A South Florida tax preparer was sentenced today to two years in prison for perpetrating a scheme to fraudulently obtain over 100 COVID-19 relief loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). According to court documents, Leonel Rivero, 35, of Miami, owned a tax-preparation business and submitted approximately 118 fraudulent PPPContinue Reading

Socialist Alternative member, and Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant spoke about the $200 million tax on the top corporations, nicknamed the “Amazon tax” as a major victory for the movement to a “socialist world.” The vote on the JumpStart Seattle plan, proposed last month by Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, was a veto-proof 7-2.Continue Reading

Health Care Voter hosted the latest in its extended town hall series “Our Lives on the Line: The Hardest Hit” featuring four mayors from across the country. The discussion focused on some of the cities left behind by the Trump administration’s haphazard response to the coronavirus pandemic. Led by formerContinue Reading

The national politics continues to dominate the headlines and conversation and Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revitalized the battle over her signature legislature, the Green New Deal, telling conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg Thursday “It does not have a price tag or CBO score and costs us $0 if passed.”Continue Reading

Florida ranks #4 for lowest dollar-for-dollar tax burden ($2,131) and #4 in effective tax rate (4.8%) in HireAHelper’s ‘True Tax Burden’ study. To calculate the rankings, HireAHelper surveyed mean wage data, state income taxes, sales taxes (state/local), and property taxes to estimate the ‘true’ tax burden for a typical residentContinue Reading

Parents across Florida shopping for the upcoming school year get a smaller, shorter back-to-school sales tax holiday than last year. The Florida 2016 Sales Tax Holiday is only this weekend as legislators rejected Gov. Rick Scott’s plan for ten full days. Florida state officials also recently voted to cut allowances on clothing,Continue Reading