Month: March 2022

CIA Director Bill Burns testifies next to Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines during a House (Select) Intelligence Committee hearing on diversity in the intelligence community, on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 27, 2021. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters WASHINGTON – CIA Director William Burns tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday, the intelligence agency said. Burns, who
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The difference between a big tax bill at the end of the year and a rebate often comes down to two very important steps. For the self-employed, rebates require proper planning throughout the year, making sure you’re paying (without overpaying) the IRS every quarter. Second, it demands that you’re taking the right exclusions, deductions and
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How to tax the rich? Let us count the ways. New taxes on capital income? Higher income tax rates? A wealth tax? Some mash-up of all these ideas? All aim to raise taxes on the very rich, driven by the twin desires to boost revenue and address growing wealth inequality. But while these taxes may
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President Biden’s addiction to economy-killing taxes remains intense, as a new idea in his proposed budget unfortunately confirms. Biden’s latest scheme would hit rich people with a 20% minimum tax on both income and unrealized capital gains. Democrats figure that since the well-to-do aren’t popular, the tax idea would give beleaguered Democratic candidates a winning
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Fatcamera | E+ | Getty Images Sometimes, new retirees who sign up for Medicare may find themselves paying extra monthly charges for premiums. Yet for those whose income drops at retirement, it may be possible to change that. Roughly 7% of Medicare’s 63.3 million beneficiaries with income above a set threshold pay “income-related monthly adjustment
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This week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced a new $1.4 billion stadium, fueled by substantial state and local subsidies, for the Buffalo Bills National Football League (NFL) team. But the stadium will cost taxpayers money, take away funds from investments that actually could help the economy, and produce little if any net economic gain
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