More Taxes Articles

  • 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...

  • Editorial cartoon: Trust us

    Cartoon by Bob Gorrell/Creators Syndicate.

  • Ky. Lawmakers vote to offer bourbon tax credit

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has more barrels of bourbon than it does people - and soon those barrels could be aging tax free. State lawmakers have voted to effectively eliminate a tax on aging barrels of distilled spirits in a nod to one of the state's signature industries that is quickly...

  • Tax collections miss goals for March

    BOSTON (AP) — Officials say weak corporate and business tax collections caused the state to fall short of its revenue goals last month. Department of Revenue Commissioner Amy Pitter said Thursday that preliminary estimates show overall tax collections were up 3.6 percent in March compared...

  • Jersey shore pizza owners accused of evading taxes

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The owners of a chain of landmark pizza shops on the New Jersey shore were arrested Thursday on charges that they failed to report nearly $1 million in income over five years and evaded $336,000 in federal taxes. Charles and Mary Bangle, owners of the Manco and Manco pizza...

  • House GOP plan seeks health cuts to balance budget

    House Republicans are pressing ahead with a slashing plan to try to balance the budget within 10 years, relying on big decreases in health care programs for the middle class and the poor, as well as tax hikes and Medicare cuts engineered by President Barack Obama.

  • Paul Ryan-authored budget counts on faster economic growth to achieve balance

    The Republican budget released Tuesday morning by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan includes projections that count on added revenue from faster economic growth -- a method often referred to as “dynamic” scoring.

  • Paul Ryan doesn't rock the boat with 2015 budget

    Throughout his political career, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has alternated between being the Republican Party's courageous idea man and serving as one of its loyal soldiers.

  • Carl Levin says Caterpillar avoided billions in taxes

    Executives from manufacturing giant Caterpillar Inc. are heading to Capitol Hill to explain what one senator calls an aggressive strategy to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes. Caterpillar has avoided paying $2.4 billion in U.S. taxes since 2000 by shifting profits to a...



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