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Study: Obama tax hikes on rich didn’t hurt economy or the wealthy

President Barack Obama’s 2013 tax increases for wealthy Americans neither slowed their income growth nor hurt the economy, according to a study that taps into a key debate in the …


Victims of stolen tax refunds down 50 percent this year, IRS says

The number of people who reported having phony tax returns filed in their names fell by more than 50 percent this year from 2015, the Internal Revenue Service said Thursday.


Olympia to vote on income tax for high earners

Washington voters have rejected personal income tax-related measures at the statewide ballot several times over the past eight decades. Now voters in the state capital will decide whether to approve …


Gary Crooks: A modest proposal to fund schools

We could come up with a solution to fully funding basic education in Washington state: “A Modest Proposal for Preventing Children From Being a Burden to Wealthy Taxpayers.”


Court rules income tax measure can appear on ballot

The Court of Appeals has ruled that a ballot measure to create an income tax for some city of Olympia residents should appear on the November ballot.


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 …


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.


Olympia to consider local income tax to send kids to college

The Olympia City Council is drafting an ordinance that would tax all city households to create a fund to send kids to college. The proposal would go before voters in …


Shawn Vestal: Economy finally recovering … for the 1 percent

We’re No. 9! A new analysis of income growth in America confirms and updates the depressing reality of our so-called economic recovery: Virtually all recent bounceback has occurred in the …


Obama to propose tax rate changes

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union speech Tuesday to propose hundreds of billions of dollars in tax increases on the wealthy, and to urge …


Shawn Vestal: ‘Tax hike’ hyperbole doesn’t stand up to scrutiny

Are you on the list? Talk about a question that cues its own ominous music.


Hart offers tax settlement

BOISE – Outgoing Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart is proposing to pay $200 a month for five years – a total of $12,000 – to satisfy his entire debt of …


Shadle students discuss budget with Gregoire

If Chris Gregoire gets tired of being Washington’s governor, she might have a future as a Shadle Park High School economics teacher. She might, anyway, if the state weren’t making …


Hart takes tax argument to court

BOISE – Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart is going to court over state income taxes he owes, charging in 1st District Court in Kootenai County that Idaho’s state income tax …


Editorial: Income tax initiative dripping with flaws

Our nomination for the cleverest, most delightful political ad of the season goes to the campaign for Washington’s Initiative 1098. In it, Bill Gates Sr., the name and face most …


Author asserts new tax would slow economy

The co-author of a study on state economic competitiveness warned Tuesday that Washington’s economy could tank if voters support a proposed income tax. Jonathan Williams said states that have adopted …


Initiative support tepid in poll

Washington voters may be experiencing initiative overload this year with a near-record number of ballot measures. They can stage a “tax revolt” by lifting new taxes imposed by the Legislature …


Poll: Weak support for Washington initiatives

Three initiatives that would change the state’s tax policies – instituting an income tax, dropping a series of consumer taxes or requiring supermajorities to pass new taxes – have more …


State touts lack of income tax

OLYMPIA – Washington state touts its lack of an income tax in a current magazine supplement designed to attract business to the state. Not mentioned in the Fortune magazine special …


Man charged with federal tax evasion

A former North Idaho resident has been charged with federal tax evasion. Michael George Fitzpatrick is accused of hiding his assets and of failing to file individual income tax returns …


Senate panel OKs Dems’ tax plan

OLYMPIA – Despite warnings of wrath from voters in November, Senate Democrats moved a step closer to a vote on some $890 million in tax increases to fix the state’s …


Income tax put forward

OLYMPIA – Senate Democrats may offer voters a choice: a higher sales tax or an income tax on people making more than $200,000 a year. With very short notice, the …


Senate Dems: Swap some sales tax for income tax on rich?

Senate Democrats may offer voters a choice of which tax they like better: a higher sales tax or an income tax on people making more than $200,000 a year.


Income tax plan dead

Washington Sen. Lisa Brown, D-Spokane, says changing the state’s tax system is the right thing to do, but this is not the year to do it.


Irs, Postal Service Open To Serve

Taxpayers who need a break Monday and Tuesday will get at least a little relief from the U.S. Postal Service and Internal Revenue Service. The Postal Service will keep five …


Here’s Your Tax Deadline Checklist

Five days and counting. If you haven’t finished your taxes, here is our customary reminder of last-minute things to consider. Most important, check your arithmetic. Simple errors in addition and …


Patience Worthwhile If You Expect A Tax Refund From Irs Preparer Loans Carry Interest Rates As High As 225 Percent

There’s something to be said about patience when you’re due a tax refund. Many consumers speed up the process by getting refund anticipation loans. But if you crunch the numbers, …


Seniors Need Help Preparing Their Taxes

Low-income seniors need volunteers to help them prepare their tax returns this year. The American Association of Retired Persons and the Internal Revenue Service will sponsor volunteer training sessions at …


Clinton Signals A Compromise On Tax Credit

President Clinton’s budget chief, seeking ground for compromise with moderate Republicans, said Tuesday the White House may be willing to scale back the tax cuts Clinton proposed last year, and …


Taxpayers Race To Make Deadline For Filing Returns

One woman’s federal tax return made the Monday postmark deadline thanks to Rick Armstrong. After the woman handed Armstrong an envelope with no stamp at NorthTown Mall’s special mail collection …