Emma Thompson’s Misguided Tax Protest

Emma Thompson's Misguided Tax Protest
This weekend I saw a bit of news from across the pond that made me chuckle. Emma Thompson’s husband, Greg Wise, stated that he wants “to stop paying tax, until everyone pays tax.” He notes that “Em’s on board” with this, demonstrating the necessary spousal approval before jumping into a bed of illegal activity. That part ...

IRS Facebook Data Mining

IRS Facebook Data Mining
Here’s a fun little reminder from Marketplace (which I got through Engadget, of all places): The IRS Facebook page is used for more than just playing Candy Crush Saga, they’re also scouring your records for any potential tax fraud. To quote Marketplace: Those fancy vacation photos you posted on Instagram? The Facebook status update about your ...

We’ll Pay For It With Oil

We'll Pay For It With Oil
Once again we’re after the Oil & Gas Companies. Look, I’m not saying that I have any affinity for these top five gas companies that keep being targeted. Yes, my dad does own stock in Exxon, but that’s just because he worked there for a couple unenjoyable years. Really, these companies are just like any ...

But There’s no Sales Tax on Amazon

But There's no Sales Tax on Amazon
Sorry to break it to you, but you DO owe sales tax on your online purchases. Well, use tax, actually, but it’s basically the same thing. Amazon, however, doesn’t have to collect the tax, unlike your friendly 5 and Dime down the street (I’m actually not sure what a 5 and Dime is, but old ...