Supreme Court strikes down Maryland’s double taxation as unconstitutional

By   /  May 18, 2015  /  Maryland, Taxes, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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The Supreme Court struck down Maryland’s income tax as double taxation. This will require the state to refund around $200 million, hitting counties hard.

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The end is near: Will property tax reform pass in Texas?

By   /  May 18, 2015  /  Taxes, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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As the end of the Texas legislative session draws near, a bill reforming the property taxes plaguing the state has yet to be decided on.

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E-cigarette tax would destroy Ohio small businesses

By   /  May 15, 2015  /  News, Ohio, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Central Ohio small business owner Alec Cardellino will be out of work if lawmakers pass Gov. John Kasich’s steep e-cigarette tax.

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PA Senate next to debate tax shift and property tax relief bill

By   /  May 14, 2015  /  Taxes, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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The PA House passed legislation that would shift the burden of taxes, and provide some property tax relief to Pennsylvania residents. Not everyone is sold.

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Hands off their butts: Critics argue against increased cigarette taxes

By   /  May 13, 2015  /  National, News, Taxes, Virginia  /  No Comments

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By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Government officials from Hampton, Virginia, to Topeka, Kansas, are looking to boost cigarette taxes to bolster revenues, but critics say bureaucrats should keep their hands off smokers’ butts.
Plenty of unsympathetic non-smokers — especially those representing tobacco-free campaigns and organizations — fully support the movement, emphasizing the importance of […]

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Property tax relief to take center stage in PA state House

By   /  May 11, 2015  /  News, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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This is a big week for all those homeowners in Pennsylvania who want to see something done about their school property tax bills.

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