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How TurboTax manipulates Google to trick low-income people out of their money

This week, we reported on how TurboTax uses deceptive design and misleading advertising to trick lower-income Americans into paying to file their taxes, even though they are eligible to do it for free.

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David Cay Johnston: Trump has one chance to keep the public from seeing his taxes — and it involves breaking the law

On Monday President Donald Trump made it clear that he will do everything in his power to keep his tax returns from the public, writes Trump biographer David Cay Johnston, and he may be down to his last defense that may not pass legal muster.

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Trump’s transparent efforts to obscure Mueller report have taken on a new meaning — here’s why

Donald Trump’s desperate efforts to both hide Special Prosecutor Robert S. Mueller’s findings, as well as his tax returns, take on new meaning in light of documents a federal judge unsealed at my request.

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This law professor's proposal to stamp out robocalls is brilliant — here's why

Americans are being bombarded with robocalls. It's an epidemic, and it's getting worse. By a recent estimate, 71 million of these scam calls are being placed per hour, often completely illegally. In fact, I was robocalled while writing this article.

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New report shows how the GOP tax scam could destabilize the budgets of millions of households

This year, sticker shock set in for many families as the GOP tax scam bill, passed at the end of 2017, reduced many people's tax refunds by hundreds or thousands of dollars, and took away some people's refunds entirely.

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Sean Hannity launches a laughable attack on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's tax plan: 'Rich people are not going to remodel their homes'

Freshly-minted Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's proposal to create a top marginal tax bracket of up to 70 percent for earned income over $10 million has quickly enraged Republicans, and many of their arguments are not intellectually or economically sound.

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Paul Krugman shuts down right wing talking points against higher tax rates on top incomes: 'Backed by solid economics'

Last week, in an interview with Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes, newly-elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) proposed a 60-70 percent marginal tax on income above $10 million, to finance a transition to renewable energy.

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IRS cuts audits of the rich while stepping up audits of the poor after budget cuts

Republican cuts have crippled the Internal Revenue Service’s ability to audit rich tax cheats, while pressure from those same Republicans has led the IRS to increase audits of the working poor.

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These Trump voters from Kentucky hate paying taxes - as they benefit from government assistance

In a deep dive into why a region that increasingly votes conservative, the New York Times discovered voters who loathe the federal government but have no problem receiving government largess in the form of federal assistance.

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Tax hikes may take us to the brink of a stock market crash like 2008

The problem with the Fed hiking rates now is that Trump has already stressed the paychecks of most Americans. The rate hike will make matters worse.

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China tariffs are a regressive tax on Americans - and putting us at risk for a new recession

“I am a Tariff Man,” Trump tweeted last week. “When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our Nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of doing so…. We are right now taking in $billions in Tariffs. MAKE AMERICA RICH AGAIN.”

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