Stories tagged: taxes
Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 5 a.m.
Washington and other states that have legalized recreational marijuana should be careful about how they spend the tax money it generates, according to a study released Monday by The Pew …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 11:27 p.m.
In the first night’s count, many Spokane County voterscast their ballots for an increase in property taxes for county libraries, with about 53.3% voters saying yes on Spokane County Library …
UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 10:50 a.m.
Spokane County leaders are asking voters to renew a $6 million-a-year sales tax that the region has approved twice before to maintain the criminal justice status quo.
Sun., May 26, 2019, 5 a.m.
A quick review of some new laws that may have been overshadowed or lost in the crush of the final days.
UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 3:06 p.m.
New York lawmakers gave final passage to legislation Wednesday that would allow President Donald Trump’s state tax returns to be released to congressional committees that have, so far, been barred …
UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 10:49 a.m.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday that a confidential IRS memo does not undermine the agency’s justification for denying lawmakers’ request for President Donald Trump’s tax returns.
Mon., May 20, 2019, 9:16 p.m.
President Donald Trump on Monday lost an early round of his court fight with Democrats when a federal judge ruled that the president’s accounting firm must turn over his financial …
Sun., May 5, 2019, 7:59 p.m.
About 108,000 millionaires migrated across borders last year, a 14 percent increase from the prior year, and more than double the level in 2013, according to Johannesburg-based New World Wealth.
Sun., May 5, 2019, 5 a.m.
If governing is about choosing, the Legislature made hundreds of choices by what they passed, and more than a thousand by what they didn’t pass.
Tue., April 30, 2019, 5 a.m.
With two hours to midnight and the statutory end of the regular session of the 2019 Legislature, the odds seemed better than even that lawmakers would miss that deadline and …
UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019, 1:29 p.m.
Legislature goes into its final day of the 2019 regular session with budgets and taxes to pass.
Sun., April 28, 2019, 5 a.m.
Legislature pushes toward its deadline with closed budget negotiations, hasty tax hearings and late-night votes because “that’s the way we always do it.”
Sat., April 27, 2019
About 300 men working on a project to electrify the Milwaukee Railroad’s line through Washington were on strike at their job site west of the Columbia River.
Wed., April 10, 2019, 4:19 p.m.
Their products are considered illegal by the federal government, but Washington cannabis growers and sellers are still required to submit a portion of their earnings to Uncle Sam.
Tue., April 9, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
ATTN: National editors; one video. Updates Mnuchin’s comments; adds reaction. Damian Paletta
Sat., March 30, 2019, 10:58 p.m.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Budget discussions advanced in the state Capitol on Friday, with Senate Democrats unveiling a two-year budget the same day House Democrats passed their own proposal — and …
UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:54 a.m.
State revenues are projected to grow, but Democrats and Republicans see that news differently.
Thu., March 14, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested Thursday he will protect President Donald Trump’s privacy if he receives a request from House Democrats for Trump’s tax returns.
Wed., March 6, 2019
An Internal Revenue Service collector in Spokane attempted to explain the complex rules regarding a relatively recent kind of tax, the federal income tax.
Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 4:55 a.m.
When compared to the tax-paying woes of the rich, the tax-paying woes of the poor get too little consideration in Washington state.
Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 9:59 a.m.
Google’s plan to build a $600 million wind-powered data center in central Minnesota could hinge on the tech giant’s request for officials to waive 20 years’ worth of future taxes.
Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 6 a.m.
The amount Spokane residents pay this tax season likely will change due to the passage of major tax reform – the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – in December 2017, …
Sat., Feb. 16, 2019
Matt O’Brien: If it weren’t for the estate tax, the majority of the superwealthy’s money would never be taxed
If it weren’t for the estate tax, the majority of the super-rich’s money would never be taxed at all.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 9:34 p.m.
President Donald Trump will address a very different Congress than he did a year ago, but many of the issues are the same. Lawmakers remain at odds on funding for …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 10:53 p.m.
Spokane County has returned more than $4 million in taxes to residents, businesses and nonprofit organizations that made overpayments or were eligible for tax exemptions.
Sun., Jan. 20, 2019
Small business owners with sloppy records will not only find it harder to compile their returns, the haphazard books may be costing them money, and they may overlook expenses that …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 1:26 p.m.
Yellow vest protesters marched on the headquarters of leading French broadcasters Saturday, as small groups turned out in Paris and around France despite waning momentum for their movement.
Fri., Dec. 28, 2018
The two Eastern Washington Republicans pushed back on Gov. Jay Inslee’s requests for more spending and offered their insight into issues affecting Spokane, including homelessness, in a wide-ranging interview earlier …
Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 12:01 a.m.
George H.W. Bush may have lived just long enough to witness the moment at which tax cuts have finally reached the point of diminishing political returns for Republicans.
Thu., Nov. 8, 2018
Spokane’s strong real estate market has again helped boost city street and other projects.