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  • MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 8:02 P.M.

    Trump used ‘legally dubious’ maneuver on taxes, new report says

    At a time when Donald Trump’s casinos were bleeding money and he was badly in debt, the Republican presidential nominee used a “legally dubious” accounting maneuver to avoid reporting hundreds …


  • TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014

    Wenatchee woman pleads guilty to $177,000 tax refund scheme

    A Wenatchee woman who used a ploy developed by federal tax protesters for a $177,000 refund from the IRS has paid back nearly all the money and may avoid federal …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013

    Tax-related identity theft a growing problem

    WASHINGTON – An epidemic of tax-related identity theft continues to plague the Internal Revenue Service despite efforts by the agency and law enforcement officials to combat the fraud, witnesses told …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2013

    Tax help doesn’t require a dip into your wallet

    Free tax help is available, and it’s not only for those in financial need. Some organizations offer free services regardless of how much you earn. AARP, the nonprofit organization that …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013

    Tax glitch will delay thousands’ refunds

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A tax-preparation glitch affecting about 660,000 tax returns will delay refunds by as long as six weeks, with customers of the nation’s largest tax preparer among …


  • SUNDAY, FEB. 24, 2013

    IRS simplifies guidelines for deducting home office

    There was a time, not long ago, when working at home and taking a home office deduction on a federal income tax return raised a huge red flag for IRS …


  • SUNDAY, FEB. 17, 2013

    Debate on deduction for state sales tax continues

    WASHINGTON – Each year, about a million Washington residents itemize their sales tax receipts and ease their federal tax burden by hundreds of dollars. For Dishman Dodge Chrysler manager Todd …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 6, 2013

    ‘Cliff’ deal leaves some businesses hanging

    Congress stopped the country from going over the so-called “fiscal cliff” — and that’s great news for some small business owners. But with a deal that doesn’t immediately address federal …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2012

    Tax review now can help avoid headaches later

    Ready or not, big changes lie ahead for virtually every U.S. taxpayer next year. Tax cuts put into place under the Bush administration that slashed rates on wages, dividends and …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011

    Taxpayer ID theft hits new heights

    WASHINGTON — Imagine filing your tax return and learning that someone else got your refund. With your name and Social Security number, no less. The IRS is grappling with a …


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2011

    Big tax refund? Consider adjusting withholding

    Your taxes are done and you’re excited about getting a $3,000 refund. It’s hard to resist thinking about a big-screen television, a mall shopping spree or a vacation. Those temptations …


  • MONDAY, JAN. 31, 2011

    Coordinator discusses AARP’s free tax preparation program

    Tax season begins in earnest Tuesday, and AARP will again offer free tax preparation at numerous Tax-Aide centers in the Inland Northwest. John Viveiros is the Spokane district coordinator for …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 4, 2011

    Hart averts another tax fight

    BOISE – Tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart narrowly avoided a court order over the holidays when he belatedly filed his 2009 state income tax return three days before Christmas. …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 10, 2010

    Hart pulled from tax panel

    Idaho House Speaker Lawerence Denney announced Tuesday that he’s removing embattled Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, from the House Revenue and Taxation Committee for the next two years and that he’ll …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 9, 2010

    Hart wants new judge in tax case

    BOISE – Embattled Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart wants a new judge in his state income tax appeal case in 1st District Court in Kootenai County, a move that could …


  • SUNDAY, OCT. 31, 2010

    Caldwell: Bigger in Texas? Maybe just its budget deficit

    Select Washington businesses got a letter this month from Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who like Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, aims to poach anyone disaffected by a possible state individual income …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 12, 2010

    Caldwell: I-1098 is not a business-friendly tax option

    Nobody out here in Eastern Washington likes to admit it, but King County is the great trough from which most of the rest of us feed. Initiative 1098 is a …


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010, 5:13 P.M.

    Income tax initiative to include same-sex partners

    Supporters of an initiative campaign to tax the earnings of couples making more than $400,000 annually want to make sure the state’s domestic partners are taxed at the same rate …


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010

    Income tax initiative worth pondering

    Bill Gates Sr. is touting an initiative that would introduce an income tax to Washington state. It’s not a new debate, but it’s an important one, because we have one …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010

    Washington income tax would target top earners

    SEATTLE – Hoping to tap a populist surge following the recession and corporate bailouts, liberal activists want to implement an income tax aimed exclusively at Washington state’s wealthier residents – …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010

    Income tax campaign poised to start

    OLYMPIA – Washington’s long flirtation with a state income tax gets new life this week with today’s expected announcement of an initiative campaign to tax the earnings of couples making …


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010, 4:46 P.M.

    Washington voters could see income tax initiative

    Washington’s long flirtation with a state income tax gets new life this week with Wednesday’s expected announcement of an initiative campaign to tax the earnings of couples making more than …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010, 9:45 A.M.

    Taxes: Late drop-off locations and what to do if you can’t pay

    The IRS will make you an offer, and it’s one you shouldn’t refuse. If you owe taxes, but don’t have the money to pay the bill by tomorrow’s deadline, you’ll …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010

    Liquor board gets seized money

    The Washington state Liquor Control Board received a share of more $1.4 million seized in an illegal cigarette trafficking case, which will be used to assist the agency in enforcing …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2010

    Credits pay off for many taxpayers

    WASHINGTON – Tax Day is a dreaded deadline for millions, but for nearly half of U.S. households it’s simply somebody else’s problem. About 47 percent will pay no federal income …


  • THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009

    Income tax burden near its all-time low

    WASHINGTON – As thousands of anti-tax protesters rallied across the nation Wednesday and the president promised tax cuts for most, new data showed that the federal income tax burden is …


  • MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2009

    For some tax filers, streamlined system another reason to wait

    Don Hearn is waiting until the last minute. As he usually does. “Even when I’m getting a refund,” he says. “I don’t care. I file late.” The last minute has …


  • MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2009

    Tax procrastinators take note: Act now or pay the price later

    If you haven’t filed your taxes yet, you might want to start counting the hours – rather than days – until deadline. Tax returns, and any taxes owed, must be …


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2009

    In brief: Spokane Valley woman dies in crash on I-90

    A 44-year-old Spokane Valley woman died on Interstate 90 in Spokane on Monday when she lost control of her car during rush hour and was hit broadside by another vehicle. …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2009

    U.S. lawmakers sizing up health benefits for taxation

    WASHINGTON – With President Barack Obama’s plan to tax the rich to pay for health care facing deep skepticism on Capitol Hill, key lawmakers are pressing a different way to …


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