The Hollywood Tax Story They Won’t Tell at the Oscars

Via: The Wall Street Journal

It’s easy to demand higher levies on the ‘rich’ when your own industry gets $1.5 billion in government handouts.

By GLENN HARLAN REYNOLDS

At the Democratic National Convention last year, actress Eva Longoria called for higher taxes on America’s rich. Her take: “The Eva Longoria who worked at Wendy’s flipping burgers—she needed a tax break. But the Eva Longoria who works on movie sets does not.”

Actually, nowadays an Eva Longoria who flipped burgers would probably qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit and get a check from the government rather than pay taxes. It’s the movie set where she works these days that may well be getting the tax break.

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