02/18/14 09:19 AM
An analysis of federal records by NBC News has found that wealthy beach dwellers stand to be bailed out by taxpayers the next time a destructive hurricane, tsunami or tropical storm hits, thanks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's altered flood maps.
By Associated Press | 02/18/14 08:39 AM
Republican state senators appear to have reached agreement on Gov. Scott Walker's $504 million property and income tax cut plan, scheduling a vote Wednesday in the Legislature's budget committee to approve the bill.
By Sean Lengell | 02/14/14 04:35 PM
The new Democratic chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee on Friday said he will use his first days on the job to "find the right paths forward" to reform the federal tax code system. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon said other top priorities include protecting Medicare while lowering...
By Paul Bedard | 02/14/14 01:56 PM
America, you know how to treat a president and his family. With another Presidents' Day bachelor holiday planned by President Obama, this time golfing in California, and Aspen, Colo., resort reporters on the lookout for the annual first lady ski trip this weekend, the taxpayer's tab for the...
02/14/14 06:30 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An administrative court that hears appeals about taxes in Michigan says it's eliminated a backlog of 40,000 cases and launched efforts to make the system more user-friendly. The Michigan Tax Tribunal says its enhanced website now has electronic filing and case management...
02/14/14 12:18 AM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginians who drive hybrid vehicles could soon be paying lower taxes. The Virginia Senate voted 37-1 Thursday to repeal a $64 annual fee on hybrids. The tax was part of a massive transportation funding bill passed last year. It was originally set at $100 but reduced by...
By Veronique de Rugy | 02/13/14 10:42 PM
The Internal Revenue Service has been in some hot water lately for allegedly targeting political enemies. In 2013, it was revealed that the federal tax agency systematically hassled and unfairly scrutinized nonprofit organizations applying for tax-exempt status, simply on the basis of their...
By associated press | 02/13/14 09:18 AM
Colorado lawmakers are set to vote Thursday on whether greenhouses that grow marijuana should be treated as agricultural property for tax purposes.
By Paul Bedard | 02/12/14 11:08 AM
With an avalanche of Obamacare regulations and rules from still-unannounced executive orders coming, President Obama is on a path to issue nearly a third more major regulations than his predecessor, former President George W. Bush. A new analysis from the Competitive Enterprise Institute...
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/11/14 05:15 PM
“The IRS may not unilaterally expand its authority through such an expansive, atextual, and ahistorical reading of” the law. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit used these words in a Feb. 11 ruling that struck down an Obama administration regulation on tax preparers....
02/11/14 05:00 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — An administrative law judge says the owners of a New York City strip club owe $2.1 million because they weren't collecting sales tax on lap dances. The Jan. 30 ruling against Manhattan's Hustler Club echoed other recent court decisions which have held that strip club lap...
By Associated Press | 02/11/14 09:10 AM
The scheduled vote Tuesday comes even as Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has been critical of the Assembly moving ahead before the Legislature's budget committee has considered the bill.
By Associated Press | 02/11/14 09:07 AM
Republican lawmakers, including Russ Fulcher, aim to eliminate Idaho's 6 percent tax on groceries starting July 1, 2016.
02/10/14 09:08 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa — Nearly $7 million worth of checks issued by the state of Iowa have gone uncashed in the last 19 months, and it's not easy to find out if any of that money is yours. The Des Moines Register published Sunday an online database of 45,197 unclaimed checks for income tax...
By Michael Barone | 02/09/14 04:02 PM
The Manhattan Institute's Steven Malanga in City Journal has an article titled “The State Tax Grab” on how states -- especially New York, New Jersey, California, Massachusetts and Michigan--have been extending their tax reach beyond all reasonable bounds. Here is one example, from New...
By Joel Gehrke | 03/08/14
By Paul Bedard | 03/08/14
By Washington Examiner | 03/05/14
By Joel Gehrke | 03/08/14
By Michelle Malkin | 03/07/14