When a fee becomes a tax
Institutional affiliation:Taxes can be viewed as a fee that is involuntary paid to the state in order to continue receiving the public services. In contrast, however, there is a difference between a tax and a fee leading to the question what a really a tax is and what really a fee isA tax and a fee do not possess similar connotations as explained in the article ‘A tax is a tax so what is a fee’ (2014, Dec 08). According to the article, fees undergo a different level of scrutiny from the public perspectives. The article describes how fee can be used to indirectly increase taxes of property leading to what is referred to as ‘taxation by a fee as Sipress calls it. The city described in the article was in need of increasing property tax, but from a point of critical view, informing the public that there would be an increment of property tax could have led to conflict in one way or another. So there was a need to call it a fee with indirect affiliation to payment of property tax as the implementation was at a later stage after budgeting thus it would raise concerns from the public.
According to this article, it is worth agreeing that fees and tax have similar connotations because, in the first place, money spent on paying for service such as visiting a park can be termed as a fee implying that it can be calculated, and it is clear. Nevertheless, a tax should be aimed at maintaining the services rendered to the public at optimum levels. With a particular focus on the article, it is worth noting that sewer maintenance, street lighting, and fixing streets all have affiliations with property maintenance. Therefore, the government would do all it can to have payments made to cater for these services including the use of taxes thinly disguised as fees. This would assist in raising revenues from residents without making them technically realize that they are paying taxes. In my opinion, I would,…

Texas Property Code

Sec. 92.001. DEFINITIONS.
Except as otherwise provided by this chapter, in this chapter:
a. “Dwelling” means one or more rooms rented for use as a permanent residence under a single
lease to one or more tenants.
b. “Landlord” means the owner, lessor, or sublessor of a dwelling, but does not include a
manager or agent of the landlord unless the manager or agent purports to be the owner, lessor, or
sublessor in an oral or written lease.
c. “Lease” means any written or oral agreement between a landlord and tenant that establishes or
modifies the terms, conditions, rules, or other provisions regarding the use and occupancy of a
d. “Normal wear and tear” means deterioration that results from the intended use of a dwelling,
including, for the purposes of Subchapters B and D, breakage or malfunction due to age or
deteriorated condition, but the term does not include deterioration that results from negligence,
carelessness, accident, or abuse of the premises, equipment, or chattels by the tenant, by a
member of the tenant’s household, or by a guest or invitee of the tenant.
e. “Premises” means a tenant’s rental unit, any area or facility the lease authorizes the tenant to
use, and the appurtenances, grounds, and facilities held out for the use of tenants generally.
f. “Tenant” means a person who is authorized by a lease to occupy a dwelling to the exclusion of
others and, for the purposes of Subchapters D, E, and F, who is obligated under the lease to pay
Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 3630, ch. 576, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1984. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch.
48, Sec. 12, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 357, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.Sec. A92.002. APPLICATION.
This chapter applies only to the relationship between landlords and tenants of residential rental
Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p….

Information Technology

Information technology (IT) is the use of any computers, storage, networking and other physical devices, infrastructure and processes to create, process, store, secure and exchange all forms of electronic data.
Typically, IT is used in the context of enterprise operations as opposed to personal or entertainment technologies. The commercial use of IT encompasses both computer technology and telephony.The term information technology was coined by the Harvard Business Review, in order to make a distinction between purpose-built machines designed to perform a limited scope of functions and general-purpose computing machines that could be programmed for various tasks. As the IT industry evolved from the mid-20th century, it encompassed transistors and integrated circuits — computing capability advanced while device cost and energy consumption fell lower, a cycle that continues today when new technologies emerge.
IT software and hardwareIT includes several layers of physical equipment (hardware), virtualization and management or automation tools, operating systems and applications (software) used to perform essential functions. User devices, peripherals and software, such as laptops, smartphones or even recording equipment, can be included in the IT domain. IT can also refer to the architectures, methodologies and regulations governing the use and storage of data.Business applications include databases like SQL Server, transactional systems such as real-time order entry, email servers like Exchange, Web servers like Apache, customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning systems. These applications execute programmed instructions to manipulate, consolidate, disperse or otherwise affect data for a business purpose.Computer servers run business applications. Servers interact with client users and other servers across one or more business networks. Storage is any kind of technology that holds information as data. Information can take…

on time

Being on time and where you are supposed to be is very important while serving in the army or any other branch of service .The military waste millions of dollars on appointments every year.
Why it is Important to attend and be on time to scheduled appointments
I am writing this essay as a plan of action because I managed to miss a scheduled appointment. Missing a scheduled appointment may seem like a rather minute infraction but if you think about it and trace it back far enough it has a negative impact on all parties involved it effects the army as a whole, the government, tax dollars, every American and possible most of the population of the planet even if they don’t know it or feel an impact from it on some level even if insignificant it effects civilization as a whole. I had an appointment with the Army Substance Abuse Program scheduled for Wednesday the seventeenth of October at one in the afternoon. On this particular Wednesday I was also scheduled for Charge of Quarters duty. These two things were an obvious scheduling conflict and would require someone to sit on the desk for me in order for me to attend the scheduled appointment that was with Army Substance Abuse Program. Regardless of whether this actually happened or not it was my responsibility to make it happen, both for me to have a noncommissioned officer on the CQ desk and for me to attend my appointment. I ultimately failed to attend my appointment and as a result I was negatively counseled for my actions or lack there of. In this counseling I was instructed that my plan of action would be for me to write a five thousand word essay due to the fact that I missed the scheduled appointment and I was instructed that it would be due to be turned in no later than Friday the twenty sixth of October. This is not the first time I have missed an appointment and it is not the first time I have been counseled for it and it is not the first time I have written an excessively long essay because of these…