Posts Tagged ‘taxes’

The Good Old Days of Filing Income Taxes - 1948 Edition

The Good Old Days of Filing Income Taxes – 1948 Edition

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Personal Finance, Taxes

For Throwback Thursday, the first day of Spring, and just three weeks until income tax returns are due, I offer up this vintage 1948 Federal income tax for 1040. My friend – whose grandfather worked in the steel industry in Youngstown, OH – found his old tax return and thought Bankers Anonymous readers would get [&hellip

The Problem of Tax Code Complexity

The Problem of Tax Code Complexity

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Taxes

With the nightmare US debt default temporarily avoided, let’s review some basics. The budgetary responsibility of the US Congress has two parts: 1. Set spending levels (money outflow) and 2. Set taxation levels (money inflow) Congressional rhetoric in the recent nonsense weeks mostly focused on spending (money outflow), whereas the harder but more meaningful discussion [&hellip

On Entrepreneurship, Part III - the air, the taxes, the retirement

On Entrepreneurship, Part III – the air, the taxes, the retirement

By The Banker | Blog Posts

The air is just different owning business equity rather than earning a fixed income with a salary.  Can you smell it? I left Goldman in 2004 and have been downwardly mobile, career-wise, ever since.  I’ve also never been happier. I’ve written before that one of the keys to feeling and being wealthy is do something [&hellip

A Tax Proposal Worth Considering

A Tax Proposal Worth Considering

By The Banker | Blog Posts

The Center for American Progress (CAP) recently published a summary description of their proposals for addressing tax and spending policy, in the light of the ‘Fiscal Cliff,’ Simpson-Bowles, and the ongoing flustercluck of fiscal policy negotiations going on before January 1, 2013. Their summary report is as good as anything I’ve seen yet in terms [&hellip

SHHHHHH...Please Don't Talk About My Tax Loophole

SHHHHHH…Please Don’t Talk About My Tax Loophole

By The Banker | Blog Posts

I wrote last week that one of the great lessons of the recent Presidential campaign, for me, is how little we as a country understand income tax policy. Since we’re about to engage in a crash course in fiscal policy[1] it’s worth focusing on the loophole of carried interest. Both Presidential candidates referred in the [&hellip