May 7, 2021

Income

Top Personal Income Tax Rates in Europe

Most countries’ personal income taxes have a progressive structure, meaning that the tax rate paid by individuals increases as they earn higher wages. The highest tax rate individuals pay differs significantly across European OECD countries—as shown in today’s map.

The top statutory personal income tax rate applies to the share of income that falls into the highest tax bracket. For instance, if a country has five tax brackets, and the top income tax rate of 50 percent has a threshold of €1 million, each additional euro of income over €1 million would be taxed at 50 percent.

Denmark (55.9 percent),

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John Kerry discloses millions in income from finance, energy firms

John Kerry disclosed millions in income and a massive stock portfolio that he’s liquidated since taking office as President Biden’s special climate envoy, according to a financial filing obtained by Axios on Friday.

Why it matters: Kerry is among the wealthiest members of the Biden administration. He maintains significant influence over U.S. energy and environmental policy as Biden’s climate envoy, a role that comes after he advised a number of firms in the space following his time as secretary of State.

  • The State Department, where Kerry officially works again, says he has divested assets that could pose a conflict of
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9 low income personal loans for 2021

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While having a low income might limit your borrowing options, there are still several lenders that offer low-income loans.  (iStock)

Many personal loan lenders require borrowers to make a minimum amount of income to be eligible for a loan — which generally means you’ll have fewer borrowing options if

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Personal income February 2021

U.S. consumer spending fell by the most in 10 months in February as a cold snap gripped many parts of the country and the boost from a second round of stimulus checks to middle- and lower-income households faded, though the decline is likely temporary.

Consumer spending, which accounts for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic activity, dropped 1.0% last month after rebounding 3.4% in January, the Commerce Department said on Friday. That was the largest drop since April 2020, when the economy was reeling from the shutdown of nonessential businesses like restaurants to slow the spread of Covid-19 infections.

Personal

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Oakland debuted its universal income program. Here’s who could get the money.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced details for the city’s new guaranteed income program Tuesday, solidifying plans to provide monthly payments to Oakland families.

The pilot program will be one of the nation’s largest, with 600 families able to receive $500 a month for 18 months. The money does not come with job requirements or other conditions for those who receive it.

Families will need to meet basic income requirements and can begin applying to the program later this spring. Participants will be selected randomly and money could hit bank accounts as early as the summer.


Philanthropic organization Blue Meridian Partners

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice touts plan to repeal personal income tax: ‘Opportunity beyond belief’

EXCLUSIVE: West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is making the case for his proposal to repeal the personal income tax, telling FOX Business it is “an opportunity beyond belief” to transform the state and make all West Virginians “cash positive.”

Justice, in an exclusive interview with FOX Business, said the state has “poised itself from an economic standpoint and opportunity standpoint to go right to the elimination of our personal income tax.”

WEST VIRGINIA GOV URGES REPUBLICANS TO ‘SWALLOW’ UNRELATED SPENDING IN BIDEN COVID-19 RELIEF PLAN

“We

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