Tag Archive for Tax Collections

Euro crisis hits Global Profits says Bloomberg, but June US tax collections hit 4 year record

Bloomberg says that global corporate profits are being hit by the Euro crisis. Maybe so, but second quarter corporate taxes in the US hit a 4 year record. Europe’s debt crisis is putting pressure on corporate earnings globally with companies from Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) to Danone (BN) cutting forecasts and signaling profits will…

Weakening Federal Withholding Tax Collections Do Not Bode Well For Employment

This report is an excerpt from the permanent Employment Chart page.  The edge that Federal Withholding Tax collections had held over last year continued to narrow last week, suggesting a weakening employment picture in May. The chart below compares current withholding tax collections with last year on the same date. This year collections have been…

It’s That Time of The Month, Employment Data Leads To Investment Mood Syndrome

Every month the gummit’s Bureau of Liar Statistics (BLS) dutifully reports reams and reams of data on the employment situation in the US. Some of it is actually useful. The rest is reported by the mainstream financial news media. The BLS reports both seasonally adjusted (SA) data and not seasonally adjusted  (NSA) data. The NSA…

Deconstructing The “Massive Beat” in Employment Data- Corrected

Editor’s Note: The earlier version of this article included unadjusted numbers derived from a spreadsheet error. The error resulted in the not seasonally adjusted month to month employment declines being understated. The data has been corrected. The analysis and conclusions are unaffected. Thanks to rdkyote for bringing this to my attention! The headlines are blaring…

Treasury Announces Sharply Reduced Borrowing Estimates

Consistent with reports in the Wall Street Examiner Professional Edition Treasury Updates, the government will borrow less in the first quarter than it had originally forecast, primarily due to a big increase in withholding taxes since mid December. It is also estimating a much lower borrowing rate for the second quarter, meaning that its economic…

Treasury’s 4 Week Bill To Be $5 Billion Less Than Forecast

The 4 week bill is announced at $30 billion, which is $5 billion less than forecast. On the week bill auction sizes total $13 billion below forecast, reflecting the strength of tax collections. CUSIP: 912795Z38Term and Type: 4-Week BillOffering Amount: $30,000,000,000Auction Date: 01/24/2012Issue Date: 01/26/2012Maturity Date: 02/23/2012PDF version of the announcementXML version of the announcement…