Complexity of the VAT in Europe

This week’s tax map shows the number of hours it takes businesses across Europe to comply with the Value-Added Tax. The Value-Added Tax (VAT) is considered one of the most efficient and neutral forms of…

Reforming Rental Car Excise Taxes

Key Findings State and local governments have used car rental excise taxes to raise revenue, including for projects like stadium construction and amateur sports funding. Forty-four states levy rental car excise taxes. Most states also…

New Report Shows the Burdens of Payroll and…

Tax policy discussions have recently given significant attention to income taxes, but it’s important to recognize the other taxes that Americans face. As a new report by the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) shows, for…

Get Refund Lucky with These Top 7 Tax…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Just like finding $20 in your coat pocket, getting a big tax refund can feel pretty lucky. Alas, luck has nothing to do with it! Knowing the tax deductions and credits…

66% of Businesses Spend Less Than $10K to…

Consider the tremendous potential benefits of having a website. Still a new report from Visual Objects says a significant number of businesses don’t have one. And when they  decide to build one, they avoid spending…