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Cambodia Daily to close in media crackdown

One of Cambodia’s main English-language newspapers, the Cambodia Daily, announced that it would close Monday after a dispute with the government over taxes.


Court: DirecTV owes $15M to South Carolina in tax dispute

A court has ruled that pay-television giant DirecTV owes South Carolina nearly $15 million because of the way the company calculates its tax bill in the state.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 2:59 p.m.

Trump pushes tax overhaul, says it’s ‘badly needed’

President Donald Trump launched his fall push to overhaul the nation’s tax system by pledging Wednesday that the details-to-come plan would “bring back Main Street” by reducing the crushing tax …


With Trump pardon, Arpaio again wiggles out of legal trouble

In his 24 years as metro Phoenix’s sheriff, Joe Arpaio survived scandals and dodged investigations that would easily have sunk the careers of many politicians.


Seattle to pay up to $250K to defend new city income tax

Seattle has agreed to pay a law firm up to $250,000 to help defend the city’s new income tax on wealthy households.


Oregon taxpayers will get ‘kicker’ tax rebate

Oregon will send more than $460 million back to taxpayers next year, after the surging economy led to unexpectedly strong tax collections, state economists said Wednesday.


H&R Block taps former Uber exec to serve as CEO

H&R Block Inc. has named a former Uber executive as its new CEO.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 8:34 p.m.

Trump goes after Amazon, again

President Donald Trump is renewing his attacks on e-commerce giant Amazon, and he says the company is “doing great damage to tax paying retailers.”


White House said to release some tax plan details next month

White House tax negotiators and congressional leaders are still planning to release a document in September outlining agreed-upon principles that will serve as a framework for a tax bill, according …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

Seattle gun tax is valid, high court says

Washington Supreme Court upholds Seattle tax on guns and ammunition.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 7:53 p.m.

Canada’s infrastructure projects take off while U.S. plans sputter

Six weeks ago, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau traveled to Montreal to announce that his government would be investing 1.3 billion Canadian dollars in a new commuter train network for the …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 3:11 p.m.

France, Germany plan tax crackdown on U.S. tech giants

France is working with Germany and other partners to plug loopholes that have allowed U.S. tech giants like Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon.com to minimize taxes and grab market share …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 6:01 p.m.

Puerto Rico betting on medical marijuana to help ease crisis

Jesus Aponte pushes a door open to reveal hundreds of aromatic, spiky green plants, a crop that Puerto Rico hopes will help it ease a grinding economic crisis by generating …


IRS see big drop in identity theft, stolen tax refunds

The IRS says it is seeing a big drop in the number of tax refunds being stolen by identity thieves after the agency teamed up with tax preparers to fight …


Oregon jail holding immigrants sued by property taxpayers

A jail in north-central Oregon has been sued by four people who contend the facility is violating state law by holding immigrants who are awaiting status hearings or deportation.


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:07 a.m.

Do you hate crumbling roads? Would you pay more to fix them?

Congress hasn’t raised the federal gas tax since 1993 when Bill Clinton was president, but a narrow majority of Americans would support an increase to help fix crumbling roads and …


Health plan hinges on the young, but they’re a tough sell

Julian Senn-Raemont isn’t convinced he needs to buy health insurance when he loses coverage under his dad’s plan in a couple of years – no matter what happens in the …


Location, tax rates can have big impact on value of huge NBA contracts

With the mind-boggling money being doled out in NBA contracts, players don’t seem to be overly concerned about state taxes – or the lack of them.


IRS lien shows Floyd Mayweather owes $22.2 million on 2015 taxes

The IRS says boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. still owes $22.2 million in taxes from 2015, the year he earned his biggest payday with a blockbuster fight against Manny Pacquiao.


UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 10:42 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: The Boeing tax cut may not be the economic-development model we’re looking for

Here’s a thought experiment: Instead of trying to give everyone the same tax deal as Boeing, why not give Boeing the same deal as everyone else?


UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 4:56 p.m.

Eyman launches initiative to toss Sound Transit car-tab taxes

Anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman says he’s launching a new initiative to the Legislature to toss out Sound Transit’s car-tab taxes and instead tax every vehicle in the state at …


UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 12:12 p.m.

Man accused of mailing severed finger, fake bomb to IRS

An Olympia man who authorities say mailed one of his fingers to the IRS is now facing federal charges.


UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 10:10 p.m.

Seattle approves new income tax for wealthy residents

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.

Seattle tax on wealthy residents clears council committee

The Seattle City Council finance committee has approved a proposed income tax on high-income households.


UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 11:07 a.m.

Oregon House passes major transportation bill

The Oregon House has passed a transportation bill that would raise $3.8 billion in new tax and fee revenue over seven years for repairs to the state’s roads and bridges.


GOP lawmakers launch fight against Oregon’s new health tax

Three Republican lawmakers have set the stage for a possible ballot fight next year that could overthrow Oregon’s new multimillion-dollar health care tax before it can take effect.


UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 8:18 p.m.

GOP may keep some Obama tax increases to save health bill

Senate Republican leaders considered keeping one of former President Barack Obama’s big tax increases on wealthier Americans and using the money to fatten proposed subsidies for the poor in a …


UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 11:56 a.m.

GOP leaders add penalty for lapsed coverage to health bill

Republican leaders added a penalty for people who’ve let their insurance lapse Monday as party leaders prepared to begin pushing the health care measure through the Senate, despite a rebellion …


Why Republicans are struggling mightily to overhaul tax code

Some questions and answers about why tax overhaul is hard and why Republicans have been unable to reach a consensus.


Big win for supporters of new Moscow ice rink

In August, the Moscow City Council expressed its support for a new Palouse Ice Rink and its willingness to donate $1 million from the city’s Hamilton Fund to help pay …