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The newly approved New York state budget includes a work around for the partial loss of state and local tax deductions in the federal tax overhaul.

On this tax deadline day, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is leading the charge to protect New Yorkers from losing their refunds to identity thieves.

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Millions of Americans will file their 2014 federal income tax returns today, April 15th, but most have no idea how the government spends all the money.  The National Priorities Project, a Northampton-based research center tracks federal spending.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the organization’s research director Lindsay Koshgarian.

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Bill Kahn and Jim Daniels of UHY LLP Certified Public Accountants in Albany are here to answer your questions.

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The IRS says nearly 30 percent of us wait until April to file our income taxes.  With April 15th approaching, WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Gregory Rosica, contributing author to the 2014 Ernst and Young Tax Guide.

A Washington-based policy group says New York residents had the highest state-and-local tax burden in the country in 2011.

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.

New Jersey was No. 2 at 12.3 percent. The national average was 9.8 percent.

The IRS has delayed the opening of the 2013 federal tax filing season until this Wednesday, January 30.  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.   WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the Massachusetts Revenue Commissioner, Amy Pitter.

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.

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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.

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.