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  • Take heart, late tax filers, next year’s prep may be easier

    Last year’s changes to federal tax law mean changes for next year’s tax preparation. Brackets are changing, some things won’t be deductible but the standard deduction is going up.


  • Getting There: How about some love for roundabouts?

    Roundabouts are safer, more efficient, cheaper and, let’s be honest, simply more elegant than conventional intersections. So why the hate?


  • Ridpath Hotel up for National Register of Historic Places

    The road to restoration of the Ridpath Hotel in downtown Spokane reaches an important milestone today as the hotel goes up for recommendation to the National Register of Historic Places. …


  • Idaho House favors private school tax credits

    The House voted 35-33 for a tax break for those who donate to private and religious school scholarships, saying it will promote school choice for parents who don’t think the …


  • Eye on Boise: Private school tax break plan heads to House vote

    BOISE – Sen. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, says he believes his bill to provide $10 million a year in tax credits for scholarships to private schools would prompt 2,622 Idaho …


  • Small businesses say no to health care tax credit

    When Josh King heard that small businesses could get a tax credit for offering health insurance to employees, his reaction was, “cool, that’ll save us some money.” Then he looked …


  • Idaho to refinance jobless debt to feds, saving employers $167M

    BOISE – Idaho employers will save $167 million in the next three years, thanks to new legislation this year that will finance the state’s unemployment fund debt to the federal …


  • House votes to extend homebuyer credit 3 months

    Homebuyers would get an extra three months to complete their purchases and qualify for a generous tax credit under a bill overwhelmingly passed by the House today.


  • Obama budget would impose host of tax increases

    While President Barack Obama is proposing to cut some taxes for companies that hire workers, his budget would raise a host of other taxes on businesses and wealthy individuals.


  • Obama unveils budget with $3.83T in spending

    President Barack Obama unveiled a multitrillion-dollar spending plan Monday, pledging an intensified effort to combat high unemployment and asking Congress to quickly approve new job-creation efforts that would boost the …


  • AP sources: Obama to seek freeze on part of budget

    President Barack Obama will ask Congress to freeze spending for some domestic programs for three years beginning in 2011, administration officials said Monday. Separately, Obama unveiled plans to help a …


  • Lawmakers seek to extend $8,000 tax credit

    Lawmakers are trying to extend and expand an $8,000 federal tax credit for first-time homebuyers, a stimulus-package tax break that many regard as a significant prop for the still-tottering economy.


  • Stimulus benefits housing for poor

    When Salem Lutheran Church in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood started looking at what really was the best use for land it owned behind and across the street from the church, …