Taxation In The United States
Gas consumption has been flat in Northwest Indiana though prices have come down from the high $3 range, said Tom Collins, the chief executive officer of fuel distributor and retailer Luke Oil.
By now, most of us are aware Lake County leaders voted to siphon a 1.5 percent tax off residents' paychecks. County and municipal government officials largely are celebrating the $18 million windfall this new tax -- and the thawing of a local property tax freeze by the state -- will provide …
Region views on taxation
Robert Harris, Sauk Village | "Yes. It would improve my life. I'd take a longer vacation. I'd attend more car shows and have more cookouts with the money I'd save."
Jason Tharp, Valparaiso | "No, because a dollar means a lot more to me than someone who has millions."
Victor Simmons, Harvey | "It would make it fair for the same amount. If I were a millionare, then I would pay more, but that's OK. It would make it more even."
Cindy Kreisl, Hammond | "There's exceptions to everything. There's people with special circumstances, so I don't think they should go without exemptions. I don't think that would be fair."
Dino Mazzocco, Munster | "Yes. A flat tax would be about a fairness issue. I'd really like to see a progressive tax, though."
Bob Hein, Beecher | "It would be a lot simpler, and I think I would like that."
People in the region offer views on taxation.
Ever since I began writing these columns back in 2003, the issue of property taxes has been on the front burner.
It was fascinating to watch the "Arab Spring" go viral over the Internet last winter, from Tunisia to Egypt, Bahrain, Jordan and Syria. This is the reality of the interconnected world we live in.
Claimers of the $7,500 first-time homebuyer tax credit in recent years start repayment on their 2010 tax returns
If in way back in 2008 you claimed the federal tax credit for buying your first home, now is the time to start paying Uncle Sam back.
CALUMET CITY | Calumet City expects to receive more than $1 million from state government during the next fiscal year to help repair local streets.
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