Taxes

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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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7 Deductions That Lower Your Taxable Income

Most folks looking for tax deductions focus on things like mortgage interest, real estate taxes and charitable donations. But tax rule changes that applied in 2013 made them less valuable in cutting taxes for an increasing number of taxpayers.

04/09/2014

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House Democrats Unveil Budget Plan With Tax Hikes

House Democrats have unveiled their response to Rep. Paul Ryan’s GOP budget, and it relies on a $1.5 trillion in new revenues over the coming 10 years.

04/07/2014

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What Procrastinators Need To Know About Filing Their Taxes

According to the IRS, 20 to 25 percent of Americans wait until the last two weeks before the deadline to file their taxes. If tax time snuck up on you this year, here are a few tips to help you file.

04/07/2014

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Get Your Taxes In Order Now For Next Year

Get a jump-start on next year’s taxes by setting up a filing system now. You can use a folder system where you label the each folders according to your needs.

04/02/2014

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What Tax Related Papers Can You Toss Out?

Most of us fall into one of three categories; we keep too much of the paper that comes into our homes or there those that try to throw out everything. And of course those that fall in between.

03/27/2014

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Invest That Tax Refund In Yourself

What is your largest asset? It’s your ability to earn a living!

03/25/2014

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