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UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 10:14 p.m.

Trump urges House GOP to move quickly on budget, tax cuts

President Donald Trump urged House Republicans to move swiftly on passing a budget bill during a conference call Sunday, clearing the way for what he described as an historic push …


Trump’s tax reform: A clarification

Last week, the Spokesman-Review published a package outlining how President Donald Trump’s proposed tax reform might impact Spokane families. This story clarifies the original story which has been updated and …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 5:40 p.m.

Nerd Wallet: Surprise! Four things you didn’t know were taxable

Tax season begins in just a few months, which means there’s precious little time left to prevent unwelcome tax surprises next April. For many people, the blow comes when they …


Democrats slam GOP budget on taxes, health care cuts

Senate Democrats are targeting Republicans on taxes and health care cuts, seeking to inflict political pain as the Senate moves ahead on a $4 trillion budget blueprint that’s a crucial …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 3:40 p.m.

Senate moves ahead on GOP budget that’s key to taxes

The Senate is moving ahead on a Republican budget plan, a critical step in President Donald Trump and the party’s politically imperative drive to cut taxes and simplify the IRS …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 7:46 p.m.

White House: $4,000 more for families with business tax cuts

By slashing corporate tax rates, the Trump administration said Monday, the average U.S. household will get an estimated $4,000 more a year.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 1:59 p.m.

Ryan blames high-tax states as GOP lawmakers balk on plan

The top House Republican on Thursday blasted high-tax states that deliver billions to the federal government as he faced a backlash from rank-and-file GOP lawmakers over a sweeping tax-cut proposal.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:55 p.m.

Trump turns back to tax overhaul; pitch aimed at truckers

President Donald Trump pitched his tax plan as a boost for truckers at an event Wednesday in Pennsylvania, saying, “America first means putting American truckers first.”


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 4:24 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: Trump’s trickle-down tax plan a boon to the rich

One in four Spokane County households lives on $25,000 or less a year. More than half of those households live on $15,000 or less, according to census data. And more …


McMorris Rodgers says GOP tax plan is a ‘must,’ but critics warn of rising deficits

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says the Republicans’ proposal to overhaul the tax code will make filing simpler and put more money in consumers’ pockets. Political foes argue the plan benefits …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 5:06 p.m.

Trump’s tax reform: An overview

Republicans have set their legislative sights on an ambitious tax reform agenda they say will simplify the tax code while providing a break for middle-class families.


Amazon must pay $295 million in back taxes, EU says

The European Union is telling member state Luxembourg to get $295 million in back taxes from Amazon, in Brussels’ latest regulatory move targeting U.S. tech companies accused of tax avoidance.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 11:41 a.m.

Trump officials insist tax cut proposal won’t favor rich

President Donald Trump’s top advisers say his proposed tax plan would not cut taxes disproportionately for the rich – despite an early non-partisan analysis that says it will.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 4:05 p.m.

Trump plan promises huge tax cuts, but big questions remain

President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are proposing a far-reaching plan Wednesday that would cut taxes for individuals and corporations, simplify the tax system and nearly double the standard deduction …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 2:33 p.m.

Trump vows to cut taxes ‘tremendously’ for middle class

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump vowed to deliver on a major tax cut for middle-class Americans on Tuesday as the White House and congressional leaders prepared to release details on …


Trump promising major tax reform

The White House and congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax plan that would slash the corporate rate while likely reducing the penalty for the wealthiest Americans, with President Donald Trump …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 4:15 p.m.

White House says tax plan to help business, middle class

A proposed tax overhaul set to come out this week from Republicans will offer help for the middle class and businesses, President Donald Trump’s Treasury secretary said.


Trump aims to achieve congressional balancing act on taxes

President Donald Trump says he wants to lure Democratic lawmakers to sign on to a Republican-crafted tax overhaul plan but negotiators must deal with the reality that any handouts to …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 3:36 p.m.

GOP tentatively agrees to $1.5T plan on tax cuts

Top Republicans on a key Senate panel have reached a tentative agreement on a tax plan that would add about $1.5 trillion to the government’s $20 trillion debt over 10 …


GOP eyes popular tax breaks to finance overhaul

Republicans straining to find about $1 trillion to finance sweeping tax cuts are homing in on two popular deductions that are woven into the nation’s fiscal fabric – the mortgage …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 5:44 p.m.

House Republicans told tax details are coming

House and Senate tax writers plan to release an outline detailing their points of consensus with the administration on how to overhaul the tax code the week of Sept. 25, …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 7:08 p.m.

Senate GOP struggles with deficit in work on budget, taxes

Senate Republicans are struggling with how many billions of dollars President Donald Trump’s tax code overhaul will add to the deficit as they work on a GOP budget plan that’s …


Idaho court ruling could force Pocatello to refund millions

BOISE – The city of Pocatello could be forced to pay back millions of dollars in excess fees following a recent Idaho Supreme Court ruling. According to the unanimous opinion, …


President Trump pitches tax overhaul effort in North Dakota

President Donald Trump sought to present his tax overhaul plan as an opportunity for bipartisan cooperation during a speech Wednesday in North Dakota, where he was joined by the state’s …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 10:22 a.m.

Trump tax tour heads to friendly turf in North Dakota

Donald Trump will be on friendly turf when he brings his tax reform tour to North Dakota this week. It’s a deep-red state he carried by 36 points last year.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

WTO backs Boeing vs EU in Washington state incentives case

The appellate body of the World Trade Organization has rejected claims by the European Union against tax incentives provided by Washington state to Boeing, handing a victory to the U.S. …


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.