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Virginia congressional delegation urges financial aid flexibility in absence of IRS tool

The Virginia congressional delegation called for flexibility in financial aid deadlines due to the removal of an online tool.


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Valley VITA, BB&T to offer unique tax experience

Let’s face it; having your taxes prepared isn’t exactly the most exciting way to spend the morning for most of us.


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Time to declare our independence from corporate tax dodging

Marchers in this year’s 4th of July parades in small towns across America will pass a variety of Main Street businesses.


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It’s tax time: But corporations aren’t paying

Tax Day offers a stark reminder of the difference between those of us who pay all our taxes every year and the big corporations that don’t.


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Randy Forbes: A no-nonsense approach to taxes

Grab a pencil. Here’s a quiz. How many types of taxes can you list that most Americans pay? Two? Five?


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Fair Tax: Tax-plan replacement

We’ve heard it all before! Most of the presidential candidates promise us “We’re going to reform taxes!” Some flat-tax enthusiasts even promise us “I’m going to get rid of the IRS!”


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Why I am moving my business out of Augusta County over $374

My name is Cole Scrogham and I am a small business owner in Augusta County, providing consulting and management services to Motorsport companies all over the US and Europe,


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Clinton announces details of tax plan to ensure wealthiest pay their fair share

Hillary Clinton announced the details of her tax plan to ensure the wealthiest individuals pay their fair share, while making investments that will create good-paying jobs.


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VCU poll: Majorities say current school funding is insufficient

A recent poll by the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute at VCU shows that Virginians strongly support increased funding for public schools.


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Forest Products Tax law goes into effect July 1

When it was first initiated, the Forest Products Tax in Virginia was paid by the lumber mills or other large forest products companies – entities that have a fixed place of business.


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Bob Goodlatte: Tax reforms are the foundation of an opportunity economy

Tax Day has come and gone, but the aggravation and frustration of tax season is still fresh in many minds. It’s during this particularly “taxing” time of year that hard working Americans are confronted with piles of forms, confusing instructions, and the prospect of turning more of their hard-earned money over to the government.


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By the Numbers: Tax Day 2015

With Tax Day less than 40 hours away, the personal finance website WalletHub today released its Tax Day 2015 By The Numbers report.


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Mark Obenshain: Do you feel overtaxed? You should

As if we needed further proof that taxes are too high, a recent study from the Tax Foundation found that left-leaning states like Vermont and Oregon have less burdensome tax structures than the Commonwealth of Virginia.


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Where does Virginia rank on lists of states with highest, lowest property taxes?

The average American household spends $2,089 on real estate property taxes each year, and residents of the 27 states with vehicle property taxes shell out another $423.


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Governor Mcauliffe, legislators praise free tax prep program

Governor Terry McAuliffe, Tax Commissioner Craig Burns, Senator Bryce Reeves, Delegate Kathy Byron, and Delegate Mark Keam today urged eligible Virginians to use the IRS and Virginia Free File programs to save money at tax time.


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Mark Obenshain: The governor is at it again

Last night, both chambers of the General Assembly convened with other government leaders to hear the Governor deliver the annual “State of the Commonwealth” address.


Waynesboro Senior Center Winter-Spring Seasonal Education Programs

Upcoming educational programs at the Waynesboro Senior Center.


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Virginia government revenues up sharply in December

Governor McAuliffe announced today that December revenue collections for Virginia state government posted strong gains.


Mitt Romney proceeds to fulfill the definition of insanity

On Friday, Mitt Romney finally told the truth about his interest in a third presidential run to a room full of Republican donors, as if he hadn’t planned for this all along.


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McAuliffe’s budget proposal places target on local tourism?

In a blow to Virginia travel and tourism, Governor Terry McAuliffe’s new budget proposal includes a new travel services tax on consumers who use the services of online travel agencies (OTAs), brick and mortar travel agents, small business tour operators, and other travel intermediaries.


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No more tax break Christmas trees

Christmas came early this year to some of Washington’s biggest special-interest groups when Congress passed legislation that was laden like a decorated Christmas tree with some of the finest-looking and most expensive ornaments lobbyists can buy.


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The country has spoken: Time to change direction on tax extenders

As the post-election lame duck session gets underway, Congress has an excellent opportunity to show that they’ve heard the American people loud and clear by acting on tax extenders.


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Harrisonburg women in D.C. to stand for immigration reform

Harrisonburg Virginia Organizing leaders Maria Peña and Maria Del Carmen Valdez attended a media conference in Washington, D.C. today to discuss how she and her family will be directly affected by the administrative relief offered by President Barack Obama’s recent executive action on immigration.


Del. Sam Rasoul releases first bill for 2015 session: Tax break on renewable energy

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has introduced legislation that would see decreased taxes for businesses utilizing renewable energy.


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Frank Clemente: Black Friday Blues

Shoppers will be lining up at the crack of dawn on Black Friday for spectacular deals. What they don’t know is that the best bargains have already been taken – not by other shoppers, but by some of America’s largest corporations.


Ken Plum: Protracted General Assembly session

The Virginia General Assembly adjourned its regular session in early March this year and immediately went into special session that while still continuing has become the longest special session ever.


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Gov. Terry McAuliffe on President Obama immigration executive order

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement following President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.


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Tim Kaine on Obama immigration executive order

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, released the following statement on President Obama’s immigration announcement tonight.


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Transcript: Remarks from President Obama on immigration

My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations.


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Virginia state revenues up 4.4 percent in October

Governor McAuliffe announced today that General Fund revenue increased 4.4% from the previous year with all major sources contributing to the increase.


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ObamaCare: Republicans can no longer blame Harry Reid

The time for Republican self congratulation is over, and the work needs to begin. It appears that the majority of the voting population recognizes that our country is in dire condition.


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Governor McAuliffe announces new digital gateway to connect Chinese travelers to Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced yet another gateway connecting Chinese travelers to Virginia with the creation of a brand new landing page on the state’s tourism website, Virginia.org.


Cadence Inc. announces unaudited results of 2014

Cadence Inc. announced unaudited results for the first nine months of 2014 including a 37% increase in revenue compared to 2013 to $54.5 million.


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Virginia September 2014 general fund revenue collections up 5.3% from 2013

Today, Governor McAuliffe announced that the September General Fund revenue increased 5.3% from the previous year with all major sources contributing to the increase. This is the first time revenues have increased for three consecutive months since April-June of 2013.


Video: Libertarian congressional candidate Will Hammer

Sixth District Libertarian congressional nominee Will Hammer released his first campaign web ad on Monday. Hammer is challenging incumbent Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte in the November election.


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State revenues up 1.7 percent in August, 7.7 percent for 2014

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that August General Fund revenue increased 1.7% from the previous year. On a fiscal-year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 7.7% compared with the same period last year.


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Tourism revenue grew in Harrisonburg in 2013

Tourism was once more an important contributor to the local economy in 2013. Tourism revenue for the City of Harrisonburg reached $106,875,730 a 0.9 percent change over 2012.


Virginia tourism revenues exceeded $21.5 billion in 2013

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia generated $21.5 billion in revenue from tourists in 2013, a 1.4 percent increase over 2012.


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Stephen Eldridge: The ‘Fair Tax’ is a fraud

The “Fair Tax” (“FT”) is a fraud – it is more wealth redistribution, and a financial scam.


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Jim Bennett: Keep Burger King in the USA

The best government response to the “inversion” of Burger King with Canada’s Tim Hortons Inc. for the purpose of avoiding US taxes is the opposite of what you might think. Rather than club Burger King over the head with yet more tax avoidance rules, don’t tax Burger King – or its ilk – at all.


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Bob Goodlatte: Renewed push for a balanced budget amendment

March 2, 1995, was a pivotal day in the history of our country. On that day, the U.S. Senate failed by one vote to pass a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution.


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Robert Hurt: Our commonsense plan for a stronger economy and a brighter future

Creating jobs, boosting our economy, and providing a foundation for a brighter tomorrow: these are the simple facets of House Republicans’ plan for expanding opportunity for all Americans.


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Randy Forbes: How many times are you taxed a day?

Our tax system is complex and confusing. It discourages job growth and overall competitiveness, and it discourages every day Americans who want to live their lives without the stress of Uncle Sam knocking at their doors.


Cadence Inc. announces record first half revenues

Cadence, Inc. announced unaudited results for the first six months of 2014 including a 26 percent increase in revenue compared to 2013 to $33.6 million.


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American Farm Bureau: Federal estate taxes ripe for repeal

With 218 co-sponsors—more than half of the U.S. House of Representatives—on board, legislation to repeal federal estate taxes is ripe for floor action, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.


AG’s office helps shut down interstate cigarette trafficking operation

Proceedings in the federal trial of Wissam and Bassam Khalil of Rhode Island were halted last Thursday after the brothers pleaded guilty to their roles in a smuggling scheme that trafficked more than 6 million cigarettes from Virginia to Rhode Island over a two year period.


Virginia state revenues down $439 million from forecast

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that preliminary figures indicate the state concluded Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 with an approximately $438.5 million shortfall in general fund revenue collections, excluding transfers.


City of Staunton launches new maps, app website

The City of Staunton announced today the launch of a new “Maps & Apps” website. Maps & Apps replaces the traditional city “GIS” site previously available for use by the public.


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How a fairer tax code can improve America’s infrastructure

As Congress heads home to celebrate the Fourth of July, it leaves with two critical issues unaddressed. The first is the increasing – and troubling – trend of big corporations essentially giving up their American citizenship and reincorporating overseas to reduce their U.S. taxes.


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President Obama on the state of the U.S. economy

We know from our history our economy doesn’t grow from the top down; it grows from the middle out. We do better when you’ve got some construction workers on the job. They then go to a restaurant and they buy a new car. That means the workers there start doing better.