Latest State taxes News

Mississippi sales tax holiday includes school supplies

Jul. 16, 2019 5:53 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will soon have its annual sales tax holiday but this year there's more to celebrate. News outlets report school supplies are officially on the tax exemption list for the holiday, which is on July 26 and 27. All clothing, footwear and school supplies under $100 can be...

Court: Seattle wealth tax unconstitutional but so is tax ban

Jul. 15, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state Court of Appeals ruled Monday that Seattle's tax on wealthy households is unconstitutional, but so is the state law banning Seattle and other Washington cities from taxing net income. In doing so, the Court of Appeals declared void a 35-year-old ban enacted by the...

Casino reports opening week profits as suit alleges cheating

Jul. 15, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — A class action lawsuit is accusing Encore Boston Harbor of cheating gamblers out of their winnings as state regulators disclose the new casino's first week earnings. The suit by New York resident Richard Schuster says the Everett casino is paying out less for certain winning hands at...

Nebraska tax collections topped projections last fiscal year

Jul. 15, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state government collected more tax revenue than expected during the fiscal year that ended last month. The Nebraska Department of Revenue reported Monday that net tax receipts for the year totaled $4.896 billion, which was 3.7% above the official state forecast of $4.72...

Governor backs business tax deduction as budget talks go on

Jul. 15, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine says Ohio's upcoming two-year budget should retain a business deduction that's become a sticking point in ongoing negotiations. Legislative leaders missed the June 30 deadline for approving the $69 billion spending plan and approved a 17-day temporary...

Lawmaker operating anti-abortion center steps back from bill

Jul. 15, 2019 5:19 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state lawmaker who operates an anti-abortion pregnancy resource center says she's stepping back from legislation proposing a tax benefit for donors to centers like hers. Rep. Candice Keller, a Middletown Republican, said she'd no longer co-sponsor the bill or vote on it. The measure...

Average US price of gas up by 10 cents per gallon to $2.83

Jul. 14, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has risen by 10 cents per gallon (3.8 liters) over the past three weeks to $2.83. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that crude oil prices contributed to the increase at the pump. Additionally,...

Carbon tax proposal gaining steam on Beacon Hill

Jul. 13, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A bill designed to rev up the state's reliance on renewable energy by imposing a charge on carbon emissions is gaining steam at the Massachusetts Statehouse. Under the proposal, the state would set a fee based on each ton of carbon dioxide emissions produced by fossil fuels. The tax would...

Movie incentives bring some of Hollywood to Mississippi

Jul. 13, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is seeing benefits from reviving an economic incentive program for movie making. "Breaking News in Yuba County" started filming in Natchez in early June. The movie will tell the story of a housewife whose husband has a heart attack when she walks in on him with another...

Sioux Center set to expand US Highway 75 in new $29M project

Jul. 13, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (AP) — Sioux Center's persistence and perseverance paid off. For nearly a decade, city leaders have pursued an expansion of U.S. Highway 75 through the heart of the city. Plans took a few detours along the way, but the Iowa Transportation Commission on June 11 added the $29 million...