ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says special state income tax refunds will begin this week, although it could be early August before everyone who filed a return before the April deadline will get paid.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican-led Legislature on Friday passed a roughly $48 billion state budget packed with extra funding for teacher pay, school busing, Medicaid and public colleges and universities.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Many Missouri taxpayers could get a one-time refund of up to $500 per individual under a plan endorsed by state senators as a way to help offset inflation while whittling down a state surplus.
HONOLULU (AP) — A committee of Hawaii senators and representatives on Friday agreed on legislation that would raise the state's minimum wage to $18 an hour by 2028.
The bill goes to the full House and Senate for votes next week.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State officials will start sending out $125 payments to Indiana taxpayers next month under the state’s automatic taxpayer refund law, although the timeline announced Wednesday for those payments is several months longer than previously outlined.
So you’re expecting a tax refund this year. With inflation driving up the price of gas, food and nearly everything else, that extra money can’t come soon enough. The hard part is deciding how to spend it.
BEIJING (AP) — As millions of people in Shanghai line up for coronavirus tests, authorities are promising tax refunds for shopkeepers in the closed-down metropolis and to keep the world's busiest port functioning to limit disruption to industry and trade.
ATLANTA (AP) — Special state income tax refunds paid out of Georgia's historic budget surplus could be on their way to taxpayers in six to eight weeks, after Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday signed the $1.1 billion refund plan into law.
Tax refunds. Child tax credits. COVID-19 relief checks. We dream of the next unexpected bundle of money that lands in our lap. Perhaps it’s a few hundred dollars earned from a garage sale, maybe even more from a job bonus — or hundreds of thousands from a winning lottery ticket or inheritance.
ATLANTA (AP) — Citing increased revenues, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday signed an amended budget that includes pay boosts for state employees, hundreds of millions of dollars to restore education cuts and an earmark of more than $1 billion for tax refunds.
If you’re eagerly anticipating a tax refund in the coming weeks, you have good reason to be optimistic: The IRS reports that about 77% of tax returns filed last year generated a refund, and the average refund was $2,815.
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.
ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp's plan to pay $1.6 billion worth of state income tax refunds is advancing, with lawmakers looking to help the Republican governor fulfill his promise to give some of Georgia's historic surplus back to taxpayers as both Kemp and legislators seek reelection.
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.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Monday proposed refunding $100 to every taxpayer and dependent as the economy and tax receipts recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
The Democratic governor, in his annual State of the State address to the Legislature, also said he wanted to revive a pre-pandemic proposal to provide preschool for every child in Hawaii.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will ask lawmakers to triple Michigan's tax credit for low- and moderate-income workers, putting on average an extra $350 a year into their pockets.
The proposal, which is to be unveiled in her annual State of the State address, would restore the state earned income tax credit to 20% of the federal credit.
ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico Taxation and Revenue employee has pleaded guilty to wire fraud, identity theft and money laundering.
Prosecutors said 45-year-old George Martinez of Albuquerque was indicted by a federal grand jury last March.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly 200,000 low-to-moderate income families in Connecticut who benefit from the state's earned income tax credit program will soon receive an extra tax refund, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Wednesday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana taxpayers haven't cashed more than $5.6 million in state income tax refunds, and the money has been sent to the state's unclaimed property program.
Treasurer John Schroder said the funds were received from the Department of Revenue and are owed to nearly 22,000 residents and businesses around Louisiana.
DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case that could open the door to financial penalties against the state for computer-driven decisions that wrongly accused thousands of people of fraud when they collected unemployment benefits.
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman has been charged with obtaining dozens of young homicide victims' death certificates and using them to defraud the government out of thousands of dollars in tax refunds and coronavirus stimulus payments.
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) — Louisiana's revenue department said thousands of taxpayers have until Sept. 15 to claim more than $10 million in income tax refunds, or the money will be turned over to the state's unclaimed property program.
An Illinois tax agency has ruled that former President Donald Trump is due a $1 million refund on the 2011 tax bill for his downtown Chicago skyscraper, but local officials are trying to block the refund.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A big jump in Indiana’s state tax collections over the past few months announced by state officials Wednesday will result in a refund for taxpayers, although they’ll have to wait until next year for that money.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A major business in New Mexico's burgeoning market for marijuana wants the state to refund millions of dollars in taxes that were levied in recent years on sales of medical marijuana but not against most prescription medications.
Tax season will be coming to a close later than usual this year, due to the May 17 extended deadline...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island mistakenly sent more than 175 tax refund checks signed by Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse, rather than the state treasurer and controller...
As a 58-year-old woman on disability, Robin Short of Wallingford, Connecticut, relies on her tax refund to catch up on bills...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's liberal Legislature wants to give poor people a lot more money in their state tax refunds each year, including an extra $1,000 for people who earn less than $30,000 a year and have at least one child under 6...
If your tax refund this year was disappointing, you may be able to do something about it: Contribute more to a retirement fund...
CHARLESTON — Jeff Krauklis, a technology systems specialist with Clay County Schools, said he e-filed his son's state and federal tax returns on Feb. 6.
"He had his federal refund in four days," Krauklis said Monday.
Money can't buy you a good credit score, but you might be able to use your income tax refund strategically to polish your credit. How to go about it depends on where you are in your credit journey.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabamians would be able to donate part of their state income tax refunds to help build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, according to a bill the state Senate advanced Thursday.
For anyone wondering how long it will take to get a tax refund from the state of South Carolina, Hartley Powell provided an answer during the Rotary Club of Aiken meeting Monday at Newberry Hall.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS' workforce will return to full strength under the short-term deal to reopen the government struck Friday by President Donald Trump and congressional leaders...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxpayers who are owed refunds will be paid on time, despite the government shutdown that has closed many federal agencies, a Trump administration official said Monday as concern mounted over the risk that the payments could be delayed...
The Mayo Clinic and federal tax authorities are fighting in federal court about whether the Mayo Clinic is primarily a clinic.
While its obvious the Mayo Clinic is a health care provider, its not at all obvious that this is the best way to describe it.
Settling up with Uncle Sam on Tax Day can be complicated, but preparing that tax return does not have to be an out-of-pocket expense for those with a modest income.
San Antonio’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program — a collaborative effort of the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, Catholic Charities and the city of San Antonio — is providing free tax preparation assistance for families with an income of $60,000 or less.
It's that time of year again when you may find a little bit of extra money in your pocket, thanks to your annual tax refund. There are plenty of practical ways to spend it, such as putting it toward paying off credit cards, loan payments or even starting a college fund, but there is always something tempting about taking that money and putting it toward something just a little bit more fun.
The expansion of a child tax credit helped seal Congress' approval of the Republican tax overhaul...
Adding freezes to your credit reports is an appropriate response to the massive Equifax database breach that exposed the private information of 143 million Americans...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS is seeing a big drop in the number of identity theft victims after the agency teamed up with tax preparers to fight the problem, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday.
House leaders unveiled a tax cut proposal Tuesday morning that's more modest and more explicitly targeted than the Senate proposal.
House leaders are proposing an increase in the standard deduction of $1,000 for married joint filers and $500 for single filers.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court is wading into a hot legal dispute over how to value big-box stores for tax purposes...
SIOUX CITY | A manufacturing company with longtime Sioux City roots is requesting tax incentives from the state to assist with a $1.2 million renovation project.
Rocklin Manufacturing Co., an industrial electronic equipment manufacturing company at 110 S.