Taxes http://nhpr.org en Kuster: Give Tax Deductions To Hunters Who Donate Game http://nhpr.org/post/kuster-give-tax-deductions-hunters-who-donate-game <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Hampshire U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster says hunters who donate wild game to food banks should be eligible for a tax deduction to cover the costs of processing.</p><p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 13:51:36 +0000 Associated Press 40637 at http://nhpr.org Kuster: Give Tax Deductions To Hunters Who Donate Game State Tax Receipts Fell Slightly Below October Projections http://nhpr.org/post/state-tax-receipts-fell-slightly-below-october-projections <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Hampshire's tax receipts are $25 million ahead of estimates so far this fiscal year despite a weak showing in October.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 21:46:22 +0000 Associated Press 37938 at http://nhpr.org The Federal Income Tax Turns One-Hundred http://nhpr.org/post/federal-income-tax-turns-one-hundred <p>Americans recently completed that annual ritual, when they file their returns to Uncle Sam.&nbsp; But over the century of this tax, there’s been lots of debate on its effectiveness and fairness. and a few states, including New Hampshire have decided not to do this at the state level.&nbsp; We’ll look at the history of the income tax and how it’s evolved.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests</strong></p> Wed, 01 May 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 26598 at http://nhpr.org The Federal Income Tax Turns One-Hundred Taxes And Your Credit Score http://nhpr.org/post/taxes-and-your-credit-score <p>Since its introduction in 1861, “Tax Day” has loomed as a day of inevitable fiscal obligation. As the 15th of April approaches, stresses related to tax filings inevitably ramp up. To some, tax burdens may become too much to shoulder, leading to filings for extensions or an uncomfortable loss of funds. However, yearly tax payments can result in an even more uncomfortable reality – damage to your credit. Here to discuss how Uncle Sam affects your credit score is <strong>Gerri Detweiler</strong>, <a href="http://blog.credit.com/2013/02/5-ways-taxes-can-affect-your-credit/" target="_blank">credit.com’s personal finance expert</a><strong>.</strong></p><p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:36:24 +0000 Virginia Prescott 25548 at http://nhpr.org Taxes And Your Credit Score Hassan Makes Pitch For Raising Cigarette Tax http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-makes-pitch-raising-cigarette-tax <p>Governor Maggie Hassan is looking to raise New Hampshire’s cigarette tax.&nbsp; In her state budget address, she pitched a&nbsp; 30-cent increase as good public health policy.</p><p>“New Hampshire has the highest youth smoking rate in the Northeast, with 19.8 percent of high school students who smoke cigarettes," Hassan said.&nbsp; "Cigarette taxes nationwide have proven to be one of the most effective ways to prevent youth smoking.”</p><p>She also said it will raise $40 million in revenue without compromising cross-border sales.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:13:55 +0000 Amanda Loder 22023 at http://nhpr.org Hassan Makes Pitch For Raising Cigarette Tax Author Molly Michelmore and her new book "Tax and Spend" http://nhpr.org/post/author-molly-michelmore-and-her-new-book-tax-and-spend <p>Author Molly Michelmore explores what she calls the fundamental paradox of American Politics:&nbsp; We’re hostile toward taxes, but we also demand the privileges government offers from social security to local police protection.&nbsp; Michelmore examines the history of this conundrum and finds&nbsp;these attitudes consistent from FDR’s New Deal to the Reagan Revolution.</p><p><strong>Guest</strong></p> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 20009 at http://nhpr.org Author Molly Michelmore and her new book "Tax and Spend" A Look at Ballot Question # 1 http://nhpr.org/post/look-ballot-question-1 <p>We're taking a look at the arguments both pro and con to Ballot Question #1, Wednesday on the Exchange, and answer any questions you may have before you head to the ballot box.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 14953 at http://nhpr.org A Look at Ballot Question # 1 Tax Amendments Likely Headed to Ballot http://nhpr.org/post/tax-amendments-likely-headed-ballot <p>It looks like tax policy will be front and center on ballots later this fall.</p><p>Lawmakers have agreed on two constitutional amendments that limit New Hampshire&rsquo;s ability to tax its citizens.</p><p>When Republicans swept into the Legislature after the 2010 elections, they promised to focus on jobs and the economy.</p><p>Leadership in both chambers believe they&rsquo;ve helped deliver on that promise by reaching agreement on constitutional amendments to install a tax cap, and another banning an income tax.</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 00:20:59 +0000 5861 at http://nhpr.org If You Hate Tax Day, Just Wait Until Next Year http://nhpr.org/post/if-you-hate-tax-day-just-wait-until-next-year More than 99 million federal taxpayers had filed their returns as of Tuesday, with more than 80 million of those expecting a refund.<p>People who file at the last minute — and Tuesday is this year's deadline — are somewhat more likely to owe money to the government. And if Congress and the president don't act, next year could see many more Americans paying higher taxes.<p>That's not because either President Obama or presumptive Republican challenger Mitt Romney advocate a tax increase for most Americans.<p>Last week in St. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 22:56:00 +0000 Scott Horsley 3197 at http://nhpr.org If You Hate Tax Day, Just Wait Until Next Year Pay Your Taxes: A Cautionary Tale http://nhpr.org/post/pay-your-taxes-cautionary-tale When IRS agents raided the house of rapper Young Buck, they seized all his things: his white leather dining chairs, his watches, his craps table, his tattoo kit. Even his refrigerator. The Nashville artist, who was once part of 50 Cent's <a href="http://www.g-unitsoldier.com/">G-Unit</a>, owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes.<p>His lawyer, Robin Mitchell Joyce, said he thought Young Buck's taxes were being handled by his business manager. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 22:15:00 +0000 3198 at http://nhpr.org Pay Your Taxes: A Cautionary Tale The Tax Man Cometh! But For Whom? http://nhpr.org/post/tax-man-cometh-whom It's that time of year again – tax week.<p>With the deadline for Americans to file their income taxes looming, there's a good chance you've heard or will hear from politicians, on cable news and on talk radio about those who pay little or no taxes.<p>House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has said that we "have a situation in this country where you're nearing 50 percent of people who don't even pay income taxes." There are even those who say that there are nearly 50 percent of Americans who pay <a href="http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201107180006">no taxes at all</a>.<p>While it is true that about ha Sun, 15 Apr 2012 21:36:00 +0000 3144 at http://nhpr.org The Tax Man Cometh! But For Whom? Why Tax Day Falls On April 17 This Year http://nhpr.org/post/why-tax-day-falls-april-17-year Every year, millions of Americans scramble to file their income taxes before the filing deadline — ordinarily April 15.<p>But procrastinators get a reprieve this year: The 2012 deadline falls on Tuesday, April 17.<p>This year, April 15 falls on a Sunday. One might expect that would make Monday, April 16, the 2012 filing deadline.<p>But not so this year. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Wendy Kaufman 3103 at http://nhpr.org Why Tax Day Falls On April 17 This Year You Should Keep Tax Records — But How, And For How Long? http://nhpr.org/post/you-should-keep-tax-records-how-and-how-long Tax Day 2012 is looming — and after we file our returns, many of us will try to figure out what to do with the seemingly innocuous but possibly crucial documents we use to prepare our returns. Filing electronically can make those records easier to manage. Mon, 02 Apr 2012 08:02:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 2884 at http://nhpr.org You Should Keep Tax Records — But How, And For How Long? Word of Mouth 03.31.2012 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-03312012 <p>A union for users. The cow clause in the tax code. Transition Towns. Frankenstein through a new lens. Suing Siri. And musician Adam Cohen.</p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2853 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 03.31.2012 House Folds on Gaming Bill http://nhpr.org/post/house-folds-gaming-bill <p>Gambling in New Hampshire ran up against a stacked deck in the Statehouse today.&nbsp;</p><p>The House has voted to kill a bill that would have brought&nbsp;four casinos and 14,000 video slot machines to the state. The bill would have used gambling revenue to reduce business taxes.</p><p>Supporters urged quick action to offset the recent approval of three casinos in Massachusetts.</p><p>&quot;Since Massachusetts passed its own expanded gaming bill, doing nothing is no longer an option,&quot; says Representative&nbsp;David Campbell, a Democrat from Nashua.</p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 21:51:19 +0000 Todd Bookman 2815 at http://nhpr.org House Folds on Gaming Bill