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Australia Wants to Tax Bank Deposits. Does Anyone Think the US Won’t?

bySimon BlackonApril 1, 2015 Several months ago, the government of Australia proposed to tax bank deposits up to $250,000 at a rate of 0.05% (5 basis points). Their idea was for the money to be invested in a rainy day Financial Stabilization Fund to insure against in the unlikely event of a banking crisis… or all-out collapse. And as of this morning, it looks like the levy might just pass and[...]