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Stories with subject: Personal taxes
  • NYC mayor proposes tax relief for Sandy victims 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 7:10 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed legislation in Albany on Wednesday that would prevent higher tax bills for city residents who rebuilt or repaired their homes after they were damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

  • Missouri House panel mulls impeaching governor 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 5:17 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - An effort to impeach Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon over his decision to allow same-sex couples to file joint tax returns received its first public hearing Wednesday in a House committee.

  • E-filing saving big bucks for NY tax dept. 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 3:05 am
  • ALBANY, New York - Electronic filing of tax returns in New York is saving a lot of trees.

  • Panel clears tax rebate for Knoxville Raceway 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:36 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - A proposal to provide a state tax credit of up to $2 million to the Knoxville Raceway has advanced in the Iowa Senate.

  • Corbett reports $200K in 2013 income 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 10:07 am
  • HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Corbett, a Republican running for a second term, is reporting $200,000 in adjusted income in 2013.

  • Bullock tax returns show $145K in income for 2013 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:35 am
  • HELENA, Montana - Gov. Steve Bullock and his wife Lisa made $145,000 last year and paid just over $23,000 in state and federal income taxes.

  • Upstate NY orthodontist sentenced for tax returns 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 3:04 am
  • ALBANY, New York - A 63-year-old former orthodontist from northern New York has been sentenced to 97 months in prison for filing phony tax returns seeking about $36 million in refunds.

  • Quinn's taxes show little change from year before 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 2:55 pm
  • CHICAGO - Gov. Pat Quinn has released 2013 income tax returns showing he earned roughly the same as previous years and donated a little more to charity than 2012.

  • Analysis: Mo. business tax break has wide reach 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 11:22 am
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Legislation awaiting a likely veto by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon would create a new tax break for the owners of local diners and downtown antique stores. Accountants and doctors could benefit, too. And farmers and car dealers and architects.

  • SC data security efforts, monitoring may cost $27M 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 10:47 am
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina may spend $27 million next fiscal year on continued efforts to secure taxpayers' personal data and provide another year of credit protection following the 2012 hacking at the state's tax-collection agency.

  • Nebraska lawmakers to study tax issues over break 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:10 am
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska lawmakers approved more than $400 million in tax cuts this session, but they're ready to look for more changes in the state's tax structure in the months before next year's Legislature convenes.

  • IRS audits less than 1 percent of big partnerships 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:26 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service audits fewer than 1 percent of large business partnerships, according to a government report released Tuesday.

  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:55 am
  • Wisconsin State Journal, April 16

  • NY comptroller says dubious tax refunds blocked 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:07 am
  • ALBANY, New York - The New York Comptroller's Office reports stopping more than $24 million in questionable personal income tax refunds so far this year, saying it has found 7,482 improper filings, up 18 percent from last year.

  • State help for Northern Beef was about $4.3M 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:21 pm
  • SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - U.S. Senate candidates talking about the idled Northern Beef Packers plant in northeast South Dakota have tossed out figures for taxpayer losses ranging from nothing to $80 million, but a breakdown from state agencies shows the actual number is closer to $4.3 million.

  • Bentley opponent releases tax return 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:18 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - One of Gov. Robert Bentley's opponents in the Republican primary for governor has released his income tax return.

  • Branstad's tax return shows income of $234,907 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:23 am
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - Gov. Terry Branstad earned $234,907 and is paying $28,298 in federal taxes for 2013.

  • Nebraska land valuations rise 12.45 pct in year 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:16 am
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - Bigger tax bills could follow higher land valuations in Nebraska, to the chagrin of property-rich farmers and ranchers, authorities say.

  • Filing deadline extended for municipal Ohio taxes 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:37 am
  • BRECKSVILLE, Ohio - An agency that coordinates municipal tax filing around Ohio has extended the deadline to file until Monday after what it calls "unprecedented demand."

  • 6 women charged with filing 800 false tax returns 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:05 am
  • MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Federal prosecutors say six women have been charged with filing more than 800 false income tax returns and claiming more than $1.3 million in refunds.

  • State audits find spending abuse in LA-area city 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:55 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - A gritty Los Angeles suburb targeted in a federal corruption probe had virtually no controls over how taxpayer money was spent, opening the way for officials to run up credit-card bills and take questionable leave time that in one case nearly doubled an employee's salary, state audits found Tuesday.

  • Cuomo tax return shows $188,000 book advance 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:13 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo's tax return shows he made $188,333 last year on an advance for his book that's due out in August.

  • Senate rejects revival of Grand Canyon U tax break 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:07 pm
  • PHOENIX - The Arizona Senate on Tuesday narrowly rejected an effort to revive a proposal granting a private Christian university a major break on its property taxes.

  • McCrory, tax overhaul opponents differ on result 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:38 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory and his fiscal allies used Tuesday's tax-filing deadline to highlight a tax overhaul passed last summer that they say will benefit most North Carolina residents - either by leaving more money in their wallets or providing them with new jobs. But critics insist most people will see higher taxes and government services still hindered by cash shortages.

  • Excerpts from recent Indiana newspaper editorials 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:53 pm
  • The Journal Gazette. April 15, 2014.