirety of our monetary system has been proven to be flawed by a small-town South Pasadena, California plumber. How flawed? He paid not only his bills and the IRS, legally, in gold and silver coins, he never utilized standard notes, checks or credit cards for over 30 years.
David never set out to "beat the system." He set out to work within the system, as defined to the letter by our lawmakers and founding fathers. To get there, he has fought federal politics, faced prison time, divorced his wife due to bureaucratic necessity, was threatened with his fair share of violence and death threats and is considered a "conspiracy theorist" by many.
His years of research into the history of money and coins in the United States and his unparalleled knowledge of the IRS code, set this David on a crash course with the Goliath IRS that only Howard Hughes before him had dared attempt. He is the only known American to have lived entirely on the gold standard, legally.