Tax refunds

April 04, 2018 - 12:08 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is launching a program to buy farms and sell them to new farmers for dirt cheap. A farm bought for $500,000, for example, could then be sold for $100,000. It is an unconventional approach to ensure that farming remains viable. The National Farmers Union knows of...
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March 29, 2018 - 3:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering a proposal that would penalize immigrants for accepting almost any form of public benefit, including a popular tax credit. Under a draft proposal first reported by The Washington Post, the Department of Homeland Security would expand the...
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March 21, 2018 - 1:17 pm
Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ March 17 The Winston-Salem Journal on North Carolina's film industry: We could have been a contender. North Carolina's film industry has struggled to regain the strong footing it had before the Republican-led state legislature axed the tax...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2018, file photo, dawn breaks over the Capitol in Washington. The once bipartisan drive to curb increases in health care premiums has devolved into a partisan struggle with escalating demands by each side. It’s unclear they’ll be able to reach an agreement. And the two parties may end up blaming each other this fall as states announce next year’s inevitably higher insurance rates _ just weeks before Election Day on Nov. 6. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 12, 2018 - 8:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It started as a bipartisan attempt to curb soaring health care premiums. But Congress' effort to stabilize the nation's insurance markets is faltering amid escalating demands by each party and erratic positions by President Donald Trump. Democrats want bigger federal subsidies for...
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FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Brianna McGurran, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. "Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column for 20-somethings, or anyone else starting out. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
February 06, 2018 - 11:17 am
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo makes reference to his father Mario Cuomo as he delivers his state of the state address at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, N.Y. During the speech, Cuomo pledged to sue over the new federal tax plan, which he called “an assault” by the federal government. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
January 06, 2018 - 9:00 am
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In New Jersey and California, top Democratic officials want to let people make charitable contributions to the state instead of paying certain taxes. In Connecticut and New York, officials are exploring a switch from income taxes to new ones on payroll. A few governors have...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2015, file photo, a child is lifted by her parents at a street corner in downtown Seattle. The expansion of a child tax credit helped seal Congress’ approval of the Republican tax overhaul. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
December 22, 2017 - 3:32 pm
The expansion of a child tax credit helped seal Congress' approval of the Republican tax overhaul. Sen. Marco Rubio had insisted that House-Senate negotiators allow low-income households to claim more of the child credit. And the final bill did so. So do poor families stand to benefit? Maybe. It...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 11, 2015, file photo, a family walks to their condo in Santa Clarita, Calif. Taxes can be confusing in any normal year. But the mad dash to overhaul U.S. tax law may have some families wondering what will actually change for them come Jan. 1, 2018, and what they should do. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
December 21, 2017 - 12:51 pm
Federal taxes can be confounding in any typical year. But the Republican-led Congress' mad dash to approve the most sweeping tax overhaul in three decades has left many households unsure of what changes might await them come Jan. 1 and what they should do — if anything — before or after then. Here...
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House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, right, confers with Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., the top Democrat, as the panel meets early Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, to approve some procedural corrections in the final version of the Republican tax bill, on Capitol Hill, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 20, 2017 - 12:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a Christmas gift the middle class might want to give back in a few years. The Republican tax plan bestows an initial infusion of cash on nearly every taxpayer next year. That extra income is likely to please millions of households, support consumer spending and perhaps give...
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December 19, 2017 - 2:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — So what's in the massive $1.5 trillion Republican tax package, what's not and what does it mean for most Americans? The complex legislation, weeks in the making, scales back the popular deduction for state and local taxes, bad news for Americans in some of the wealthiest suburbs...
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