…plus tax

“….plus tax” – the phrase that follows every purchase. If you google this phase, it will find a quarter billion entries or so. It’s is so engrained in any purchase that no one any longer gives it a thought. You should.

The ‘plus tax’ is not a one-time event in the life cycle of an employees’s […]

September 25th, 2013|turnKey Taxes Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Passing Pluto

Voyager I has left the Solar System. After 36 years and 12 billion miles, it has entered the domain known as interstellar space. As one of the cornerstone projects of NASA, America should be extremely proud.

Think of all of the items that are bought and paid for with American Tax Dollars. Roads, environmental cleanup, currency […]

September 16th, 2013|turnKey Taxes Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Learning from Children

When we teach our children, we have rules and standards. And granted, each parent has their own style. Before they are of school age, we teach them basic skill sets – organization, safety, how to read, etc. Our opinions are included but there are standards and guidelines that we are require to work within. For […]

September 1st, 2013|turnKey Taxes Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

COLA vs MLB

COLA is an acronym for Cost Of Living Adjustment and one web site that does a great year to year comparison is provided by the American Institute of Economic Research (AIER). Click here to compare any two years from 1913 to 2013.

I wanted to see how major league baseball (MLB) salaries stacked […]

August 11th, 2013|turnKey Taxes Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Looking out for Detroit

Detroit is not alone, although most in that city may feel that way. There are many cities that have borne the challenge of how to transform to the next generation when nothing seems to go right. Detroit is an extreme example, as evident by the estimated 78,000 abandoned properties.

Pittsburgh was in a similar situation beginning […]

July 25th, 2013|turnKey Taxes Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Calling All Taxes

Disposable income just isn’t what it used to be.  Americans would be shocked if they were able to magically account for all of the taxes they pay AFTER they are taxed on their income. One of higher taxes you probably didn’t know you were paying is what’s buried on your cell phone bill.

An interactive chart […]

July 16th, 2013|turnKey Taxes Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

US Debt: A gamble?

The U.S. debt is creeping closer to the $17 trillion mark ($16.9) and current projections place it at $23 trillion by 2017 – a whopping increase of 36%. Today also marks the opening of the Nemacolin Woodlands Casino – dubbed the ‘Lucky Lady’. This casino cost $60 million in addition to a $50 million license […]

July 1st, 2013|turnKey Taxes Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘Interest’ing Number

The U.S. Treasury is the 3rd largest expense in our nation’s budget.  It trails only national defense and entitlement programs.  Within the treasury expenditure is the $360 billion paid on the national debt (currently at $16.8 trillion dollars). When we have annual deficits, the overage is added to the debt which raises this interest number […]

June 25th, 2013|turnKey Taxes Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

IRS & Star Trek

Corporations often have creative ways of having their employees unwind.  You have to admit – there is something that makes one smile when imagining the effort and camaraderie involved in producing a Star Trek episode.  Until you get to the cost. There was $50,000 spent on the Star Trek and the Cuban dance shuffle. Hmmm. […]

June 3rd, 2013|turnKey Taxes Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Taxes: Up in smoke

 It doesn’t seem that long ago when smoking was the norm, homes displayed a variety of ornamental and free standing ashtrays in every room and smoking with the group was ‘cool’. There was a national uprising when segregation hit the airlines and smokers were relegated to the back of the plane.  But having quit myself […]

May 29th, 2013|turnKey Taxes Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments