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Opinion: Georgians keep FairTax barely breathing in Congress
The news this week from the IRS Commissioner that Americans are cheating Uncle Sam out of maybe more than $1 trillion in taxes each year was greeted in a familiar way on my social media — with supporters of the FairTax saying it’s time to move to a completely different tax system. Read More.
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The Chairman’s Report April 16, 2021
The reason for the obvious lack of enthusiasm shown by Congress, the D.C. think tanks and the media is that the people to whom they answer, the Ruling Class, see the FAIRtax for what it is—a huge transfer of power and money from D.C. to the citizens. Read More.
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IRS chief says $1 trillion in taxes goes uncollected every year
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. government is losing some $1 trillion in unpaid taxes every year and needs more and consistent Internal Revenue Service funding to go after tax cheats, IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig said on Tuesday. Read More.
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How A Young Outsider Turned Failing Vimeo Into A Billion-Dollar Company
Seven years ago, Vimeo had Hollywood dreams. The internet video outfit—owned by Barry Diller’s IAC—had found a niche hosting flicks for artsy filmmakers who didn’t want their works to be tossed into YouTube’s unruly, ad-driven stew. But it was a tiny, money-losing business with annual revenue under $40 million. Read More.
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Bernie Madoff, mastermind of vast Ponzi scheme, dies in federal prison at age 82
Madoff was arrested in December 2008 for swindling thousands of clients out of close to $65 billion Read More.
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McDonald’s to close hundreds of eateries inside Walmart stores
Partnership between largest restaurant chain and largest retailer in the world has been fraying for years, report says Read More.
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Google’s secret ‘Project Bernanke’ revealed in Texas antitrust case
Program used past bid data to boost tech company’s win rate in advertising auctions, according to court filing Read More.
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Making the most of the May 17 tax deadline extension
If your firm is like most, you know all about the long hours and stress leading up to the tax deadline in a typical year. That is why so many firms don’t consider doing tax planning during these pivotal months. Read More.
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How To Give Yourself A Tax Cut
When it comes to taxes, the good news is that we all have until May 17th to file and pay our federal income taxes. (Your state income tax deadline may be a different story.) Read More.
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The Grassroots Corner April 12, 2021
🇺🇸 The Grassroots Corner - Week Beginning 4/12/21: “Back to Orange Park, Florida” Read More.
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Tech news: Avalara closes latest acquisition, and more
Avalara, provider of tax automation software, has closed the acquisition of Inposia Solutions, a German company that makes e-invoicing and digital tax-reporting solutions. Inposia also provides system and data integration to support digital transformation efforts and business compliance requirements. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read More.
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US sanctions Chinese computer makers in widening tech fight
The latest penalties block access to U.S. technology for researchers and manufacturers that build supercomputers used by the Chinese military Read More.
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Judge to hear arguments on whether Dakota Access pipeline should continue operating without a permit
Shutting down the pipeline ‘only hurts working families and American consumers,’ trade group says Read More.
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Tech Companies To Be Hit With Multiple New Taxes
Tech companies are likely to be hit with tax rises this year as a series of new proposals are muted by multilateral organizations. Read More.
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The Chairman’s Report April 9, 2021
In many languages and over hundreds of years, people have agreed that the way to tell if politicians are lying is to see if their lips are moving. Read More.

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