A few bits and pieces from here and there:
- Here’s another case of someone trying to pay his tax bill with tens of thousands of pennies.
- Freelancers in Bucharest have organized a tax strike in protest against a new law that makes self-employed people liable for social insurance taxes. Romania’s government-run insurance and pension plan is bankrupt, of shoddy quality, and is overpriced, so freelancers — who up to now have been exempt from mandatory contributions and have not been covered by its benefits — have gotten used to finding better deals in the private sector.
- Liz Pulliam at MSN Money takes a look at people who are living on $18,000 a year — by choice.
- Official, licensed public transit drivers in Barinas, Venezuela are getting undercut by unlicensed, unofficial ones. Reasoning that if they can’t have a government-enforced monopoly they shouldn’t have to pay for one, they’ve launched a tax strike.