PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Five hundred Rhode Island residents have received duplicate tax refund checks totaling $364,000. A state official says human error is to blame. The checks were sent in a group of refunds mailed Friday. The checks people received are identical, but only one of the two checks can be cashed. The Rhode Island Department of Administration and the Department of Revenue say they expect no financial impact.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The Senate has approved its plan to fix South Carolina's crumbling roadways, setting up the possibility that legislators' top priority for years could become law. The Senate's 30-9 vote Thursday sent its compromise to the House, which passed its own version earlier this year.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A bill that's supposed to raise money to fix South Carolina's crumbling roadways has been turned into a hoax on taxpayers, legislative leaders said Wednesday in criticizing a bipartisan deal negotiated in the Senate. The amendment, approved late Tuesday, would cut income taxes, give college students a tuition tax credit, cut businesses' property taxes and allow South Carolinians to get a rebate for extra taxes paid at the pump.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said Wednesday he expects to release a policy agenda within the next few months that delivers "bang for the buck," partly by encouraging more private-sector collaboration. In an interview with The Associated Press, Carson said he expects to advance public-private partnerships, extending low-income housing tax credits and providing more opportunities for public-housing residents to get jobs at the buildings where they live.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ivanka Trump's advocacy for women and girls will take her to a conference in Berlin Tuesday, an attention-getting first international outing aimed at building support for investment in women's economic empowerment programs. Back home, the first daughter's plan to push for policies that benefit working mothers is getting less of the spotlight.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Senators have rejected a proposal inserting tax cuts into a bill raising revenue to fix South Carolina's crumbling roadways. The Senate voted 22-20 on Wednesday against an amendment that would have cut income taxes and manufacturers' property taxes, and increased tuition tax credits for students and tax deductions for officers. The proposal by Republican Sen. Sean Bennett was expected to eventually reduce state revenues by more than $400 million annually.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tuesday is Tax Day, that dreaded day when millions of procrastinators rush to fulfill their civic duty by filing state and federal tax returns. But for most, it's not that bad. Sure, the forms are complicated and yes, there is math. But tax season also generates about $300 billion in refunds, a significant boost to the U.S. economy.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A state economic development board on Thursday approved an $8 million tax credit for General Motors as the company looks to expand its autonomous vehicle division in San Francisco. The GM tax credit was among more than $91 million in California Competes incentives for 114 companies approved at a board meeting in Sacramento of Gov. Jerry Brown's GO-Biz agency.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With legislation overhauling taxes and health care on an uncertain path, President Donald Trump returned to the familiar. Trump brought 52 business leaders from New York City to the White House Tuesday to talk about another favorite campaign issue -- infrastructure and economic growth. The U.S. economy has so far proven to be a point of pride for a presidency that has otherwise gotten off to a rocky start.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Senate Republicans pressed ahead Tuesday with passing a tax reduction package of more than $1 billion over the next two years, convinced the plan will contribute to the expanding state economy and generate more revenues, as they say recent tax cuts have done.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- It took Texas businessman Robert Rhodes more than a year to turn against his "good old boy" best friend after he realized that Eddie Tipton would not do a deal and tell prosecutors about how he had created an elaborate system to rig lotteries in five states.