Taxes in the Wild

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 […]

athletes
Jan 27th, 2014

Super Bowl Means Super Taxes

Ed note: For many, the Super Bowl means super money. Advertisers will shell out about $4 million for a 30-second advertising spot this year. Fans will buy more than a billion chicken wings. But the most eye-popping numbers may be the millions of dollars, plus bonuses, that the players will rake in this season. While […]