Celebrating April 15th (17th)

When I first moved to the U.S. for graduate school (which was a long time ago), I was very intrigued by and excited about the tax system and tax day. I envisioned it as a matter of civic engagement, a yearly ritual…

Taxes and Cheating

Will Rogers once said that “The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf” and I worry that he was correct. During his confirmation hearing to become the Treasury Secretary, it was revealed that Tim Geithner failed to pay…

Taxes and fun?

April: That time of year when the weather is perfect and the mosquitoes have yet to emerge full swarm.   When you can start to think about lying by the pool without fully having to come to terms with wearing a bathing suit in…