Stories tagged: income tax
UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 5:31 p.m.
A panel at the Washington Policy Center’s “Solution Summit” discussed possible statewide implications of Seattle head tax Wednesday.
UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 5:51 p.m.
A tale of the 1040s: Democratic challenger Lisa Brown and her husband paid more taxes on higher income than Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her husband.
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017
Judge Ruhl’s ruling likely will be appealed, and it likely will land in the state Supreme Court, where it should be an easy legal call for the nine justices to …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 6:12 p.m.
A judge ruled Wednesday that a new income tax on wealthy Seattle residents is illegal.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
One in four Spokane County households lives on $25,000 or less a year. More than half of those households live on $15,000 or less, according to census data. And more …
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017
Ultimately, it’s about making sure Seattle (or any local government) can’t circumvent the state constitution. As such, the place to take a stand is when the law is ignored.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are proposing a far-reaching plan Wednesday that would cut taxes for individuals and corporations, simplify the tax system and nearly double the standard deduction …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 9:10 a.m.
Seattle has agreed to pay a law firm up to $250,000 to help defend the city’s new income tax on wealthy households.
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Will Rogers, RIP, Aug. 17, 1935
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
Seattle’s wealthiest would become the only Washington state residents to pay an income tax under legislation approved by the City Council, a measure designed as much to raise revenue as …
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
The Seattle City Council finance committee has approved a proposed income tax on high-income households.
Thu., June 15, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
A couple of Seattle City Council members have gained the blessing of Mayor Ed Murray on a draft ordinance to impose a citywide income tax.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
The U.S. treasury secretary says President Donald Trump “has no intention” of releasing his taxes returns to the public.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
New York would release the state tax returns for Donald Trump and other New Yorkers holding high office under state legislation crafted by Democratic lawmakers.
Tue., April 25, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Global warming, April 28, 1974
Fri., April 21, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, facing a tough re-election bid amid sexual abuse allegations, says he plans to propose a city income tax on “high-end” households.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 8:49 p.m.
It’s mid-April and you haven’t filed your income tax returns yet? People have a million reasons to procrastinate and, in some cases, run up against the tax filing deadline, which …
Tue., April 11, 2017
Even if all Americans were satisfied with their present tax situation – clearly not the case – it does not follow that everyone would be happy if their taxes were …
UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
A compromise is emerging between the Idaho House and the Senate on tax cuts, as lawmakers push to wrap up this year’s legislative session.
UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 11:32 p.m.
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow spent hours touting a massive scoop: She – or more accurately veteran investigative reporter David Cay Johnston – had gotten her hands on President Donald Trump’s …
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Senate fails to muster needed supermajority for a constitutional amendment blocking a state income tax.
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Several Central Washington House Republicans are seeking a constitutional amendment that would prohibit a state income tax. Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, lead sponsor and one of 38 House Republicans who …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017
Some folks want the people of Washington to think the big issue in our upcoming legislative session is public education. They say it’s all about the children, the schools and …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 12:27 p.m.
Oregon public employees unions and advocacy groups have unveiled a tax proposal that’s similar to one rejected by voters last month.
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 7:05 a.m.
Koch Industries Inc., the influential private firm headed by billionaire Republican supporters Charles and David Koch, slammed a key element of the House Republicans’ plan to overhaul corporate taxes, saying …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
The Portland City Council has approved a first-of-its-kind tax on public companies that pay their chief executives vastly more than they pay an average worker.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 3:23 p.m.
Voters in Olympia have rejected an income tax on the city’s highest earners.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 2:35 p.m.
President Barack Obama’s 2013 tax increases for wealthy Americans neither slowed their income growth nor hurt the economy, according to a study that taps into a key debate in the …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
The number of people who reported having phony tax returns filed in their names fell by more than 50 percent this year from 2015, the Internal Revenue Service said Thursday.
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, 4:45 p.m.
Washington voters have rejected personal income tax-related measures at the statewide ballot several times over the past eight decades. Now voters in the state capital will decide whether to approve …