REAL MONEY Making the Case against Receiving a Federal Income Tax Refund
Millions of Americans celebrate receiving an income tax refund each year. Many of these same people live each month under the burden of financial hardship, struggling to make ends meet, often falling ... Posted on 3/8/13 at 12:43 PM
SENSE AND CENTSIBILITY How to use your tax refund to get ahead this year
For many of us, tax season means money in the bank. Well, at least for a little while...until we spend it, right? If you are anticipating a refund this year, do you have a plan for what you will do wi... Posted on 2/25/13 at 12:32 PM
IN THE BLACK Shrinking Paychecks?
There has been a reduced Social Security payroll tax rate for the past 2 years. It was reduced from 6.2% to 4.2%. At this time it is scheduled to revert back to 6.2% January 1, 2013, unless Congress... Posted on 11/30/12 at 8:54 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Beijing Means Business
Here's a picture book for your eyes and minds highlighting some illegal entrepreneurs, the business district of bustling Beijing and Walmart in China.
A common sight in Chinese cities are the... Posted on 7/14/12 at 9:03 AM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Financial impact of Measure 2 debated
BISMARCK About $812 million in property taxes for 2012 would be eliminated if North Dakota voters approve Measure 2 in June, a state research analyst said Monday.
Kathy Strombeck of the state Tax Co... Posted on 4/2/12 at 2:28 PM
Greg Danz, proprietor of Zandbroz, faces an invisible wall that he and many other merchants face, whether located downtown or in a mall. His store in Fargo must charge its customers 7.5 percent in state and local sales taxes. In Moorhead, the state sales tax takes a bite of 6.875 percent.
Minnesota House Democrats say it is time to balance the state budget and make new investments, but Republicans argue the tax plan they are expected to vote on today does so at the expense of taxpayers.
Danielle Killey, Forum News Service
, April 24, 2013
A billion here, a billion there.
And pretty soon, you’re talking about the Alaska Permanent Fund, which reached a new high of about $45 billion at the end of March.
North Dakota may have topped Alaska in oil production, but North Dakota’s oil tax “Legacy Fund” has a long way to go before it catches up with its Alaskan sibling.
Here's a little secret for all you procrastinators on Tax Day: The Internal Revenue Service doesn't like to talk about it, but as long as you don't owe any additional taxes, there is no penalty for filing a few days late.
I see where our illustrious Republican-controlled Senate approved a bill to lower production taxes for big oil. Who votes for these buffoons? Exxon’s profits in 2012 were $44.9 billion, just short of the world record, according to CNNMoney.
By Cory Christofferson, Hamar, N.D.
, March 09, 2013
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