A few more links from here and there:
- In an effort to shield their residents from federal income tax, state and local governments are exploring options for rejiggering their own tax systems so that more of the taxes paid to them will be deductible on federal returns under the new tax law. TaxProf Blog has a good list of articles about these efforts and about whether or not they’ll pass legal muster.
- The case of Cliven Bundy and his supporters — who stood down the federal government’s attempts to extract ranching fees from them — has been excruciatingly embarrassing for the federal government, which has racked up a string of failures in trying to win prosecutions against them. In the latest case, the judge dismissed with prejudice all federal charges against Bundy and two co-defendants due to “flagrant prosecutorial misconduct.”
- War tax resister Randy Kehler appeared on Greenfield Community Television’s Local Bias show :
- Pablo Hijar, city councilor of Zaragoza, Spain, from the Zaragoza en Común Party (a left-wing alliance), tweeted out a photo of himself tearing up his bill for the regional tax ICA, claiming that the tax is a boondoggle designed to force Zaragoza residents to pay for other regions’ sewer treatment plants, having already paid for their own independently. “#IWon’tPay the #ICA,” he tweeted “We want accountability for the scam of the Aragonese Plan for Water Purification, and rates that are fair (progressive) and transparent (in their purposes).” He called on followers to demonstrate against the tax on .