Taxes

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  Members of a Richmond City Council work group did not give their stamp of approval to a cigarette tax Thursday - pushing off the decision to a later date. The conversation comes after the city recently passed an increase to the meals tax.

 

When Richmond City Council voted to increase the meals tax to help pay for new schools, it was controversial. Many asked: Why don’t we tax cigarettes? So Councilman Parker Agelasto submitted an additional proposal to do just that.

 

Think Advisor.com

Tax season is a time for financial reckoning;  An opportunity to understand where you money goes and to consider how you manage it.  But for a lot of people, it just seems too complicated, even scary.  An accounting professor at Radford University says that has to change because understanding your personal finances can make a huge different to your pocketbook over time.

Virginia has a reputation as a state with low taxes and a friendly business environment. A new study challenges that reputation, however.

Rise in Cyber Crimes Could Affect Your Tax Return

Mar 29, 2017
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Tax season this year might come with added complications, that’s because of a rise in fraudulent tax returns. Mallory Noe-Payne reports on the connection between your money, and cyber security.

 

 

Virginia Public Access Project

A Pittsylvania County RV dealer says the county's inventory tax is unfair to businesses like his and could force him to leave the area...and a controversial painting is drawing some criticism for a Virginia Beach museum. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.

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