Stories tagged: taxes
TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016, 6:29 P.M.
Feds will use tax penalty data to find uninsured millennials
With time running out for the Obama administration to prove the success of the Affordable Care Act, officials are aggressively targeting a group that could help turn things around: young …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016, 12:25 P.M.
Consumers make state revenue picture brighter
Revenue projections for the state are up for the next three years.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016
Editorial: Death of I-1366 is a relief
If you track the voters’ desires on ballot initiatives, it becomes clear that balancing the state budget on those wishes is an impossible task
SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2016, 4 A.M.
Spin Control: If other candidates stayed in the hunt, would Trump have won the primary?
Post-election analysis is a good time for “what ifs” and last Tuesday’s presidential primary was no exception. Like, what if Ted Cruz and John Kasich had not dropped out of …
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016, 4:01 P.M.
Oregon unions push big corporate tax hike proposal
A proposal for the largest corporate tax hike in Oregon history is in the final stages of approval for the November ballot.
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016, 4:43 P.M.
Triumph got $790,000 in tax breaks from state in last two years
Triumph strike enters its second week with union leaders questioning company’s tax breaks.
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016, 7:13 A.M.
What’s in Trump’s tax returns? A look at how he plays money game
Donald Trump told the Associated Press this week “there’s nothing to learn” from all those income tax returns he won’t release until an ongoing audit wraps up. Really?
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016, 4:43 P.M.
Clinton, Romney challenge Trump on withheld tax returns
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton took aim at Donald Trump on taxes Wednesday and quickly found an unlikely ally: 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016, 4:49 P.M.
Shootings prompt call by police to boost mental health funding
Aaron D. Johnson, like many others in the state, was cycled through jail and hospitals before being shot by police for a second time this month. Lawmakers say more money …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016, 9:36 A.M.
Taxable retail sales increase in 2015
Washington state revenue officials say taxable retail sales in 2015 topped $135 billion. That was an 8.4 percent increase over 2014.
FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016, 11:40 A.M.
Boeing publicly discloses 2015 savings from state tax breaks
Boeing says it saved $305 million through state tax breaks last year, marking the first time the company has been required by law to publicly disclose such information.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016, 9:12 A.M.
Pullman extends hold on new pot shops
New marijuana businesses won’t be getting the go-ahead here for at least another four months.
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016, 7:32 A.M.
Washington hires New Jersey consultants for gambling study
A Washington state agency has hired New Jersey consultants to prepare an economic market study on gambling in the state.
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016
Noah Smith: America not having a debt crisis
U.S. debt isn’t frighteningly large, nor is it growing in relation to the economy.
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016, 6 P.M.
Jury finishes first day of deliberations in auditor trial
A jury in Tacoma has finished its first day of deliberations in the fraud trial of Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley.
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016, 8:59 A.M.
Olympia’s richest households could face new, controversial tax
Olympia is entering uncharted legal territory with a proposal to tax the city’s wealthiest households and create a college fund for local high school grads.
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016, 11:38 A.M.
Tax time: More than 5M returns expected by midnight deadline
Millions of taxpayers were facing a midnight deadline to file their tax returns, while millions of others were asking for a six-month extension. The filing deadline on Monday was delayed …
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016, 4:50 P.M.
Tax time: Still need more time? How to file a tax extension
Procrastinators rejoice: tax day is a bit later this year and if you still can’t make that, there’s still time to file for an extension. The deadline was extended to …
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016, 2:22 P.M.
U.S. budget deficit up sharply to $108 billion in March
The federal government’s budget deficit rose sharply in March, pushing the deficit for the first six months of this budget year above the same period a year ago.
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016, 2:19 P.M.
N.Y. to become latest state to exempt tampons from sales tax
New York is poised to become the latest state to repeal its sales tax on tampons in response to a national and international push to abolish it.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016, 3:36 P.M.
Pay taxes, buy a Slurpee: IRS now accepts taxes at 7-Eleven
The Internal Revenue Service announced this week that taxpayers who need to make a payment in cash can now do so at 7-Eleven convenience stores.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016, 3:05 P.M.
13 SC Boeing workers charged with state income tax evasion
Officials with the South Carolina Department of Revenue expect more arrests after 13 Boeing workers were charged with evading state income taxes.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 6:58 P.M.
U.S. becoming top haven for tax cheats
WASHINGTON – The U.S. lambastes and strong-arms countries that help drug lords and millionaire investors hide their money from tax collectors. Critics say it should look closer to home. America …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 4:58 P.M.
Minimum wage hike would cost California taxpayers $3.6 billion, analyst says
Raising the minimum wage in California to the highest statewide level in the nation would eventually cost taxpayers an additional $3.6 billion a year in higher pay for government employees, …
FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016, 10:52 A.M.
Otter signs bill to cap homeowner’s exemption
Without comment, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has signed into law
TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016, 7:55 A.M.
State Supreme Court to hear arguments on I-1366 appeal
The state Supreme Court will hold oral arguments on an appeal of a ruling that struck down a tax-limiting initiative approved by voters last year.
TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016
Robert J. Samuelson: Plans to soak the rich wouldn’t end deficit
If you want much bigger government, you have to pay for it with broadly based taxes, even if the rich and upper middle class bear the biggest burdens.
MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016, 8:56 A.M.
Unclaimed tax refunds for Washington residents estimated at $25.2 million
Tax refunds totaling $25.2 million may be waiting for about 26,000 Washington taxpayers from unfiled 2012 tax returns, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 2:17 P.M.
Tampon tax: Does being female in the US carry unfair costs?
NEW YORK – Margo Seibert and Natalie Brasington don’t think women should have to pay a “period tax,” and like a growing number of other women, they are publicly questioning …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 11:59 A.M.
Snapchat, Seagate among companies duped in tax-fraud scam
A major phishing scheme has tricked several major companies – among them, the messaging service Snapchat and disk-drive maker Seagate Technology – into relinquishing tax documents that exposed their workers’ …