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Federal jury finds man guilty of filing false tax returns

Sep. 24, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A 58-year-old Pacific, Washington man faces up to three years in prison after he was convicted on 14 counts of aiding and abetting the filing of false tax returns. A federal jury found Jean Mpouli guilty on Wednesday, Acting U.S. Attorney Tessa Gorman...

Advocates urge NY to boost $2B fund for undocumented workers

Sep. 23, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York might be on track to exhaust its $2.1 billion pandemic relief fund for undocumented workers, just weeks after it began accepting applications. Advocacy groups for immigrant workers are calling on the state to add as much as $1.4 billion to...

Fund pays back tax debt of 1,600 Detroit homeowners

Sep. 23, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — About 1,600 homeowners have had their back taxes paid through a program designed to preserve wealth and home equity in Detroit while helping families achieve financial independence. Another 3,250 Detroit homeowners also are in the Detroit Tax Relief Fund...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 20, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. Sept. 16, 2021. Editorial: Gov. Abbott, please recognize International Underground Railroad Month September is International Underground Railroad Month. Gov. Greg Abbott should recognize it with an official proclamation. ...

Chicago woman charged with fraud in death certificate scheme

Sep. 17, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman has been charged with obtaining dozens of young homicide victims' death certificates and using them to defraud the government out of thousands of dollars in tax refunds and coronavirus stimulus payments. Katrina Pierce faces federal...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Sep. 15, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. Sept. 9, 2021. Editorial: Response Chilly To Gunn’s Tax Swap Philip Gunn is convinced that if Mississippi would swap its personal income tax for higher sales taxes on most things people in this state purchase, new residents...

Lawsuit: Kansas City police board denies rights of taxpayers

Sep. 15, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners was created and maintained for the discriminatory purpose of denying Black residents their right to control the police department, a lawsuit filed Tuesday contends. Gwen Grant, president and CEO of...

Democrats try delicate tax maneuvers for $3.5 trillion bill

Sep. 15, 2021 08:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats began the serious work of trying to implement President Joe Biden’s expansive spending plan, but getting there will require remarkable legislative nimbleness, since Biden has said the revenue to pay for it must come only from Americans who earn more than...

Democrats try delicate tax maneuvers for $3.5 trillion bill

Sep. 14, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Tuesday began the serious work of trying to implement President Joe Biden’s expansive spending plan, but getting there will require remarkable legislative nimbleness, since Biden has said the revenue to pay for it must come only from Americans who earn...

State tax relief available in Louisiana after Ida

Sep. 11, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Revenue is granting filing extensions to taxpayers in 25 parishes whose homes and businesses were affected by the impacts of Hurricane Ida. The automatic extension due date is Jan. 3, 2022, for excise, franchise,...