| Apr 13, 2011
| 4:49 PM
With Friday fast approaching, Californians know firsthand that we pay some of the highest tax rates in the nation. California wage-earners pay taxes on income, purchases, property, gasoline and much more. In fact, Californians pay much more in taxes...
| Dec 15, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Q. Are there any tax deductions or credits that I would be eligible for due to caring for my husband who has Alzheimer's?
Yes, there are. Consult your tax person for the details, but here are some guidelines.
Deductible care-giving costs may include:...
| Apr 17, 2011
| 9:21 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The fastest way to make the tax-averse incensed is to tell them that nearly half of U.S. households end up owing no federal income tax when all is said and done.
But like most statistics, it is often misunderstood -- and, in the...
| May 10, 2011
| 11:13 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's administration worked Tuesday to line up support in the state Senate for a broad plan that would change the state's business and income tax structure.
Lt. Gov. Brian Calley outlined the...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 6:53 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov.-elect Jerry Brown is getting ready to tell Californians the news they don't want to hear: Taxes need to be raised, services cut and belts tightened.
His budget plan includes deep cuts to state services, including university systems and...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 10:41 PM
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Democrats are scaling back a major income tax increase as they search for votes in a frantic, last-ditch effort to deal with the state's crippling budget crisis.
After rank-and-file lawmakers balked at a 75 percent hike in the...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 6:51 AM
While most Illinois taxpayers were asleep early Wednesday, their wallets and bank accounts were being lightened by Illinois lawmakers desperate for more revenue to ease a crushing state financial crisis.
The morning-after reality was this: The state...
| Aug 26, 2010
| 3:43 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn added a new wrinkle Thursday to his current proposal for raising income taxes by 33 percent, saying that if it succeeds, he would ask school districts to cut property taxes in return.
"If you get additional new money from Springfield, from...
| Aug 31, 2010
| 9:04 PM
SACRAMENTO -- California lawmakers on Tuesday began their overdue debate about how to close a $19 billion budget deficit, casting their differences as a struggle over the future of the nation's most populous state.
Neither party expected a breakthrough...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 7:57 PM
A new proposal is on the table that could mean no more state income tax for Missouri residents. But to balance that out, sales taxes would go up, and that has many small business owners across the state feeling uneasy.
It's called the "Fair Tax," and...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 1:36 PM
The middle class is becoming poor and the poor are becoming human sacrifices in America. The feds and states are trying to pay down debt on the backs of their most vulnerable, recession-squeezed citizens while protecting elites from the impact of their...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 8:56 PM
Boosters of Allentown's proposed hockey arena complex have boasted how the state will foot the bill by coughing up a portion of locally generated state taxes.
What they haven't been making noise about is this: The city and school district will help pay...