taxes http://kuow.org en 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 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 The NFL: Big Business With Big Tax Breaks http://kuow.org/post/nfl-big-business-big-tax-breaks If you're a football fan, Sunday is kind of like Christmas.<p>Two conference championship games will determine the teams that advance to the Super Bowl, and the matchups couldn't be more exciting: Denver vs. New England (Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady). And some would say the other game, pitting San Francisco against Seattle, might just feature the two best teams in the league.<p>America shows its love for the sport in many ways beyond breathless anticipation of big games. Sat, 18 Jan 2014 23:36:00 +0000 editor 27303 at http://kuow.org The NFL: Big Business With Big Tax Breaks King County Leaders: Raise Taxes To Pay For Buses, Roads http://kuow.org/post/king-county-leaders-raise-taxes-pay-buses-roads <p>Political leaders in King County want voters to help stave off drastic cuts to Metro bus service.</p><p>On Tuesday, King County Executive Dow Constantine proposed raising car tab fees, sales taxes and bus fares. The money would pay for transit service and road maintenance. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:39:00 +0000 Deborah Wang 27078 at http://kuow.org King County Leaders: Raise Taxes To Pay For Buses, Roads Washington Initiative Promoter Files Measure To Resurrect Anti-Tax Rule http://kuow.org/post/washington-initiative-promoter-files-measure-resurrect-anti-tax-rule <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/01/010614AJ_2014Initiatives_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington initiative promoter Tim Eyman kicked off the New Year with a new ballot proposal.<p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 17:37:18 +0000 Austin Jenkins 26654 at http://kuow.org Washington Initiative Promoter Files Measure To Resurrect Anti-Tax Rule Get Ready For Another Sales Tax Debate In Oregon http://kuow.org/post/get-ready-another-sales-tax-debate-oregon <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/12/121113CL_salestax_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber is setting his sights on a major overhaul of the state's tax system.<p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Chris Lehman 25429 at http://kuow.org Get Ready For Another Sales Tax Debate In Oregon State Secret: Why You Can't See Boeing's Tax Bill http://kuow.org/post/state-secret-why-you-cant-see-boeings-tax-bill <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/11/111913AJ_BusinessTaxes_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington lawmakers recently rushed into special session to pass $8.7 billion in aerospace tax breaks. The aim: to land Boeing’s next generation 777 airplane. But how much does Boeing – or any other major company in Washington - pay in taxes?<p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:31:59 +0000 Austin Jenkins 24161 at http://kuow.org State Secret: Why You Can't See Boeing's Tax Bill When Did Taxes Become A Bargaining Tool? http://kuow.org/post/when-did-taxes-become-bargaining-tool <p>Ross Reynolds talks with David Leonhardt, Washington bureau chief of the New York Times and author of "Here's the Deal: How Washington Can Solve the Deficit and Spur Growth." Fri, 08 Nov 2013 23:49:36 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn 23501 at http://kuow.org When Did Taxes Become A Bargaining Tool? Analyst: Boeing Announcement A Play For Tax Breaks http://kuow.org/post/analyst-boeing-announcement-play-tax-breaks <p>Boeing’s announcement that much of the detailed design work on the 777X jetliner will take place outside Washington state is a play for better tax incentives, according to a top aviation analyst. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:36:12 +0000 Steve Scher & Jason Pagano 23025 at http://kuow.org Analyst: Boeing Announcement A Play For Tax Breaks Luxury Yachts Steer Clear Of Washington State Taxes http://kuow.org/post/luxury-yachts-steer-clear-washington-state-taxes <p>A 440-foot superyacht named Serene is approaching a deadline date with Washington&rsquo;s tax authorities.</p><p>If it cruises through that deadline by staying longer than 60 days, its owners will have to pay 10 percent of the yacht&rsquo;s value, which is $30 million.&nbsp; Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:14:53 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 21872 at http://kuow.org Luxury Yachts Steer Clear Of Washington State Taxes Tax Break For Russell Investments Riles House Finance Chair http://kuow.org/post/tax-break-russell-investments-riles-house-finance-chair <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/07/071213AJ_TaxBreak_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>It was the legislative equivalent of a buzzer beater. Just as the Washington legislature was about to adjourn last month, the House and Senate quickly passed a series of tax breaks mostly for businesses. They included exemptions for dance clubs, mint growers, dairy products and this one: digital data used by international investment firms.<p>That last one will largely benefit a single global firm – Seattle-based Russell Investments. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 17:08:37 +0000 Austin Jenkins & aus 16712 at http://kuow.org Tax Break For Russell Investments Riles House Finance Chair Gas Tax Package Falls Short In Washington House http://kuow.org/post/gas-tax-package-falls-short-washington-house <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/062613AJ_GasTax_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A proposal to raise Washington’s gas tax by 10.5 cents to fund transportation projects has failed in the state House. Supporters Wednesday came up one vote short. But they vow to try again.<p>The transportation revenue package would raise $10 billion for maintenance and preservation of existing roads and to fund new projects. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:38:14 +0000 Austin Jenkins 15701 at http://kuow.org Gas Tax Package Falls Short In Washington House Washington Estate Tax Refunds Halted After Midnight Bill Signing http://kuow.org/post/washington-estate-tax-refunds-halted-after-midnight-bill-signing <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/061413AJ_EstateTax_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>There were dramatic developments in Olympia overnight. Governor Jay Inslee held a midnight bill signing to amend Washington’s estate tax. The move means the Department of Revenue will not begin to issue refund checks Friday morning to the heirs of some multi-million dollar estates.<p>The state of Washington was about to embark on a months-long process of refunding an estimated $140 million to more than 100 estates. This was the result of a Supreme Court ruling earlier this year. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:29:28 +0000 Austin Jenkins 14949 at http://kuow.org Washington Estate Tax Refunds Halted After Midnight Bill Signing Internet Sales Tax, Jan Merlin And A Music Recommendation http://kuow.org/post/internet-sales-tax-jan-merlin-and-music-recommendation <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Paying Internet Sales Tax</strong><br>The Senate voted on Monday on a bill that would end tax-free Internet shopping. Slate’s <a href="http://www.slate.com/authors.matthew_yglesias.html">Matthew Yglesias </a>joins us with a look at the <a href="http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/senate-bill/336">Marketplace Fairness Act </a>and who’s behind the push to collect taxes on your online purchases.</p><p><strong>A Conversation With Early Television Actor Jan Merlin</strong><br>Jan Merlin starred in early television shows like <em>Tom Corbett, Space Cadet</em> and <em>The Rough Riders</em>. He went on to be an Emmy-winning script writer.&nbsp; He grew to love the escape that theater and film could provide after a profound World War II experience.</p><p><strong>New Music Recommendation</strong><br>Are you stuck in a music listening rut?&nbsp; We are surrounded by new music and innovative artists. Music blogger <a href="http://http://www.threeimaginarygirls.com/">Liz Riley Tollefson</a> recommends<a href="http://theheligoats.bandcamp.com/track/drai-zich"> <em>Drai Zich </em></a>by The Heligoats, <a href="http://thepurrs.bandcamp.com/album/rotting-on-the-vine-single"><em>Rotting On The Vine </em></a>by The Purrs, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmrO5TzTJCw"><em>Inside An Aquarium </em></a>by BOAT an<em>d </em> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L677KFOecBo"><em>Buzz, </em><em>Buzz, Buzz </em></a>by Jonathan Richman &amp; The Modern Lovers.<br><br><strong>The Weather And Hike Of The Week</strong><br>It has been hot outside. <a href="http://www.hikewashington.net/">Michael Fagin</a> suggests a hike that matches this week’s weather forecast. Tue, 07 May 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 12609 at http://kuow.org Internet Sales Tax, Jan Merlin And A Music Recommendation Washington Governor Wants DUI, Gun Bills Plus Budget http://kuow.org/post/washington-governor-wants-dui-gun-bills-plus-budget <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/04/042413AJ_SpecialSession_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Jay Inslee is like the gambler. He says it would take an “inside straight” for the legislature to complete its work by Sunday’s deadline.&#160;</span><p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:27:03 +0000 Austin Jenkins 11993 at http://kuow.org Washington Governor Wants DUI, Gun Bills Plus Budget