Stories tagged: taxes
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 12:39 p.m.
Apple’s tax fight could spur congressional action, treasury secretary says
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is criticizing a European ruling that Apple owes more than $14.5 billion in back taxes. He says the decision may spur Congress to finally address …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 6:21 a.m.
Lewiston firm Presnell Gage notifying clients of information hacks
Lewiston-based accounting firm Presnell Gage is in the process of notifying about 100 individuals or companies that their information may have been hacked during a data breach in the past …
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 7:55 a.m.
Judge rules Olympia income tax measure invalid
A superior court judge has ruled that a ballot measure that would create an income tax for some city of Olympia residents was invalid and would not appear on the …
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 12:22 p.m.
Deficit increase after years of declines, new estimate indicates
A new government report released Tuesday blames lower-than-expected tax revenues for a spike in this year’s budget deficit to $590 billion. That’s an increase of about one-third over last year’s …
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 4:50 p.m.
Oregon collects $25.5M in marijuana taxes
Oregon has processed $25.5 million in tax payments from recreational marijuana from January through the end of July.
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 10:42 a.m.
Whitman County accounting errors create $150K shortfall
The Whitman County Commissioners must find a way to deal with a 2016 budget shortfall of about $150,000 that is the result of a series of recently discovered accounting errors.
Sun., July 17, 2016
Liberty Lake, Airway Heights asking for bonds to build recreation centers
Airway Heights and Liberty Lake residents will soon vote on $25 million worth of construction bond measures. Airway Heights voters will decide on $13 million recreation center, and voters in …
Fri., July 15, 2016, 3:38 p.m.
Trump demanded VP candidate tax returns despite keeping his own private, Gingrich says
Donald Trump told an interviewer in May that the income taxes he pays are “none of your business.” But for candidates who were auditioning to be his vice president, similar …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 12:02 p.m.
Olympia to challenge income tax initiative
The Olympia City Council will challenge a proposed initiative that would create a city income tax in Washington state.
Sat., July 9, 2016
Candidates spin budgetary yarns
The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget recently issued an analysis of the promises of Clinton and presumed Republican nominee Donald Trump, and how they would impact the national budget …
Fri., July 8, 2016, 3:03 p.m.
IRS urges tax preparers to protect against identity theft
The Internal Revenue Service is urging tax preparers to protect against the theft of their clients’ data.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 9:26 a.m.
Britain plans to cut corporation tax to hold onto business
Britain’s Treasury chief plans to cut U.K. corporation tax to less than 15 percent to encourage companies to invest and ease business concerns about the country’s vote to leave the …
Tue., 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 …
Wed., 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.
Wed., 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
Sun., 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 …
Fri., 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.
Tue., 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.
Thu., 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?
Wed., 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.
Tue., 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 …
Wed., 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.
Fri., 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.
Wed., 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.
Mon., 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.
Fri., 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.
Thu., 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.
Thu., 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.
Mon., 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 …
Thu., 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 …