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July 14, 2012
State oil tax revenue sharing shaping up as a hot topic
BISMARCK -- How much money North Dakota's oil- and gas-producing counties should get to help pay for all the needs that have come with rapid growth promises to be one of the biggest issues of the 2013 legislative session. Western North Dakota officials have spent recent months letting...
July 14, 2012 - 6:50am
June 24, 2012
Deadline extended for ND fuel tax refund
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota's Tax Department says eligible consumers have two extra days to request a refund for state taxes that were paid on gasoline and gasohol purchased in 2011. Tax Commissioner Cory Fong says the deadline has been extended to July 2 because the traditional...
June 24, 2012 - 10:00am
June 5, 2012
ND Supreme Court hears appeal of prop tax lawsuit
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota's Supreme Court is hearing an appeal of a lawsuit over the state's debate about whether to abolish property taxes. The debate will be resolved a week from Tuesday, when voters decide the fate of Measure 2. It is a constitutional amendment that...
June 5, 2012 - 9:23am
May 30, 2012
ND telephone tax for deaf stays at 4 cents a line
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A monthly state telephone tax will stay at 4 cents per line. North Dakota's Public Service Commission on Wednesday ordered the 4-cent tax to continue through June 2013. The tax is assessed every month against almost 720,000 telephone access lines and cellphones....
May 30, 2012 - 5:53pm
May 17, 2012
ND oil tax 'Legacy Fund' tops $350M in 9 months
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A newly created North Dakota trust fund for oil taxes now has about $353 million. State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt put another $44.8 million into the "Legacy Fund" on Wednesday. North Dakota voters set up the fund two years ago. It gets 30 percent of the state's...
May 17, 2012 - 11:22am
May 15, 2012
Study calls ND property tax abolition 'risky'
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A new study says North Dakota's proposal to abolish property taxes would put schools and local services at the mercy of oil revenues. The study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington says no other state has tried to abolish property taxes....
May 15, 2012 - 4:14pm
May 8, 2012
Berg says tax legislation would help small businesses
FARGO -- North Dakota Republican Rep. Rick Berg says bipartisan legislation he introduced in Congress would reduce the tax burden on small businesses. Berg recently proposed the Small Business Tax Simplification Act, which eliminates a "barrier requirement" by allowing businesses...
May 8, 2012 - 7:48am
May 2, 2012
N.D. companies protest coal taxes
BISMARCK (AP) -- Two North Dakota electric utilities are paying a North Dakota coal tax under protest. Basin Electric Power Cooperative of Bismarck and Minnkota Power Cooperative of Grand Forks are challenging whether they owe $5 million in taxes. The companies haven't previously...
May 2, 2012 - 7:35am
April 11, 2012
Sales tax extension would help fund flood protection
FARGO -- Annual flood insurance bills for thousands of property owners here could spike to more than $2,500 in a couple of years if the city doesn't shore up its internal flood protection. But Fargo leaders need a funding stream to pay for that protection, and that's one of the...
April 11, 2012 - 7:31am
March 27, 2012
Sales tax 'education' a nonissue
One of the reasons two Fargo city commissioners said they voted against putting an infrastructure sales tax extension on the ballot is there is not enough time to educate and inform voters about the need for the tax. It's not the only reason Mike Williams and Dave Piepkorn voted "no,"...
March 27, 2012 - 7:21am
March 26, 2012
Proposal would refocus ND property tax breaks
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A proposal to revamp North Dakota property tax subsidies would give tax breaks only to a North Dakota resident's primary home. The Legislature's Taxation Committee is considering the idea. It may be introduced in the Legislature next year. Now the Legislature...
March 26, 2012 - 9:20am
March 21, 2012
Fargo politicians vow to keep out of tax debate
FARGO -- After a split vote Monday to ask Fargo residents to approve a city sales tax in June's election, some city officials pledged Tuesday not to interfere in the public discourse over the proposed half-cent tax. Mayor Dennis Walaker, a proponent, and Commissioner Dave Piepkorn,...
March 21, 2012 - 7:30am
March 7, 2012
Fargo sales tax extension might go to voters
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Fargo city commissioners are moving forward with plans to bring a half-cent city sales tax extension to voters this summer. The infrastructure tax in North Dakota's largest city expires in June, and Mayor Dennis Walaker is leading a push to have it extended to...
March 7, 2012 - 11:10am
March 6, 2012
Fargo officials to seek tax extension
By Kristen M.
March 6, 2012 - 7:42am
February 28, 2012
Dakotas taxpayers might have 2008 refunds coming
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The Internal Revenue Service says taxpayers in the Dakotas who did not file a federal return for 2008 might have refunds coming, but the three-year window for them to claim the money is closing. The IRS estimates that refunds totaling more than $1.9 million...
February 28, 2012 - 10:38am