Hollywood's Top 10 Nearly Incredible Lawsuits from 2016

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From Donald Trump suing the New York Times over allegations of inappropriate touching to Trump suing the New York Times over disclosing tax returns, this has been a wild and unpredictable year.

Bill Signals Top Tax Priority of G.O.P. Is to Help Corporations - The New York Times

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Bill Signals Top Tax Priority of G.O.P. Is to Help Corporations - The New York Times

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But it’s on the Internet! Kickstarter tax issues

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I agree with the New York Times that the first place that reduced oversight would be abused is Silicon Valley. If you have found any information about dealing with tax issues on Kickstarter.com, please post a comment. Update: There actually is a new link from Kickstarter to Amazon Payments that explains how Amazon will be required to report Kickstarter payments processed by Amazon to the IRS in the US. for the 2011 tax year on a Form 1099-K.

When a Tax Cut Costs Millions Their Medical Coverage - The New York Times

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The House passed a tax-cut bill last week that would eliminate the medical expense deduction, which is used by nearly nine million people with medical problems so severe they spend more than 10 percent of their income on health care.

Trump Tax Plan Benefits Wealthy, Including Trump - The New York Times

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"WASHINGTON — The tax plan that the Trump administration outlined on Wednesday is a potentially huge windfall for the wealthiest Americans. Trump Tax Plan Benefits Wealthy, Including Trump - The New York Times

Should you have a loan-out company for your work in entertainment?

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But as always, it’s important to consult with your tax and legal advisers before embarking on any legal strategy for your career or business. Fiscal Year Tax Planning. By selecting a fiscal year, the company can sometimes realize a major first-year tax savings.

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Fascism, American Style - The New York Times

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For whatever reason, be it political tribalism or the desire for lower taxes, they voted for him anyway. Fascism, American Style - The New York Times"As sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., Joe Arpaio engaged in blatant racial discrimination.

Wealthy Would Get Billions in Tax Cuts Under Obamacare Repeal Plan - The New York Times

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"Two of the biggest tax cuts in Republican proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act would deliver roughly $157 billion over the coming decade to those with incomes of $1 million or more, according to a congressional analysis. The assessment was made by the Joint Committee on Taxation, a nonpartisan panel that provides research on tax issues. It is not unusual for tax cuts to benefit mostly the wealthiest, but still save some money for a majority of Americans.

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Republican Death Wish - The New York Times

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As The New York Times reported on Thursday: ‘It is a rare unifying moment. Follow The New York Times Opinion section on Facebook and Twitter (@NYTopinion), and sign up for the Opinion Today newsletter.

Trump’s Boogeymen? Women! - The New York Times

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Trump is advancing an agenda of white male identity politics and for those in his camp and in his corner, this is the dawn of a blissful new day. At the same time that he’s pushing massive tax cuts for the top 1 percent, he is also seriously considering welfare reform. By Charles M.

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The Bogus Voter-Fraud Commission - The New York Times

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That’s pretty rich coming from a man who refuses to release his tax returns. The Bogus Voter-Fraud Commission - The New York Times

De Blasio Coasts to Re-election, as Second-Term Challenges Await - The New York Times

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Gliding to his second landslide victory, Bill de Blasio was re-elected on Tuesday as the mayor of New York City, overwhelming his Republican challenger, Nicole Malliotakis, and a handful of independent candidates in what he declared a persuasive affirmation of his progressive agenda.

Trumpcare’s Cruelty, Reaffirmed - The New York Times

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The budget proposes billions of dollars in cuts to programs that fund research into new cures, protect the country from infectious diseases and provide care to the poor, the elderly and people with disabilities. All of this would be done in service of huge tax cuts for the richest Americans.

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The Death of Compassion - The New York Times

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Her tax-free cash income alone has been running $150,000 a year.’ The Death of Compassion - The New York Times "Folks, we have been here before.

Health Act Repeal Could Threaten U.S. Job Engine - The New York Times

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Their health care is so expensive, but the tax credit in the House bill caps out at $4,000.” Job Engine - The New York Times"Another vulnerable slice of the population is workers who are a few years away from 65, when Medicare kicks in. “If

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The Fight for Obamacare Has Turned - The New York Times

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A tax credit like the one supported by my terrible former Congressman Tom Price, would not help me at all. The Fight for Obamacare Has Turned - The New York Times#ManchurianPresident #ResistanceIsNotFutile Leave my (ACA) Obamacare alone! It is working. Even thoough I had cancer, pneumonia and 8 major and minor surgeries last year my premiums were cut in half this year and I have met my deductible in February. Obamacare is worked.

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The Cruelty and Fraudulence of Mitch McConnell’s Health Bill - The New York Times

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"A few days ago the tweeter in chief demanded that Congress enact ‘a beautiful new HealthCare bill’ before it goes into recess. Before I get to what makes it worse, let’s talk about the one piece of the new bill that may sound like a step in the right direction, and why it’s largely a scam.

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How Senate Republicans Plan to Dismantle Obamacare - The New York Times

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How the Senate bill alters major parts of Obamacare REPEAL CHANGE KEEP Individual mandate Medicaid expansion Dependent coverage until 26 Employer mandate Tax credits for premiums Subsidies for out-of-pocket costs Restrictions on charging more for older Americans Obamacare taxes Health savings account How Senate Republicans Plan to Dismantle Obamacare - The New York Times

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What the ‘Government Schools’ Critics Really Mean - The New York Times

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An avid defender of the biblical “righteousness” of slavery, Dabney railed against the new public schools. In the 1870s, he inveighed against the unrighteousness of taxing his “oppressed” white brethren to provide “pretended education to the brats of black paupers.”

Oh Lord, Now the Gun Thing’s Back - The New York Times

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And I haven’t even gotten to the tax bill. Oh Lord, Now the Gun Thing’s Back - The New York Times "The House Judiciary Committee just voted to make it impossible for a state to always keep people convicted of violent offenses from carrying concealed weapons.

Feasting on False and Fake - The New York Times

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The statement, issued to The New York Times as it prepared an article, emphasized that the subject of the meeting was ‘not a campaign issue at the time.’” According to The New York Times, “The retracted article, citing law enforcement sources, said Mr. Rich had shared thousands of D.N.C. Feasting on False and Fake - The New York Times"Donald Trump continues his savage assault on truth, honesty and candor.

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Living in L.B.J.’s America - The New York Times

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Mr. Falwell was referring to a change to the tax code added by Johnson when he was the Senate minority leader. In other words, tax-deductible charitable contributions could not be used to fund election campaigns. s America - The New York Times

The Man Who Spilled the Secrets | Politics | Vanity Fair

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What followed was a clash of civilizations—and ambitions—as Guardian editors and their colleagues at The New York Times and other media outlets struggled to corral a whistle-blowing stampede amid growing distrust and anger.

The Health Care Hoax Has Been Exposed, Senator McConnell - The New York Times

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The bill would cut $772 billion over the next decade from Medicaid, which covers most of America’s poor children and nursing home patients, to help finance tax cuts for the wealthy." The Health Care Hoax Has Been Exposed, Senator McConnell - The New York Times

What the Latest Crackdown in Cambodia Means - The New York Times

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The government is invoking specious tax bills or contractual violations to muzzle outlets like The Cambodia Daily, Voice of America, Radio Free Asia and Voice of Democracy, which have a history of reporting on controversial issues like expropriation, deforestation and government corruption.

House Republicans Unveil Plan to Replace Health Law - The New York Times

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"WASHINGTON — House Republicans unveiled on Monday their long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, scrapping the mandate for most Americans to have health insurance in favor of a new system of tax credits to induce people to buy insurance on the open market.

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Fighting Gay Rights and Abortion With the First Amendment - The New York Times - The right's strategy to limit LBGT rights.

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million in revenue for the 2015-16 tax year, more than the American Civil Liberties Union. Fighting Gay Rights and Abortion With the First Amendment - The New York Times

New York City's Film Tax Credit Legislation May Be Revamped

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New York City is rethinking and re-introducing its film tax credit legislation. Maximum tax credits would drop from five to four percent, run through 2011, and cap at a quarter of a million dollars. Television shows could get the four

New York Court Upholds "Amazon" Holding

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Media tax mavens, take note: Edward A. Zelinsky, Cardozo School of Law, has published New York Appellate Division Upholds 'Amazon' Law: Analysis in State Tax Notes (2011). New York State Here is the abstract. In Amazon.com LLC et al.

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Fifth Amendment Makes it Hard to Build a Case Against Flynn - The New York Times

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He was subsequently charged a second time with mail fraud and tax violations. The court upheld the dismissal of tax and fraud charges against Mr. Hubbell, finding that “the documents did not magically appear in the prosecutor’s office like manna from heaven.” Here is the legal analysis.

Trump Administration Rejects Study Showing Positive Impact of Refugees - The New York Times. The Trump administration is pure evil, plain and simple.

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The draft report, which was obtained by The New York Times, contradicts a central argument made by advocates of deep cuts in refugee totals as President Trump faces an Oct. Trump Administration Rejects Study Showing Positive Impact of Refugees - The New York Times

Trump’s Racial Time Machine - The New York Times

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But for us there is nothing new in this. We learned that racial paranoia can be expressed openly by whites and left unchallenged; that nonwhite voters left unmonitored would “steal” the election; that the powerful can grab women by the genitals without remorse; that finding every way he could to avoid paying taxes and betting on a housing crisis was just called “business.” Trump’s Racial Time Machine - The New York Times

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President Trump’s Lies, the Definitive List - The New York Times

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APRIL 12 “The New York Times said the word wiretapped in the headline of the first edition. APRIL 28 “She's running against someone who's going to raise your taxes to the sky, destroy your health care, and he's for open borders — lots of crime.” By DAVID LEONHARDT and STUART A.

Comey’s Case for Obstruction of Justice - The New York Times

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What evidence is there of such ties, including in the statements of the president and his sons, or the president’s tax returns? Comey’s Case for Obstruction of Justice - The New York Times

100 Days of Noise From Donald Trump - The New York Times

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In its place are proposed tax cuts to benefit mainly the wealthy and photo-op executive orders to deregulate energy businesses that, even if sustained by the courts — a long shot — will merely enrich the likes of the Koch brothers.

Time for Congress to Investigate Mr. Trump’s Ties to Russia - The New York Times

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This week, for instance, congressional Republicans closed off one avenue to forcing the release of Mr. Trump’s tax returns, which he has refused to divulge and which could help prove to Americans that he is not indebted to Russian financial entities. (It

What Did Trump Know, and When Did He Know It? - The New York Times

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Mike Flynn and Donald Trump at a campaign event in New Hampshire in September. Credit Damon Winter/The New York TimesWe don’t know whether the Russians had domestic help in their effort to steal the U.S. The New York Times

Senate Health Care Bill Includes Deep Cuts to Medicaid - The New York Times

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The 142-page bill would create a new system of federal tax credits to help people buy health insurance, while offering states the ability to drop many of the benefits required by the Affordable Care Act, like maternity care, emergency services and mental health treatment. A capital-gains tax cut for the most affluent Americans would be retroactive to the beginning of this year. Senate Health Care Bill Includes Deep Cuts to Medicaid - The New York Times

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Republican Health Proposal Would Redirect Money From Poor to Rich - The New York Times

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It expanded Medicaid coverage to Americans below or just above the poverty line in states that participated, and it offered income-based tax credits for middle-income people to buy their own insurance. Credit Al Drago/The New York Times Photo by: Al Drago/The New York Times The Republican plan would alter both of those programs, changing the winners and losers. The idea of matching tax credits to age makes some sense.

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The Kook, ‘the Mooch’ and the Loot - The New York Times

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Trump tapped Anthony Scaramucci, a Wall Street snake investment huckster, to be the new communications director, a move that caused Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who The New York Times reported “vehemently disagreed with the appointment,” to resign. The Kook, ‘the Mooch’ and the Loot - The New York TimesThis is a week old but still pertinent in this cataclysmic and chaotic week in Washington. "On

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