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Highlights of the $1.9T COVID bill nearing final passage

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a sweeping pandemic relief package over Republican opposition on Saturday, moving President Joe Biden closer to a milestone...

UK extends job support, tax breaks for pandemic-hit economy

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s treasury chief on Wednesday announced an additional 65 billion pounds ($91 billion) of support for an economy ravaged by the...

Highlights of the COVID-19 relief bill advancing in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package early Saturday, 219-212, that includes $1,400 checks for most Americans and billions...

Supreme Court won’t halt turnover of Trump’s tax records

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a significant defeat for former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court on Monday declined to step in to halt the...

Audit: FEMA paid for unused rooms for 2017 disaster victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — An audit has found that the Federal Emergency Management Agency paid for unused hotel rooms and may have overpaid room taxes...

Highlights of COVID-19 relief bill progressing in House

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic-led effort to pass a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package has passed its latest challenge with House committees advancing measures...

Poland to redraw media tax proposal following protests

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s right-wing government said Tuesday it will redraw its proposed media advertising tax to make it fairer after it led...

GM’s Chevy Bolt SUV joins parade of new US electric vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — Whether people want them or not, automakers are rolling out new electric vehicle models as the industry responds to stricter pollution...

Taxing time: How the pandemic will affect filing your taxes

The pandemic has made everything a bit trickier — tax filing season is no exception. ...

Independent Polish media suspend coverage to protest ad tax

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Independent media outlets in Poland suspended news coverage and other programming Wednesday to protest a planned new advertising tax that...

Interpol alert for New Zealand banker wanted by Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Interpol on Tuesday issued a global alert for a New Zealand banker wanted by Germany in connection with a massive tax...

Luxembourg defends itself against new tax haven allegations

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Luxembourg on Monday denied claims made in international media publications that the nation is a massive tax haven for the world's...

Yellen: Biden’s plan could restore full employment by 2022

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Sunday the country was still in a “deep hole” with millions of lost jobs but that...

Tax forms help reveal extent of unemployment fraud in US

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Unemployment agencies across the U.S. became lucrative targets for criminals when they were bombarded with claims last year as millions...

Washington state eyes ‘billionaire tax’ on the ultra rich

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state’s richest residents — including Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates — would pay a wealth tax on some financial...

Virus aid, no new taxes top US gambling industry 2021 goals

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. gambling industry wants additional financial aid from the next round of coronavirus stimulus legislation, and promises to...

Germany’s 2020 borrowing comes in well short of forecast

BERLIN (AP) — Germany borrowed 130.5 billion euros ($157.5 billion) last year as it loosened budget rules to help finance pandemic-related rescue and stimulus...

France’s hopes lift as US freezes tariffs over tech tax

PARIS (AP) — France’s government breathed a sigh of relief Friday after the U.S. indefinitely delayed tariffs on French cosmetics and other goods designed...

IRS gets more relief payments out after delays

The IRS said that after initial problems, it is getting more of the second round of relief payments to taxpayers. ...

Some taxpayers find relief payments sent to wrong account

A number of taxpayers who use tax preparation services, such as H&R Block and TurboTax, say their second relief payments were sent to the...

IRS says executors undervalued Prince’s estate by 50%

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The ongoing controversy over the money left behind by Prince when he died without a will is heating up again after...

In Georgia, Biden’s presidency meets early defining moment

ATLANTA (AP) — Usually it's a president's first midterm election that reorders a White House's political approach and priorities. For President-elect Joe Biden, his...

UK abolishes ‘sexist’ tax on women’s sanitary products

LONDON (AP) — Britain on Friday became the latest country to abolish the so-called "tampon tax,” eliminating sales taxes on women's sanitary products. ...

Insurance shoppers: Plan now to trim next spring’s tax bill

An unpleasant tax surprise may be lurking next spring for some people who bought health insurance this year on the Affordable Care Act’s coverage...

Writing off more of that 3-martini lunch is causing a stir

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stuffed into the new emergency relief package is a morsel that President Donald Trump has long had on the buffet of...

Highlights of $900 billion COVID-19 relief, wrapup bills

The massive, year-end catchall bill Congress passed combines $900 billion in COVID-19 aid with a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill and reams of other...

Highlights of $900 billion COVID-19 relief, wrapup bills

Congressional leaders have hashed out a massive, year-end catchall bill that combines $900 billion in COVID-19 aid with a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill...

Highlights of $900 billion COVID-19 relief, wrapup bills

Congressional leaders have hashed out a massive, year-end catchall bill that combines $900 billion in COVID-19 aid with a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill...

The Latest: More than 4,000 people hospitalized in LA County

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County has again broken a record for coronavirus hospitalizations, fulfilling the county public health director’s dire predictions in just...

Donations soar but nonprofits still struggle with pandemic

SEATTLE (AP) — The American spirit of generosity this holiday season may be no match for the coronavirus. ...

Hunter Biden subpoena seeks info on Burisma, other entities

WASHINGTON (AP) — A subpoena seeking documents from Hunter Biden asked for information related to more than two dozen entities, including Ukraine gas company...

Hunter Biden subpoena seeks info on Burisma, other entities

WASHINGTON (AP) — A subpoena seeking documents from Hunter Biden asked for information related to more than two dozen entities, including Ukraine gas company...

Hunter Biden tax probe examining Chinese business dealings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is investigating the finances of President-elect Joe Biden’s son, including scrutinizing some of his Chinese business dealings and...

China slaps more taxes on Australian wine amid tension

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government on Thursday slapped more taxes on wine from Australia, stepping up pressure in a bitter diplomatic conflict over the...

Hunter Biden tax probe examining Chinese business dealings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is investigating the finances of President-elect Joe Biden’s son, including scrutinizing some of his Chinese business dealings and...

Spain’s ex-king pays tax debt amid ongoing financial probes

MADRID (AP) — The law firm representing Juan Carlos I said Wednesday that Spain’s former monarch has paid tax authorities nearly 680,000 euros ($821,000)...

Like everything else 2020, taxes will be like no other year

It’s the time of year to start thinking about taxes — but the upcoming filing season is going to be a bit trickier for...

Vegas execs sue online travel firms, allege unpaid hotel tax

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two prominent Las Vegas communications executives have sued more than 20 online travel companies for back taxes that they say...

Israel transfers $1B to cash-strapped Palestinian Authority

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel transferred over $1 billion in taxes and customs duties it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday after...

China slaps 200% tax on Australia wine amid tensions

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday added wine to the growing list of Australian goods barred from its markets in a trade war against...

France resumes tax on tech giants, seeks deal with US

PARIS (AP) — France is resuming collection of a special tax on Big Tech companies like Amazon and Facebook despite the threat of U.S....

Paper shredding drives false election claims in Georgia

Government and election officials frequently call on shredding companies to dispose of personal and sensitive documents that are no longer needed. ...

NY probes Trump consulting payments that reduced his taxes

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general has sent a subpoena to the Trump Organization for records related to consulting fees paid to...

California voters reject revamp to property tax system

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California voters have rejected a proposal to partially dismantle the state’s 42-year-old cap on property taxes, a move that would...

AP Interview: France wants Biden to calm trade disputes

PARIS (AP) — France’s trade minister hopes that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden acts soon to calm trade tensions fueled by Donald Trump, which have...

New York AG: Sotheby’s helped rich art lover skirt taxes

NEW YORK (AP) — Sotheby's helped an art collector dodge millions of dollars in New York sales taxes, the state attorney general said in...

San Francisco voters approve taxes on CEOs, big businesses

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In an effort to address economic disparity laid bare by the coronavirus pandemic, San Francisco voters overwhelmingly approved several tax...

Expect a lot more of the same if Trump wins a second term

Expect to see a lot more of the same if there's a second Trump administration. ...

EU faces knotty trade fights with US _ no matter who wins

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — After winemakers, cookie bakers, and olive growers wound up as collateral damage, Europe is closely watching the U.S. presidential election,...

Expect a lot more of the same if Trump wins a second term

Expect to see a lot more of the same if there's a second Trump administration. ...

Expect a lot more of the same if Trump wins a second term

Expect to see a lot more of the same if there's a second Trump administration. ...

Still hampered by virus, US casinos want aid in recovering

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. casino industry is seeking tax and regulatory relief from the government as it tries to recover from...

UK government borrowing hits record due to pandemic

LONDON (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic is battering Britain’s public finances, pushing government borrowing to a record last month as tax revenue fell and...

Report: Tax records show Trump tried to land China projects

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spent a decade unsuccessfully pursuing projects in China, operating an office there during his first run for president...

Trump lawyers ask Supreme Court to halt tax record turnover

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to put on hold an appeals court ruling that Trump's accountant must...

WTO says EU can put tariffs on $4 billion of US goods

GENEVA (AP) — International arbitrators said Tuesday that the European Union can impose tariffs and other penalties on up to $4 billion worth of...

Trump vs. Biden: Where they stand on health, economy, more

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the tumult of the 2020 presidential campaign, one dynamic has remained constant: The Nov. 3 election offers voters a choice...

Global watchdog proposes tax overhaul for Big Tech

LONDON (AP) — A global economic watchdog on Monday proposed an overhaul of international tax rules to make sure big tech companies pay their...

IRS chief: agency reaching out on pandemic relief payments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the IRS, on the defensive over millions of Americans in danger of missing coronavirus relief payments, said Wednesday...

US judge: IRS can’t keep coronavirus money from inmates

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. judge says the IRS can't keep withholding coronavirus relief payments from incarcerated people, potentially clearing the way for...

Chaotic first debate: Taunts overpower Trump, Biden visions

CLEVELAND (AP) — The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden deteriorated into bitter taunts and near chaos Tuesday night...

Chaotic first debate: Taunts overpower Trump, Biden visions

CLEVELAND (AP) — The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden deteriorated into bitter taunts and near chaos Tuesday night...

The Latest: Trump casts election doubts, Biden urges voting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential election (all times local): ...

Biden releases 2019 taxes as pre-debate contrast with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden paid nearly $288,000 in federal income taxes last year, according to returns he released just hours...

Ethics experts see national security concern in Trump’s debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Revelations that President Donald Trump is personally liable for more than $400 million in debt are casting a shadow that ethics...

Ethics experts see national security concern in Trump’s debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Revelations that President Donald Trump is personally liable for more than $400 million in debt are casting a shadow over his...

Times’ tax story is talker, but perceptions mostly hold

NEW YORK (AP) — Orlando Sentinel Editor-in-Chief Julie Anderson was curious how readers in polarized central Florida would react to her newspaper leading Monday's...

NY Times: Trump paid $750 in US income taxes in 2016, 2017

President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for president and in his first year in the White...

Trump’s tax revelation could tarnish image that fueled rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bombshell revelations that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for office and...

Trump’s tax revelation could tarnish image that fueled rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bombshell revelations that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for office and...

NY Times: Trump paid $750 in US income taxes in 2016, 2017

President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for president and in his first year in the White...

Joe Biden: Vacancy about health law, not court expansion

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wants voters to see Republicans’ push for a speedy Supreme Court confirmation as an end-run...

Appeals court hears fight over Trump tax returns — again

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court tested the waters on a potential compromise, but didn't immediately rule Friday after arguments in President...

EU Commission appeals after losing Apple $15B tax case

LONDON (AP) — The European Commission said Friday it is appealing a court decision that Apple doesn't have to repay 13 billion euros ($15...

Trump lawyers: DA’s fight for tax returns built on innuendo

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York prosecutor engaged in a long-running battle to obtain Donald Trump’s tax returns is resorting to “speculation and...

Ginsburg’s death exposes fragility of health law protection

WASHINGTON (AP) — With COVID-19 the newest preexisting condition, the Obama-era health law that protects Americans from insurance discrimination is more fragile following the...

Watchdog: Millions in danger of missing virus relief payouts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans are in danger of missing coronavirus relief payments of up to $1,200 per individual because of incomplete government...

New California law expands tax credit for immigrants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will give tax breaks to more immigrants — including those living in the country illegally — under a new...

Google receives $25M tax break from Nevada to build facility

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Google will receive more than $25 million in tax breaks after pledging an additional $600 million for a new data...

US companies seeking tariff relief faced red tape, delays

WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies seeking relief from President Donald Trump’s taxes on imported steel and aluminum ran into long delays and cumbersome paperwork, a...

US drops tax on Canada aluminum, heading off retaliation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is dropping taxes on Canadian aluminum, easing tensions with a close ally just hours...

AP EXPLAINS: Biden’s sizable but not radical tax plans

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump describes Democratic challenger Joe Biden as a “tool” of “radical socialists” who are bent on taxing every American...

Trump administration allows deferral of Social Security tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Facebook to pay $125 million in back taxes to France

PARIS (AP) — Facebook’s...

EU agrees to cut taxes on US lobsters in modest trade pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maine...

US suspends extradition and tax agreements with Hong Kong

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump muddies facts on mail ballots, Harris

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

After brief trade truce, US slaps levy on Canadian aluminum

WASHINGTON (AP) — After...

Trump’s suggestion to eliminate payroll tax doesn’t add up

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

Business lobby raises concerns over Trump payroll tax break

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Dems say Trump’s payroll tax break weakens Social Security

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

Dems say Trump’s payroll tax break weakens Social Security

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

No federal relief leaves states, cities facing big deficits

State and local government...

Trump end run around Congress raises questions on his claims

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) —...

Trump end run around Congress raises questions on his claims

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) —...

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