Posts Tagged ‘stimulus’

Ongoing U.S. Economic Challenges May Cause Muni Bond Chaos

Friday, June 4th, 2010

 

Warren Buffet Turns Sour on Muni Bonds.  Thanks to Massive Underfunded Pensions, Dwindling Revenues and Inability to Raise Taxes – State and Local Agencies Are in for a Rough Ride.  Over $14 Billion of Muni Bond Defaults in 2008 and 2009.  This may be just the tip of the iceberg.

http://www.moneynews.com/StreetTalk/warren-Buffett-Municipal-Debt/2010/06/03/id/360924?s=al&promo_code=A01D-1

 

U.S. Unemployment Continues to Challenge Recovery.  Census Workers Cannot Cure the Problem (WSJ).

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704764404575286263535019280.html?mod=djemalertNEWS

 

Long-Term U.S. Problems Continue (The Economist) -

http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/%22longer-term-issues-for-america-are-really-really-serious%22-bishop-says-498808.html?tickers=%5Edji,%5Egspc,tlt,tbt,euo,man&sec=topStories&pos=9&asset=&ccode=

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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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Blake Christian CNN interview – Enterprise Zone Credits “Green Jobs” [40.5 MB] April 2009

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State and Federal Tax Audit Activity Increases With Falling Economy

Friday, September 25th, 2009

With state and local tax revenues falling by the largest percentage in 50 years, state and local agencies are stepping up their income, sales/ use and property tax audit activities to close at least part of the tax gap.

Please click on the link below to read how 42 states have experienced drops in their tax revenue – and the current fiscal year looks equally bleak.

In light of increased audits and possible legislative tax increases, taxpayers should review the variety of ways to reduce their state and local tax bite and make sure that they only pay their statutory fair share

http://www.cpa2biz.com/AST/AICPA_CPA2BiZ_Nav/Top/Browse/Newsletters.jsp

 

Also read about proposed IRS collection procedures to close the $350 billion federal tax gap.

http://www.cpa2biz.com/Content/media/PRODUCER_CONTENT/Newsletters/Articles_2009/CorpTax/Federal_Tax_Gap.jsp