taxes http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Bill To Revive Benevolent Tax Credits Heard By Mo. House Committee http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bill-revive-benevolent-tax-credits-heard-mo-house-committee <P><A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB87">Legislation that would revive three benevolent tax credits</A> in Missouri is being considered by a <A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB87">State House </A>committee.</P> <P>Tax breaks for food pantries, pregnancy resource centers and the Children in Crisis program all expired last year when lawmakers failed to pass any type of tax credit reform package.&nbsp; Scott Baker,&nbsp;State Director&nbsp;of the <A href="http://feedingmissouri.org/">Missouri Food Bank Association</A>, testified today in favor of renewing the incentives.&nbsp; He says according to the USDA, Missouri has the nation’s 7th highest food insecurity rate. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 23:11:05 +0000 Marshall Griffin 8595 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bill To Revive Benevolent Tax Credits Heard By Mo. House Committee Report: Missouri Has Lost $2.3 Billion In Revenue By Not Collecting Taxes On Internet Sales http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-missouri-has-lost-23-billion-revenue-not-collecting-taxes-internet-sales <P>It appears that Missouri has lost&nbsp;about $2.3 billion in revenue over the past nine years because it does not collect sales taxes on purchases made over the Internet.</P> <P>A report issued by the University of Missouri’s <A href="http://truman.missouri.edu/">Truman School of Public Affairs</A> says that averages out to around $468 million a year.&nbsp; <A href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=81&amp;year=2013">House Minority Floor Leader Jacob Hummel</A> (D, St. Louis) says collecting taxes on Internet sales could help fund several critical needs, including K-12 schools.</P> <P>“I think if you look at just levels of school funding, when adjusted for inflation, we’re back at levels in the early (19)90’s," Hummel said.&nbsp; "Clearly this is a way to enhance revenue.” Wed, 02 Jan 2013 23:28:07 +0000 Marshall Griffin 7951 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report: Missouri Has Lost $2.3 Billion In Revenue By Not Collecting Taxes On Internet Sales Ongoing Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Impact Year-End Tax Considerations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ongoing-fiscal-cliff-negotiations-impact-year-end-tax-considerations <p>It’s said that one of the certainties in life is taxes.&nbsp; However, taxes for 2012 are to some degree, uncertain because of ongoing negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff.</p><p>Host Don Marsh talked with tax expert Lance Weiss, C.P.A., of SFW Partners, LLC about end-of-year tax preparations and what can be done to minimize the amount owed on federal and state income tax returns due in April.</p><p></p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 23:31:50 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 7500 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ongoing Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Impact Year-End Tax Considerations Mo. Tax Reform Proposal Includes Another Cigarette Tax Hike, Flat Income Tax http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-tax-reform-proposal-includes-another-cigarette-tax-hike-flat-income-tax <p>Despite being rejected by voters last month, there’s a new proposal to raise Missouri’s cigarette tax.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 22:27:10 +0000 Marshall Griffin 7164 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Tax Reform Proposal Includes Another Cigarette Tax Hike, Flat Income Tax Pinnacle, St. Louis County Settle On Value Of River City Casino http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pinnacle-st-louis-county-settle-value-river-city-casino <p></p><p>St. Louis County and Pinnacle Entertainment have settled a dispute over how much the River City Casino in south St. Louis County has been worth for the past three years.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:08:02 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 5400 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Pinnacle, St. Louis County Settle On Value Of River City Casino Illinois Cracks Down On Unemployment Fraud http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-cracks-down-unemployment-fraud <p>Illinois is getting $2.7 million to strengthen its efforts to fight waste and fraud in unemployment claims.</p><p>The grant from the U.S. Labor Department will help beef up anti-fraud programs launched in the past year.<br>&nbsp;<br>The Illinois Department of Employment Security says it has begun garnishing tax returns of unemployment cheats, working more closely with the attorney general and holding business leaders personally liable for misstating company obligations.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 13:11:41 +0000 The Associated Press 4916 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois Cracks Down On Unemployment Fraud Mo. GOP Senate candidates Akin, Brunner, Steelman made late tax payments http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-gop-senate-candidates-akin-brunner-steelman-made-late-tax-payments <p>Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-sells-private-plane">garnered some unwanted attention last year</a> when she paid about $320,000 in overdue taxes and penalties on an airplane. As it turns out, her three leading Republican opponents also have paid penalties for late taxes.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 20:24:09 +0000 The Associated Press 4092 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. GOP Senate candidates Akin, Brunner, Steelman made late tax payments Gov. Nixon urged to sign Mo. vehicle sales tax http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gov-nixon-urged-sign-mo-vehicle-sales-tax <div><p>Local officials and Missouri vehicle dealers are sending emails urging Gov. Jay Nixon to sign legislation allowing communities to continue levying taxes on vehicle purchases.</p><p>But it appears to be an uphill effort because Nixon previously said the legislation would &quot;bypass&quot; a public vote and improperly impose a tax. Nixon has not specifically said whether he will sign or veto the bill.</p> Sat, 07 Jul 2012 18:18:08 +0000 The Associated Press 4077 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gov. Nixon urged to sign Mo. vehicle sales tax Mo. tax revenue performance improves http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-tax-revenue-performance-improves <p>For the <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-revenues-still-too-low-balance-budget">first time this fiscal year</a>, Missouri&#39;s state revenues are growing above the rate needed to balance the budget.</p><p>The state Office of Administration released figures on Wednesday that show Missouri&#39;s net revenues were up 3.1 percent through April - or the first 10 months of the fiscal year. The 2012 budget is based on 2.7 percent growth.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 15:24:44 +0000 The Associated Press 3615 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. tax revenue performance improves Morning headlines: Thursday, April 26, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-april-26-2012 <p><strong>Woman wins $6 million judgment against &quot;Girls Gone Wild&quot;</strong></p><p>A St. Louis judge in has awarded nearly $5.77 million to a woman who sued the makers of the &quot;Girls Gone Wild&quot; videos for using an image of her bare breasts without her consent.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/girls-gone-wild-orderd-to-pay-million-to-student-it/article_0bbb7adf-757b-53cb-90ce-124a459dd28d.html">St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports</a> the verdict from Judge John Garvey came down in March, after no one showed up for the defense.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:37:27 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, Alex King & The Associated Press 3574 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, April 26, 2012