Taxes

Art Laffer on Looming Tax Hikes

Mr. Andrew Roth - August 03rd, 2010

The Paris-Based OECD: Pushing Obama's Big-Government Agenda With Your Tax Dollars

Mr. Andrew Roth - August 02nd, 2010

Steinbrenner's Family Avoids Death Tax

Mr. Andrew Roth - July 14th, 2010

From the New York Post:

He’s a winner even in death.

George Steinbrenner died six months after the federal estate tax expired, saving his wife and four children about half a billion dollars — and essentially ensuring they can keep the Yankees.

The tax, a 45 percent hit that lapsed in January due to lawmaker bungling, is set to be renewed in 2011 — at 55 percent.

Had he died in 2009, his family would have owed about $500 million; if he had survived until 2011, the bill would have been $600 million.

Forbes last year estimated Steinbrenner’s net worth at $1.1 billion.

It should be pointed out that if Democrats pass compromise legislation this year in order to avoid the pre-Bush Death Tax rates, they could make it retroactive to January 1, 2010.  That means Steinbrenner’s family could actually be forced to pay after all.  The Death Tax is grossly unfair, but retroactively hitting families with it is even worse.

Steve Forbes Talks About Taxes on the "Rich"

Mr. Andrew Roth - June 18th, 2010

Does the White House Support a VAT?

Mr. Andrew Roth - April 26th, 2010