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Retirees struggling to afford Vermont, moving to other states

By   /  July 29, 2015  /  News, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermonters have different reasons for leaving the state, but for retirees, the decision to leave the Green Mountains and retire elsewhere often comes down to property taxes and the cost of living.

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No more free rides? Oregon pay-as-you-go plan could one day fund highways

By   /  July 16, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Finances, Issues, News, Oregon, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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As part of this year’s budget, the Oregon Legislature created a pilot program for a new per-mile driving tax that could one day replace gasoline taxes as the primary form of revenue for the state’s highway fund. The new program is entirely voluntary in the first year – sign up, and you’ll get reimbursed for any gasoline taxes you pay at the pump, but you’ll owe the state 1.5 cents for every mile you drive.

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Pennsylvania budget impasse drowns out property tax relief conversation

By   /  July 13, 2015  /  News, PA Independent, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Finding a way to give Pennsylvania homeowners relief from their school property taxes is hard enough on its own, but doing it during a budget impasse that’s lurched two weeks into July is even more difficult.

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Chicago startups could be exempt from Netflix ‘cloud tax’

By   /  July 9, 2015  /  Illinois, News, Politics, Regulations, Taxes, Technology  /  No Comments

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office recently told Chicago’s startup community to expect a formal proposal exempting them from a newly enacted “cloud tax.”

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Up in smoke: Colorado cities getting a bang for taxpayers’ bucks

By   /  July 3, 2015  /  Colorado, Finances, News, Taxes  /  No Comments

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This Independence Day, hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars will literally go up in smoke.

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Real estate expert: Vermont ‘just keeps adding more taxes and regulations’

By   /  July 3, 2015  /  News, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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In part two of our interview with Isaac Chavez, the Vermont Realtors CEO says property taxes keep rising because lawmakers are focused on serving special interest groups, not taxpayers.

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