Taxes

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3 Things You Can Still Do To Lower Your 2014 Tax

Here are three things you can still do now — before filing your 2014 return — that can lower your taxes even more.

03/04/2015

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​Why You Might Need A Tax Pro This Year

As the IRS budget continues to be cut, its services are collapsing.

03/03/2015

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3 Mistakes To Avoid On Your 2014 Tax Return

If you haven’t already begun, now’s the time to prepare for filing your 2014 tax returns.

03/02/2015

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Gov’t Sent 800,000 HealthCare.gov Customers Wrong Tax Info

The Obama administration says it sent about 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers the wrong tax information, and officials are asking those consumers to delay filing their 2014 taxes.

02/20/2015

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Proposal Would Tap Texas Vehicle Sales Tax For Road Building

If passed by the Legislature and approved by voters, Nichols’ plan wouldn’t touch the first $2.5 billion generated annually, but would divert the rest for transportation infrastructure beginning in the 2018-2019 state budgetary cycle.

02/04/2015

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Texas Lawmakers Talk Tax Cuts, Education, & Transportation

Texas lawmakers are feeling upbeat as they convened the 84th legislative session.

CBS 11–01/13/2015

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Falling Oil Prices Raise New Concerns For States

Plummeting oil prices may add a little jingle in the pockets of holiday shoppers and travelers but are raising financial worries in some states that had been tapping into surging oil tax revenues.

12/11/2014

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Report Blasts Billions Of Dollars Of Gov’t Waste

Sen. Tom Coburn’s yearly ‘Wastebook’ cites 100 examples, big and small, of questionable government spending like a $347,000 alternative medicine grant to measure the benefits of massage on rabbits.

10/22/2014

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Texas Drivers Could See Gas Tax Increases At Federal & State Levels

Lawmakers both in Washington and Austin are considering possible gas tax increases to pay for much needed road improvements. Last week federal lawmakers unveiled a bipartisan plan to raise the federal gasoline tax by 12-cents.

CBS 11–06/24/2014

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Clock Is Ticking To Fight County Property Appraisals

The clock is ticking to combat property appraisal sticker shock this year. Homeowners must file a ‘Notice of Protest’ by midnight.

CBS 11–06/02/2014

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Road Work May Hurt Last-Minute Tax Filers

A traffic alert could impact your plans to file your taxes on time. The only post office in Dallas that is open until midnight is located in the middle of a road construction project.

04/15/2014

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Can’t Pay Your Taxes? Here’s What You Can Do

In a turbulent economy with constantly changing rules it’s no surprise that the bill from Uncle Sam can sneak up on some of us. Here are some tips to make sure you emerge (mostly) unscathed this April 15.

04/14/2014

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