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きょうは、月末の火曜日です。午前中に、正月の飾り付けをしました。
といっても、神棚周辺を掃除し、正月の飾りつけをし、玄関にも飾りをつけたくらいですが。

昔は、お鏡なんてものがありましたが、この数年、偽物を使っています。

アメリカのMaddof の詐欺は、所得から控除可能になるようですね。
December 29, 2008, 1:37 pm
The Madoff Tax Advantage
By Stephen J. Dubner

I just received the following e-mail from my accountants, who have several clients invested with Bernard Madoff. They are passing along some year-end tax advice that contains at least a sliver of good news:

Taxpayers who invested in Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC directly, or through a fund of funds, have a loss that is most probably categorized as a theft loss for tax purposes. This loss has a more favorable tax treatment than theft losses of personal non-business property. Theft loss is determined and applied to get you back taxes for the current year of loss and the three years prior. These losses remain available beyond that four year period, and they can be carried forward for 20 years…
http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/29/the-madoff-tax-advantage/
今年を含めて4年間の損失について、過去三年分は繰戻し還付、さらに引ききれない分に関しては、20年の損失の繰延べができることになりそうです。

と書いてくると、やっぱり、日本のあの不動産譲渡所得をめぐる税制改正の異常さが際立ちますね。

アメリカ連邦政府が財政拡大を行おうとしている一方、均衡財政を州憲法により義務付けられ、歳入不足に苦しむ州以下の自治体レベルにおいては歳出削減の動きが急なようです。
Fifty Herbert Hoovers

By PAUL KRUGMAN
Published: December 28, 2008

No modern American president would repeat the fiscal mistake of 1932, in which the federal government tried to balance its budget in the face of a severe recession. The Obama administration will put deficit concerns on hold while it fights the economic crisis.

But even as Washington tries to rescue the economy, the nation will be reeling from the actions of 50 Herbert Hoovers — state governors who are slashing spending in a time of recession, often at the expense both of their most vulnerable constituents and of the nation’s economic future.
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And once the crisis is behind us, we should rethink the way we pay for key public services.

As a nation, we don’t believe that our fellow citizens should go without essential health care. Why, then, does a large share of funding for Medicaid come from state governments, which are forced to cut the program precisely when it’s needed most?

An educated population is a national resource. Why, then, is basic education mainly paid for by local governments, which are forced to neglect the next generation every time the economy hits a rough patch?

And why should investments in infrastructure, which will serve the nation for decades, be at the mercy of short-run fluctuations in local budgets?

That’s for later. The priority right now is to fight off the attack of the 50 Herbert Hoovers, and make sure that the fiscal problems of the states don’t make the economic crisis even worse.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/29/opinion/29krugman.html?partner=permalink&exprod=permalink
いつものクルーグマンの主張です。

全米納税者連盟のHPにアメリカの新政権における税制に対するまとめがありました。
New Year, New Fears: Ten Tax-Hike Threats in the 111th Congress
NTU Issue Brief #170
by Kristina Rasmussen

Dec 17, 2008

With the arrival of President Barack Obama on Pennsylvania Avenue and strengthened Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, taxpayers will soon be facing a sea of change -- some would say a tidal wave -- in tax policy. The following is a must-read list of tax hikes that have a strong likelihood of being considered during the 111th Congress (2009-2010).
http://www.ntu.org/main/press_issuebriefs.php?PressID=1079&org_name=NTU
原価の経済情勢では、減税をするというのが基本方針であるはずです。
それから、NTUの基本的なスタンスも減税重視です。
いくつかの増税策を列挙しています。
by nk24mdwst | 2008-12-30 14:38 | 租税法(アメリカ)


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