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Posted 9/8/17
Eventually money will be obsolete.
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Posted 9/8/17

Ryulightorb wrote:


SandyNewt wrote:

Wait only 7% income tax?


7% income tax is really low here it scales my mother pays 30%


30% that's more like it 7% you kind of lose the right to complain typically I think.
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dulun18 wrote:

i forgot about these taxes and fees until i started looking into booking plane tickets...




It's interesting how they are charging more tax on $500-ish vs $600-ish..

btw. what website did you use to give up such a detailed break down of the taxes for plan ticket like that ?

$18 for leaving and coming back-- it's like being charged for water coming out of the faucet and then having it drain down the drain. This is why people who have pool will often drain to the street instead of down the drain.
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Posted 9/8/17 , edited 9/8/17

AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:


dulun18 wrote:

i forgot about these taxes and fees until i started looking into booking plane tickets...




It's interesting how they are charging more tax on $500-ish vs $600-ish..

btw. what website did you use to give up such a detailed break down of the taxes for plan ticket like that ?

$18 for leaving and coming back-- it's like being charged for water coming out of the faucet and then having it drain down the drain. This is why people who have pool will often drain to the street instead of down the drain.



http://matrix.itasoftware.com/

You can check for flight information and various things through them but you can not buy tickets directly from them.
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Posted 9/11/17 , edited 9/11/17

dulun18 wrote:



http://matrix.itasoftware.com/

You can check for flight information and various things through them but you can not buy tickets directly from them.


It's handy in breaking down the taxes and fees for a plane ticket.. but if you can't book it right on the website.. it's pretty pointless That specific flight might be gone by the time you contact a travel agent.
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Posted 9/11/17 , edited 9/11/17
For the OP

There is a reason most people won't express a change in percentage as a percent since it is misleading. They will instead say something like "Personal income tax rate increased 1.2 percentage points from 3.75% to 4.95%). Or they will say that the tax burden of a person making $100k will go from $3,750 to $4,950 ($1,200). Contrast with California where the same person is already paying about $8,000.

In other words, your state is low even with the increase

Disclaimer - Numbers are illustrative and should not be used for tax planning
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Posted 9/12/17
yeah, taxes are shit. Why do we have to pay so much to live in a world were we where born on?
Posted 9/12/17
The only two certainties are death and taxes.
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Posted 9/18/17

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The only two certainties are death and taxes.


death ? yes

Taxes? well there are ways around it but some will not make it so obvious by paying 13-18% tax while making 2-5x the median income
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Posted 9/18/17 , edited 9/18/17
The article by Barry Buzan and George Lawson did mention something ironic about tax: tax was once used by the European empires in the 19th century as part of the Capitalist market. The Capitalists now oppose taxing due to its relation to the government but taxing had become effective source of revenues from privatization of many goods that were once commonly owned. The market economy also become successful in 19th century European due to state protection and law enforcement which also requires tax.

To elaborate, things like military, policing, and law enforcement are public goods which are non-excludable (bystanders can benefit from the service) and non-rival in comsumption (consumption by one people do not reduce its availability to others). Under a market economy, public goods are produced way less than its optimal amounts since the benefit are spread to bystanders outside of their buyers and sellers. Due to this, a citizen of free market do not invest in public good and will attempts to get a free ride on others who do produce public good. The Capitalist propaganda often attribute this free rider problems to Socialism but the free rider is actually a problem of Capitalism since Capitalism could only get people to work under monetary incentive toward oneself. Taxing is needed to sustain public goods that everyone desire from others but no one individual would invest in.
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Posted 11/19/17
they are brining soda tax over here now....

Agree? Poll suggests majority of Arizonans would support a tax on soda
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jJJCLiUlX4
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Posted 11/23/17 , edited 11/23/17
At least tax returns exist? Although we shouldn't lower taxes on the rich. if anything those should be higher.
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