We finally are in 2017. Thank goodness. I am so jazzed for the start of the 2020 presidential campaign in a few weeks!
OK, that's a joke. No more White House wannabes for a while, please, especially since we have an incoming president and Congress from the same political party. That means that for the first time in ages, we have the possibility of tax reform.
While we're waiting for a new and improved tax code -- and even after (or if) it really, truly happens -- I'll keep count of tax related stuff in By the Numbers.
2017 is the seventh year of this numerical tradition here at the ol' blog.
And in keeping with the numeric posts of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, I'll select a new figure -- ranging from tax rate percentages to dollar amounts to titles of tax legislation to raw numbers and much, much more -- that has even a remote tax connection to be featured.
Again as in past years, I'll try to get the relevant figures up each weekend. But, one final (I swear!) again, sometimes stuff happens, meaning the number goes up early or, more usually, late.
Regardless of the timing, you can always find the new number on the ol' blog's home page under the multicolored numbers box (pictured on this page, too!), as well as on this special page. The newest post each week will go at the top of the list.
So welcome 2017. Here are your numbers!
Tax Freedom Day 2017 has arrived! (April 23, 2017)
The scoop on paying estimated taxes (April 15, 2017)
Free tax prep, e-filing help at VITA & TCE sites nationwide (April 9, 2017)
California's cigarette tax jumped $2 on April 1 (April 2, 2017)
- $1.5 billion
Amazon wins $1.5 billion tax fight with the IRS (March 25, 2017)
When it came to tax filing, the Devil made him not do it (March 18, 2017)
- 8.5 percent
Thoughts on why the 2017 tax filing season is off to a curiously slow start (March 11, 2017)
Tax refund recipients say they'll save, pay off debt (March 5, 2017)
- 60 percent
Coloradans hate the state's new 'tattletale' sales tax law, but it will take effect this summer (Feb. 26, 2017)
Watch out for the Dirty Dozen tax scams of 2017 (Feb. 19, 2017)
- 0.1 percent
Mnuchin tax rule looks like it was made to be broken (Feb. 12, 2017)
- $4.5 billion
Americans expected to bet $4.7 billion on Super Bowl LI (Feb. 5, 2017)
Californians file most EITC claims; Mississippi taxpayers get biggest average check (Jan. 28, 2017)
1st White House petition of Trump era seeks peek at 45th president's tax returns (Jan. 21, 2017)
More tax whistleblowers were rewarded last year, but they got less money (Jan. 15, 2017)
8 tax bills already introduced in the 115th Congress (Jan. 08, 2017)
Happy tax counting!