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Clay County does not currently have a sales tax. Minnesota levies a 6.875 percent state sales tax. The extra half-cent would bring it to 7.375 percent.
Three short years ago, Steve Sisolak was the only county commissioner opposed to incrementally increasing Clark County's fuel tax to pay for local road construction, maintenance and repair projects. Now, the board chairman embraces a ballot measure ...

The tax measure has grown out of the ambitious vision she has put forward for Regional Parks since taking over in 2010, as well as a parks plan adopted by county supervisors in 2015.
Somewhere within that prolific stretch, he began to run up a bill with the IRS, who TMZ reports are after him for 180,000 in back taxes. According to the report, Ty owes $16,617.05 for 2011, $54,626.91 for 2013 and $109,725.39 for 2014, his totals ...
Ballard also said he supports a proposal by the Lancaster County board to ask the State Legislature to add bridges to the list of infrastructure that counties can pay for with a special taxing authority, sometimes called the Nickel tax, that lets the ...
For example, the mayor and Board of Supervisors have put three tax increases - Propositions K (sales tax), V (soda tax) and W (real estate transfer tax) - on the November ballot that, because the politicians haven't been entirely honest about what ...

Some of Hillary Clinton's top advisers advocated for a repeal of the controversial "Cadillac tax" on high-cost health plans in Obamacare, but clashed over whether it was worth it since it wouldn't distract from the email scandal, according to emails ...
Prop. 56 would increase taxes on cigarettes by $2 a pack, moving it from one of the lowest tobacco taxes in the country to one of the highest, and impose new taxes on liquid nicotine products. While the $2 tax increase would certainly hit smokers in ...
"The Trump tax returns," Wallace said, "were stolen as well when they were mailed to The New York Times. .... His taxes were not necessarily stolen, his ex wife could have leaked them, and her name is on them, so it wouldn't be "stealing" for her to do so.
One in particular she's watching is Oregon's Measure 97, a provision that would raise $3 billion a year by taxing companies with revenue of $25 million or more.
TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie recently signed a transportation funding package into law that will raise New Jersey's gasoline tax from the one of the lowest in the nation to one of the highest. But the law also cuts a broad array of taxes, which ...
In the wake of yesterday's Airbnb setback in New York, a report coming out on Monday projects the 2016 tax losses for states that don't tax Airbnb home-share rentals. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law legislation that bans short-term ...
"The fact that the American Beverage Association is labeling the sugar drink tax in Oakland a grocery tax shows their desperation," says Dr.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's energy and climate brain trust. From left to right: John Podesta, chairman of the 2016 Clinton campaign; Jake Sullivan, Clinton foreign policy adviser; Clinton; Trevor Houser, a rhodium Group partner ...
21st Congressional district candidate Mike Derrick, D-Peru, speaks Monday about his and his Republican opponent's environmental positions near the Vietnam veterans Memorial at SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury.
Austin (KXAN) - Austin Mayor Steve Adler says it is time for the city to reconsider a tax swap with its school district. On Friday, city leaders will discuss the benefits of using the unique funding system to help the Austin Independent School ...
It blames the state's high taxes. Lawmakers agreed to increase the estate tax threshold from $675,000 to $2 million in 2017 and abolish it in 2018.

San Francisco (CBS SF) - Senator Bernie Sanders has sent an angry letter to a beverage industry group, demanding his image be removed from Bay Area television ads opposing a soda tax measure on the November ballot in both San Francisco and ...
The lion's share of Metro's funding, and the capital for the construction of the region's 105-mile passenger rail network, come from three half-cent sales taxes approved in 1980, 1990 and 2008. All were advertised with drivers in mind. (The 2008 tax ...
A sugary beverage tax is just one important piece of the health puzzle. But it's something we can achieve now. public health experts predict that taxes can be one of the most effective policy strategies in achieving health equity. More so, the World ...
Sometimes a scam seems so obvious it's almost not worth looking into. Pasadena resident Eileen Ritchie contacted me the other day to ask about a letter received by her 92-year-old mother.
Meanwhile, American Innovation Matters, a business coalition pushing for international tax reform and an innovation box that would cut taxes on income stemming from intellectual property, is also latching on to the 30th anniversary of tax reform to ...
The state started charging severance and gross proceeds taxes on coal mined at the site in 1975, and the tribe soon after tried to impose its own severance tax. The U.S. Interior Department rejected the tribe's tax for that land twice, and the tribe ...
Income tax is due on retirement account withdrawals. Paul Markowich, a certified financial planner and executive vice president at Firstrust Financial Resources in Philadelphia, says too many seniors face a "tax torpedo" in their later years. They may ...
Another step came Thursday in the state's long-running dispute with the U.S. government over taxes that help pay for Medicaid, the joint federal-state program that provides health insurance for low-income residents.
Under New Jersey tax laws, it's illegal to charge sales tax on disposable household paper products. But, according to a recently filed lawsuit, Costco hasn't been following that rule, allegedly tacking on sales tax for toilet paper. NJ.com reports that ...
European police have arrested 18 people suspected of involvement in a continent-wide tax evasion scheme that swindled hundreds of millions of dollars.
The remaining dollars go to back-filling current state and local sales taxes and other programs because fewer people will buy cigarettes, doctor and dentist training and anti-tobacco efforts.
That is, the revenue from the tax on carbon emissions would go to reduce other taxes in the state - most notably, the sales tax and the business tax. The initiative has gained support from unlikely places, chief among them, Gregory Mankiw, a ...
But President Juan Manuel Santos, winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, had put off presenting his tax reform for months for fear of alienating voters ahead of a referendum on a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
So would lowering the tax rate bring companies back to the U.S., create jobs, and stimulate the economy? Economists are divided on this.
In addition to the fine asked for by the prosecutor, French tax authorities are seeking back taxes of more than 550 million euros - or roughly $600 million - in connection with the family inheritance from Daniel Wildenstein.
"The fact that the American Beverage Association is labeling the sugar drink tax in Oakland a grocery tax shows their desperation," says Dr.
The mall's property taxes have always been diverted back into public infrastructure costs to support the mall - such as roads and parking garages - through tax increment financing, or TIF. The mall is in two TIF districts, both set to expire in the ...
According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, Louis Hansen was indicted by a Salt Lake City grand jury for evading federal income taxes in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010. Hansen, 64, was also indicted with one count of "corruptly ...
A claim from the final presidential debate and how it stacks up with the facts: Donald Trump: Her plan is going to raise taxes and even double your taxes.
tax-gain harvesting is free from federal tax for those in the 15% tax bracket or below, but what's the upside?
Without accounting for the plan's impact on the broader economy, "Clinton's tax plan would raise taxes on the top 20 percent of taxpayers and cut taxes for taxpayers in all other income quintiles," the foundation's analysis said. ... Also, Clinton's ...
Without reliable and accessible information about climate change or climate policy, and with a persistent doubt about any tax at all, carbon taxes sound like an ugly option. (Such is the case with highway funding: Our nation's roads and bridges crumble ...
In past campaigns, the California Chamber of Commerce and other business organizations have spent money opposing income tax and tobacco tax increases.
The Massachusetts High technology Council is asking its members to raise $400000 to lay the groundwork for a Beacon Hill campaign to kill the so-called ...
The tax code is where the corrosive effect of our system of election campaign funding is most on display. Many of the arcane rules in place were traded for campaign contributions.
It's much the same with "temporary" taxes. California has seen only one "temporary" levy disappear on schedule, a one-time $7 billion surcharge on income taxes of the wealthy imposed by Republican Pete Wilson shortly after he became governor in early ...
Natasha von Imhof, the Republican nominee in Senate District L, is the subject of an Alaska Public Offices Commission complaint as well as a blistering attack mailer over a multi-million dollar tax dispute recently settled between her husband, Rudi ...
A tax dispute triggered a recent fight over the financial settlement involving conservative commentator Glenn Beck and a Saudi Arabian student he repeatedly accused of involvement in the deadly 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
Donald Trump said in his final debate against Hillary Clinton that his opponent will raise your taxes, but that's only correct if you're earning at least $143,000 a year, since that's where Clinton's tax increases kick in. "Her plan is going to raise ...
Donald Trump's personal federal taxes and his views on taxation in general have come under scrutiny in recent weeks, and are likely to be an issue in Wednesday's final presidential debate.
On Tuesday, the non-partisan tax Policy Center said that Clinton's plan, which would raise taxes, would lower the debt by $1.4 trillion over the next decade.
Donald Trump has become the country's most notorious tax shirker. And while his long avoidance of federal income taxes is extreme, it's also part of a larger problem. The most affluent and powerful parts of our society have too easy a time legally ...
The concept of "sin" taxes aligns customers and innovators towards a common goal. This is a good tag line and tends to work in electricity where entrepreneurs and capital have lined up.


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