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April 13, 2016
State, federal income taxes due April 18
This year’s income tax filing season ends on April 18, and as the date approaches, the Minnesota Department of Revenue offers tips to help taxpayers as they get ready to file their returns. “With just days left in the filing season, we know many Minnesotans are still preparing...
April 13, 2016 - 10:27am
April 15, 2016
Tax unfair to MN businesses
It appears Minnesota’s small businesses will not get tax relief this session of the Legislature. Despite a projected $1.2 billion surplus and nearly $2 billion in reserves, Gov. Mark Dayton seems disinclined to push for reasonable changes in business taxes. The Democrat-controlled...
opinion / editorials
April 15, 2016 - 5:30am
April 10, 2016
Tax refund programs available to Minnesotans
Minnesota residents are reminded of the two property tax refund programs for homeowners and the refund program for renters. The two programs for homeowners are: Homeowner’s Homestead Credit Refund, you must have owned and lived in your home on Jan. 2, 2016. The refund amount is...
April 10, 2016 - 5:20am
April 9, 2016
Tax Day is set for April 18 this year
No it’s not a typo — tax day in 2016 is April 18. We get three extra days to get everything together, because April 16 lands on a Saturday. Emancipation Day is usually celebrated on April 16th, but because it lands on a Saturday, it has been moved to April 15, with Tax Day falling...
entertainment / books
April 9, 2016 - 5:50am
April 6, 2016
Judge charged in tax scheme
A retired tax judge and her husband have been charged with cheating the government of $400,000 in taxes in a scheme that treated personal spending such as jewelry, pilates classes and overseas vacations as business expenses, prosecutors said on Monday, April 4. A federal grand jury...
April 6, 2016 - 10:19am
March 16, 2016
Proposed ND ballot measure would boost tax on cigarettes by $1.76 a pac
A group frustrated with the North Dakota Legislature’s repeated refusal to raise tobacco taxes will attempt to put the issue to voters in November,...
March 16, 2016 - 2:27pm
March 13, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Who to believe?
Think tanks from opposite ends of the political spectrum examined the same data about Minnesotans leaving the state and came to different conclusions....
March 13, 2016 - 5:15am
March 2, 2016
You can request that taxes be withheld from Social Security
Q: Are taxes withheld from Social Security benefits? A: Taxes are not routinely withheld from Social Security benefits. Especially during this time of year, a related question is whether taxes can be voluntarily withheld from SSA payments. Yes, you can request voluntary Federal tax...
March 2, 2016 - 5:00am
February 17, 2016
Proposed ag bill would change referendum taxes
When school building bond referendums pop up, there’s one crowd that is notorious for voting ‘no’ - the farmers. But talk to just about any farmer and they’d likely say the reason isn’t because they aren’t supportive of kids and education, it’s because of what they call...
February 17, 2016 - 11:20am
Free tax assistance still available
Have you filed your state and federal income tax returns yet? If you’re hoping to take advantage of the free tax preparation service offered through Mahube-Otwa Community Action, you’d better make an appointment soon. According to Karen Lenius, coordinator of Mahube-Otwa’s Volunteer...
February 17, 2016 - 10:28am
February 14, 2016
Erhard woman charged with felony tax crimes
`The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced that the Otter Tail County Attorney’s Office recently charged Amiee Marie Haarstick of Erhard with several tax-related felonies. Haarstick was charged with four counts of filing false or fraudulent income tax returns. The complaint...
News / crime
February 14, 2016 - 5:20am
February 13, 2016
Steve Green to talk taxes in Park Rapids
On Friday, Feb. 19, Minnesota House Property Tax Division Chair Steve Drazkowski and State Representative Steve Green, R-Fosston, will hold a town hall meeting in Park Rapids to explain what was accomplished last session on the property tax relief front, and to gather feedback from...
February 13, 2016 - 5:45am
January 27, 2016
Greater economic future for all
House DFL legislators from across the state unveiled a “Greater Minnesota for All” agenda Monday focused on building a stronger economic future in greater Minnesota through investments in job creation, transportation, and property tax relief. House DFL Leader Paul Thissen and...
January 27, 2016 - 10:55am
January 20, 2016
Social Security payroll tax levels the same for 2016
Q: Did Social Security payroll tax levels change for 2016? A: No. In 2016 the maximum amount of earnings subject to Social Security tax is $118,500, the same as for 2015. Annual Social Security payroll taxes are paid up to a maximum amount set by law when you have wages or self-employment...
January 20, 2016 - 5:00am
January 7, 2016
Refund coming? Tax filing starts Jan. 19
The Minnesota Department of Revenue will open state individual income tax filing season on Jan. 19. For the benefit and convenience of Minnesotans, this is the same day as the Internal Revenue Service. The filing deadline to submit 2015 tax returns is Monday, April 18, 2016, rather...
Business / business briefs
January 7, 2016 - 5:30am