Taxes

  • Statistics show that the average State and Local Tax deduction for a California household is more than $18,000. Photo Credit: noderog/iStockphoto

    CA Counties: Senate Tax Bill Will Force Local Gov’ts to Raise Fees, Taxes

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The people who run many of California’s counties are speaking out against the tax bill that just cleared the Senate vote. They say they’re worried it will eliminate important deductions and force local governments to cut services or raise taxes or...
  • The Republican Party is trying to push sweeping tax reform, but is it good for everyone? Photo Credit: wikipedia.org

    The Ticking Tax Bomb

    As it stands, the Republican tax bill will do more harm to the average American through its hidden incentives and repeals Arturo Hilario El Observador The Trump Administration wants a sizeable win before the end of the year, and they’ve focused on something that is the most probable candidate...
  • Even ignoring the cuts to taxes on wealthy estates, analysts say the tax bill ends up helping the rich much more than the middle class and working families. Photo Credit: Cohdra/Morguefile

    Experts: Senate Tax Bill Socks It to Many California Taxpayers

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Analysts say the tax bill moving quickly through Congress benefits corporations, rich professionals and wealthy families – at the expense of the deficit and ultimately everyone else. Republicans have promised that the tax bill would raise wages. But they admit the bill...
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    IMPOSE AND COLLECT TAXES FAIRLY


    Hilbert Morales EL OSERVADOR The ideas presented here are those which favor the appropriate and fair taxation of all residents including business entities which the U.S. Supreme Court recently decreed were “individuals who speak with their money.” An admonition is to apply the biblical statement saying, ‘Much more is...
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    ENACT A SIMPLE TAX CODE WHICH REVEALS ALL GOVERNMENT OPERATION COSTS

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVDOR A simply written IRS tax code is a requirement to permit determination of all government operations costs. If the IRS tax reform can be written to achieve full transparency then it may become possible to determine all governance operational costs. With full transparency, it may...
  • The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program represents the nation's largest volunteer tax-preparation group. Photo Credit: Jeffery Salter/AARP Foundation Tax Aide

    Volunteers Needed to Train for Tax Season

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Tax day is about six months away, but the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program already is gearing up, recruiting volunteers to help people file their income-tax returns in the spring. Volunteers are not required to have a background in finance, since they’ll...
  • El Programa de Ayuda con los Impuestos de la Fundación AARP representa el mayor grupo de voluntarios para la presentación de impuestos. Photo Credit: Pixabay

    Se solicitan voluntarios para entrenarse para la temporada de Impuestos

    Suzanne Potter California News Service Sacramento, CA ¬- La Fundacion AARP esta reclutando voluntarios para dotar de personal su programa de Ayuda Tributaria (“Tax Aide”) en primavera, el cual beneficia cada ano a mas de 180 mil californianos. La fecha para presentar la declaracion de impuestos, conocida como “tax...
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    County of Santa Clara Offers New Partial Payment Program for Property Tax Installments, Starting November 1

    Taxpayers invited to learn more at informational workshops in November SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. –The County of Santa Clara is offering a new Partial Payment Program for property taxpayers, along with other new features including email notifications and announcements related to their tax bills. The Santa Clara County Department...
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    City, County, State & Federal Budgets are Being Proposed

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Residents, especially citizens who registered to vote, who are concerned, who learn about the issues, and actually voted for their elected representative at local, state and federal levels of governance, must understand that they are stakeholders (similar to investors who purchase shares of a corporation)....