tax http://wkms.org en Beshear's Tax Reform Proposal in House Budget Committee Today, A Behind-The-Scenes Look http://wkms.org/post/beshears-tax-reform-proposal-house-budget-committee-today-behind-scenes-look <p>Lt. Gov Jerry Abramson presented a draft of Governor Steve Beshear's&nbsp;proposed tax code changes to the House budget committee today, which was first announced by Beshear last week. The changes, if fully implemented, could raise an estimated<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;$210 million annually by expanding the 6% sales tax to select services, an increased tax on cigarettes from 60 cents to $1 dollar per pack, and reducing tax breaks on pensions for people earning more than $80,000. On <em>Sounds Good</em>, Kate speaks with</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;policy analyst and member of the Governor's Blue Ribbon Committee on tax reform, Jason Bailey about the events of the day.</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:33:33 +0000 Kate Lochte 38630 at http://wkms.org Beshear's Tax Reform Proposal in House Budget Committee Today, A Behind-The-Scenes Look Providing Affordable Housing and New Taxpayers to Hopkins Co. http://wkms.org/post/providing-affordable-housing-and-new-taxpayers-hopkins-co <p>Habitat of Hopkins County has built 57 homes since 1990, involving families, many volunteers, and robust fundraising. Hopkins County Habitat for Humanity aims to build 4 new homes this year.&nbsp; Its executive director Heath Duncan is with us on Sounds Good to talk about how they get this done with local volunteers and “caravaners.”</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 20:37:12 +0000 Kate Lochte 23663 at http://wkms.org Providing Affordable Housing and New Taxpayers to Hopkins Co. Tennessee Tax-Free Weekend http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-tax-free-weekend <p>Tennesseans doing back-to-school shopping have the opportunity to stretch their dollars during this weekend&rsquo;s annual sales tax holiday. &nbsp;It started at 12:01 this morning and ends at one minute before midnight Sunday. Sales tax-exempt merchandise includes computers, clothing and an array of school supplies. The Tennessee Department of Revenue&rsquo;s website has details for merchants and shoppers on exactly what items are tax-free.</p><p></p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 14:45:43 +0000 Dave Shinall 20164 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Tax-Free Weekend Henry County Wheel Tax Drop http://wkms.org/post/henry-county-wheel-tax-drop <p><span style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:200%;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">Henry County, Tennessee, has reduced its county wheel tax by more than half two years ahead of schedule. The yearly tax went down from $34 to $15.50 this month with the start of the fiscal year.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 20:36:27 +0000 Angela Hatton 18675 at http://wkms.org Henry County Wheel Tax Drop Tennessee State Revenue More than Budgeted http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-state-revenue-more-budgeted <p>Tennessee has collected $190 million dollars more than budgeted so far this fiscal year. Finance and administration officials say April collections were 9.6 percent over those in April a year ago. Sales tax collections for April recorded their 25th straight month of growth.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 09 May 2012 14:25:05 +0000 associated press 17905 at http://wkms.org Tennessee State Revenue More than Budgeted Afternoon Round-Up 5/4/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-5412 <p><strong>Today on NPR:&nbsp;</strong> <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/05/04/152039897/churchill-downs-supervisor-beginning-his-last-lap">Caretaker Of Kentucky Derby Track To Retire</a></p><p><strong>Around the Commonwealth:</strong></p><p>The Blue Ribbon Tax Commission picked three professors to act as consultants as the group considers <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/tax-consultants-plan-consider-different-approaches-they-advise-commission">changes to the state&#39;s tax code</a>.</p> Fri, 04 May 2012 21:15:27 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17870 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 5/4/12 Afternoon Round-Up 4/10/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-41012 <p><strong>Today on NPR:&nbsp;</strong> <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/04/09/150299723/for-the-first-time-mr-gay-world-crowned-in-africa">For The First Time, Mr. Gay World Crowned In Africa</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Kentucky Legislation:</strong></p><p>A commission tasked with coming up with elements of a <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/tax-commissions-hears-past-reports-delays-picking-consultant">new tax code </a>for Kentucky held its second meeting in Frankfort today.</p><p><strong>Jackson Purchase:</strong></p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 21:27:15 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17587 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 4/10/12 Tax Commissions Hears Past Reports, Delays Picking A Consultant http://wkms.org/post/tax-commissions-hears-past-reports-delays-picking-consultant <p>A commission tasked with coming up with elements of a new tax code for Kentucky held its second meeting in Frankfort today.</p><p>The group is chaired by Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson and is made up of business leaders from across the state.</p><p>During the all-afternoon meeting, the group received overviews of the dozen tax commissions that came before the current one.</p><p>And while giving the highlights, Greg Harkenrider, an economist in Governor Steve Beshear&rsquo;s administration, told members that one change won&rsquo;t cure all ills.</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 19:44:59 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17585 at http://wkms.org Tax Commissions Hears Past Reports, Delays Picking A Consultant KY Taxpayers Get Extra Days This Year to File http://wkms.org/post/ky-taxpayers-get-extra-days-year-file <p>The Kentucky Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers this year they&rsquo;ll have two extra days to file their income taxes.&nbsp; The 2012 deadline is April 17<sup>th</sup> because of Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia which falls on Monday, April 16<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp; By law, D.C holidays affect tax deadlines in the same way federal holidays do.&nbsp; All valid six month extensions filed on or before April 17<sup>th</sup> will extend the due date for filing until October 15<sup>th</sup><sup>. Mon, 09 Apr 2012 13:35:35 +0000 Seth Helton 17564 at http://wkms.org KY Taxpayers Get Extra Days This Year to File Tax Advice for Farmers http://wkms.org/post/tax-advice-farmers <p>Floods in 2011 and this year&rsquo;s tornadoes could complicate the tax returns filed by Kentucky farmers.&nbsp; For example, when farmers receive an insurance check for damaged crops, IRS spokesman Luis Garcia says they must claim that money as income.&nbsp; And, if bad weather forces the early sale of livestock, Garcia says that income can sometimes be claimed on next year&rsquo;s tax return.</p> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 20:57:05 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 17356 at http://wkms.org