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Trump wants Supreme Court to block subpoena for his taxes

President Donald Trump is asking the Supreme Court to block a subpoena for his tax returns, in a test of the president’s ability to defy investigations.


Ramesh Ponnuru: Republicans face scaled-back tax plans

Republicans still have a vocal deficits-don’t-matter faction that will push for large tax cuts that the Congressional Budget Office would score as fiscally ruinous.


Trump used ‘legally dubious’ maneuver on taxes, new report says

At a time when Donald Trump’s casinos were bleeding money and he was badly in debt, the Republican presidential nominee used a “legally dubious” accounting maneuver to avoid reporting hundreds …


Wenatchee woman pleads guilty to $177,000 tax refund scheme

A Wenatchee woman who used a ploy developed by federal tax protesters for a $177,000 refund from the IRS has paid back nearly all the money and may avoid federal …


Tax-related identity theft a growing problem

WASHINGTON – An epidemic of tax-related identity theft continues to plague the Internal Revenue Service despite efforts by the agency and law enforcement officials to combat the fraud, witnesses told …


Tax help doesn’t require a dip into your wallet

Free tax help is available, and it’s not only for those in financial need. Some organizations offer free services regardless of how much you earn. AARP, the nonprofit organization that …


Tax glitch will delay thousands’ refunds

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A tax-preparation glitch affecting about 660,000 tax returns will delay refunds by as long as six weeks, with customers of the nation’s largest tax preparer among …


IRS simplifies guidelines for deducting home office

There was a time, not long ago, when working at home and taking a home office deduction on a federal income tax return raised a huge red flag for IRS …


Debate on deduction for state sales tax continues

WASHINGTON – Each year, about a million Washington residents itemize their sales tax receipts and ease their federal tax burden by hundreds of dollars. For Dishman Dodge Chrysler manager Todd …


‘Cliff’ deal leaves some businesses hanging

Congress stopped the country from going over the so-called “fiscal cliff” — and that’s great news for some small business owners. But with a deal that doesn’t immediately address federal …


Tax review now can help avoid headaches later

Ready or not, big changes lie ahead for virtually every U.S. taxpayer next year. Tax cuts put into place under the Bush administration that slashed rates on wages, dividends and …


Taxpayer ID theft hits new heights

WASHINGTON — Imagine filing your tax return and learning that someone else got your refund. With your name and Social Security number, no less. The IRS is grappling with a …


Big tax refund? Consider adjusting withholding

Your taxes are done and you’re excited about getting a $3,000 refund. It’s hard to resist thinking about a big-screen television, a mall shopping spree or a vacation. Those temptations …


Coordinator discusses AARP’s free tax preparation program

Tax season begins in earnest Tuesday, and AARP will again offer free tax preparation at numerous Tax-Aide centers in the Inland Northwest. John Viveiros is the Spokane district coordinator for …


Hart averts another tax fight

BOISE – Tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart narrowly avoided a court order over the holidays when he belatedly filed his 2009 state income tax return three days before Christmas. …


Hart pulled from tax panel

Idaho House Speaker Lawerence Denney announced Tuesday that he’s removing embattled Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, from the House Revenue and Taxation Committee for the next two years and that he’ll …


Hart wants new judge in tax case

BOISE – Embattled Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart wants a new judge in his state income tax appeal case in 1st District Court in Kootenai County, a move that could …


Caldwell: Bigger in Texas? Maybe just its budget deficit

Select Washington businesses got a letter this month from Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who like Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, aims to poach anyone disaffected by a possible state individual income …


Caldwell: I-1098 is not a business-friendly tax option

Nobody out here in Eastern Washington likes to admit it, but King County is the great trough from which most of the rest of us feed. Initiative 1098 is a …


Income tax initiative to include same-sex partners

Supporters of an initiative campaign to tax the earnings of couples making more than $400,000 annually want to make sure the state’s domestic partners are taxed at the same rate …


Income tax initiative worth pondering

Bill Gates Sr. is touting an initiative that would introduce an income tax to Washington state. It’s not a new debate, but it’s an important one, because we have one …


Washington income tax would target top earners

SEATTLE – Hoping to tap a populist surge following the recession and corporate bailouts, liberal activists want to implement an income tax aimed exclusively at Washington state’s wealthier residents – …


Income tax campaign poised to start

OLYMPIA – Washington’s long flirtation with a state income tax gets new life this week with today’s expected announcement of an initiative campaign to tax the earnings of couples making …


Washington voters could see income tax initiative

Washington’s long flirtation with a state income tax gets new life this week with Wednesday’s expected announcement of an initiative campaign to tax the earnings of couples making more than …


Taxes: Late drop-off locations and what to do if you can’t pay

The IRS will make you an offer, and it’s one you shouldn’t refuse. If you owe taxes, but don’t have the money to pay the bill by tomorrow’s deadline, you’ll …


Liquor board gets seized money

The Washington state Liquor Control Board received a share of more $1.4 million seized in an illegal cigarette trafficking case, which will be used to assist the agency in enforcing …


Credits pay off for many taxpayers

WASHINGTON – Tax Day is a dreaded deadline for millions, but for nearly half of U.S. households it’s simply somebody else’s problem. About 47 percent will pay no federal income …


Income tax burden near its all-time low

WASHINGTON – As thousands of anti-tax protesters rallied across the nation Wednesday and the president promised tax cuts for most, new data showed that the federal income tax burden is …


For some tax filers, streamlined system another reason to wait

Don Hearn is waiting until the last minute. As he usually does. “Even when I’m getting a refund,” he says. “I don’t care. I file late.” The last minute has …


Tax procrastinators take note: Act now or pay the price later

If you haven’t filed your taxes yet, you might want to start counting the hours – rather than days – until deadline. Tax returns, and any taxes owed, must be …