A recent study by the Tax Foundation, a Washington-based tax policy
group that fights for a simpler tax code, listed the states with the
highest and lowest taxes. It turns out, New York, New Jersey and
Connecticut are the three most expensive states to reside because of the
high state and local taxes.
All businesses are subject to taxes. While the concept is simple, the
government takes a percentage of earnings as the cost of allowing a
business to operate in its jurisdiction. How much that percentage
actually is can vary considerably. Because the relevant tax code at both
the federal and state level includes so many laws, exceptions,
exemptions and reductions, a considerable amount of savings can occur
with the right analysis and tax return filings.
On Tuesday, the potential downsides to reforming the tax structure in
the United States became more evident in the nation's capital. For the first time, senators and representatives started to think about
reducing or changing individual tax breaks offered to the nation's
With the potentially high costs of a wedding and myths of a marriage tax
penalty, it's no wonder that many people are scared to get married for
financial reasons. In reality, there are many ways that getting married
can actually save you money. By tying the knot, you may be able to cut
down on your monthly expenses and live a more comfortable lifestyle.
Every year, you have to pay a large portion of your income to taxes.
Whether those taxes are property taxes, local taxes, state taxes or
federal taxes, a big chunk of your income goes toward paying these
bills. The Tax Foundation has a unique way of looking at this burden,
using a concept known as Tax Freedom Day.