Tag Archives | Taxes

Granite State Rumblings: The Earned Income Tax Credit Is A Boost To Working Families

Granite State Rumblings: The Earned Income Tax Credit Is A Boost To Working Families

Well we are coming up on tax season again. If you are like me, you are thinking about how nice a refund check would be this year! More than 1 in 5 children (22%) nationwide live in families with incomes below $22,000/year, and 1 in 10 children live in families with incomes of $11,000 a year or less. Did you know that for many low and moderate income families there are several tax credits that many do not take advantage of when filing their taxes? The Child Tax Credit is one. The Child Tax Credit (CTC) is a partially-refundable tax … Continue reading

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Senator Kelly Ayotte Twists The Facts About Immigrants & Taxes With Unemployment Insurance Amendment

Senator Kelly Ayotte Twists The Facts About Immigrants & Taxes With Unemployment Insurance Amendment

This week, as the Senate decides whether to extend unemployment benefits, some Senators are looking for “offsets.”  Unfortunately, a fallback for some members of Congress has become targeting programs for immigrants, without regard to the true fiscal or social impact. One recurring target has been the Addtional Child Tax Credit for immigrant taxpayers. An amendment proposed by Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) prososes to “pay for a three-month extension of unemployment benefits by stopping a scheme that currently allow {sic} illegal immigrants to claim the Additional Child Tax Credit.” Calling a program which allows immigrant workers to pay taxes and legally … Continue reading

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Is The Congressional Budget Committee Really Out To Destroy The Post Office?

Is The Congressional Budget Committee Really Out To Destroy The Post Office?

Some on the Congressional Budget Committee seem to be misguided on what their task is by seriously considering a proposal to eliminate Saturday mail delivery. The Postal Service has reported an operating profit of $600 Million for Fiscal Year 2013. Its first profit since 2008. Parcel revenue soared to an all time record high of $12.5 Billion. Increasing 8% over last year. So you would think that this is a time to increase service not to decrease it. The USPS is growing to the point that some parts of the country have instituted a limited 7 day’s a week parcel … Continue reading

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NH House vote: Free State Project vs. Occupy

Today the New Hampshire House rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would have required a super-majority vote by both chambers of the legislature to raise taxes or fees.

CACR 1 was defeated by a 149-206 vote. The only Democrat voting in favor of the amendment was Free Stater Rep. Tim O’Flaherty. Rep. Tim Smith, a Manchester Democrat who identifies with the Occupy movement, spoke in opposition and called out “those who would seek to dismantle our government entirely:”

This bill is pure obstructionism. Nothing more, nothing less. When we go back to our districts and have constituents express frustration that the government can’t get anything done, this bill – that we are about to vote on – is a perfect example of what they are frustrated about.

Trying to make it even harder for government to do it’s job, and giving huge power to the minority party if they so seek to obstruct routine functions of the general court, is an absurd model.

We have no idea what the future holds for the Granite State. … Making it harder to fund the state only serves the interests of those who would seek to dismantle our government entirely….

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Attitude w/ Arnie WNHN 94.7 (Fri. 7/20) 11-1pm-organic farmers; Mitt’s 2009 tax return (amnesty?)

THE ATTITUDE with Arnie Arnesen     11am – 1pm Monday – Friday re-airs 7pm-9pm              The Friday Edition (7/20/12) WNHN 94.7 FM Concord NH streaming live at: nhnewsviewsblues.org            (RSS feeds & podcasts of all shows are available) 11am:The morning puree….Hyper Local NewsTony Schnilla, Concord editor Patch.com (NH) 11:30am: Organic Farmers come together […]

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Who Needs Money? Not New Hampshire -

at least, not according to the House and Senate. The General Court has passed a bill, HB 1418, that exempts Internet service from the state’s Communication Services Tax.  It now goes to the Governor. The bill blows an eight-figure hole in the General Fund. Our legislators passed this bill without a Fiscal Note costing out […]

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