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Lawmakers Pitch Income Tax, School Finance Reform Plan
Quixotes saddle up their horses
" finance as a well-timed opportunity to pitch an income tax plan to pay for public education. The press..."

March 18, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Texas Needs an Income Tax
" school districts and counties through increasingly higher property taxes. Furthermore, the state depends on a regressive sales tax..."

May 11, 2004 Postmarks

School Finance Solution Is State Income Tax
"...being avoided like a leper in the mosh pit. Income tax. Surprise! The wealthy ones have the money the..."

Jan. 13, 2004 Postmarks

Tolls Are a Regressive Tax
"...out one big group: the working class. Low- and middle-income Texans will pay the steepest price for the insidious..."

Jan. 27, 2005 Postmarks

When Is a Tax Not a Tax? Ask the GOP.
The House tax bill passes, but will it actually help Texas schools?
"...are whistling while they work – singing a happy tax tune – as they go about their work around..."

March 25, 2005 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Nonprofit Offers Free Tax Assistance
"...most of the year creating affordable housing communities for low-income residents. But for a few months of each year,..."

Jan. 22, 2010 News Feature by Amy Smith

Free Tax Prep Services in Austin
Don't let the April 17 deadline sneak up on you
"...Don’t panic, but the deadline to file tax returns is just about a week away...."

April 7, 2018 Chron Events Post by Austin Sanders

Property Tax Fireworks Flare
Proposals would actually tax Texans more, but with little extra for schools
"...was scheduled to open debate on a controversial property tax cut bill, House Democrats offered a preview of the..."

July 8, 2005 News Column by Kimberly Reeves

Property Tax Angst Starts Early
Council ponders ‘surplus,’ raising exemption – and anti-tax backlash
"...City Council agenda includes consideration of increasing the property tax exemption for homeowners aged 65 or older, or disabled..."

March 17, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Pointing Out Flaws in Anti-Property Tax Letters
"...Editor, The letters in your last issue decrying Austin property-tax levels have several logical and factual flaws ["Postmarks," March..."

March 22, 2004 Postmarks

Already a Marriage Tax in Texas
"...Mr. Black, There is in fact already a marriage tax in Texas ["Page Two," April 23], which can kick..."

May 3, 2004 Postmarks

Frankenstein's Flat Tax
Part Forbes, part Bush, Perry cobbles together financial policy
"...Greenville, South Carolina, Perry unveiled his plan for a tax return so simple that it can fit on a..."

Oct. 26, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Arts Folks Nix Tex Tix Tax
When the Texas Legislature sought to pay for a property tax cut with a tax on performing arts events, local arts groups mobilized and made their opposition heard
"...Legislature might try to help pay for a property tax cut with a tax on performing arts events, local..."

May 21, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Tax Laws? What Tax Laws?
Corporations still get very gentle treatment from the IRS
"...Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University, government enforcement of tax laws against businesses and corporations continue to spiral downward,..."

April 16, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Common Law: Tax Procrastinators Unite
Tax Procrastinators Unite
"...Procrastinating on your taxes? Avoiding the untouched stack of tax documents on your..."

April 4, 2014 Column by Luke Ellis

No Sales Tax for Schools
Senate approves its version of school finance, with a few notable changes
"...student outcomes. The chambers agree on increased funding for low-income students and students with special needs, and for quality..."

May 10, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Land Tax Logic
"...Chronicle only noted the resulting unfair change in property taxes owed, that only the rich are likely to get..."

March 31, 2005 Postmarks

Where the Money Comes From: City Income Fund
"...FY 1994 5 years FY 1989 10 years Property tax 105,795,666 91,623,643 15.47% 61,684,566 71.51% 47,674,922 121.91% Sales tax..."

Aug. 14, 1998 News Feature

Supports Bigger Property-Tax Exemption
"...Thompson (running for Dawnna Dukes' job) supports a bigger property-tax exemption. That's all you gotta tell me. For the..."

Jan. 22, 2008 Postmarks

Playback: Sizing Up Music's Bite of the Hotel Tax
Two new municipal funding schemes look to finally impact Austin music
"...Wouldn't it be nice if musicians could derive income from the constant stream of tourists frolicking around Austin?..."

Sept. 15, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Linebarger, Oden Still Pushing for County Tax Business
But county officials say collections are very efficient
"...Two separate analyses of the county's pursuit of delinquent taxpayers turned up two different answers – yes and no...."

Aug. 5, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Topless Counterattack Against Titty Tax
State could face embarrassing court date after organization representing strip joints filed lawsuit over new tax on nude entertainment
"...representing strip joints filed a lawsuit over a new tax on nude entertainment. House Bill 1751, sponsored by freshman..."

Dec. 14, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Toll Tax Is Flat Tax
"...the reaction of the public to the proposed toll tax ["Page Two," Jan. 21]. It happened about halfway through..."

Jan. 25, 2005 Postmarks

Tax Credit Development in Austin
"...Tax Credit Recipients, 1987-98..."

Oct. 22, 1999 News Feature

Council: Seeking Consensus on Hotel Occupancy Tax
City Council’s HOT debate masks deeper divisions
" horizon is turning partly cloudy (e.g., estimated sales tax revenues, always a volatile income stream, look slimmer, and..."

Sept. 8, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

People of Low Income Have Rights
"...ghetto." As stated by Arthur Sampson, “People of low income have a right to a high quality of life.”..."

June 23, 2008 Postmarks

Tax for Peace Not War
"...Doggett) concludes: “The federal government should be reinvesting our tax dollars into helping our communities, our states, and our..."

Aug. 15, 2005 Postmarks

Point Austin: Where Do Your Tax Dollars Go?
The average household in Texas paid $6,006 in federal income taxes in 2004. Here is how that amount was spent.
"...The average household in Texas paid $6,006 in federal income taxes in 2004. Here is how that amount was..."

July 8, 2005 News Column by Michael King

Your Tax Dollars at Play
The Rosewood Entertainment Center
"...$440,000 a year in HUD money normally reserved for low-income housing. Each $440,000 CDBG installment could have amounted to..."

July 28, 1995 News Feature

Texas' Regressive Tax Regime
"...Dear Editor, Texas is currently home to a regressive tax regime that asks poor people to pay a larger..."

Aug. 22, 2012 Postmarks

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