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Taxation In The United States

FUEL: Prices have fallen but demand still flat

FUEL: Prices have fallen but demand still flat

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.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: More county borrowing would add insult to tax injury

MARC CHASE: More county borrowing would add insult to tax injury

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 …

May 28, 2013 12:00 am
"Would you like to see a flat income tax rate with all exemptions and credits eliminated?"

"Would you like to see a flat income tax rate with all exemptions and credits eliminated?"

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."

April 15, 2012 12:00 am
"Would you like to see a flat income tax rate with all exemptions and credits eliminated?"

"Would you like to see a flat income tax rate with all exemptions and credits eliminated?"

Jason Tharp, Valparaiso | "No, because a dollar means a lot more to me than someone who has millions."

April 15, 2012 12:00 am
"Would you like to see a flat income tax rate with all exemptions and credits eliminated?"

"Would you like to see a flat income tax rate with all exemptions and credits eliminated?"

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."

April 15, 2012 12:00 am
"Would you like to see a flat income tax rate with all exemptions and credits eliminated?"

"Would you like to see a flat income tax rate with all exemptions and credits eliminated?"

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."

April 15, 2012 12:00 am
"Would you like to see a flat income tax rate with all exemptions and credits eliminated?"

"Would you like to see a flat income tax rate with all exemptions and credits eliminated?"

Dino Mazzocco, Munster | "Yes. A flat tax would be about a fairness issue. I'd really like to see a progressive tax, though."

April 15, 2012 12:00 am
"Would you like to see a flat income tax rate with all exemptions and credits eliminated?"

"Would you like to see a flat income tax rate with all exemptions and credits eliminated?"

Bob Hein, Beecher | "It would be a lot simpler, and I think I would like that."

April 15, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Property tax proposal seems to be common sense

MARK KIESLING: Property tax proposal seems to be common sense

Ever since I began writing these columns back in 2003, the issue of property taxes has been on the front burner.

January 27, 2012 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: As American anxiety builds, London is calling

BRIAN HOWEY: As American anxiety builds, London is calling

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.

August 14, 2011 12:00 am
Claimers of the $7,500 first-time homebuyer tax credit in recent years start repayment on their 2010 tax returns

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.

April 02, 2011 12:00 am

Cal City to get $1 million for local road repairs

CALUMET CITY | Calumet City expects to receive more than $1 million from state government during the next fiscal year to help repair local streets.

February 14, 2011 12:00 am
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