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The Resource How do I tax thee? : a field guide to the great American rip-off, Kristin Tate

How do I tax thee? : a field guide to the great American rip-off, Kristin Tate

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How do I tax thee? : a field guide to the great American rip-off
Title
How do I tax thee?
Title remainder
a field guide to the great American rip-off
Statement of responsibility
Kristin Tate
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We all know the government taxes our income. Federal, state, and local taxes are withheld by employers, as are Social Security payments. But what about the many other ways the government covertly drains money from our wallets? Have you studied your cell phone bill? Customers in New York State pay an average of 24.36% in combined taxes on their wireless bills. They're also charged for obscure services they didn't ask for and don't understand, like a universal service fund fee, an FCC compliance fee, a line service fee, and an emergency services fee. These aren't taxes, strictly speaking. The government imposes these administrative and regulatory costs, and your wireless provider passes them along to you. What about your cable bill? Your power bill? Your trash bill? The cost of groceries, a gallon of gas, a cab ride, a hotel stay, and a movie ticket are all inflated by hidden fees. How much of what you pay at the grocery store, pump, airport, or the box office is really an indirect tax? In a series of short, pointed, fact-laden, humorous chapters, Kristin Tate exposes how up to half of your income is siphoned straight into federal, state, and city government coffers--and also where these hidden taxes and fees come from."--Dust jacket
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10622647
Cataloging source
PUL
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Tate, Kristin
Dewey number
336.200973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Taxation
  • Politics and government
  • Taxation
  • United States
  • United States
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Personal Finance / Taxation
  • LAW / Taxation
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a field guide to the great American rip-off
Label
How do I tax thee? : a field guide to the great American rip-off, Kristin Tate
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"All point Books.'
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references(pages 243-276)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The taxman owns you -- Part I: The basics. Transportation : the fleecing starts on your way to work ; Food : time to panic--it's too expensive to buy organic! ; Renting : renting? Welcome to the 4th circle of Hell! ; Utilities : help! The taxes are coming from inside the house! ; Cable : what Game of Thrones really costs you ; Debauchery : too faded to notice you're getting screwed? ; Cell phones : your smartphone is way smarter than you ; Leisure : having a good time? Pay the toll! ; Sharing economy : you're sharing with more people than you realize -- Part II: Advanced adulting. Cars : animals on wheels must pay ; Pets : the hidden cost of unconditional love ; House : buying a home? Your dreams are in escrow ; Vacation taxes : resort robberies ; Education : if $200,000 in tuition weren't enough ; Medical : and you thought $500 for a pill was ridiculous ; Death : free at last? Not so fast -- Part III: What you can do. Not a single penny : is it possible to pay no taxes? ; Pursuing alternatives : it's right to demand better
Control code
on1019834033
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781250169662
Lccn
2017059121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019834033
Label
How do I tax thee? : a field guide to the great American rip-off, Kristin Tate
Publication
Copyright
Note
"All point Books.'
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references(pages 243-276)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The taxman owns you -- Part I: The basics. Transportation : the fleecing starts on your way to work ; Food : time to panic--it's too expensive to buy organic! ; Renting : renting? Welcome to the 4th circle of Hell! ; Utilities : help! The taxes are coming from inside the house! ; Cable : what Game of Thrones really costs you ; Debauchery : too faded to notice you're getting screwed? ; Cell phones : your smartphone is way smarter than you ; Leisure : having a good time? Pay the toll! ; Sharing economy : you're sharing with more people than you realize -- Part II: Advanced adulting. Cars : animals on wheels must pay ; Pets : the hidden cost of unconditional love ; House : buying a home? Your dreams are in escrow ; Vacation taxes : resort robberies ; Education : if $200,000 in tuition weren't enough ; Medical : and you thought $500 for a pill was ridiculous ; Death : free at last? Not so fast -- Part III: What you can do. Not a single penny : is it possible to pay no taxes? ; Pursuing alternatives : it's right to demand better
Control code
on1019834033
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781250169662
Lccn
2017059121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019834033

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