Stories tagged: taxes
UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 11:24 p.m.
Legislature adjourns Thursday night.
UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 9:19 a.m.
Spokane Valley has a reputation for keeping its roads in good condition. But now, with its funding for road preservation in decline, city officials may have to look at raising …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 9:37 p.m.
City Council President Ben Stuckart wants to levy a tax on sales of guns and ammunition within city limits, with the proceeds going to fund mental health programs. He’ll have …
Fri., Feb. 16, 2018
Boosted by a strong economy, Washington can expect an extra $1.3 billion in tax revenues over the next three years, legislators were told Thursday. Some could go back to taxpayers, …
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018
By now you should have received your W-2 form in order to file your 2017 taxes. These tax forms are easy to identify because of their unique size and shape. …
Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 2:31 p.m.
An Idaho House panel on Thursday introduced legislation banning state agencies, universities and school districts from hiring lobbyists to influence state lawmakers.
Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 6 a.m.
The new federal tax cuts should add a jolt to the state’s economy, a new revenue forecast says. Not a huge jolt. Not a marijuana-sized jolt.
Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 9:29 p.m.
Oregon approved taxes on hospitals, health insurers and managed care companies in an unusual special election Tuesday that asked voters – and not lawmakers – how to pay for soaring …
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018
The legislative interim committee charged with re-examining truck registration fees in Idaho met again last week, after learning that its Nov. 9
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 1:37 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador says he plans to cut Idaho’s sales, individual and corporate tax rates to 5 percent each if he’s elected governor of the state.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
While much of corporate America will enjoy a tax cut in the new year, one industry is getting a tax increase it has fought hard but so far unsuccessfully to …
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 6:26 p.m.
Federal tax cuts passed into law will deliver less of a blow to Montana revenue than first expected, state officials say.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
Homeowners are lining up in droves at local tax collection offices, hoping for one last chance to take advantage of a major tax deduction before it is wiped out in …
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that the J.R. Simplot Foundation was not eligible for a tax exemption while constructing is “urban meeting place” in downtown Boise in 2015.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 3:50 p.m.
Republicans unveiled a final tax bill last week - The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - that would significantly cut corporate taxes, while temporarily giving most Americans lower taxes until …
Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
The Senate Finance Committee chairman on Monday rejected as “categorically false” a report that Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee was responsible for a provision in the final tax bill …
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017
Waiting for the governor to release his 2018 supplemental budget, critics guessed wrong on where the extra money might come from.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 2:39 p.m.
Confident congressional Republicans forged an agreement Wednesday on a major overhaul of the nation’s tax laws that would provide generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans – Donald …
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017
If the goal of the tax package is to make the United States more economically competitive, penalizing students and higher education is not the way to do it.
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 2:08 p.m.
Significant differences separate the massive tax packages passed by the House and Senate on estate taxes, health care and a prized deduction for home mortgage interest, though Republican leaders are …
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Graduate students around the U.S. are staging campus walk-outs and lobbying Congress in an effort to keep their tuition waivers tax-free.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017
Here’s a rundown of the Senate’s newly-passed bill as compared to the House of Representatives’ plan, which was passed in November.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 11:29 p.m.
When Senate Republicans introduced their tax bill in the middle of last month, they faced competing interests: Some senators thought it wasn’t generous enough for working families. Others thought it …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 5:25 p.m.
Washington State University graduate students gathered Wednesday to mount some last-minute opposition to the Republican tax plan that’s barreling through Congress.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 4:06 p.m.
Idaho Sen. Jim Risch, who chairs the Senate Small Business Committee, spoke out in favor of the
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
The Senate Republican tax plan would give substantial tax cuts and benefits to Americans earning more than $100,000 a year, while the nation’s poorest would be worse off, according to …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
Hotel taxes collected in Spokane Valley should stay in Spokane Valley, city officials decided this week. The Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday modified how it plans to spend the …
Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 6 a.m.
Even in the imaginary world of ‘Tom’ and ‘Cindy’ the GOP tax plan falls short in the long run.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 4:29 p.m.
Ending a tax deduction for interest paid on student loans. Raising taxes for more than 100,000 graduate students who receive tuition waivers. Imposing a levy on endowments at certain private …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 10:22 p.m.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says that benefits far outweigh the risks in the House tax reform bill passed this week.