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Financial Wellness: Tax refunds are wasteful, not windfall
They say the handymans house is the last to be fixed. In our familys case, the accountants taxes are the last to be done. Given his hectic schedule this time of year, I knew it would take my CPA husb...
4/15/14 at 1:37 AM
IRA Rollovers Become IRS Target
On March 28 I wrote a post about a U.S.tax court altering the rules on IRA to IRA rollovers and wondered when the IRS would officially change the rules and start enforcement. Previously according to p...
4/14/14 at 3:18 PM IRA Rollover Rules Altered by Tax Court 3/28/14 at 12:18 PM
Unemployed or Under-employed Spouses & IRA Contributions 3/4/14 at 4:05 PM
Senate passes second tax bill, different from House measure
By Don Davis The Minnesota Senate on Thursday approved a second tax-cut bill that pretty much matches the total dollar number of tax breaks representatives approved earlier, but the two chambers go di...
4/10/14 at 7:24 PM Minnesota taxpayers may file 4/2/14 at 11:57 AM
Capitol notebook: 60,400 open jobs 4/2/14 at 9:29 AM
Identity Theft and Taxes. How To Protect Yourself.
According to the Internal Revenue Service, 20-25 percent of Americans wait until the last two weeks before the deadline to prepare their returns. And at that late date, there are only two things you c...
3/27/14 at 10:06 AM How Can I Get Free Help With My Taxes? 2/10/14 at 9:35 AM
Annual Statistical Supplement, 2013, now available
The Social Security Annual Statistical Supplement, 2013 is now available. The Supplement includes more than 240 statistical tables providing comprehensive data on programs administered by the Social...
3/4/14 at 1:00 PM Voluntary tax withholding from Social Security benefits 2/21/14 at 11:29 AM
How to replace your SSA-1099 for 2013 2/10/14 at 11:21 AM
Special Election Frequently Asked Questions
Fargo Public Schools will hold a Special Election on Tuesday, March 11 to approve the Districts general mill levy authority for the next ten years, as required by state law. Visit www.fargo.k12.nd.us/...
2/17/14 at 9:35 AM Special Election Preparation 10/29/13 at 5:14 PM
Legislative Update 2/14/13 at 3:17 PM
Does Mitchell really have higher property taxes than the rest of the state?
At last night's Mitchell City Council meeting, an oft-repeated claim was made about Mitchell supposedly having the highest or among the highest property taxes in the state: Roger Musick, CEO of Innova...
12/3/13 at 10:30 AM Silicon Valley in South Dakota? 8/2/12 at 3:41 PM
Is an opt-out the solution to our road woes? 4/1/10 at 8:22 AM
Tax the middle class
"Under the House Democrat Tax bill, 60 percent of people in the middle income tax bracket will see an income tax increase." And this is from the party that campaigned on helping the middle class. When...
5/8/13 at 10:54 AM Surly Brewing Speaks out on tax 4/30/13 at 6:24 PM
Making the Case against Receiving a Federal Income Tax Refund
Millions of Americans celebrate receiving an income tax refund each year. Many of these same people live each month under the burden of financial hardship, struggling to make ends meet, often falling ...
3/8/13 at 12:43 PM Ways to Find Money and Offset Social Security Tax Hike 1/4/13 at 5:42 PM
Spending Your Tax Refund the Right Way 4/17/12 at 7:54 AM
Making tax decisions less taxing
Growing a crop can be challenging. Marketing a crop can be harder still. Hardest of all, perhaps, is keeping abreast of tax law changes and incorporating those changes into farm management. That's wh...
11/7/12 at 11:45 AM
Eat the Rich
Are you mad at rich people? Do you respect them? The class warfare debate is as alive as ever, and an article in the New York Timesstirred the coals with this piece. It says that France's new Socialis...
8/8/12 at 12:20 PM
The Politics of Pinching Peaches
Generally, the produce department of a grocery store is a quiet place. Pinching peaches, while it is a dreadful practice, doesn't result in sounds from the peaches. I imagine, however, that the peopl...
8/2/12 at 2:32 PM Trickling Economics 2/16/12 at 2:28 PM
Do you want property tax reform?
I'm trying to put together a column on how Measure 2 and how, even though it was defeated, it really tapped into a strong vein in North Dakota in that lots of people feel they either, A- Property taxe...
6/13/12 at 4:31 PM Thoughts on taxes, Part 1: The problem with withholding income taxes 3/10/11 at 3:10 PM
Just paid my 2010 taxes 3/3/11 at 9:35 PM
Tax Freedom Day
Yesterday, in addition to be the deadline for filing Federal and State tax returns it was also Tax Freedom Day. Tax Freedom Day is the day that average Americans have earned enough to pay their tax b...
4/18/12 at 7:00 AM
Record on taxes is clear
All votes of Fargo city commissioners are public record and are verified in the minutes of all the commission meetings. Im proud of my record as one who works to engage the community to make better us...
4/8/12 at 7:50 AM