More Taxes Articles

  • Wisconsin schools turn more often to voters for money

    A growing number of Wisconsin school districts are asking to raise taxes to cover salaries, utilities and other basic costs, and voters are approving their requests at record rates.

  • Arizona governor signs manufacturer tax cut law

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill that eliminates sales taxes on electricity and natural gas purchased by manufacturers and mining smelters, a move she said was needed to make the state more attractive to large businesses. Brewer signed Senate Bill 1413...

  • Obamas pay $98,169 in taxes on income of $481,098

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama paid $98,169 in taxes on $481,098 in adjusted income last year, tax returns the White House released Friday show. They paid an effective federal income tax rate of 20.4 percent and donated significantly less to charity than they did...

  • Obama's 2013 return: $98k in federal taxes on $481k in income

    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paid $98,169 in federal taxes for 2013 on a reported gross income of $481,098, the White House announced on Friday. In a blogpost on the White House website, press secretary Jay Carney said the president's federal tax rate was 20.4 percent. The...

  • Tax refund fraud is a big frustration for victims

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Laura Hankins knew something was wrong when she filed her daughter's tax return and it was rejected hours later: An identity thief already had sent in a return using the 19-year-old's personal information. "This is the first time in her life she has ever filed income...

  • House passes Ryan budget with big cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint on Thursday, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years with sweeping budget cuts and termination of health care coverage under the Affordable Care...

  • AP-GfK Poll: Tax filing not tough for most

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to figure out your federal tax return? You're not alone, but you're in the minority. With the tax filing deadline looming next week, a majority of Americans say completing a federal tax return is easy, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. The findings...

  • Senate to vote on Tennessee's $32.4B spending plan

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Senate is ready to vote on a $32.4 billion spending plan for the budget year beginning in July. The Senate Finance Committee voted 9-2 on Wednesday to advance the budget plan to a full Senate vote. The plan removes previously planned salary increases for...

  • Poll: Most Americans say filing taxes easy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to figure out your federal tax return? You're not alone, but you're in the minority. With the tax filing deadline looming next week, a majority of Americans say completing a federal tax return is easy, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. The findings...

  • Small businesses in limbo again on tax breaks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses are in limbo as they wait for Congress to make decisions that could save them a lot of money. Bills in Congress would extend tax deductions widely used by small businesses making equipment or property purchases. One, known as the Section 179 deduction, has...

  • GOP lawmakers balk when spending cuts turn real

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When House Republicans pass Rep. Paul Ryan's budget for a fourth year in a row this week, they'll go on record again in favor of big spending cuts across a wide swath of programs, including Medicaid, food and farm aid and eliminating subsidies for Amtrak and airline flights...

  • Rhode Island lawmakers pushing reduced state sales tax

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two Rhode Island lawmakers are launching a push to lower the state's 7 percent sales tax in an effort they say will help the economy. Rep. Jan Malik and Sen. Walter Felag Jr. are each introducing two bills. One would lower the tax on all items to 3 percent. The other...

  • Taxing away the American way of life

    It's tax time. I'm too scared to do my taxes. I'm sure I'll get something wrong and my enemies in government will persecute -- no, I mean prosecute -- me. So I hired Bob. Bob's my accountant. I like Bob, but I don't like that I have to have an accountant. I don't want to spend time keeping...

  • House Democrats unveil budget plan with tax hikes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled their response to Paul Ryan's GOP budget on Monday, and it relies on a $1.5 trillion in higher taxes over the coming 10 years and the economic benefits of immigration reform to make the numbers work. The plan by Maryland Democrat Chris Van Hollen...

  • Budget committee agrees to raise film tax credits

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Lawmakers have agreed to pony up extra money next year to keep "House of Cards" filming in Maryland. During budget negotiations Thursday, they also rejected the possibility of seizing film companies' property if they leave the state after accepting tax credits. Warren...



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