- Florida man indicted in ID theft, false tax return scheme Updated: Feb-07-16 3:01 am
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - A north Florida man has been indicted on federal charges associated with identity theft and filing false tax returns that netted $1.3 million.
- Burning Man tickets to include live entertainment tax Updated: Feb-07-16 1:55 am
RENO, Nevada - People buying Burning Man tickets later this month will also pay live entertainment tax for the first time.
- IRS resolves computer problems after outage Updated: Feb-04-16 6:27 pm
WASHINGTON - The IRS says it has resolved a computer system outage and is again accepting electronically filed tax returns.
- Polk County commits to loan nearly $30M for convention hotel Updated: Feb-04-16 5:29 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Polk County's board of supervisors has agreed to loan nearly $30 million in additional financing to build a convention hotel attached to the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines.
- NY warns taxpayers of scammers posing as tax officials Updated: Feb-04-16 3:00 am
ALBANY, New York - New York state is warning residents about scam artists posing as state and federal treasury officials this tax season.
- Indiana revenue department free filing to taxpayers Updated: Feb-04-16 1:05 am
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Department of Revenue is continuing to offer free federal and state filing to taxpayers with an adjusted gross income of $62,000 or less.
- Comptroller suspends processing of more Liberty tax returns Updated: Feb-02-16 3:47 pm
BALTIMORE - Maryland has stopped processing tax returns from 16 more Liberty Tax Service franchises over questionable returns.
- Lawmakers again seek tax break for Grand Canyon University Updated: Feb-02-16 1:32 pm
PHOENIX - Lawmakers are again seeking a big property tax break for a growing private Christian university in Phoenix, reviving an effort to benefit Grand Canyon University that was derailed over constitutional concerns in 2014.
- NY speaker wants higher taxes on millionaires Updated: Feb-02-16 1:12 am
ALBANY, New York - A long-awaited tax proposal from Democrats in the New York state Assembly would increase taxes on millionaires while giving tax relief to middle-class and low-income workers, a shift they said would raise $1.2 billion in new revenue while making the state income tax more equitable.
- Teachers winners, smokers losers in Oklahoma budget proposal Updated: Feb-01-16 7:06 pm
Gov. Mary Fallin's $6.99 billion budget proposal for next year is only $52 million less than that of the current fiscal year and relies on revenue "enhancements" and "adjustments" to overcome what could become a $1 billion budget hole. Here are the winners and losers in the governor's budget plan:
- Poll: 3 out of 5 New Mexicans support marijuana legalization Updated: Jan-28-16 5:20 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Three out of five New Mexico residents support the legalization and taxation of recreational marijuana, according to poll results released Thursday.
- National conservative groups oppose Utah's online tax bill Updated: Jan-28-16 4:33 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A coalition of national conservative groups is opposing Utah lawmakers' efforts to collect sales tax for online purchases.
- North Carolina Editorial Roundup Updated: Jan-27-16 5:51 pm
Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers:
- Editorials from around Pennsylvania Updated: Jan-27-16 10:17 am
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- Idaho House panel introduces $22M tax cut for top earners Updated: Jan-26-16 6:11 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho's top-earning individuals and businesses would get tax relief worth $22.6 million under a bill that cleared a House committee on Tuesday.
- The Latest: Senate panel struggles to find money for roads Updated: Jan-26-16 5:43 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The latest on efforts to find funding to fix South Carolina roads and cut taxes.
- Kentucky won't fight tax break ruling for Noah's Ark project Updated: Jan-26-16 5:07 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Kentucky officials won't fight a federal court ruling that supports giving a tax incentive to a Christian theme park featuring a 510-foot-long Noah's Ark.
- Rocky Boy pharmacist sentenced to prison on tax charges Updated: Jan-26-16 12:18 am
HAVRE, Montana - A former pharmacist at the Rocky Boy Health Clinic has been sentenced to nine months in jail and must pay $163,000 in fines and restitution for filing false income tax returns.
- Idaho House panel votes to match state tax code with IRS Updated: Jan-25-16 4:57 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho House Revenue and Taxation Committee voted Monday to bring the state's tax code in line with federal rules, a move that's estimated to cost Idaho roughly $46 million over two years.
- Ex school clerk sentenced for filing false tax return Updated: Jan-24-16 4:16 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A federal judge has sentenced a former Belfry school clerk who admitted filing a false tax return as part of a scheme to steal school money for personal use.
- State details efforts to fight theft from false SC returns Updated: Jan-22-16 3:54 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The director of South Carolina's tax collection agency says delaying refunds, using software to flag suspicious returns and collecting wage documents quicker will reduce the theft of taxpayers' money.
- Correction: IRS Scams story Updated: Jan-21-16 4:49 pm
WASHINGTON - In a story Jan. 21 about a common taxpayer scam, The Associated Press erroneously reported, based on incorrect information from the Treasury Department, the website for the department's inspector general. The correct website is http://www.tigta.gov.
- Agreement details incentives offered to GE for Boston move Updated: Jan-20-16 7:40 pm
BOSTON - City and state officials offered General Electric Co. a package of incentives ranging from a public helipad to a joint concierge relocation team to help secure the move of the company's headquarters to Boston, according to an agreement made public on Wednesday.
- South Carolina to delay state tax refunds to fight fraud Updated: Jan-20-16 6:19 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - In an attempt to combat fraud, South Carolina taxpayers won't be receiving their state income-tax refunds until after March 1, regardless of how early they file.
- Indiana, IRS have begun processing income tax returns Updated: Jan-20-16 4:00 am
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Department of Revenue has announced it has begun processing individual income tax returns.