Taxes http://wvtf.org en Medical Expenses & Tax Breaks http://wvtf.org/post/medical-expenses-tax-breaks <p></p><p>With people still adjusting to their insurance policies and premiums under the Affordable Care Act, now might not be the ideal time to tell Virginians that sales taxes associated with some health procedures, prescriptions, and even Band Aids could be passed on to them.&nbsp; But that was one of the issues the Joint Subcommittee to Evaluate Tax Preferences.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:17:40 +0000 Tommie McNeil 24813 at http://wvtf.org Medical Expenses & Tax Breaks Tax-Equality for Same Sex Couples http://wvtf.org/post/tax-equality-same-sex-couples <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>While Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is being challenged, supporters of overturning the ban are optimistic that eventually, gay and lesbian couples will have the freedoms that other married couples do.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>But in the meantime, some are calling on the governor, attorney general, and lawmakers to make life easier for those who were married outside of Virginia—and it's as simple as changing the state tax code.</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Equality Virginia is urging Governor McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark Her Thu, 01 May 2014 20:10:02 +0000 Tommie McNeil 20785 at http://wvtf.org Tax-Equality for Same Sex Couples State Lawmaker Questions Hybrid Vehicle Taxes http://wvtf.org/post/state-lawmaker-questions-hybrid-vehicle-taxes <p>Now that the state’s new transportation package is in effect, a State Senator from Northern Virginia is vowing to repeal one controversial part – a fee for hybrid vehicles.</p><p>Adam Ebbin, a Democrat from Alexandria, says it’s illogical and unfair to tax hybrid technology – forcing owners to pay $64 a year.</p><p>“Y’know we have people who are paying more for their vehicles and paying higher personal property taxes to do the right thing for the environment, and they shouldn’t be taxed just for&nbsp; doing the right thing.”</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 11:47:46 +0000 Sandy Hausman 6926 at http://wvtf.org State Lawmaker Questions Hybrid Vehicle Taxes Reviewing Tax Breaks http://wvtf.org/post/reviewing-tax-breaks <p>A panel of state lawmakers has begun a serious review of Virginia’s tax credits, exemptions, deductions, and similar “preferences.”&nbsp;</p><p>The evaluation comes after the Joint Audit and Legislative Review Commission found that the tax breaks did not always perform as intended, were often inefficient, and cost the state billions of dollars in revenues.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:31:09 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 6276 at http://wvtf.org Reviewing Tax Breaks Va Tax Dept Debit Cards http://wvtf.org/post/va-tax-dept-debit-cards <p>Those debit cards that the Virginia Department of Taxation issued to taxpayers instead of checks are not going anywhere. In fact, as the tax season wraps up, most residents have already seen them.</p><p>Getting rid of tax-refund checks was supposed to save the state money.&nbsp;&nbsp;Taxpayers had the option of cashing out the card, transferring funds, or using it as a point-of-sale card or at an ATM.&nbsp;&nbsp;But they were charged fees and were often confused about how to access funds.&nbsp;Burns said he didn't receive many complaints, though.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Tommie McNeil 4916 at http://wvtf.org Va Tax Dept Debit Cards