Individual income tax receipts were up last month, as were sales and use tax receipts, property tax collections, coal severance tax receipts and lottery collections.
Corporate income and cigarette tax collections were off last month. The growth rate needed for the final seven months of Fiscal 2011 is 3.7 percent.
The Jefferson County Board of Education Monday night approved its third consecutive property tax increase to help fund public schools. The money will go toward textbooks, employee raises and new construction. Earlier in the meeting, board members apologized for transportation problems on the first day of school.
by Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh There was an encouraging rise in Kentucky’s revenue receipts in May, compared to the same month last year. State tax collections rose just over three percent last month, with total receipts exceeding $636 million. That’s compared to $617 million collected in May 2009. For the first 11 months of […]
by Stephanie Crosby Some Americans are working to get their tax returns filed under the April 15 deadlines. IRS spokesperson Jodie Reynolds says if you’ve waited this long to get started, it may be best to request an extension. “The extension is an extension to file, not an extension to pay,” says Reynolds. “If you […]
Thursday is income tax filing deadline day, but post offices in Louisville aren’t expecting large last-minute crowds.
Hausman says while he opposes some of President Obama’s programs, this plan would work with the president’s proposals to help small business.
Eleven candidates for Louisville mayor spoke at a forum on the arts and culture last night. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. (To listen to the entire forum, click on Listen to the story.) Local businessman Chuck Maisch opened the event recounting how a few business leaders started the Louisville Orchestra in the aftermath of the 1937 […]
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says high speed rail would be a boon for Louisville. A federal grant recently awarded to the Georgia Department of Transportation would help it examine the feasibility of a route from Chicago to Atlanta, with stops in Louisville and Nashville. But George Mason University transportation economist Dr. Kenneth Button says high speed rail isn’t worth the trouble.
Thousands of Kentuckians leave money on the table each year because they qualify for the federal earned-income tax credit and don’t apply for it – that’s according to Governor Steve Beshear. He was in Louisville today to encourage low-income Kentuckians to look into their eligibility for the tax credit and take advantage of free tax […]
Next month, the Metro Council will begin debating how to pay the final $30 million of the city’s settlement with firefighters over miscalculated overtime. The debt dates back to the pre-merger City of Louisville, and some council members want taxpayers in the old city, now called the Urban Services District, to pay it off. Others […]