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Highway Bill to Become Law [VIDEO]

Highway bill to become law

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City Council Passes New Budget with Property Tax Increase

Missoula City Council Passes new budget with property tax increase.

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County Takes Dim View of Gas Tax [AUDIO]

County Commissioner takes a dim view of proposed 2 cent per gallon gas tax.

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California Mulls a $1 Tax on Cigarettes — Do You Support the Idea? [VIDEO]

Some people really like to smoke, while most who do are simply addicted to nicotine and can’t stop. And then there are those who hate cigarettes, smokers, smoke and the smell that comes with smoking, not to mention the enormous health problems and financial costs associated with this vice.

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Waitress Returns $400,000 Tax Refund

Virginia Hopkins was looking forward to getting her tax refund. And why wouldn’t she be, as Uncle Sam owed the waitress from Cleveland $754.

When she finally received her letter from the IRS, she tour it open and then got the shock of her life. Hopkins was staring at a check for $434,712.

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Americans Would Rather Deal with the Agony of Doing Taxes Than Make Healthy Food Choices

Which do you think is easier — doing your own taxes or trying to figure out how to make healthy sections in your diet?

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Have Higher Cigarette Taxes Driven People to Smoke Pipes and Cigars? — Dollars and Sense

Three years ago, a federal act meant to help reduce the number of people who smoke greatly increased the tax rates for cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco, and small cigars, counting on the fact that making smoking more expensive would prompt people to quit.

And while it may have caused some to do so, the move had an unintended effect: sales of pipe tobacco and large cigars, which aren’t taxed quite as harshly, have boomed.

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Is the US Tax System the Best in the World? — Survey of the Day

Perhaps tax season, and all the stress and frustrations it can bring, isn’t the best time to ask Americans what they think of our system of taxation.

But that’s what Rasmussen Reports did.

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Still Looking for Tax Deductions? Try One of These Weird Write-Offs

The tax deadline is Tuesday and if that’s news to you, you’re probably either frantically running around your apartment trying to find every loose receipt you can or are Mitt Romney.

Chances are you’re also diving through your year’s worth of finances to see if there is anything left on your credit card statements or checking accounts that you can write off as a deduction. Some get a little creative with

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How Dangerous Is It to Drive on Tax Day?

Benjamin Franklin once wrote, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” And the two may be even more closely linked than we thought — a new study shows fatal car crashes rise on April’s annual tax deadline day.

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