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, 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

Senate Passes Seven-Year Extension of Net Access Tax Ban

Showing the House who's in the lower chamber of the bicameral setup, the Senate passed a seven-year extension on the net tax ban, three years longer than the four-year ban that passed the House. Better deal for us, right? Well, since they didn't match up exactly, they'll have to work together to hammer out the… » 10/26/07 11:40am 10/26/07 11:40am

House Judiciary Votes to Extend Ban on Net Access Tax by Four More Years

The ban on taxing your intertube access is set to drop dead next month, but signs are looking decent it's taxation you won't have to worry about for at least another few years—the House Judiciary Committee voted 38 to zip passing an amendment to the Internet Tax Freedom Act that stretches the tax-freeness out another… » 10/11/07 7:20pm 10/11/07 7:20pm