Stories tagged: taxes
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 …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
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 …
Mon., July 24, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
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 …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 3:59 p.m.
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 …
Fri., July 14, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
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.
Tue., July 11, 2017, 7:27 p.m.
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.
Thu., July 6, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
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 …
Sun., June 25, 2017, 1:24 p.m.
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.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
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 …
Sun., June 18, 2017, 4:57 p.m.
Kansas tax hike hailed as fix doesn’t quite balance budget
The big income tax increase Kansas legislators enacted over Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto won’t balance the budget by itself, despite immediately boosting the state’s credit outlook.
Sun., June 18, 2017
Editorial: Legislators heading for inexcusable cram session
To pull a cram session on something as momentous and far-reaching as education funding is a dereliction of their duty.
UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
Sex crime arrests in Benton County mount as public safety sales taxes roll in
Two and a half years after Benton County voters approved a public safety sales tax, one of the more surprising outcomes is a rise in the number of people arrested …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
Senate GOP leaders writing Obamacare repeal behind closed doors
Senate Republican leaders drafting a measure to revamp U.S. health-care policy appear to be following the same path as their House counterparts: writing a bill behind closed doors before springing …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
Colorado marijuana market funds busts of illegal growers
The first recreational pot market in the U.S. notched another marijuana first Thursday when Colorado started using marijuana taxes to fund police efforts to crack down on illegal growing operations.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 9:56 a.m.
Trump infrastructure push faces cold shoulder from Congress
Repairing the nation’s crumbling roads and bridges was supposed to be an area ripe for bipartisan compromise between congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump. Instead, Democrats are panning Trump’s proposed …
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 5:59 p.m.
Seattle City Council OKs tax on soda, sugary drinks
The Seattle City Council has approved taxing soda and other sugary beverages to pay for nutrition and education programs.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
Transportation package would increase gas taxes, fees
A proposed 10-year, $8.2 billion transportation infrastructure bill for Oregon has been unveiled.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 3:54 p.m.
Seattle City Council removes diet pop from proposed tax plan
Seattle City Council members have advanced a proposal for a soda tax but have changed the plan to exclude diet pop.
Sun., May 28, 2017
Spin Control: If Washington needs more revenue, here’s some taxes to try
Let’s look for some new sources of tax revenue to help the Legislature solve its budget stalemate.