Tax code

Arizona’s tax code is not yet compliant with federal law. why it matters

Every year the federal government tweaks the nation’s tax code, the Arizona legislature must decide whether or not to adopt or comply with the changes. Usually, lawmakers align state tax rules with those of the federal government, largely to maintain some semblance of consistency. But this year, Arizona lawmakers are slow to pass key measures, […]

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Examining the tax code through a racial equity lens makes a strong case for reform – ITEP

A important new book by Professor Dorothy Brown of Emory University offers timely insight at the federal tax code from a racial equity perspective. The whiteness of wealth: HHow the Tax System Is Impoverishing Black Americans — and How Can We Fix It uses a mix of data, legal scholarship, interviews and personal information sconservatives […]

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K-12 teachers could receive $500 tax deductions | K-12 Education

JEFFERSON CITY — K-12 teachers could receive up to $500 in tax deductions under a bill addressed by House lawmakers this week. Rep. Ann Kelley, R-Lamar, said House Bill 314 would reimburse teachers for all expenses related to educational purposes. Kelley, Bill’s godmother, said she typically spent $1,000 out of pocket for school-related expenses when […]

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9 tax deductions everyone can and should claim

[ad_1] fizkes / Shutterstock.com Deductions reduce your taxable income, so it’s in your best interest to claim as much as possible when filing your tax return. To get the most lucrative tax deductions, you must itemize expenses using a Schedule A. This form allows you to deduct mortgage interest, property taxes, charitable donations and certain […]

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How the US Tax Code Privileges White Families

Shortly after earning my master’s degree in tax law at NYU in 1984, I began preparing my parents’ tax returns. They filed jointly, and what always struck me was how comparable their earnings were. My mother worked as an assisted living nurse and my father was a plumber with the New York City Housing Authority. […]

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Is the tax code racist?

Now that the U.S. bailout has been signed into law, the Biden administration is turning its attention to infrastructure spending, which can be funded in part by tax increases on corporations and the wealthy. The tax code and how it supports white wealth building at the expense of black Americans is the subject of a […]

Tax laws

Not Enough Labor or Money in Revenue Jersey to Change Tax Laws, Claims Report

[ad_1] The Jersey Tax Service does not have the manpower, systems, or money to deal with the incentive for taxpayers to pay based on their current year income rather than the previous year, according to close scrutiny.The Corporate Services Review Committee is also concerned that the changes would unfairly affect couples who divorced or dissolved […]

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Tax deductions could include coronavirus medical costs and teacher expenses

[ad_1] Most taxpayers check the box to claim the standard tax deduction. This tax season, however, the pandemic has made many people want to know how they can cope with medical bills related to COVID-19. Those who had huge medical bills last year should gather their documents to see if they can possibly deduct some […]

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LHDN: Audits carried out to ensure compliance with tax laws

[ad_1] PETALING JAYA: The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) says its process of auditing or investigating individuals, including politicians, is conducted solely to ensure compliance with tax laws. As the country’s main revenue collector, he said he remains committed to fulfilling his responsibilities “without fear or favor.” “LHDN is always fair, equitable and acts with integrity […]

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Weird tax deductions that have been approved by the government

[ad_1] When it comes to tax deductions, many people will push the boundaries to see what they can do. Quite often, it may be worth a try at least, given that there have been cases in the past where certain unusual tax deductions have been approved by the Internal Revenue Service or the United States […]