income tax http://wamc.org en Tax-filing Deadline Is Near http://wamc.org/post/tax-filing-deadline-near <p>The IRS says nearly 30 percent of us wait until April to file our income taxes.&nbsp; With April 15<sup>th</sup> approaching, WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Gregory Rosica, contributing author to the 2014 Ernst and Young Tax Guide.</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:53:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 88006 at http://wamc.org Tax-filing Deadline Is Near NY Had Highest State And Local Tax Burden In 2011 http://wamc.org/post/ny-had-highest-state-and-local-tax-burden-2011 <p>A Washington-based policy group says New York residents had the highest state-and-local tax burden in the country in 2011.</p><p>The Tax Foundation says Wednesday that they used the latest data available to show New York residents paid 12.6 percent of their collective incomes in state and local taxes in 2011.</p><p>New Jersey was No. 2 at 12.3 percent. The national average was 9.8 percent.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:58:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 87308 at http://wamc.org NY Had Highest State And Local Tax Burden In 2011 Tax Return Season Begins http://wamc.org/post/tax-return-season-begins <p>The IRS has delayed the opening of the 2013 federal tax filing season until this Wednesday, January 30.&nbsp; The Massachusetts Department of Revenue is already accepting state returns. The D-O-R kicked off the tax return season with a new one stop web page.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the Massachusetts Revenue Commissioner, Amy Pitter.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 17:50:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 56643 at http://wamc.org Tax Return Season Begins Mass. Gov. Patrick's tax plan meets mixed reviews http://wamc.org/post/mass-gov-patricks-tax-plan-meets-mixed-reviews <p>BOSTON (AP) — Lawmakers are giving mixed reviews to Gov. Deval Patrick's call to hike the state's income tax while also cutting the sales tax.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 02:54:24 +0000 Associated Press 55913 at http://wamc.org Mass. Gov. Patrick's tax plan meets mixed reviews Massachusetts Governor Patrick calls for income tax hike in State of the Commonwealth Address http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-governor-patrick-calls-income-tax-hike-state-commonwealth-address <p>BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick has asked the Legislature for a $1.9 billion in new taxes to support major new spending on transportation and education.<br><br>In his annual state of the state address to a joint session of the Legislature, Patrick called for hiking the state income tax from 5.25 percent to 6.25 percent, while doubling the personal exemption for all taxpayers and eliminating dozens of itemized deductions. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 00:56:37 +0000 Associated Press 55912 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Governor Patrick calls for income tax hike in State of the Commonwealth Address