Illinois Amazon Tax: Controversial Measure Taxing Online Retail

Posted March 11th, 2011 by Thrain

On Thursday, Governor Quinn signed a measure he called the "Mainstreet Fairness Act," levying a new set of taxes on online retailers. Depending on who you ask, the law, known colloquially as the "Amazon Tax," will be a massive windfall in state revenues, or a set of empty promises that will cause companies to flee the state and revenues to drop.

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Family charged 'death tax' for baby who lived one hour

Posted January 18th, 2011 by iconoclast2007

Olivia Clark lived for only one hour. Doctors didn't even expect her to survive birth. Now her family has a hard time understanding why the King County Medical Examiner has to review her death and charge $50.

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Obama to Drivers: Pay Up Sucker

This is a short clip of President Obama being interviewed on the Tavis Smiley show. The comments were made jokingly but it is in fact it is the reality in which we find ourselves. Studies have shown that most roads without speed limits are as safe or safer than those with speed limit. So, speed limits are just another government revenue generation scheme, a hidden tax on the poor.

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Federal judge: First Amendment protects Amazon buyers' data

Posted October 26th, 2010 by assawyer

RALEIGH, N.C. — Lists that identify the books, music and movies individual customers bought from online retailer Inc. are protected from North Carolina tax collectors, a federal judge has ruled.

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Another Hidden Tax Outrage In ObamaCare

Posted September 24th, 2010 by NonE

New! Sales Tax on your HOME. More "Change you can BELIEVE in."

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UK Proposes All Paychecks Go Directly to the Government First

Posted September 20th, 2010 by parallax

The UK's tax collection agency is putting forth a proposal that all employers send employee paychecks to the government, after which the government would deduct what it deems as the appropriate tax and pay the employees by bank transfer.

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Why Philadelphia’s Licensing and Taxing of Blogs is Creeping Fascism

Posted August 27th, 2010 by darrenlobo

Once the precedent is established that blogs can be licensed the government’s control of the blogosphere will grow in small increments until it can shut us all down by simply requiring and then denying said license.

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"Crocodile Dundee" taken prisoner and held to ransom by ATO

Posted August 25th, 2010 by Ben

PAUL Hogan has been left a prisoner in his own country after the tax office took advantage of his trip from the US to attend his mother's funeral and banned him from leaving.

The ATO's order stands until he pays an alleged multi-million dollar tax debt on undeclared income from Crocodile Dundee franchises.

Hogan, 70, was grounded after arriving in Sydney on Friday after the death of his mother Flo, who was 101.

Officers served the notice at the home of one of Hogan's daughters.

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You can't pay with pennies in Canada

Posted July 20th, 2010 by error

A Quebec man, fed up with his skyrocketing property taxes, carted more than 200,000 pennies down to City Hall to pay his bill.

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New tax to push cigarettes over $10 a pack in NYC

Posted June 21st, 2010 by Deslock Darkstar

Ten dollars for a pack of cigarettes? It might soon become a reality in many stores in New York City. The cigarette tax in New York would jump $1.60 a pack under a tentative deal struck between Governor David Paterson and state government leaders.

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