Figure Out Where Your Tax Dollars Went with This Interactive Infographic

It's tax day! Do you feel that sense of relief? Or depression? Or are you now panicked because you forgot about them? Either way, wouldn't you like to know where your hard-earned money is going? Now you can, with WhereDidMyTaxDollarsGo.com, which was the winner of the Data Viz Challenge. Just type in how much you earn… » 4/18/11 11:00pm 4/18/11 11:00pm

Why Are Cellphones Taxed So Massively?

When tax expert Bob McIntyre's daughter bought a cellphone for $25, he was surprised to learn she ended up paying almost $60 in total, once taxes were added in. What followed was his adventures into the messy world of the government's cellphone taxing scheme, which is calculated based on the original sticker-price of… » 2/17/11 3:00am 2/17/11 3:00am