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What is a fair tax-burden?

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When I purchased an old Victorian house in 1986 in the ritzy, historic Old North End neighborhood, the county assessor — or his agent — showed up. He looked around and then announced that my annual real-estate taxes would be increased to about $700. That’s all? I asked in amazement. Perhaps it should be more,… Continue Reading What is a fair tax-burden?

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Sassower’s military critique baseless

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I am in general agreement with Raphael Sassower’s recent opinion piece on “looking outside the military for a brand,” but his gratuitous comments about retired military people demand a response. He said (without any substantiation) that retired military people in our community “don’t like taxes because their kids are no longer of school age.” A… Continue Reading Sassower’s military critique baseless

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Gambling panel meets after tax tiff

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The Colorado panel charged with setting and enforcing rules for gambling are meeting for the first time since Gov. Hickenlooper asked three members to resign after the commission lowered casino taxes. The five-member gaming commission meeting Thursday is composed of all new members because in addition to the resignations two other members were term-limited or… Continue Reading Gambling panel meets after tax tiff

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There’s a man who has been calling Judy Hardwicke, a deputy at the El Paso County Treasurer’s Office, for months asking why he keeps getting the tax bill for a property he lost in foreclosure more than a year ago. “I’ve been watching it since February,” Hardwicke said. “The foreclosure sale was in March, 2010.”… Continue Reading Tax bills mount when deeds aren’t transfered

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A state senator is launching a campaign to raise taxes to prevent further budget cuts for Colorado schools and colleges. Sen. Rollie Heath will officially start the effort Monday at the state Capitol. The proposal would raise the income and sales tax rates between 2012 and 2017. Heath is proposing to raise the sales and… Continue Reading Colo. senator pitching income, corporate tax hikes to fund schools

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Tax breaks intended to energize economy

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Sitting down with your accountant isn’t always a cause for celebration, but small business owners have reason to be grateful for small mercies as they file their 2010 taxes. That’s because of the Small Business Jobs Act passed in September. The biggest temporary change is an increase in bonus depreciation for assets purchased from 50… Continue Reading Tax breaks intended to energize economy

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Opponents of school budget cuts are making their case at the state Capitol. They plan to deliver a letter signed by more than 5,200 people to state lawmakers and the governor today. The group organizing the event is Great Education Colorado. It says the letter is hundreds of pages long and includes comments and stories… Continue Reading Colo. school group to present letter opposing cuts

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The governor of Wisconsin has signed it. So have most of the Republicans in California’s Legislature. As state lawmakers grapple with how to address massive budget deficits, anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist is leaving his fingerprints on legislatures across the country. His pledge against taxes is embraced by conservatives and reviled by liberals and some moderates.… Continue Reading Anti-tax pledge directs budget debates nationwide

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More than 400 community and business leaders attended last night’s mayoral forum to hear candidates’ views about topics that ranged from Colorado Springs’ image to economic development. Continue Reading Mayoral candidates sound off about city image, taxes, diversity (with video)

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A tax cut that began last month gave consumers the biggest jump in their incomes in nearly two years. But Americans boosted their spending only slightly, a sign that many people are being cautious with their money even as the economy improves. Consumers increased spending 0.2 percent in January, the smallest gain since June, the… Continue Reading Tax cut boosts incomes, spending sees small gain

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