1040 Blues

How to screw up your taxes. Or not.

News Stories
As someone once said, there are only two guarantees in life: death and screwing up your taxes. At least, that’s what I’ve been told. I’m a 29-year-old man who still sends his 1099 to his dad and   More
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Green Machine

New green-energy tax breaks make critics see red.

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Newly proposed green-energy tax credits in Oregon are prompting watchdog groups to warn that the measure is a warmed-up version of a discredited idea. And the tax watchdogs blasting the proposal f   More
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

9 Things The Rich Don't Want You To Know About Taxes

Cover Story
For three decades we have conducted a massive economic experiment   More
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 DAVID CAY JOHNSTON

Waiting For A Tax Refund? Don't Get Screwed

Scales of Justice

As the April 18 tax filing deadline rapidly approaches, many Oregonians are looking forward to refunds. But some of them, chances are, will fall into a trap more costly than taking out a payday loan.  The Portland advocacy group, Economic Fairness Oregon, has looked into what are called Refund Anticipation Checks. Such checks are effectively a way for cash-strapped taxpayers to borrow the cost ...   More
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Peter DeFazio Still Unhappy About Tax Deal

Peter DeFazio

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 HENRY STERN

The Case Against Extending The Bush Tax Cuts

Before he retired from The New York Times in 2008, Pulitzer-prize winning reporter David Cay Johnston (above) spent nearly enough time here reporting on Texas Pacific and other utility matters to be considered an honorary Oregonian. Johnston, also a best-selling author, continues to write about his specialty—taxes—and the many ways that wealthy individuals and large corporations ...   More
Monday, November 22, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Report: One Oregon Democrat Surfaces in Opposition to Obama Tax Deal (UPDATED with DeFazio comment)

U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) has never been shy about opposing the Obama administration despite the fact Obama is the Democratic candidate DeFazio supported in his party's 2008 presidential primaries. So perhaps it's no big surprise there's a report out today from CBS News that DeFazio is already one of the House Democrats signing this letter being circulated among House Democrats by Rep. ...   More
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 HANK STERN

Second Oregon Democratic Congressman Comes Out Against Obama Tax Deal

U.S. Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) has joined Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) in the revolt by House Democrats against President Obama's tax deal. Wu's office said this morning that Wu—who supported Obama in the 2008 presidential primaries—has signed the letter circulated by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) in opposition to the deal Obama made with House Republicans. UPDATE: “Investing in ...   More
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 HANK STERN

Add Earl Blumenauer and Kurt Schrader to the List of Obama Tax Deal Foes From Oregon (UPDATED )

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenuaer (D-Ore.) has become the third House Democrat from Oregon to oppose President Obama's tax deal. In urging the president to in essence show some backbone in dealings with Republicans, Blumenauer joins with Reps. Peter DeFazio and David Wu as opponents of Obama's deal with the GOP. UPDATE: And U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader has become the fourth of Oregon's four House Democrats ...   More
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 HANK STERN


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