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Your federal tax refund only a pittance? You’re not alone. Here’s why.

The amount Spokane residents pay this tax season likely will change due to the passage of major tax reform – the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – in December 2017, …


Matt O’Brien: If it weren’t for the estate tax, the majority of the superwealthy’s money would never be taxed

If it weren’t for the estate tax, the majority of the super-rich’s money would never be taxed at all.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

How Trump’s State of the Union is connected to Spokane and Inland Northwest

President Donald Trump will address a very different Congress than he did a year ago, but many of the issues are the same. Lawmakers remain at odds on funding for …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 10:53 p.m.

Spokane County returns $4.4 million in overpaid taxes

Spokane County has returned more than $4 million in taxes to residents, businesses and nonprofit organizations that made overpayments or were eligible for tax exemptions.


It’s not too late to save money on 2018 business taxes

Small business owners with sloppy records will not only find it harder to compile their returns, the haphazard books may be costing them money, and they may overlook expenses that …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 1:26 p.m.

Yellow vest protesters target French media as movement ebbs

Yellow vest protesters marched on the headquarters of leading French broadcasters Saturday, as small groups turned out in Paris and around France despite waning momentum for their movement.


State Sens. Mark Schoesler, Shelly Short offer GOP perspective for upcoming legislative session

The two Eastern Washington Republicans pushed back on Gov. Jay Inslee’s requests for more spending and offered their insight into issues affecting Spokane, including homelessness, in a wide-ranging interview earlier …


Charles Lane: On taxes, 41 may have had the last laugh

George H.W. Bush may have lived just long enough to witness the moment at which tax cuts have finally reached the point of diminishing political returns for Republicans.


Spokane real estate excise tax revenue again expected to hit post-recession highs

Spokane’s strong real estate market has again helped boost city street and other projects.


Shawn Vestal: Once again, Washington leads the country in regressive taxation

Another year, another victory for Washington in the race for the most regressive tax system in the nation, and another question for Halloween: Who’s afraid of the income tax?


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 12:20 p.m.

Lisa Brown, Cathy McMorris Rodgers reveal their most admired party leader in Rotary debate

Taking the stage for the second time in less than 24 hours, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown met in a public debate Thursday hosted by Spokane Rotary 21. …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown spar on taxes, economy and health care in second Congressional debate

The two candidates took the stage for the second time in the closely watched contest Wednesday night at the Fox Theater in downtown Spokane, in a debate focused on the …


Prescription drugs, lower taxes, power J&J 3Q beat

A jump in prescription drug sales and a sharply reduced tax bill boosted Johnson & Johnson’s third-quarter sales and profit, which beat Wall Street expectations.


Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers: We must fix our government’s spending problem

In September, Congress passed a bipartisan bill to fund much of the government to the tune of $854 billion. I voted for it in order to avert a partial government …


Lisa Brown: Walking the Walk: Creating budgets and tax policies that help Eastern Washington

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. Congress and the president have blown up the national deficit in a series of spending bills and tax cuts that no credible …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 9:50 a.m.

Lisa Brown: From legislator to educator to serious contender for Congress

Supporters say it’s a combination of academic accolades and political bona fides that make Lisa Brown the right candidate at the right time to put Eastern Washington back in the …


In first meeting, Idaho governor candidates talk taxes, schools, roads & groceries

Idaho’s major-party candidates for governor got together Tuesday evening to talk tax and fiscal policy.


Where they stand: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown on taxes, trade deals and the budget

The largest piece of legislation passed by this Congress was last year’s federal tax bill, which made sweeping changes to both individual and corporate filers. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says …


Ad watch: Ephrata group targets McMorris Rodgers, Newhouse with questionable claims about taxes, veterans

A political action committee from Ephrata, targeting Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Dan Newhouse, is making some overly simplistic claims about legislation the Republican members of Congress have supported regarding …


Budget office warns Idahoans may face bigger tax bills

Idahoans may see smaller refunds when filing their 2018 taxes next year because of major changes tied to the new tax law, Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s budget office warned on …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 9:33 a.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers touts tax reform, Inland Northwest economic growth in speech at Greater Spokane Inc.

In a speech to business interests and nonprofit representatives Wednesday, the congresswoman was joined by members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to tout the tax reform bill as a …


State cannabis taxes fund new Spokane detective position

Bring up the topic of taxes at any cocktail party or the nearest water cooler, and the discussion eventually seems to turn to why all of our state’s problems haven’t …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 7:04 a.m.

Downtown Spokane stadium plan gets backing from boosters, maybe a second chance from City Council

City Councilwoman Lori Kinnear is working against the clock to have her colleagues reconsider their vote against a bond measure that would ask taxpayers to cover the cost of building …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

Spokane City Council, school board will meet Wednesday to discuss downtown stadium, bond projects

A public hearing on planned November bond measures will be held Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Elected officials are expected …


Voters to be asked to stop local soda and grocery taxes

Voters likely to be asked whether to prevent new local taxes on soda and other groceries.


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

Feds say ex-firm of Stormy Daniels’ lawyer owes unpaid taxes

The Justice Department says Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, made “misrepresentations” in a bankruptcy case involving his former law firm that owes more than $440,000 in unpaid federal taxes.


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

City attorney says Tracfone agreed to pay $1 million in back taxes, despite nondisclosure agreement

City Attorney Mike Ormsby told lawmakers that the prepaid wireless service provider, which operates under trade names that include Straight Talk and Walmart Family Mobile, will pay about seven years’ …


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 7:02 p.m.

Trump threatens Harley-Davidson with tax punishment for move

President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to avoid blame for Harley-Davidson’s decision to move some motorcycle production overseas and threatened to tax the manufacturer “like never before!” as punishment for the …


Spokane leaders have ‘no appetite’ for Seattle-like ‘head tax’ to address homelessness

Mayor David Condon and a majority of the Spokane City Council pointed to investments that have already been made in addressing housing issues within city limits that don’t necessitate taxing …


HQ2 cities listen up: Amazon flexing its political muscle sends a message not just to Seattle

The e-commerce titan and Seattle’s biggest single property-tax payer is on a collision course with a majority of the City Council over the proposed head tax. Amazon has played hardball …