Personal taxes

February 14, 2019 - 2:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The average tax refund and the total amount of refunds issued declined for the second straight week, potentially intensifying a political flashpoint seized by Democrats as proof that the Republican-written tax law hurts the middle class. The average refund in the second week of...
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Chairman of House Ways & Means Committee Oversight Subcommittee Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., speaks with Ranking Member Mike Kelly, R-Pa., during a hearing on proposals to compel presidents and presidential candidates to make public years of their tax returns on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Washington. But the burning question is what Democrats might do more immediately to get such files from President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 08, 2019 - 12:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Democrats now controlling the House and holding the legal key to seeking President Donald Trump's tax returns, Republican lawmakers are invoking privacy in defending Trump's flank. At an oversight hearing Thursday, lawmakers examined proposals to compel presidents and...
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Hawaii First Circuit Court Judge James Ashford speaks during a hearing on Airbnb vacation rentals, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Honolulu. Ashford denied Hawaii's move to compel Airbnb to hand over a decade of vacation rental receipts as the state examines whether hosts have been paying the equivalent of hotel and sales taxes. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
February 07, 2019 - 6:10 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A judge on Thursday denied Hawaii's move to compel Airbnb to hand over a decade of vacation rental receipts as the state examines whether hosts have been paying the equivalent of hotel and sales taxes. Hawaii First Circuit Court Judge James Ashford said the state did not...
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February 04, 2019 - 6:58 pm
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal is moving ahead with plans to subpoena President Donald Trump's tax returns. A spokesman for Neal said in an email Monday that the Massachusetts Democrat is in the process of consulting with lawyers from the U.S. House and the...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during an organizing event at Curate event space in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney, File)
February 03, 2019 - 5:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The last Democrat to win a presidential election, Barack Obama, ran in 2012 on a platform of raising taxes for top earners to nearly 40 percent. Now a new crop of Democratic presidential hopefuls is signaling that they want to go even further. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren...
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FILE - This May 1, 2018 file photo shows Merck corporate headquarters in Kenilworth, N.J. Merck & Co. reports earnings Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
February 01, 2019 - 8:58 am
Higher medicine sales and lower restructuring and other costs lifted drugmaker Merck to a $1.83 billion profit in the fourth quarter, as it edged past Wall Street expectations. The maker of blockbuster cancer drug Keytruda and Januvia diabetes pills lost $1.05 billion a year earlier, when it had a...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber as President Donald Trump and congressional leaders reached a short-term deal to reopen the government for three weeks, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Negotiations will continue over the president's demands for money to build his long-promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 25, 2019 - 7:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 7:50 p.m. President Donald Trump will not be delivering his State of the Union Address next Tuesday, even though the federal government is expected to be reopened by then. Trump had postponed the joint address to...
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Scott, a furloughed government worker with the IRS volunteers his time to hand out free food and supplies to other furloughed government workers affected by the shutdown at World Central Kitchen, the not-for-profit organization started by Chef Jose Andres, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 in Washington. The organization devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters, has set up a distribution center just blocks from the U.S. Capitol building to assist those affected by the government shutdown. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 25, 2019 - 1:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer than half of 26,000 furloughed IRS employees who have been recalled to work during the government shutdown to handle tax returns and taxpayers' questions have returned to their jobs as of Tuesday, congressional and government aides say. The official start of the tax filing...
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FILE - This March 22, 2013 file photo, shows the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington. The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown, nearly 60 percent of its workforce, to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won't be paid. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 15, 2019 - 7:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown — nearly 60 percent of its workforce — to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won't be paid during the shutdown. With the official start of the tax...
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FILE- In this Aug. 19, 2015, file photo the Internal Revenue Service Building in Washington. The prolonged government shutdown couldn’t come at a worse time for the Internal Revenue Service. The tax filing season is opening soon. And for taxpayers, payments for those who owe Uncle Sam likely will still be due April 15, but people due refunds could see a delay if the partial shutdown persists. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
January 07, 2019 - 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the government shutdown in its third week and concern mounting over a possible delay in tax refunds, a Trump administration official said Monday that taxpayers who are owed money will be paid on time. Russell Vought, acting director of the White House budget office, said...
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