Results related to “taxes”
by Imara Jones on April 10 2014, 7:00AM
By siphoning off hundreds of dollars in fees from some of the nation’s neediest taxpayers, the $100 billion tax preparation industry can diminish the economic lifeline that tax refunds have come to be for millions of America’s struggling families.
Topics: Economic Justice
by Imara Jones on December 21 2012, 10:06AM
Current fiscal policy has hardened a racial caste system in the U.S. And if we won’t name it, we can’t fix it.
by Imara Jones on December 11 2012, 10:19AM
Imara Jones argues that the core problem with how government taxes and spends is that the poor are actually the ones subsidizing the rich.
Fiscal policy can be confusing, all the more so when everyone’s spinning misinformation. So Hatty Lee and Imara Jones offer a visual explanation of this latest debate.
by Imara Jones on December 5 2012, 10:02AM
Neither party’s proposal for avoiding the “fiscal cliff” will truly deal with the inequity our tax policy built over the past 30 years. It’s time to listen to the independent senator from Vermont.
by Imara Jones on November 30 2012, 9:33AM
The debate over taxes is and has always been a proxy for one about racial inequity. And we’ve never been able to admit it.
by Imara Jones on October 4 2012, 9:48AM
Pundits are applauding Romney’s performance in a deeply technical debate. But he revealed a troubling misunderstanding—or misrepresentation—of tax and health policies that keep the country afloat.
by Jorge Rivas on June 29 2012, 5:06PM
Eight-time Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill pleaded guilty Friday to not paying federal taxes on more than $1.5 million earned over three years.
by Kai Wright on April 18 2012, 9:25AM
Throughout the so-called boom years, poverty was good business for tax preparers and the banks that financed their deceptive “refund anticipation loans.” That shady market is finally collapsing, but have banking regulators learned anything from it?
by Kai Wright on April 15 2011, 9:47AM
My mom’s retirement, the subway, books in Washington and more. Chime in with your own examples of why we should all be happy to contribute to the collective good.
Topics: Kai Wright