Meanwhile, in the States...

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Posted by Emily Leayman on Friday, January 22nd, 2016, 11:36 AM PERMALINK

While there is gridlock on the tax front in Washington, there are many developments in state capitals across the country that affect taxpayers. 

Below is a roundup of state tax activity from this past week:

Arizona: Arizona lawmaker wants cap on corporate tax credits for tuition donations. Bill proposes a tax credit for concealed carry permits.

California: Department of Transportation considers replacing gas tax with mileage fees. Gov. Brown asks for health care tax while GOP, unions fight for higher funding for disabled.

Delaware: Delaware House approves corporate income tax changes.

Florida: Florida House in support of Gov. Scott’s $1 million in tax cuts. Legislature seeks to end the corruption tax.

Idaho: Lawmakers doubting whether Gov. Otter’s budget includes tax cuts.

Illinois: Hospital property tax exemptions on hold after court action.

Indiana: House committee approves gas, cigarette tax hikes for road funding.

Iowa: $10 million biochemical tax credit plan unveiled in Iowa Senate.

Kansas: Kansas loses tax revenue from grocery shopping out of state.

Kentucky: State Senate president predicts tight budget.

Maine: Legislature tries to reverse $3 million in taxes on veterans.

Maryland: Gov. Hogan (R) clashes with Democrats on how to spend state surplus.

Michigan: Republicans introduce sales tax increase for road funding.

Mississippi: State sees rapid decrease in sales tax revenue.

Missouri: Gov. Nixon (D) proposes $600 million in new spending in state of state address.

Ohio: Ohio law sets out uniform municipal income-tax rules. School districts bill the state for lost money going to charter schools.

Pennsylvania: State Senate passes temporary bill to keep prisons open.

South Dakota: Revenue Department asks for state bank tax changes. Lawmakers support giving a portion of alcohol tax revenue to courts and jails.

Tennessee: New program finds $60 million in unreported retail taxes.

Utah: Proposed legislation would scrap movie-making tax credits in Utah. Democrat proposes barring higher education from receiving income tax revenue.

Virginia: A pending real estate tax would pay for new interstate.

West Virginia: Legislators promise to address road repairs. 


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