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A federal grand jury in Greensboro, North Carolina, returned an indictment (Tuesday), charging a North Carolina couple with federal employment tax and individual income tax violations. 

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RALEIGH — Taxes and employee benefits are at the center of the race for N.C. treasurer.

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County is losing out on a huge chunk of tax revenue following a new valuation of a utility company's property by the state .

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RALEIGH — An executive order giving people a break on utility payments threw local governments across North Carolina into financial havoc.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s Republican legislators say they were left out of focus groups for a major education report that could seriously affect future policymaking.

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Monday, 02 December 2019 13:23

COLUMN: When taxes (almost) killed tap

I write a syndicated column on politics and public policy that often centers on the issue of taxation. I am also a sometime practitioner and teacher of tap dancing. Combining my two interests was only a matter of time. That time is today.

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Monday, 23 September 2019 14:21

COLUMN: Uncertain policy has economic cost

Progressives and conservatives argue about economic policy all the time. At government’s current size and scope, would it better promote long-term growth to raise taxes and spend more or to lower taxes and spend less? During a recession, should government try to bolster demand by running large budget deficits or should it economize to keep debt from exploding?

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RALEIGH — The Senate Finance Committee unanimously passed Senate Bill 622, the Tax Reduction Act of 2019, on Tuesday, May 14, and sent it to the Senate Rules Committee.

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RALEIGH — A $470-million surge in April tax collections could push the state budget surplus to more than $700 million.

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"Congressional Democrats and Republicans," reports ProPublica, "are moving to permanently bar the IRS from creating a free electronic tax filing system."

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