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Tag: Taxes

Trump’s Tax Avoidance

Every once in a while, a breaking news story is on a topic that I actually understand. The September 27 New York Times article, “Long-Concealed Records Show Trump’s Chronic Losses And Years Of Tax Avoidance,” is one such story. Many reactions to it show...

National Debt and Possible Tax Increases

Watch this video on YouTube Almost every politician running for president or Congress refers to the alarming growth of the national debt. It is now $23.2 trillion, or $188,000 for each individual taxpayer. Democrats blame the recent run-up of the debt on the...

Real Impact of Tax Act is Reduced Corporate Rate

Watch this video on YouTube The Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) has generated a lot of media hype, much of which is coming from the extreme wings of both political parties and much of which is simply not true. Here is some perspective. First, when he signed the bill...

Fighting to Keep What You Build

A Bankrate article by Bruce Fraser that was also published at Fox Business on December 12, 2013, points out the importance of not only building wealth, but also of protecting it. The piece focused on three wealth destroyers: taxes, inflation, and overspending. Rick is...

Credit Unions on SD Bank Franchise Tax

My recent column on South Dakota’s bank franchise tax drew a response from credit union representatives. Not surprisingly, they don’t agree with my suggestion that banks and credit unions would compete on a more level playing field if they operated under...