Stories tagged: taxes
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 11:15 A.M.
Seattle mayor pitches $55M tax measure for homeless services
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is pitching a property tax ballot measure to raise $55 million a year to pay for increased homeless services.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 7:20 A.M.
Following Trump order, IRS shifts on health care mandate
The IRS says it’s following President Donald Trump’s executive order on health care by easing enforcement of the unpopular Obama-era requirement for people to have coverage or risk fines. Trump …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 5:08 P.M.
How Microsoft avoided billions in taxes, and what the GOP says they’ll do about it
Republicans in Congress hope to change the corporate tax system to prevent companies like Microsoft from channeling profits through operations based outside the U.S. to avoid paying billions of dollars …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 6:10 P.M.
Marijuana sales in Spokane County slide in January but still up over 2016
Spokane County’s 29 retail pot shops sold $6.9 million worth of weed in January, down 7 percent from the December sales total but up more than 43 percent from the …
MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017, 11:24 A.M.
New initiative seeks property tax cut
Anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman has filed his latest effort, a measure that seeks a 25 percent property tax cut.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 7:33 P.M.
Trump proposes big import tax, triggering fight with Mexico
Determined to wall off America’s border with Mexico, President Donald Trump triggered a diplomatic clash and a fresh fight over trade Thursday as the White House proposed a 20 percent …
UPDATED: MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017, 12:27 P.M.
WikiLeaks blasts Trump’s decision to not release taxes, possibly ending a new alliance
In the span of a few years, WikiLeaks, the hacking organization responsible for some of the biggest leaks of classified information in recent history, enjoyed a surge in popularity among …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 1:27 P.M.
Study: Idaho natural gas and oil taxes below many states
Idaho’s effective tax rate on natural gas and oil production is less than half the average when compared to eight other producing states.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 8:07 A.M.
No pocket change: Man delivers 300,000 pennies to DMV
A Virginia man used 300,000 pennies to pay sales tax on two cars at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Nick Stafford delivered five wheelbarrows full of change, mostly pennies, at …
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 6:43 A.M.
Tax filers claiming earned income tax credit to face refund delay this year
Low-income families who typically receive the federal earned income tax credit – and a tax refund of several thousand dollars – will have to wait longer than usual this year …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 8:48 A.M.
Idaho lawmaker eyes abortion, taxes for legislative session
A new Idaho lawmaker is looking to jump head first into state politics by sponsoring bills targeting abortions and tax reforms.
SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2017, 6:45 A.M.
The Washington Legislature: School funding, mental health care top lawmakers’ agenda
Some things to look for after the Washington Legislature opens Monday and embarks on its 2017 session.
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 6:25 P.M.
State incentives for film production, used by Spokane-based ‘Z Nation,’ are set to expire
An incentive program credited for bringing “Z Nation” to Spokane is set to expire in June, and local leaders are asking lawmakers to extend it for the second time.
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 12:19 P.M.
Idaho officials praise tax incentive program
Idaho has given big tax breaks to more than 30 companies since kicking off a new program designed to lure businesses to expand throughout the state.
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 11:25 A.M.
Shawn Vestal: Jay Inslee might have mentioned ‘bold’ tax plan sooner
When the governor announced that he would seek major tax increases to fully fund schools and meet other pressing state needs, he called it “bold.” You know what would have …
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 2:47 P.M.
Blue state lawmakers want to keep Trump off 2020 ballot unless he releases tax returns
Lawmakers in several deep blue states want to require presidential candidates to release their tax returns in order to appear on the ballot in those states, a sharp rebuke of …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 10:24 A.M.
Great expectations: Small businesses upbeat about 2017
Donald Trump’s election as president has made many small business owners more upbeat about 2017. Dean Bingham says he’s cautiously optimistic because business picked up at his auto repair shop …
MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2016, 10:34 A.M.
Democrats plot ‘collision course’ with Trump’s tax plan
Congressional Democrats say they’ll try to thwart Republican plans to overhaul the U.S. tax code by portraying them as a boon for the rich that betrays President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign …
SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2016
Froma Harrop: Blue states can handle Obamacare repeal
Should Obamacare go down, states could replace it with a Romneycare-like plan or something more along the lines of single-payer. And the blue states would have more money to do …
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 2:19 P.M.
Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson’s tax returns divide Foreign Relations Committee
The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are squaring off over whether the committee should examine Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson’s tax returns as part …
SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2016
Finally, an education plan to debate
The governor’s plan is already being criticized, but remember this: After more than three decades of kicking this can, it’s the first time someone picked it up.
SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2016
Five ways to lower your tax bill before the end of tax year
Many people don’t think about their taxes until springtime, but putting it off could mean owing more.
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 2:52 P.M.
Study: Repealing Obama health law cuts taxes for wealthy
Republicans may be handing wealthy Americans a big tax cut by repealing President Barack Obama’s health care law, according to a study released Thursday that spells out potential economic pitfalls …
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 2:29 P.M.
Study: Premium hikes add $10B to taxpayers’ health law tab
WASHINGTON – Taxpayers will fork over nearly $10 billion more next year to cover double-digit premium hikes for subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law, according to a study …
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 2:19 P.M.
GOP’s timetable for getting repeal to Trump may be ambitious
Republicans in Congress are so eager to repeal the federal health law that some have vowed to get a bill to President-elect Donald Trump’s desk on the day he takes …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 12:27 P.M.
Oregon group unveils new corporate tax plan after Measure 97 loss
Oregon public employees unions and advocacy groups have unveiled a tax proposal that’s similar to one rejected by voters last month.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 10:05 A.M.
Bend businessman pleads guilty to claiming fake donations
A Bend businessman accused of declaring fake charitable donations in an IRS return has pleaded guilty.
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 7:05 A.M.
Koch Industries says House GOP’s tax plan ‘could be devastating’
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 …
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 1:59 P.M.
Idaho projected to see $139M surplus
Idaho could be on track to finish the fiscal year with $139 million in surplus tax revenue if a new forecast released Thursday holds true.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 1:45 P.M.
McDonald’s moves tax base to UK as EU attacks burger giant
McDonald’s Corp. shrugged off Brexit by announcing plans to switch its non-U.S. tax base to the U.K., ditching tiny Luxembourg where its fiscal arrangements are under attack from European Union …