Taxes, Fees & Fines

Berkeley Councilman Proposes Email Tax To Save Post Office

Wrong on so many levels... Gordon Wozniak, a city councilman in Berkeley, Calif., has proposed an email tax to provide much-needed revenue to the ailing U.S. Postal Service. “There should be something like a bit tax,” Wozniak said. “I mean a bit tax could be a cent per-gigabit and they would still make, probably, billions of dollars a year… And there should be, also, a very tiny tax on email.” Wozniak said the bit tax could bring in revenue to help a number of sectors, beyond just the post office.

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Man Fined $1000 for Cigarette Butt

Posted March 6th, 2013 by snowdog2012
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Russell Carter, 50, was seen by two Medway Council community officers flicking away a fag end while sitting in his van outside McDonald’s in Merrick Way, Strood on June 7 last year.

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Tax Bicyclists For Exhaling CO2 When They Ride, Says Wash. Rep

Posted March 4th, 2013 by R.U. Phree
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Taxing the air we breathe may be coming to Washington state. Yes, the insane taxing of every behavior is rising to a whole new level with the proposed "bike tax" in Washington.

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Half of Detroit property owners refuse to pay property taxes

Posted February 22nd, 2013 by phonon
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"Why pay taxes?" asked Fred Phillips, who owes more than $2,600 on his home on an east-side block where five owners paid 2011 taxes. "Why should I send them taxes when they aren't supplying services? It is sickening. … Every time I see the tax bill come, I think about the times we called and nobody came."

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City Of L.A. Targets Infowars Over “Illegally Posted Signs”

Posted February 19th, 2013 by wkth1
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The City of Los Angeles is demanding payment from Infowars over the removal of “illegally posted signs” that were not produced by Infowars nor posted by any of its employees.

The City of L.A. is attempting to fine Infowars for signs that have nothing to do with the company. Image: Wikimedia Commons
A letter from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s office claims that, “An investigation has disclosed that you or your agent(s) have illegally posted signs on public property,” adding that such activity is a violation of California Penal Code.

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High taxes force more Americans to renounce their citizenship

High taxes force more Americans to renounce their citizenship

Angry about the latest tax hikes? Each year, thousands of Americans pack their suitcases, rip up their US passports and move permanently overseas to prevent Uncle Sam from taking their money.

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Gov. Patrick Calls For Income Tax Hike

Posted January 21st, 2013 by Mattfree88
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Gov. Patrick Calls For Income Tax Hike

BOSTON (CBS/AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick has asked the Legislature to hike the state’s income tax from the current 5.25 percent to 6.25 percent, while also calling for a reduction in the state sales tax.

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

Posted January 21st, 2013 by Mattfree88
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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

Posted January 18th, 2013 by freeAgent
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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

Posted January 18th, 2013 by Deslock Darkstar
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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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