16. February 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Tax Days, Tax News · Tags: ,


Congress – inside their unlimited wisdom – has fast-tracked another bill by the Home, this 1 for an more $ 2 billion to keep the “Cash for Clunkers” system alive. The cash is from a renewable vitality loan guarantee included inside the stimulus bill, that was crafted to stimulate the economy plus create jobs. It has performed neither, plus neither may this additional cash, because the vehicles being scooped up by persons looking the $ 4,500 are obtaining existing stock plus not creating need for production.

After having woefully calculated the initially $ 1 billion’s longevity – it was crafted to last till the finish of November however, was gone following 4 days – Congress has determined it will be a wise thing to extend the system for another 8 days, apparently. And inspite of the glowing ratings produced from a easy Google look in regards to the dealerships’ giddiness over the fresh throngs of customers, this complete system might, inside brief time, be revealed because a glimmering rust bucket with a fresh thin coating of shiny spray paint. Here’s why.

In purchase for dealers to obtain reimbursement within the government, they should show proof which the clunker has had its engine forever disabled. This really is completed with a technician at the dealership donning a defensive HAZMAT suit, draining the oil plus pouring a sodium silicate answer into the crankcase. The engine is then revved to a significant rpm plus in seconds, the sodium silicate hardens into a glass-like substance. The engine seizes as well as the vehicle is meaningless.

Now the dealer has to call a salvage yard to eliminate the vehicle(s) for destruction, however salvage yards never create funds by crushing older vehicles. They create revenue by marketing off the components – particularly the motors, that are the many useful element – plus any else they will strip within the auto.

When it becomes expense prohibitive for salvage yards to accept these clunkers, the dealers will have 1 big headache.

The additional peril of the system is not all which dissimilar within the debacle caused by Fannie plus Freddie inside the housing marketplace, albeit about a small scale. However, more persons are rushing out to purchase modern vehicles whenever they were driving their aged clunkers for a reason; they couldn’t afford a hot 1. The lure of the government subsidy inside the amount of $ 4,500, combined with any trade-in value a specific clunker could have, is probably causing persons to take on monthly automobile repayments which they will discover they cannot meet a limited months from today, particularly inside this financial climate.

This, naturally, leads back to the dealers whom is confronted with an improving “inventory” of meaningless vehicles which salvage yards won’t desire combined with a fleet of repossessed vehicles which customers defaulted on. The active exuberance over the deceiving achievement of “Cash for Clunkers” usually probably cause an severe hangover for the dealers.

And we’ll be out an more $ 2 billion inside regarding a week.


I desired to purchase a good electrical guitar which cost a big amount cash….
however, taxes just create it worse…
i was thinking whenever which day is really i may possibly go purchase it then

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Answer by Mathew
Georgia Tax Free Holiday is held July 31 till midnight August 3, 2008. Tax exempt goods may include:
* Articles of Clothing.
The exemption applies to articles of clothing plus footwear with a sales cost of $ 100 or less per item.
* Personal Computers.
A single buy of $ 1,500 or less of computers and/or associated accessories is exempt. If the single buy surpasses $ 1,500, the whole transaction is taxable.
* General School Supplies.
The exemption applies to the buy of general school supplies with a sales cost of $ 20 or less per item. See the detailed list under.

I don’t think electrical guitars are covered.

Answer by tallz jo
tax free weekend begins about jul 31 at mid-night plus ends aug 3 at mid-night [[which will be aug 4]] plus it just pertains to all products $ 100 or less


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