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Independence Day- July 6th

To My Fellow Taxpaying Americans, As I write this email, I am watching the Yankees play the Braves. The great American pastime! I hope you all had a wonderful July 4th celebration. It was on this day that we celebrated our independence from the Redcoats across the pond. It was at this time that our founding fathers set up a government to serve the people. However, serving the people costs money, and that’s where taxes came in. Yeah, yeah, taxes are too high, [...]

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It All Started with Taxes, How a Giant Tea Party Led to Independence Day as We Know It, SFS Tax, SFS Tax & Accounting, Boston Tea Party, July 4th

It All Started with Taxes: How A Giant Tea Party Led to Independence Day as We Know It

It All Started with Taxes: How A Giant Tea Party Led to Independence Day as We Know It. An SFS Tax & Accounting Blog.  It was probably cold the night of December 16, 1773. Three ships – the Beaver, the Dartmouth, and the Eleanor – were moored at Griffin’s Wharf in Boston Harbor. They had just completed a long journey across the Atlantic. Onboard was 92,000 pounds of tea in 340 chests… approximately 18.5 million cups of tea. All of it had [...]

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