CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice called on state lawmakers Wednesday to meet at the Capitol next week to consider a permanent 10% reduction in the state's income tax.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s sales tax on gasoline will actually rise slightly starting Aug. 1 even though pump prices have dropped more than 11% from a month ago.
A total of 62.4 cents per gallon in state taxes will be charged during August, the Indiana Department of Revenue announced Monday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor said Wednesday he was preparing a plan to potentially tap into the growing state budget surplus to help residents with the national inflation jump, while rejecting calls for suspending state gas taxes.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota oil producers almost certainly will be paying higher state taxes for at least three months beginning June 1 due to strong oil prices, the state tax commissioner said Wednesday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republicans aren’t showing signs of putting the brakes on rising state gasoline taxes even as the state government continues its streak of fast-growing tax collections.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizonans haven't stopped embracing the state's entry into legalized sports betting, plopping down $564 million in January wagers and winning back $522 million, the vast majority through online apps licensed to the state's pro sports teams and Native American tribes.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrat Josh Shapiro is rolling out the first tax proposal of his candidacy for governor, saying Friday that he would use surplus state cash and federal pandemic aid to eliminate state taxes on cell phone bills, send payments to car-owning households and expand Pennsylvania's rent and property tax rebate program.
ATLANTA (AP) — An amended Georgia budget that includes pay boosts for employees, more money for education and an earmark for tax refunds passed the state Senate on Thursday by a 52-0 vote, as it nears Gov.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers on Thursday approved expanding the number of people eligible for anticipated $125 payments this spring under the state’s automatic taxpayer refund law.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa House passed a tax cut proposal Wednesday that would move the state to a 4% flat income tax over four years and repeal all state taxes on retirement income beginning next year.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed a $193 million tax cut into law Friday in a move that parallels actions throughout the country in red and blue states flush with cash from higher-than-projected tax revenue and federal coronavirus relief dollars.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's state employees and K-12 teachers will get paid more, taxpayers will get rebates and the state will spend hundreds of millions on new prisons and other projects under a revised budget passed Friday by the state House on a 152-4 vote,
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers advanced a $193 million tax cut on Thursday in a move that parallels actions throughout the country in states flush with cash from higher-than-projected tax revenue and federal coronavirus relief dollars.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia state lawmakers have advanced plans to boost spending in the current year by $2.7 billion, including paying state employees and teachers more.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — With Michigan awash in surplus revenue and unprecedented federal aid, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday proposed a $74.1 billion budget that would significantly boost education spending, pay bonuses to frontline pandemic workers and cut taxes for retirees and low-income families.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont, delivering a rosy election-year speech, unveiled a $24 billion budget proposal that includes tax cuts, financial help for entrepreneurs, more funding for mental health services and new staff to oversee the state's plans for spending billions of dollars in anticipated federal infrastructure funding.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republicans have released three plans to cut taxes in Iowa and all share the common themes of phasing in a flat personal income tax and eliminating taxes on retirement income at a cost of billions of dollars to state revenue.
ATLANTA (AP) — Tax collections continue to roll into Georgia's state coffers, supporting Gov. Brian Kemp's plan for a big boost in spending and a possible tax cut.
Figures released Friday show Georgia's general fund collected $17.8 billion through Jan.
MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Friday signed into law the biggest tax cut in the state’s history, holding the signing ceremony at a software company in Meridian as a way to recognize the role businesses have played in the state's economic recovery during the coronavirus pandemic.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Department of Revenue will begin accepting 2021 individual income tax returns on Monday.
The department encourages taxpayers not to file their state tax returns before Monday or before they have gathered all necessary documentation.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds proposed Tuesday night that Iowa cut taxes by nearly $2 billion by moving to a 4% flat income tax phased in over four years and repealing all state taxes on retirement income beginning next year.
DENVER (AP) — At least 161 Colorado companies and individuals who owed millions in back taxes still qualified for federal pandemic relief loans, a 9Wants to Know investigation found.
“Essentially, they’re benefiting from taxpayer money without contributing to the system,” said Tim Stretton, director of the congressional oversight initiative at the Project On Government Oversight.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy paid about $445,000 in federal and state taxes in 2020 on about $983,000 in income, according to a summary of his tax returns released Monday by his office.
Murphy's income is down more than 63% over 2019, when his gross income was about $2.7 million.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon could send out a massive $1.9 billion “kicker” tax refund next year due to surging income tax receipts.
Oregon Public Broadcasting reports if the projections hold, the refund — which takes the form of credits on 2021 tax returns filed next year — would be Oregon’s largest-ever kicker.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed key pieces of a complicated tax swap plan to disentangle Louisiana's income tax collections from federal tax payments, but it still needs voter approval this fall to take effect.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — In a state that produces more gold than all but four countries, lawmakers voted to reform how the state taxes the mining industry, passing a measure that will effectively double the amount of taxes imposed on silver and gold mines.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Military retirees who stay in Nebraska after their service ends won't have to pay state taxes on their retirement income under a new state law approved Tuesday.
Gov. Pete Ricketts signed into law a full tax exemption that will go into effect in 2022.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wife made $1.7 million in 2019 during his first year as governor, about half a million dollars more than they earned the year before, according to tax returns his campaign released Monday.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The leaders of the Minnesota Legislature and Democratic Gov. Tim Walz announced a $52 billion deal for the state's next two-year budget on Monday, but lawmakers will have to finish the work next month and difficult negotiations still lie ahead on police accountability and other policy issues.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday ordered that state taxes on motor fuels remain suspended for another week to offset higher prices after a computer hack shut down the Colonial Pipeline that carries fuel to much of Georgia.
CHAMBLEE, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said he is suspending state taxes on motor fuels through Saturday to offset increasing prices after a computer hack led a key pipeline that carries fuel to much of Georgia to shut down...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Raising state taxes to improve roads and bridges is one of the few things many Republican and Democratic lawmakers have agreed on in recent years...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The failure of an Ohio-based electric truck startup to pay $570,000 in real estate taxes due in early March is yet another troubling sign for a company that has been barraged by bad news this year...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Legislature approved a major tax break for small businesses on Monday, voting to give up as much as $6...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Monday revived a multibillion-dollar tax break for some businesses after the Biden administration assured them the proposal would not jeopardize the state's own federal coronavirus aid...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is moving the deadline to file state taxes to May 17 to align with the delayed deadline for federal taxes...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has directed the Revenue Department to extend the deadline for residents to file their state income taxes...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California businesses got billions of dollars from the federal government during the coronavirus pandemic, money that helped many survive public health restrictions that hobbled their livelihoods...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A pilot study released Friday suggests low COVID-19 transmission among students and staff at some Springfield and St...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine House on Thursday voted down a compromise supplemental budget for a second time, rejecting a compromise proposal from the Senate and imperiling tax breaks businesses and unemployed Mainers...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Lawmakers in Washington state have introduced legislation that could increase the state gas tax, making it the highest in the country at 67...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With millions of people out of work in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed a law giving tax breaks to small businesses that hire more workers by Dec...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's health department wants to ban medical marijuana businesses from paying taxes in cash, a move that industry advocates say could shut out small businesses from the field...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State officials say Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program provided the drug nearly 600,000 times during its first year of sales...
Heading into the third debate between governor hopefuls Ned Lamont and Bob Stefanowski Wednesday, here’s the tally from the first two battles on Sept. 12 and 17.
Stefanowski spoke a grand total of 44 times including rebuttals, opening and closing statements; twenty-two times in each debate.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia's tax on soda and other sweetened drinks was upheld on Wednesday when the state's highest court rejected a challenge by merchants and the beverage industry...
Minnesota businesses with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake, and the prospect of a nasty tax filing season next year, are watching anxiously as state lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton figure out what to do with the states tax system.
Nebraska, like many states, has built its income tax system around the federal tax code. As a result, federal tax changes automatically affect state tax liability.
The federal tax bill passed in December makes three major changes that would lead to higher state income taxes:
At the start of the Snyder administration, I led the passage and implementation of major state tax reform to simplify our tax code, cut taxes and create jobs. Those goals were accomplished, and Michigan has been on the comeback ever since.
This letter was sent Monday to state Sen. John Fonfara and state Rep. Jason Rojas, Democratic co-chairs of the Finace, Revenue and Bonding Committee.
We are writing to urge you not to take up multiple tax increase proposals scheduled to be heard by the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee tomorrow [Tuesday, April 25].