02/09/14 02:31 PM
DENVER — Marijuana farmers and agricultural tax breaks are the next wrinkle facing the states that have legal weed as lawmakers debate how to tax the product while it's growing. Legislatures in both Colorado and Washington are taking a look at pot farmers this session. The states have...
By Associated Press | 02/08/14 01:22 PM
Sen. Ron Wyden, the incoming chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said Friday his first priority in the job will be overhauling the nation's tax system, which he called a "dysfunctional, rotten mess."
By Mark Tapscott | 02/06/14 05:20 PM
Tea Party officials told a congressional panel Thursday they are still being targeted for harassment despite claims by President Obama and top IRS officials that the illegal activities were stopped last year. “It's shocking, it's repugnant, it's infuriating,” Becky Gerritson told a...
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/06/14 11:18 AM
Look at that map of western North Carolina. Most of that chunk of the state -- basically, everything in that map but Asheville and a swath running east from Asheville -- is in the 11th Congressional District. The pea-green area is all national forest. The gray-green area is a national...
By Ashley Pratte | 02/05/14 06:36 PM
Today marks the 103rd birthday of President Ronald Reagan -- a champion of young people who truly believed in enacting initiatives that created a bright future for them. One of the signature pieces of legislation during Reagan’s tenure as president was the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981,...
By Paul Bedard | 02/04/14 02:22 PM
Maddened by the GOP's war on new taxes, a former chairman of the Democratic Party on Tuesday suggested that anti-tax champion Grover Norquist be kidnapped to quiet his activism and make it easier to pass a new gas tax.
02/03/14 10:17 AM
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Insurance Department is asking the Legislature for permission to raise fees paid by insurance companies because the state has diverted millions of dollars from its regulatory fund for other purposes. Zachary Anshutz, assistant commissioner of insurance, said the...
By Scott Rasmussen | 02/02/14 06:42 PM
A theoretical listing of the best states put together by a publication for Washington insiders rates New Hampshire as the best state in the union, and finds that nine of the 10 worst states are in the American South. However, if you look at Census Bureau data showing where Americans move to...
By Kelly Cohen | 01/30/14 02:12 PM
Despite having controls in place to prevent improper health care tax credit claims, the Internal Revenue Service could be doing better, the agency's inspector general said. Though the IRS is usually able to identify false claims for Small Business Health Care Tax Credits by tax-exempt...
By Paul Bedard | 01/30/14 12:53 PM
Congress is warning Americans that the agency charged with safeguarding their wallet -- the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- is orchestrating a huge taxpayer rip off, renovating their downtown headquarters for nearly as much as the building is worth. “You are spending more per square...
By Timothy P. Carney | 01/30/14 09:28 AM
President Obama plans to unilaterally create a new middle-class/working-class savings plan he calls the "MyRA" (intended to invoke Individual Retirement Accounts, presumably, rather than the Irish Republican Army).
By Paul Bedard | 01/29/14 05:21 PM
President Obama's 43-point State of the Union speech and second term agenda laid out to Congress on Tuesday will cost taxpayers nearly $40 billion more annually if fully implemented with over half -- $20.2 billion -- just to reform immigration, according to the National Taxpayers Union...
By Mark Tapscott | 01/28/14 06:31 AM
Eighteen states approved measures last year to cut taxes in efforts to improve their economic competitiveness and spark new growth, according to a report by the American Legislative Exchange Council.
01/26/14 09:41 PM
Did you buy health insurance through one of the exchanges? You might be eligible for a refundable tax credit. Taxpayers had the option of estimating their 2014 income to see if they qualified for the credit and then having it applied in advance to the cost of the premiums.
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