Tag: taxes

Amazon Makes Prime Fools out of NYC and DC

The Shire has been on sabbatical for awhile – some exciting family opportunities left me with no time to write. I’m glad to be back. Amazon Wants to Get Paid Over the past year, the great Amazon auction played itself out. As most of you know, Amazon announced plans to build a second headquarters, and…

Congress gets the Job Done on Tax Reform

House and Senate leaders announced their final Tax Reform bill on Friday, and passage seems assured by the end of the year.  Enough details have emerged to grade the final product (though I’m sure we’ll learn more in coming days).  Because it makes America more competitive, will spur economic growth, and helps families in some…

Some Questions on Tax Reform

Washington has tax cut fever.  Politicians and lobbyists are discussing billions of dollars like it’s pocket change.  Since the plan is changing daily, we thought we’d lay down a few questions we’re using at the Shire to decide whether we would support the final bill: Is it (much) simpler? The current tax code is ridiculously…