taxes http://kuow.org en Seattle Parks District Proposition Ahead In Tuesday Primary http://kuow.org/post/seattle-parks-district-proposition-ahead-tuesday-primary <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle’s Prop 1 is ahead 52.4 to 47.6 percent in Tuesday’s primary election totals. The measure would change the way park maintenance is funded. Supporters promise parks that are better maintained; opponents say accountability will be the challenge.</span> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:25:36 +0000 Amy Radil 39579 at http://kuow.org Seattle Parks District Proposition Ahead In Tuesday Primary A Pack Of Smokes Might Get Pricier http://kuow.org/post/pack-smokes-might-get-pricier <p></p><p>Ross Reynolds talks with Sandeep Kaushik, spokesperson for the initiative that is looking at increasing the tax on tobacco by $1 in order to fund a cancer prevention program. Fri, 16 May 2014 21:43:03 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn 34603 at http://kuow.org A Pack Of Smokes Might Get Pricier New Bus Initiative Filed For Seattle Only, Prop 1 Continues To Fail http://kuow.org/post/new-bus-initiative-filed-seattle-only-prop-1-continues-fail <p><strong>UPDATE: 4/25/14, 4:15 p.m. PT.</strong></p><p>Votes are still being tallied, but King County voters so far are rejecting Proposition 1. That almost certainly means cuts to buses.</p><p>A new Seattle-only initiative will try to save buses inside city limits. A group called Friends of Transit said it filed the initiative with the Seattle City Clerk's Office Friday. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 23:15:44 +0000 Editor 33062 at http://kuow.org New Bus Initiative Filed For Seattle Only, Prop 1 Continues To Fail Online Sales Taxes Shift Consumer Behavior, Study Shows http://kuow.org/post/online-sales-taxes-shift-consumer-behavior-study-shows Technically, consumers are supposed to pay taxes on things they buy online. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:16:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 33041 at http://kuow.org Online Sales Taxes Shift Consumer Behavior, Study Shows Harper Appointee Benched And Cross-Border Tax Break http://kuow.org/post/harper-appointee-benched-and-cross-border-tax-break <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about Prime Minister Stephen Harper's attempt to fill a vacant <span class="st">seat on the Supreme Court of Canada and </span>cross-border shoppers getting a break on their purchases. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:41:22 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Jason Pagano 31354 at http://kuow.org Harper Appointee Benched And Cross-Border Tax Break Data Breach At Archdiocese Prompts Early Student Release At Bishop Blanchet High School http://kuow.org/post/data-breach-archdiocese-prompts-early-student-release-bishop-blanchet-high-school <p>The Archdiocese of Seattle has hired a forensic security team to help investigate a data breach that has affected employees and church volunteers. Someone has apparently acquired personal information and has been using it to file false tax returns to collect the refunds. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 22:00:25 +0000 Patricia Murphy 30572 at http://kuow.org Washington Legislature On Collision Course Over Tax Breaks http://kuow.org/post/washington-legislature-collision-course-over-tax-breaks <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/022614AJ_BudgetRollout_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The final two weeks of the Washington legislature may come down to a battle over tax breaks.<p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:38:35 +0000 Austin Jenkins 29558 at http://kuow.org Washington Legislature On Collision Course Over Tax Breaks Washington Senate Democrats Target Tax Exemptions To Fund Schools http://kuow.org/post/washington-senate-democrats-target-tax-exemptions-fund-schools <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/022514AJ_WAEducationDeadline_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Minority Democrats in the Washington Senate want to tax oil refineries, bottled water, prescription drug resellers and out-of-state shoppers.<p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:43:26 +0000 Austin Jenkins 29469 at http://kuow.org Washington Senate Democrats Target Tax Exemptions To Fund Schools Washington Senate Includes Nearly Two Dozen Tax Breaks In Budget Plan http://kuow.org/post/washington-senate-includes-nearly-two-dozen-tax-breaks-budget-plan <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/022414AJ_WASenateBudget_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Washington Senate is proposing the creation or extension of nearly two dozen tax breaks -- mostly for businesses.</span><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:38:35 +0000 Austin Jenkins 29388 at http://kuow.org Washington Senate Includes Nearly Two Dozen Tax Breaks In Budget Plan Ore. Farmers Want Tax Break For Donated Crops http://kuow.org/post/ore-farmers-want-tax-break-donated-crops <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/021914CL_cropcredit_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oregon farmers are hoping the state Legislature makes it worth their while to donate crops that would otherwise go to waste.<p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:36:20 +0000 Chris Lehman 29113 at http://kuow.org Ore. Farmers Want Tax Break For Donated Crops Why More Americans Are Renouncing U.S. Citizenship http://kuow.org/post/why-more-americans-are-renouncing-us-citizenship A few times a year, the Treasury Department publishes a long list of names announcing all of the Americans who have lately abandoned their U.S. citizenship.<p>According to the legal website <a href="http://intltax.typepad.com/intltax_blog/2014/02/2013-expatriations-increase-by-___.html" target="_blank">International Tax Blog</a>, the number hovered around 500 a decade ago. Last year, it hit a record high of nearly 3,000.<p>This was not a gradual change. It was a sudden spike. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 08:42:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 29099 at http://kuow.org Why More Americans Are Renouncing U.S. Citizenship Washington Governor Makes Another Push To Close Tax Exemptions http://kuow.org/post/washington-governor-makes-another-push-close-tax-exemptions <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/01/012814AJ_EducationFunding_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington Governor Jay Inslee continued his push on Tuesday for lawmakers to close tax exemptions to fund education.<p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:22:29 +0000 Austin Jenkins 27851 at http://kuow.org Washington Governor Makes Another Push To Close Tax Exemptions Slow Uptake Of Electric Cars Prompts Calls To Extend Washington Tax Break http://kuow.org/post/slow-uptake-electric-cars-prompts-calls-extend-washington-tax-break <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/01/012814TB_EVtax_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The slow uptake of electric cars by Northwest drivers is prompting calls to extend a tax break in Washington state for new vehicles powered by alternative fuels.<p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:14:23 +0000 Tom Banse 27849 at http://kuow.org Slow Uptake Of Electric Cars Prompts Calls To Extend Washington Tax Break Will Raising The Minimum Wage Rescue The Economy? http://kuow.org/post/will-raising-minimum-wage-rescue-economy <p>David Hyde talks with Jim McTague, of financial magazine Barron's, about income inequality and why&nbsp; he says raising the minimum wage is a "crowd-pleaser" solution. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 00:03:06 +0000 David Hyde & Hannah Burn 27721 at http://kuow.org Will Raising The Minimum Wage Rescue The Economy? How Rising Taxes For Wealthy Americans Will Impact Economic Inequality http://kuow.org/post/how-rising-taxes-wealthy-americans-will-impact-economic-inequality <p>David Hyde talks with economist <a href="http://www.cepr.net/biographies/dean-baker/">Dean Baker</a> about why tax rates for wealthy Americans are going up and how that could impact economic disparity. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:12:31 +0000 David Hyde & Andy Hurst 27512 at http://kuow.org How Rising Taxes For Wealthy Americans Will Impact Economic Inequality