Reaction & Response | Uber-Rich Pay Little in Taxes

Reaction & Response | Uber-Rich Pay Little in Taxes

The wealthiest U.S. citizens pay very little in federal taxes each year, according to a report published by ProPublica on June 8. ProPublica analyzed Internal Revenue Service data it obtained for the wealthiest people in the U.S. over 15 years, discovering that their...
Think Your Taxes Are Too High?

Think Your Taxes Are Too High?

April 15 is fast approaching. Federal and state income tax returns will soon be due, though some are pushing for a delay due to COVID related difficulties. Tax season can be stressful. With the help of a popular software program, I compile and file our tax returns...
Death, Taxes and a Surprising Find

Death, Taxes and a Surprising Find

Taxes have been around since the emergence of urban civilization but weren’t always paid in coinage, checks or bank drafts. Many ancient Hebrews paid their taxes in the form of grain, wine or olive oil, which were then stored in large pottery jars, typically holding...
When You Pay Your Taxes, You Love Your Neighbor

When You Pay Your Taxes, You Love Your Neighbor

Albert Einstein once quipped, “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” With Tax Day (April 15) quickly approaching, U.S. citizens across the country are currently thinking a lot about taxes. Many will prepare their own tax returns, while...

When Was the Last Time You Heard a Sermon on Taxes?

Taxation is rarely discussed in local churches. It seems that analyzing taxation from a faith perspective has become taboo. Researching taxation and faith for this article and reviewing what EthicsDaily.com found when filming its faith-and-taxation documentary,...