We Now Interrupt This Broadcast…

PSA: NEW TAX BILL On Sunday, October 30, 1938, Mercury Radio Theatre fans, who were listening to Ramon Racquello and His Orchestra, were interrupted by a news broadcast reporting an odd explosion on the planet Mars. Soon after, they learned that a cylindrical object had fallen on a farm in Grovers Mills, New Jersey. The radio audience listened in horror as a pulsating Martian emerged from the cylinder and obliterated the crowd with heat rays. Soon, an entire army of Martians had invaded New York, and very real panic had spread across the country. Last week, something a bit similar
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The Twelve Days of Taxmas

How Much Would the Twelve Days of Christmas REALLY Cost? Every year, PNC Bank publishes their “Christmas Price Index” to track the cost of the Twelve Days of Christmas. For 2017, it’s a hefty $157,558. (And you thought your holiday spending was out of control!) The index may not be completely accurate — for example, the ten lords-a-leaping are valued using the cost of male ballet dancers, rather than actual lords, and the eight maids-a-milking don’t include eight actual cows. But still, it got us wondering . . . what sort of taxes are we looking at on the whole
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A Different Kind of Holiday Party

244th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party Your kids have finally finished eating their Halloween candy, which means that the real holidays are right around the corner. But before you sit down to open presents, December 16th marks the 244th anniversary of an important holiday in tax history — a different kind of holiday party.  A pop-up costume ball in Boston Harbor called the Boston Tea Party. From 1698 through 1767, Britain’s Parliament passed a series of laws giving the East India Company a monopoly on the British tea trade, forcing the colonies to buy their tea from British wholesalers,
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Area Actress to Wed Ex-Soldier

Area Actress to Wed Ex-Soldier Two hundred and forty-one years ago, we declared our independence from Mother England — over taxes, of course. But here on our side of the pond, we’ve never completely lost our affection for all things British. We applauded as the Queen celebrated her 70th wedding anniversary. Netflix fans who just finished binge-watching Stranger Things are eagerly awaiting Season Two of The Crown. And now we’ve learned that Prince Harry and his long-time girlfriend, actress Meghan Markle, are getting married in May. Now, Harry may be just fifth in line for the throne, and about to
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We Now Interrupt This Broadcast…

PSA: NEW TAX BILL On Sunday, October 30, 1938, Mercury Radio Theatre fans, who were listening to Ramon Racquello and His Orchestra, were interrupted by a news broadcast reporting an odd explosion on the planet Mars. Soon after, they learned that a cylindrical object had fallen on a farm in Grovers Mills, New Jersey. The radio audience listened in horror as a pulsating Martian emerged from the cylinder and obliterated the crowd with heat rays. Soon, an entire army of Martians had invaded New York, and very real panic had spread across the country. Last week, something a bit similar
Read More

The Twelve Days of Taxmas

How Much Would the Twelve Days of Christmas REALLY Cost? Every year, PNC Bank publishes their “Christmas Price Index” to track the cost of the Twelve Days of Christmas. For 2017, it’s a hefty $157,558. (And you thought your holiday spending was out of control!) The index may not be completely accurate — for example, the ten lords-a-leaping are valued using the cost of male ballet dancers, rather than actual lords, and the eight maids-a-milking don’t include eight actual cows. But still, it got us wondering . . . what sort of taxes are we looking at on the whole
Read More

A Different Kind of Holiday Party

244th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party Your kids have finally finished eating their Halloween candy, which means that the real holidays are right around the corner. But before you sit down to open presents, December 16th marks the 244th anniversary of an important holiday in tax history — a different kind of holiday party.  A pop-up costume ball in Boston Harbor called the Boston Tea Party. From 1698 through 1767, Britain’s Parliament passed a series of laws giving the East India Company a monopoly on the British tea trade, forcing the colonies to buy their tea from British wholesalers,
Read More

Area Actress to Wed Ex-Soldier

Area Actress to Wed Ex-Soldier Two hundred and forty-one years ago, we declared our independence from Mother England — over taxes, of course. But here on our side of the pond, we’ve never completely lost our affection for all things British. We applauded as the Queen celebrated her 70th wedding anniversary. Netflix fans who just finished binge-watching Stranger Things are eagerly awaiting Season Two of The Crown. And now we’ve learned that Prince Harry and his long-time girlfriend, actress Meghan Markle, are getting married in May. Now, Harry may be just fifth in line for the throne, and about to
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