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Gov. Mike DeWine says he wants lawmakers to erase a change made to a small business tax deduction. It allows many sole proprietorships, partnerships and other small operations to take the first quarter million dollars of their income tax free. DeWine spoke about it before the National Federation of Independent Business Ohio. The budget approved… Read More
The IRS says it is reviewing concerns about its Free File program after ProPublica reporting found that tax-prep companies made it difficult to find the program.
Business groups are blasting the House version of the budget for a change it makes to a controversial tax deduction – the one that allows many small businesses to take the first quarter million dollars of their income tax free. The change would drop that income threshold to $100,000. Tony Long at the Ohio Chamber… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A bill to eliminate West Virginia personal income taxes on Social Security retirement benefits has been passed by the state Senate. The Republican-led Senate voted 33-0 Thursday to approve the bill. The bill now returns to the House, which must concur on Senate changes to phase in the elimination over three… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia revenue collections have failed to surpass tax estimates for the first time in 10 months. Gov. Jim Justice said Tuesday collections in January were $3 million below estimates, blamed on weaker-than-anticipated monthly personal income tax collections. Overall collections through the first seven months of the fiscal year are $40.9… Read More
The tax collecting agency is one of those affected by the partial government shutdown, but the White House says it will issue refunds, reversing previous government policy.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court seems inclined to rule against the state of West Virginia and side with a retired U.S. marshal seeking a tax refund from the state. James Dawson says West Virginia unlawfully discriminated against him by excluding him from preferential tax treatment given to most retired state law enforcement officers. Both… Read More
A new study shows tens of thousands of upper income Ohioans are taking advantage of tax breaks meant for poorer residents. Wendy Patton with the progressive group Policy Matters says Ohioans who have LLC’s or pass through accounts for small businesses can earn up to $250,000 tax free. And that’s allowing them to qualify for… Read More
The Justice family companies’ difficulties paying taxes over the years are well documented. But tax collectors haven’t been the only ones trying to recover debts from companies once operated by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and now in control of his family. A review of court documents by the Ohio Valley ReSource found at least five cases in… Read More
Ohio officials say nearly 1 million taxpayers have taken a new quiz used by the state to catch phony income-tax returns and most have passed it. The quiz initially puzzled some residents. The state’s Department of Taxation tweaked some questions as it sought to cut down on those that people couldn’t respond to because they… Read More