For your edification (I hope), in the publications section at deconcinimcdonald.com, it’s the April installment of my Real Estate Law Update. It’s about foreclosures. I realize that’s not everyone’s favorite subject, but it is important, and timely. Your comments are welcome, as always.
TAX FREEDOM DAY JUST ARRIVED
It was Sunday, April 23.
Via TaxProf Blog (but if you go there, ignore the propaganda from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities about how working more than a quarter of the year to pay the cost of government is ok because the government does stuff that benefits the public, and remember that according to the Tax Foundation, Americans collectively spend more on taxes than on food, clothing, and housing combined).
It’s “the kind of reform taxpayers have long demanded….” Now that’s funny!
JUST IN TIME FOR TAX DAY, A REPORT BY SENATOR FLAKE ON INCOME TAX SPECIAL PROVISIONS THAT BENEFIT NARROW, FAVORED CONSTITUENCIES AT THE EXPENSE OF EVERYONE ELSE
Yet more examples (as if we needed any more) of why fundamental changes to the federal income tax are both so desperately needed and so unlikely to occur are found in a new report by Senator Flake, linked to at the TaxProf Blog.
How could I resist posting about that case? The free speech question is, can the municipal government ban only inflatables that convey a commercial message, while allowing others? I dunno, but how can anyone object to a 9-foot inflatable Mario?
TAX DAY IS ALMOST HERE…
With tax day almost here, you may have already seen a link to Dave Barry’s classic column on preparing your tax return. If you haven’t read it, go and read it now. It is somewhat dated, but it’s still funny.
Then go and finish your tax return.
That’s the question raised by a class action lawsuit against the makers of Pokemon Go.
My answer? No. Virtual trespassing isn’t trespassing. How can you “virtually” trespass?
I heard about this from a story in the Wall Street Journal, but I can’t link to that story, so I found this one in the Hollywood Reporter that’s actually got some pretty good details in it.
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