Politicians Determined to Make Online Shoppers Pay

Since the dawn of the internet, shoppers who take a risk by purchasing something online that they can't see or try on experience enjoyed a small (albeit legally grey area) kickback: avoiding the sales tax they'd pay if they bought the same item from a brick-and-mortar (or, you know, drywall-and-vinyl siding) store.… » 7/17/14 7:45pm 7/17/14 7:45pm

‘Real Housewife’ Teresa Giudice Indicted on Fraud, Tax Charges by Feds

Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe were indicted on fraud and tax charges today by a federal grand jury. There are 39-counts against them, which include "conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud." » 7/29/13 2:50pm 7/29/13 2:50pm

The Joy of Tax-Free Online Shopping Is Under Government Threat

Oh, those salad days when you could shop and carouse online without any fear of the tax man; the days when you could safely take an Ambien and wake up to an inbox full of receipts from various internet retailers and think yes, I really did by a to-scale replica of Iron Throne, but, hey, at least I can skip out on… » 5/06/13 11:10am 5/06/13 11:10am

Gerard Depardieu Offered Position as Siberia's Minister of Culture

As you may have heard, French actor Gerard Depardieu thought that France's proposed 75% "super tax" on millionaires was a major Gerard Depar-DON'T, so he said "Gerard Depar-oh-no-you-didn't!" to that shit and moved his ass to Russia. (Because in Russia, taxes millionaire YOU! Or, wait—zzzzzzzzzzzz.) » 1/07/13 3:30pm 1/07/13 3:30pm

Gérard Depardieu Sure Does Enjoy His Tax-Free Russian Schmatta

SUNDAY JAN. 6 - French actor Gérard Depardieu, center, poses on a theatre stage, wearing a traditional folk outfit, after he arrived in Saransk, some 700 km (435 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. Depardieu has received a Russian passport after flying to Russia for a late night dinner with Putin. » 1/06/13 5:30pm 1/06/13 5:30pm

NY Strip Club Seeks Tax Exemption Because Art

A strip club just outside of Albany called Nite Moves made the case Wednesday in New York's Court of Appeals that its cover charge ($11) and lap dance fees ($20 for three minutes) shouldn't be subject to the state's eight percent sales tax because naked dancing is an art form, not unlike ballet. After a 2005 audit of… » 9/06/12 12:00pm 9/06/12 12:00pm

Genius: Strip Club Tax Will Help Pay for Rape Kit Processing

Happening now in Houston: A new $5 "sin tax" on strip clubs — called a "pole tax" — is expected to generate over $1 million in revenue for the city, and the cash will be used to help the city process rape kits. According to ABC News, Houston has an estimated 4,000-6,000 rape kits that have remained untested because of… » 6/28/12 2:40pm 6/28/12 2:40pm

Stupid Ideas: Your Whore Pills Are Polluting Our Pristine Waters and…

Here we were thinking that our addiction to birth control was only dangerous because it allows us to achieve maximum levels of sluttiness and moral decrepitude. But how wrong we were. It turns out our insistence on swallowing hormones for fun month after month is also endangering the environment, and soon it might… » 6/04/12 11:30am 6/04/12 11:30am

Awesomely Weird Herman Cain Ad Warns Americans They'll Get Pecked to…

Former Presidential Candidate and alleged serial ladygrabber Herman Cain's been on a bit of a media blitz lately. First, he appeared on Fox News to inform viewers that men like Mitt Romney because they're more informed about policy than "other people" (psst: women!). Now, a TV commercial that uses the bizarre imagery… » 4/12/12 11:40am 4/12/12 11:40am

Are the Republicans Plotting to Impeach Obama?


Republicans these days spew so much crazy talk that it's sometimes hard to tell what to get upset about and what to simply dismiss as an empty threat. But one conservative who has a pretty solid record of doing exactly what he says he's going to do is Grover Norquist. Nominally, he's a tax activist (he's the… » 1/29/12 11:00pm 1/29/12 11:00pm

Kim Kardashian Made $12 Million Last Year & Paid Barely Any Taxes

Are you angry about Kim Kardashian? Are you angry about the rich not paying enough taxes? This is your jam! The Courage Campaign has launched a new commercial that shames Kim for making $12 million dollars in one year alone and getting taxed only one percent more than everyone else. It begins with the classiest of… » 12/20/11 7:45pm 12/20/11 7:45pm

Sex Reassignment Surgeries Are Now Tax-Deductible

A tax court has ruled that expenses incurred in securing sex reassignment surgery are tax deductible, as the procedure is not one of aesthetic preference, but rather medical necessity. This technically means that everyone who is paying taxes is subsidizing sex reassignment, a fact that would give Michele Bachmann a… » 11/11/11 12:35pm 11/11/11 12:35pm

Christmas Trees The Latest Front In Imaginary War On Christmas

This week the U.S. Department of Agriculture attempted to implement a plan to collect a 15-cent-per-tree "tax" from Christmas tree growers. The money would be used to create ads promoting the use of real trees, similar to the "Got Milk" and "Beef: It's What's for Dinner" campaigns, as fake trees have reduced sales.… » 11/10/11 9:30am 11/10/11 9:30am