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Retail, construction tax revenue up in state despite virus

Aug. 7, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Increased retail sales and unhindered construction projects generated higher tax revenues in April and May compared with the same time last year despite the pandemic, according to a new report to state legislators. On Friday, economists outlined the dire drops such as in energy and...

Pappas cosponsors bill to stop tax on workers at home

Aug. 7, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill supported by U.S. Rep. of Chris Pappas would protect New Hampshire employees from being taxed while working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. The bill was created after Massachusetts enacted an emergency regulation last month. It requires residents in other states who...

Nebraska lawmakers spar over $82M business tax deduction

Aug. 6, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A measure that would generate $82 million in Nebraska state tax revenue by eliminating a deduction for high-income earners hit a snag Thursday in the Legislature after business groups objected to the idea. The proposal debated by lawmakers would restore some of the estimated $250...

Georgia governor plans special session to fix tax bill

Aug. 5, 2020 8:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Wednesday that he plans to call a special session of the state legislature in order to fix a technical error on a bill that exempts hurricane relief payments from certain taxes. Kemp said in a statement that he signed House Bill 105 despite the problem. The...

New Hampshire investigates taxation of remote workers

Aug. 5, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is investigating whether other states are improperly taxing its residents during the coronavirus pandemic. The review by the state Department of Justice announced Wednesday was sparked by a recent emergency regulation enacted in neighboring Massachusetts. According to the...

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2019, file photo, Randy McDaniel, Oklahoma state treasurer, arrives for inaugural ceremonies in Oklahoma City. McDaniel said Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, that revenue collections by the state rose by more than 27% in July due to a delay in the state income tax filing deadline because of the coronavirus, but not enough to offset previous shortfalls. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma revenue collections up due to delayed tax deadline

Aug. 5, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma State Treasurer Randy McDaniel said Wednesday that revenue collections by the state rose by more than 27% in July due to a delay in the state income tax filing deadline because of the coronavirus pandemic, but not enough to offset previous shortfalls. “While July...

SC orders Richland County to pay back $32M from penny tax

Aug. 4, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina tax collectors are ordering Richland County to repay more than $32 million that authorities said was not properly spent from a penny sales tax meant to improve roads. Some county leaders said they plan to fight the ruling from the state Revenue Department, which said...

New property tax and business incentive package advances

Aug. 4, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers will try once again to pass a major property tax and business incentive package as early as Wednesday, with time running out in this year's session. The Legislature's Revenue Committee voted Tuesday in favor of a new proposal designed to benefit Nebraska property...

Arkansas revenue exceeds expectations despite pandemic

Aug. 4, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' revenue at the start of fiscal year surpassed expectations despite the coronavirus pandemic, state finance officials said Tuesday The Department of Finance and Administration said the state's net available revenue collections in July totaled $665.9 million, which was...

Golden Globes signage appears on the red carpet at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. A Norwegian entertainment reporter has sued the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization that gives out the Golden Globe Awards, alleging that it acts as a cartel that stifles competition for its members. Reporter Kjersti Flaa filed the lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles on Monday. Flaa said that despite reporting on Hollywood for many prominent Norwegian outlets, she has been repeatedly denied membership in the organization because the HFPA won't allow in new members whose work competes with that of existing ones.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Reporter sues Golden Globes organization over member rules

Aug. 3, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Norwegian entertainment reporter on Monday sued the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization that gives out the Golden Globe Awards, alleging that it acts as a cartel that stifles competition for its members. Reporter Kjersti Flaa filed the lawsuit in federal court in Los...