Taxes, Fees & Fines

Utah Man Cited For Trying to Pay $25 Doctor’s Bill in Pennies

Posted June 6th, 2011 by pmfalcon

A Utah man has been charged with disorderly conduct for paying a disputed doctor's bill for $25, in pennies. The fine could potentially be $140.

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10-year-old boy gets ticket for not wearing seat belt properly

Posted June 4th, 2011 by SoutheastLibert...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A "scared" 10-year-old Central Texas boy who stuck his head out the passenger's seat window to get some fresh air says he was ticketed by police for improper seat belt usage after it slipped off.

Marshall May, a fourth-grader at Jim Plain Elementary School in Leander, just north of Austin, was on his way home in a minivan when he stuck his head out the window and his seat belt slipped, he said.

A Leander police officer pulled over the van that Marshall's 19-year-old aunt, Ashley Arredondo, was driving and gave the boy a ticket after a brief discussion Tuesday.

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Don’t Tell Us Amazon May Be Forced to Start Charging Sales Tax

At the end of June, a bill will be floated at Capitol Hill, proposing Amazon start collecting sales tax from its customers. Meaning, in essence, that online shopping could become more expensive.

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Carmel, Indiana Being 'Trashed' by Their Trashy Councilpersons

Posted June 2nd, 2011 by gizelle

The residents of Carmel, Indiana could be forced to no longer have their private refuse company remove their waste. And if history has a way of repeating itself, it will more than likely pass with the baffoons they have sitting at the helm. The 'illustrious' city council wants to impose an Ordinance that allows the City to select a trash removal company and tack on the fee on the sewer/water bill of the residents. Of course, the fee has yet to be determined. This is being heard at the June 6 and June 20 City Council meetings.

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Judge Orders Former San Francisco Admin Terry Childs To Pay $1.5M

Posted May 18th, 2011 by stuntmantdave

A judge Tuesday ordered a former city worker who locked San Francisco out of its main computer network for 12 days in 2008 to pay nearly $1.5 million in restitution, prosecutors said.' Keep in mind the network never went down and no user services were denied, and given that Terry Childs was the only one who had admin access (for years prior) it is difficult to understand how they came up in $1.5 million in costs, unless they're billing Terry Childs for the City's own failure to set up division of responsibility and standby emergency access procedures?"

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sovereign, citizen,

Posted May 16th, 2011 by modelmotion

Who are "sovereign citizens"?

Anti-government U.S. extremists who don't pay taxes and ignore requirements like social security cards and drivers licenses are on the rise. Called sovereign citizens, some have become violent and the FBI considers them a domestic terror threat. Byron Pitts reports.

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NASA: Increasing the Awesome?

Posted April 29th, 2011 by modelmotion

NASA: Increasing the Awesome?

Contemplating the ritual of sending Washington a check every April 15, popular Internet vlogger Hank Green of Vlogbrothers explains why he believes NASA is worth every .45 penny of your hard-earned tax dollar.

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E-cigarette to be regulated as tobbacco.

Posted April 28th, 2011 by deisenhour1

I guess the goverment is not making enough money off of this tool. So they are now going to regulate(tax) it.

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Petition to Redistribute GPA Scores

Posted April 20th, 2011 by Jcase

Many students believe that it is moral to confiscate money from hard-working Americans and entrepreneurs and give it to those who didn't earn it, yet don't support the same philosophy when it is applied to their GPA scores.

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Fear your neighbor? Feds expanding money-grab efforts

Posted April 14th, 2011 by brill

Thousands of Americans are searching online for how to sell each other out, thanks to an IRS Whistleblower Program that awards a generous amount of the seized tax booty to the snitch. Also, Congress is considering denying passports to anyone suspected of owing taxes.

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