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Saving An Animal's Life Is Still Tax Deductible Grit Daily
When it comes to tax deductions, there's a perk for animal lovers who foster a pet: It's tax deductible. In 2011, a landmark court ruling, which allowed fosters to ...
Don't forget about the Texas Franchise Tax Standard-Times
One often overlooked filing is the Texas Franchise Tax filing with the State Comptroller's office.
Bill would increase Indiana's conservation funding with sales tax revenue Evansville Courier & Press
A bill in the Indiana General Assembly would use sales taxes to bolster underfunded conservation efforts and help maintain state parks.
Bad tax ideas abound in Texas and the U.S. mySanAntonio.com
We've seen a couple scurrying across the floor at our office in the last week or so. I don't like them any more than I like mosquitoes or houseflies. When I see one ...
Two Huge Effects Of Trump's Economic Policies: Jobs Surge In Both Manufacturing And Low Tax States Forbes
Federal statisticians are beginning to put a wrap on 2018, providing a clearer picture of the positive effects of President Trump's tax cuts and regulatory rollbacks.
POLITICO Playbook PM: New York DA gets ready to charge Manafort Politico
And the House plans a vote Tuesday to block President Donald Trump's emergency declaration.
Q&A: Incumbent candidate Bobby Lindamood campaigns for Colleyville City Council Place 2 seat Community Impact Newspaper
Feb 22, 2019: Colleyville City Council Member Bobby Lindamood is has filed for re-election to the Place 2 seat. He faces opposing candidate Vanessa ...
SJW Group Announces 2018 Annual and Fourth Quarter Financial Results Business Wire
SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) today reported financial results for the annual and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2018. SJW Group net income was $38.8 milli.
Are Republicans wavering on climate change? Houston Chronicle
As Democrats push the issue into the spotlight, more and more House Republicans are themselves calling for action on climate change - even in oil rich states ...
State Lawmakers Aim To Lock In Funding For Texas Parks, Historic Sites KERA News
For nearly a decade, the Texas parks department has hoped to turn a 4400-acre swath of pristine forest in North Texas into what some hope could be the.
Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump 'Finalized' Agreement in Divorce Case The Daily Beast
Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump have “finalized” an agreement in their divorce case, according to a family statement. A court filing appeared on Thursday ...
3 Critical Ways to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse ConsumerReports.org
By one estimate, seniors lose up to $30 billion a year to elder financial abuse—the misappropriation of their money by con artists or thieves who could be total ...
How To Protest Trump's Title X Family Planning Rule, Because The Fight Is Not Over Romper
After months of uncertainty, President Donald Trump's ban on taxpayer-funded family planning clinics referrals for women seeking abortions was released on ...
DOJ Sues To Shut Down Syndicated Conservation Easement Tax Shelter Promoters Forbes
Two years ago I wrote about the IRS listing pre-packaged conservation easement deals (known as "syndicated conservation easements") as abusive tax ...
Texans: Need an air conditioner, ceiling fan or light bulbs? They are tax free May 26-28 Fort Worth Star Telegram
Texans can get some deals May 26-28, through sales tax holiday geared to help people buying energy and water efficient items.
Bill filing for 2019 session begins with legislation on marijuana, taxes and daylight saving time The Texas Tribune
The Texas Legislature's 86th session doesn't start until Jan. 8, but lawmakers got a head start on filing legislation Monday.
2018 Ballot Results | State Ballot Initiatives Tax Foundation
Last month we covered top state tax ballot initiatives to watch. Here are the results, as of 9:30 AM on Wednesday. Further analysis to follow.
Texas parks department, advocates pushing Congress to reauthorize key conservation fund The Texas Tribune
The chief of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says the absence of the 54-year-old Land and Water Conservation Fund is a "substantial loss" for state ...
Big States Missing Out on Online Sales Taxes for the Holidays The Pew Charitable Trusts
Editor's note: This article was updated to show the correct categories for Idaho, Massachusetts and Ohio in the map. Big states such as California, New York and ...
Some Texas ranches tout hunting exotic animals as a way to support conservation ABC News
A sprawling, high-fenced, 18000-acre preserve is home to over 60 different species of majestic animals, including giraffes, Cape buffalos and gemsbok.
Tax Revenue Volatility Varies Across States, Revenue Streams The Pew Charitable Trusts
Swings in energy prices in recent years have contributed to greater tax revenue volatility in several states. Tax revenue fluctuations are often greatest in natural ...
Texas Files New Conservation Plan for Rare Lizard Courthouse News Service
AUSTIN, Texas (CN) – Texas' chief tax collector released an updated conservation plan this week that it hopes will help better protect the rare dunes sagebrush ...
Are Sin Taxes Healthy for State Budgets? The Pew Charitable Trusts
When Kansas lawmakers found themselves facing a projected $900 million budget shortfall in 2017, then- Governor Sam Brownback (R) proposed tax hikes on ...
Memorial Day weekend sales tax holiday is about saving water, energy Houston Chronicle
The Memorial Day weekend might be the best time of the year to buy water- and energy-saving household appliances as well as plants and gardening items that ...
Class Action Targets Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Over Captive Insurance Tax Shelter Forbes
A class action lawsuit filed against Gallagher subsidiary Artex could have dramatic implications for 831(b) risk-pooled captive insurance tax shelters.
'Outdoor Stewardship' Act would set aside millions for land conservation MDJOnline.com
Editor's note: This is the third in a series of stories examining the constitutional amendments, referendums and special election questions Georgians will be ...
Texas utility company customers saving billions under tax reform Dallas Business Journal
Federal tax reform is expected to save investor-owned utility companies billions of dollars over the next five years while their customers get a break on their light ...
Syndicated Conservation Easements Scrutinized by IRS The National Law Review
The IRS has ramped up its enforcement efforts on syndicated conservation easements. On September 10, 2018, the IRS announced five new Large Business ...
A Look at Texas's Severance Tax Situation: Boom Drove Proceeds Up 50% in 2018 EnerCom Inc.
Oil and gas that comes out of Texas land -- because of the recent drilling boom, tax revenue from oil and gas is up 50 percent.
Tax reform 2.0 can alleviate Americans' chronic saving problem | TheHill The Hill
In the wake of their successful Tax Cuts and Jobs Act last year, Republicans are now considering “Tax Reform 2.0.” For individuals, the 2017 law trimmed tax ...
Bills to legalize lemonade stands, end daylight saving time up for debate in 2019 Dallas News
AUSTIN — Texas lawmakers are in for an entertaining year if the first week of bill filing is any indication.Lawmakers have until March 8 to file...
Why pro athletes may lose a fortune because of the new tax law MarketWatch
CPAs who work with athletes say they can no longer get full deductions for state and local taxes — or for itemizing.
Surge of oil and gas flowing to Texas coastline triggers building boom, tensions The Texas Tribune
For Texas ports, the rise in oil and gas exports is a windfall. For some communities, it's not so simple. by Jamie Smith Hopkins, Center for Public Integrity and ...
ExxonMobil drops two tax break applications, wins go-ahead on three others saving it $6.6 million The Advocate
After facing months of opposition from organizers that included a walkout threat from local teachers, ExxonMobil dropped two applications for property tax ...
10 Most and Least Tax-Friendly States for Seniors Reader's Digest
Yep, Florida is on the list of the best, but the other top nine and bottom five may surprise you.
Investor-owned utility company customers saving billions under tax reform San Antonio Business Journal
Federal tax reform is expected to save investor-owned utility companies billions of dollars over the next five years while their customers get a break on their light ...
Federal judge in Texas rules entire Obama health-care law is unconstitutional The Washington Post
A federal judge in Texas threw a dagger into the Affordable Care Act on Friday night, ruling that the entire health-care law is unconstitutional because of a recent ...
The Richest People In Texas, 2018 Forbes
By Chris Helman, Linh Nguyen and the Forbes Wealth Team. Patron tequila tycoon John Paul DeJoria and wife Eloise at Hearst Castle.Patrick McMullan via ...
Asia Minute: New Zealand Tourist Tax to Fund Infrastructure and Conservation Hawaii Public Radio-HPR2
The government of New Zealand is looking at a proposal to tax its tourists. The measure would tack on an arrival charge for most international visitors,
7 Common Myths About 529 Savings Plans Forbes Now
May 29th is known as “National 529 College Savings Plan Day,” named after the popular education savings plan. But despite the honor of having a day named ...
Tax incentives boost conservation needed to protect the environment | TheHill The Hill
A healthy environment plays a central role in ensuring the well-being of our country and our communities. That's why protecting it for future generations is so ...
Is Texas’ Overcrowded, Underfunded State Parks System Being Loved to Death? The Texas Observer
Texans love their state parks. But our state's public lands are overcrowded and rapidly deteriorating. Maybe it's time to take the long view.
Durkin: Deer hunting can't shoulder whole load when it comes to conservation funding Green Bay Press Gazette
What would happen to deer hunting, its multibillion-dollar industry, and much of the nation's conservation funding if white-tailed deer herds plunge?
B&H is set to collect sales tax in 20 more states, grab Apple deals before the changes take effect AppleInsider
On the heels of June's Supreme Court ruling allowing states to collect sales tax on online purchases from out-of-state sellers that do not have a physical ...
How Much Can You Save by Moving to a Low-Tax State? TheStreet
State taxes are worth comparison shopping, but a state with low taxes isn't always a better choice than a state with higher taxes. Thanks to recent tax reform, the ...
Texas quail hunting gains funding from bobwhite license plates Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation introduces quail conservation license plate to fund Quail Unlimited and other groups.
This property tax strategy can help free up income in retirement CNBC
If you want to free up more income in retirement, you may want to consider one strategy that lets you put off paying your property tax bill. Property tax deferrals ...
Beto O’Rourke frequently voted for Republican legislation, analysis reveals The Guardian
Review of his six-year record in Congress shows Democrat frequently opposed own party, and supported bills that boosted the fossil fuel industry and Trump's ...
Great Places to Retire in Tax-Friendly States Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Twenty of our picks for the best places to retire in the U.S. have the added attraction of being located in tax-friendly states for retirees.
Why President Trump's Tax Cuts Are Making The U.S. Trade Deficit Bigger Forbes
President Trump is trying to close the U.S.'s trade deficit by simultaneously increasing domestic investment through tax cuts and clamping down on what he ...
Energy efficient, water saving items tax-free Memorial Day weekend KXAN.com
Texans who purchase certain water-saving and energy efficient products during Memorial Day weekend can do so without paying taxes.
So-Called “Universal Savings Accounts” in Tax Cuts 2.0 Are a Giveaway to the Most Affluent Taxpayers Just Taxes Blog
This week, House Republicans have taken up bills they call tax cuts “2.0.” Most of the attention, so far, has focused on the bill that extends—at great cost—the ...
High-tax state residents wonder if they should stay put or plan to move CNBC
Now that the Trump administration's highly anticipated new tax legislation is airing out, some living in high-tax states such as California, New Jersey or New York ...
Most millionaires don't plan to spend their tax savings, CNBC survey finds CNBC
Some assumed the GOP tax cuts would help the economy because Americans would spend their windfall, driving up consumption and boosting job growth.
Tax holidays may not be the bargain you think they are CNBC
Everyone loves a bargain. Except when the bargain doesn't really save you money. It may feel great not to pay tax for back-to-school clothes and backpacks, but ...
Opinion: Saving SALT deduction to keep NJ competitive for everyone NorthJersey.com
Restoring SALT benefits for residents would help ensure New Jersey's long-term competitiveness compared to Moocher States.
CAMPAIGN 2018: How Trump helped Beto O'Rourke score conservation win E&E News
Texas Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke has become a political rock star in opposing President Trump and trying to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz (R). He also has a ...
More People Leaving Pricey California For Tax-Free Nevada Lifestyle CBS San Francisco
CLEAR CREEK, Nev. (KPIX) – There is a tree-lined stretch of Highway 50 that is familiar to many Bay Area residents. But for more and more people, this ride has ...
Texas is CNBC's Top State for Business in America this year CNBC
Texas claims the top spot in CNBC's 2018 America's Top States for Business rankings. The energy sector is turbocharging the state's $1.6 trillion economy.
Sales Tax Holidays for Water-Efficient and ENERGY STAR Products KVIA El Paso
Texas families and businesses can save on the purchase of certain water- and energy-efficient products during the state's Water-Efficient Products and ENERGY ...
Cisco College hoping Abilene, Taylor County voters approve branch maintenance tax ReporterNews.com
Abilene and other Taylor County voters will have the final say on a 5 cent branch maintenance tax proposed by Cisco College.
The shockingly poor odds of saving much of your Mega Millions lottery winnings MarketWatch
The U.S. Mega Millions lottery jackpot swelled to a record $1.6 billion after the 25 drawings held since the end of July — including the latest on Oct. 19 — failed ...
When It Makes Sense to Buy Muni Bonds Outside Your Home State U.S. News & World Report
Most people buy municipal bonds issued by an entity in their home state because the interest paid is generally exempt from federal and states income taxes.
After 'Wayfair', Which States Are Ready to Tax Online Purchases? (1) Bloomberg BNA
The dust is beginning to settle after the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a major obstacle to states' ability to tax online sales.
As oil and gas exports surge, West Texas becomes the world's “extraction colony” The Texas Tribune
An unprecedented drilling boom in the Permian Basin is great for business. But it's polluting the air, overwhelming communities and threatening the planet.
New York hunters, anglers earn $28 million for state conservation, outdoor projects Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
New York hunters and anglers are responsible for generating more than $28 million in funding for state conservation and outdoor projects, the U.S. Department ...
Once Common, Texas Horned Lizard Now Being Captive-Bred and Reintroduced National Geographic
The horned lizard, the state reptile of Texas, is up against a myriad of threats. Scientists are hoping reintroduction will help it survive.
A Humane World HSUS News
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife *Service* will allow an American trophy hunter who killed a critically endangered black rhino to import the animal's body parts into the ...
To Save Obamacare, Repeal the Mandate The Atlantic
Giving Republicans a symbolic victory could allow Democrats to preserve the ACA.
Three candidates vie for slot on Texas' oil and gas regulatory agency The Texas Tribune
Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick — a Republican whose relationship with the industry she regulates has been questioned — is seeking ...
New Mexico official says Texas landowners are “stealing” millions of gallons of water and selling it back for fracking The Texas Tribune
Water restrictions in New Mexico have created a supply crunch for the fracking industry, so more free-flowing Texas water is helping to fill the void. But not ...
A carbon tax would be a costly failure Washington Examiner
The sobering conclusion: Economic realities will likely doom a carbon tax to fail.
How A New Way To Pay For Private School Could Help – Or Hurt – Houston Families Houston Public Media
Even though some Houston families could benefit, there's a limit. They can withdraw up to $10000 a year from these tax accounts. But that only covers about half ...
Cruz, O’Rourke on energy Midland Reporter-Telegram
Senator Ted Cruz will face U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, in the November general election. Photo: Midland Reporter-Telegram. Cruz, O'Rourke on ...
License plates featuring bass fish enhance TPWD conservation Times Record News
Purchasing Texas Parks and Wildlife Department large-mouth bass conservation license plates aids conservation.
ITEP critics defeat ExxonMobil tax break requests at School Board; here are next steps The Advocate
The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday voted just before midnight Thursday to reject two controversial requests for industrial tax breaks from ...
USDA Resumes Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment Farm Bureau News
The Conservation Reserve Program is a voluntary program aimed at conserving soil, water and wildlife resources by removing highly erodible and ...
Who controls your Fate property taxes? [OPINION] | Opinion Rockwall County Herald Banner
Get ready to hold onto your pocket books, because local governments and school boards are coming for more money! Again!
Billionaire Texas brothers selling 4 Montana ranches Billings Gazette
Four Montana ranches acquired by billionaire Texas brothers Dan and Farris Wilks are being sold by their own real estate company.
Everything You Need to Know About This Summer's Tax-Free Holidays U.S. News & World Report
During your state's tax-free shopping holiday, you can purchase back-to-school necessities, such as computers, clothing and school supplies, without paying ...
On first day of session, Gov. Greg Abbott talks priorities and politics The Texas Tribune
Abbott discussed his agenda for the 86th legislative session during an interview Tuesday with The Texas Tribune.
After 3 years of price increases, gas is getting cheaper in 2019 USA TODAY
The price of a gallon of unleaded gas will average $2.70 nationally in 2019, according to a GasBuddy.com forecast provided to USA TODAY.
Energy efficient, water saving items tax-free for Memorial Day weekend Concho valley homepage
Energy efficient, water saving items tax-free for Memorial Day weekend.
Durkin: Hunters, archers, anglers shoulder big share of conservation funding Green Bay Press Gazette
HORICON – It's not often the secretary of the Department of the Interior visits Wisconsin to personally deliver nearly $35 million for our conservation programs.
Gun control is a sure way to hurt conservation efforts | TheHill The Hill
In wake of the tragic Parkland and Santa Fe shootings, renewed calls for gun control have been louder than ever. It is clear no one wants to see more criminal ...
Purple Martins return to Texas | News Gainesville Daily Register
Marking the Lone Star State's earliest harbinger of spring, the first Purple Martins of the year have touched down in Point Blank, Texas, a conservation ...
Tax Break, or Kickback? Energy Benefit Becomes a Lightning Rod The New York Times
Over the past decade, hundreds of public projects have benefited from a federal incentive meant to encourage investments in energy-efficient technology.
Congress snuck dozens of tax breaks into the budget deal. Here's where they went. The Center for Public Integrity
Budget bill packed with special breaks for Washington insiders.
To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Individual Income Taxes? Tax Foundation
The individual income tax is one of the main sources of revenue for states, comprising 23.5 percent of total U.S. state and local tax collections in fiscal year 2015, ...
38-state lawsuit reveals deep national divide over states’ rights, federal role, taxation Watchdog.org
A multi-state lawsuit over Obamacare reveals a deep divide among 38 states over the role of the federal government and states' rights.
How Can Clients Lose Less to the IRS? Accountingweb.com
Many of your clients probably ask how they can lose less to the IRS on their taxes each year. Expert Julian Block weighs in with some advice.
Conservation programs encourage long-term sustainability Des Moines Register
Congress, whether through dysfunction, neglect or some combination, has allowed the Farm Bill to expire.
Meet the candidates running for the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District board of directors, Place 5 Community Impact Newspaper
Place 5 (At-Large) Name: Harry Hardman Occupation: Private investor. Experience: Over 30 years of experience and leadership in the networking and ...
5 Reasons Retirees Should Love Florida and 1 Reason They Won't Motley Fool
It's easy to see why the Sunshine State attracts so many seniors, but it does have one glaring flaw.
Five things to know about Trump tax cuts: Phase two | TheHill The Hill
The White House and some prominent GOP lawmakers want to roll out a second package of tax cuts this summer, building from the tax law President Trump ...
Tigers prowl Texas backyards DW (English)
A couple of thousand tigers — many owned as pets — live in Texas. That gives the US state the second-largest population of the endangered species in the ...
Retirement Tax Strategies for Your Retirement Income Investopedia
When you retire, your income usually flows from three sources: Social Security benefits, distributions from IRAs and retirement plans, and funds from savings and ...
Video: Sales tax renewal on the ballot for Marshall County residents KXII-TV
Tuesday is the first election day of 2019 in Oklahoma and on the ballot in Marshall County - the renewal of a sales tax earmarked for the county's lone hospital.
Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis The Pew Charitable Trusts
Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis, an interactive resource from The Pew Charitable Trusts, allows you to sort and analyze data on key fiscal, economic, and ...
These tax breaks are vanishing. Grab them while you can CNBC
If you're still waiting to turn in your 2017 tax return, take a moment to see if you qualify for these savings opportunities. They're about to go extinct.