Latest State taxes News

Republican legislators file lawsuit over tax, fee extensions

Jul. 20, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Eight Republican state senators are suing to challenge legislation extending a business payroll tax and a Motor Vehicle Division technology fee to provide approximately $100 million being mostly used to pay for school safety initiatives and teacher pay raises. The lawsuit filed...

Coal bankruptcy ruling could mean $30M hit to Wyoming county

Jul. 20, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming county could lose out on over $30 million in mineral production taxes owed by a bankrupt coal company following a decision by a judge. Delaware U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Kevin Gross ruled Campbell and Converse counties don't have first priority when it comes to collecting...

Minnesota recreational pot push focuses on economic benefits

Jul. 20, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A recently formed political committee will try to make the economic case for legalizing recreational marijuana in Minnesota. Cannabis for Economic Growth was registered with the state Campaign Finance Board in April. Corey Day, who until January was the executive director of the state...

2 Utah polygamous group members plead guilty in tax scheme

Jul. 19, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two executives of a Salt Lake City biodiesel company linked to a polygamous group have pleaded guilty to charges filed in what prosecutors have called a $511 million tax credit scheme, according to documents made public Friday. Washakie Renewable Energy once described itself as the...

Alabama begins tax holiday for school supplies

Jul. 19, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's sales tax holiday for school supplies is this weekend. Purchases of items including most clothes, computer equipment, paper, writing instruments and other school-related items are exempt from the state's 4% sale tax from Friday through Sunday. A list published by the state...

New Mexico gambling income declines over 6-year period

Jul. 18, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Tribal casino revenues and taxes from racetrack gambling in New Mexico suggest the industry is in the doldrums or contracting in areas, according to an analysis. A brief from the Legislature's nonpartisan watchdog agency shows a 10% decline from 2012-2018 in annual revenues that are...

Governor signs next 2-year, $69B Ohio budget, with 25 vetoes

Jul. 18, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine approved a 4% cut in personal income taxes as part of Ohio's next state budget but vetoed 25 other items Thursday, including elements affecting Medicaid, education and young adult smokers. The $69 billion, two-year spending plan eliminates the income tax...

North Dakota 1Q taxable sales up nearly 10% from 2018

Jul. 18, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's taxable sales and purchases for the first quarter of 2019 increased nearly 10% over the same period the previous year. Taxable sales and purchases for January, February and March totaled nearly $4.4 billion, a 9.6% increase over the three-month span in 2018. Tax...

Belated budget with 4% income tax cut heads to Ohio governor

Jul. 17, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio would cut personal income taxes by 4%, raise the age for buying tobacco products to 21 and direct $550 million for educational wraparound services such as mental health counseling under the state budget that lawmakers belatedly sent to Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday, hours before...

Pay-per-mile tax faces vote later this year by commission

Jul. 17, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Transportation Commission is expected to vote later this year on a proposal to replace the gas tax with a pay-per-mile system. The vote will take place Dec. 17, after the commission is expected to receive a report in October from a panel that has studied the new type of...