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2014-07-23 12:26:28

TORONTO, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario should not delay fiscal consolidation, while Ottawa should take a more gradual approach than planned, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In "User Discretion Advised: Fiscal Consolidation and the Recovery," author William Scarth calls on the Ontario provincial government to address its long-term sustainability challenges before it embarks on any major new expenditures, while stating that the federal government should delay its...

2014-07-17 08:31:08

Declaring 'One Size Does Not Fit All,' Renowned Economist Highlights Why Countries Must Retain Fiscal Sovereignty When Setting Excise Rates LONDON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As excise taxes become increasingly important throughout the world, Dr. Arthur Laffer today released his international tobacco tax handbook, cautioning that "one size does not fit all" in tobacco tax policy and offering governments practical examples and case studies to consider in order to optimize tobacco excise tax...

2014-05-31 23:04:15

Transparency Market Research added a new report "Home Care Market: Global Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2012 - 2018" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/home-care-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 Home care market is growing considerably as the number of people opting for home care services rather than medical care in hospitals is increasing day by day. Home care services are cost effective...

2014-05-23 23:08:41

Federal Fund Management Advisor will help recipients and subrecipients prepare for future single audits in a June 5 webinar. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 The feature of OMB’s grant reform that has probably received the most attention is the change in the threshold of federal fund expenditures that will trigger the requirement for conduct of an independent audit under the Single Audit Act of 1984 (as amended). But there are several other changes related to audits that recipients...

2014-05-13 12:35:01

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While lawmakers are working on appropriations bills to fund the government next year, they seem to have lost interest in trying to meet the country's long-term fiscal challenges. But the newly updated Federal Budget Challenge (www.federalbudgetchallenge.org) gives citizens across the country a chance to succeed where Congress has thrown in the towel, letting users select policies to put the country on a fiscally sustainable path. Two nonpartisan,...

2014-05-13 12:30:02

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The fast-growing cities of the developing world would benefit from a major overhaul in governance structure, to improve the financing and delivery of essential services, according to a report published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Governing and Financing Cities in the Developing World, by Roy W. Bahl and Johannes F. Linn, examines more than 50 cities in the developing world in the midst of the rapid urbanization that has...

2014-05-12 12:29:20

LONDON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Brazil Business Forecast Report Q3 2014http://www.reportbuyer.com/countries/south_america/brazil/brazil_business_forecast_report_q3_2013_1.html Core ViewsWith persistent currency weakness and rising interest rates set to temper private consumption growth, and fixed investment to receive only a moderate boost from the June 2014 FIFA World Cup and final year of the PAC II growth acceleration...

2014-04-29 23:19:38

Family Archival Solutions reminds the public to remain vigilant, and that even with precautions, there’s little you can do to stop a thief intent on stealing your identity. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 As you enjoy the fresh air in the wake of your tax filings, imagine how much more stress you would feel if you found out that someone already filed your taxes using your name and social security number and already received your tax return. Imagine how you would feel if you found...

2014-04-14 23:00:13

A new poll released today by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) suggests rapid growth in the number of seniors who pay taxes on their Social Security benefits. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 A new poll released today by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) suggests rapid growth in the number of seniors who pay taxes on their Social Security benefits. The TSCL poll indicates that as many as two-thirds (66%) paid taxes on their Social Security benefits last year. “This number...

2014-04-11 11:39:34

When the Earned Income Tax Credit was expanded in 1993, supporters hoped it would reward poor parents for working while critics feared that it might discourage single mothers from marrying or incentivize women to have more children to boost their tax refund. A new collaborative study done by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Cornell University reveals the EITC has helped the working poor but hasn't affected personal choices. Sarah Halpern-Meekin, assistant professor of human...


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