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Stories with subject: Personal taxes
  • Democrat Tom Wolf reports $2.2M in 2012 income 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:59 pm
  • HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Tom Wolf, a Democratic candidate for governor who took out a multimillion-dollar loan to help finance his campaign, reported nearly $2.2 million in adjusted income in 2012, according to two pages of his 2012 tax return he released Thursday.

  • 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.

  • Missouri lawmakers pass tax cut; veto possible 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:00 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Setting up a likely veto showdown, the Republican-led Missouri Legislature gave final approval Wednesday to an income tax cut for millions of individuals and thousands of business owners that Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon warned could imperil funding for public schools and services.

  • 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.

  • Alabama governor releases tax return 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:01 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Gov. Robert Bentley's tax returns show he's still not receiving any income from being governor, but he and his wife reported an adjusted gross income of $372,687 for 2013.

  • Massachusetts extends state tax filing deadline 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:06 pm
  • BOSTON - Tax procrastinators will have a few more days to file their state returns in Massachusetts.

  • NY reports collecting $3.9B in evaded taxes 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:19 am
  • ALBANY, New York - New York officials report collecting $3.9 billion in evaded taxes over the past year, an increase of about $200 million or five percent over the prior year.

  • NC LGBT group to hold rally over tax filing policy 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:05 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's largest LGBT advocacy group is holding a rally to protest a new state tax policy regarding same-sex couples.

  • Federal tax prosecutions seen as reminder 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:05 am
  • CHICAGO - Seven Chicago area residents are facing prosecution for alleged federal income tax crimes.

  • Simon, husband report $208,000 in Illinois income 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:59 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon and her husband earned $208,000 during 2013 and paid $44,000 in state and federal taxes.

  • Lawyer for bin Laden son-in-law guilty in tax case 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 3:58 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - The lawyer who represented Osama bin Laden's son-in-law at his recent terrorism trial pleaded guilty Monday in Syracuse to a federal charge of impeding the IRS.

  • Congresswoman: 3,800 in New Hampshire owed refunds 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 2:28 pm
  • MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter says an estimated 3,800 people in New Hampshire are owed more than $3 million in unclaimed tax refunds.

  • Study finds Indiana residents paying more in taxes 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 2:28 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - A national study found that Indiana residents have paid an increasing percentage of their income on state and local taxes at the same time their average income was shrinking.