Taxes in the Wild

business deduction
May 4th, 2015

Tax Return of the Jedi

Ed note: Warning: what follows is not for the faint of heart. But, if you love talking taxes or frequent the Wookieepedia boards, then you are in for a treat. Enthusiasm for Star Wars has spiked recently with the release of the much-anticipated trailer to the next chapter in the series, The Force Awakens. Both […]

city
Feb 11th, 2015

Most Taxed Cities and States [INFOGRAPHIC]

If it seems like you’re paying a lot in taxes, you might feel better by taking a glance at this chart. Well, unless you live in Philadelphia. Are you surprised at how these figures work out? Leer en español. Click to view larger image Like this infographic? Use the code below to embed it on […]

Form W-2
Jan 30th, 2015

And You Thought Your Taxes Were Frustrating

Ed note: We see it all at H&R Block. People who have shoeboxes of receipts. People who haven’t filed in years. But when Mel told me about her experience, I gasped a little. It was too good a story to pass up. Leer en español. I am an experience chaser. My Facebook is full of […]

budget
Jan 10th, 2015

When Absolute Zero Isn’t Absolutely Free

Free. It has a sweet ring to it. And the synonyms to free are so fun. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Zero. If you’ve been doing any Googling about tax prep this week, you might have come across that last one. Zero. TurboTax is offering Absolute Zero, which features a federal tax return and state tax return […]

baseball
Oct 24th, 2014

World Series: Get that Ball! Or Not.

One souvenir Major League baseball: $16.99 (OK, maybe more like $18.49 with tax in Kansas City.) Snagging a game ball from a foul hit or a toss into the stands: an incredible memory Managing to get a significant ball – say, a walk off home run to win the World Series: a potential windfall Baseball […]

cooking
Aug 18th, 2014

Taking (and Baking) Sales Taxes

Ed note: One of my favorite quick-dinner fixes is to pick up one of those prepared pizzas that you bake at home. Somehow I trick myself into believing it’s healthier. Another added bonus of the purchase might be that – in some places – it also escapes sales tax that comes with delivery or other fast […]