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Golfer Phil Mickelson may call it quits due to climbing tax rates

http://www.forbes.com

Popular on Forbes: Golfer Phil Mickelson may call it quits due to climbing tax rates

Word is, Phil Mickelson is mad as hell about rising tax rates, and he’s not going to take it anymore. What follows is a brief portion of an interview Mickelson gave earlier today after carding a final-round 66 at the Palmer Course at PGA West in La Quinta – which I assure you, is not associated with the La Quinta next door to your local Denny’s – in which the golfer hinted that he is considering drastic career changes because of a combined tax rate nearing “62, 63 percent:”

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City red-faced as Watchdog exposes illegal yellow lights

http://watchdog.org

Hours after Watchdog.org reported that Virginia Beach was running illegally short yellow lights to trap red-light runners, the city reset its signals to conform to state law.

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Man brings wheelbarrow of coins to bank to pay $14,000 tax bill

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Most people think spare change just weighs them down. But one California man put his to good use - saving up enough coins and dollar bills to pay his hefty $14,000 property tax bill.

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Forget About the Fiscal Cliff, the AMT Will Rob You Blind

http://www.forbes.com

While the nation’s eyes are affixed firmly on the future tax implications of the fiscal cliff negotiations, few people realize that they stand to pay larger tax bills in 2012 courtesy of a little something Congress could have — and should have – taken care of long ago: the exemption to the alternative minimum tax (AMT). As a reminder, the AMT is a parallel tax system that was originally designed in 1969 to guarantee that 155 wealthy, enterprising taxpayers would pay some amount of federal income tax.

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Independent Tax Preparers Fight Against IRS Power Grab

http://ij.org

Arlington, Va.—New Years is rapidly approaching, and with it come sweeping new regulations that could force tens of thousands of Americans out of work. Despite a federal lawsuit filed in March by three independent tax preparers and the Institute for Justice (IJ), the IRS remains committed to implementing an unprecedented licensing scheme. The new regulations benefit powerful industry insiders and burden some 350,000 independent tax-return preparers, ultimately harming 85 million taxpayers.

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Judges spend thousands of tax payer money for painted portraits.

http://www.wchstv.com

Judges in Kanawha (ka-naw) County WV wish to spend thousands of tax payer money to have their portraits made. Some estimates as high as $80k. They say its to preserve history.......

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$600 car issued more than $100,000 in parking tickets

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An abandoned car in Chicago worth an estimated $600 has been issued more than $100,000 in parking tickets over the past three years.

Jennifer Fitzgerald, 31, is currently stuck with the bill but says the 1999 Chevy Monte Carlo actually belongs to an ex-boyfriend who registered the car in her name without her knowledge or consent.

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Your Taxes Build Robotic Squirrels & Menus for Mars says Waste Book

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What do robotic squirrels, menus for Martian meals and a musical about climate change have in common? They've all been made possible with taxpayer assistance, according to the latest survey of government waste put out by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. Known simply as the Waste Book, the report is a watchlist of eye-opening expenditures, which Coburn blames on a "let them eat caviar" attitude in Washington -- at a time when "23 million of our fellow Americans do not have good jobs," Coburn notes.

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City demands $120 permit for throwing a frisbee

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Yoav Silverstein, 17, and his mates have been getting together at Caulfield Park most Fridays to throw a frisbee around for some exercise. But the schoolboys were stunned last week when a City of Glen Eira officer told them the activity was considered an organised sport and they needed a $120 permit to play.

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Amazon, other Web retailers start collecting California sales tax

http://www.latimes.com

SACRAMENTO — The days of most tax-free Internet shopping in California are over.

After years of controversy, the world's largest online retailer, Amazon.com Inc., was set to begin collecting state and local sales taxes on California purchases at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. Depending on where you live, sales taxes in the state range from 7.25% to 9.75%.

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