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Dave Says – That’s a lot!

Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   That’s a lot! Dear Dave, ...

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Are you eligible for this new tax credit?

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If you are over age 65 or are retired due to a disability, you may be eligible for a separate tax credit designed to help the nation’s seniors and disabled. Even better ...

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Six new schedules some taxpayers will file with the new Form 1040

There are some new schedules and other changes that taxpayers need to be aware of this year. The 2018 Form 1040 replaces prior year Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ. The 2018 Form ...

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Kansas to see lower sales tax on groceries

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Kansans are set to see a decrease in sales tax they pay on groceries. The savings are part of legislation approved by the Republican-controlled Kansas House and also includes income tax relief ...

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Trump gets 92% negative media coverage but his approval rating is clobbering Obama’s

In spite of overt animosity by the media toward President Donald Trump, the president still draws support from a significant portion of the American people, in greater numbers than former President Barack ...

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IRS makes changes to EITC Tax Benefit and Child Tax Credit

The IRS is now requiring proof of residency to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit for qualifying dependents (all children being claimed on the return). These credits can be ...

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Democrats propose massive 80% tax rate, policies like Venezuela’s

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Following a proposal for a 70 percent tax on the rich by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilan Omar, a freshman Congresswoman from Minnesota, suggested that wealthy Americans should pay as much as 80 percent ...

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State lawmakers shocked at $532 million budget deficit

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Missouri’s Department of Revenue is in a pickle after it shocked state lawmakers Wednesday by announcing a $532 million dollar budget deficit. The news has state lawmakers wondering what happened, who’s to blame ...

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Dave Says – Close up small business?

Need some financial advice? Debt and Income Crisis? Pay off the house first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Dear Dave, I have a ...

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Kelly: more money for schools, Medicaid expansion, welfare, gun control, climate change; restrict faith-based adoption

Kansas Gov.-elect Laura Kelly insists the state budget she’s preparing can fully fund the state’s schools, expand Medicaid coverage to another 150,000 people and begin to repair a troubled child welfare system ...

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Steps taxpayers can take now to get ready to file their taxes in 2019

The IRS reminds taxpayers there are steps they can take now to make sure their tax filing experience goes smoothly next year. Taking these steps will also help them avoid surprises when ...

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France burns as workers battle increased taxes imposed by President Macron

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Just  a week ago President Emmanuel Macron of France was scolding America for its unwillingness to raise taxes to reduce carbon emissions. Now the flamboyant leader, who was regularly compared to John ...

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Missouri Ballot Measures

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Here are the ballot measures appearing in 2018 general election. Our next article will give our thoughts on each one. Check back later for more info. Amendment 1 [full text]  [Proposed by Initiative Petition] Official Ballot ...

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Fueling safer roads in Missouri

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When the Missouri Department of Transportation conducted an extensive study of roads and bridges, including the Buck O’Neil bridge in Kansas City several years ago, the inspection revealed a laundry list of ...

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Gas tax for roads will cost families just $1.25 per month

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A November ballot measure to increase Missouri’s gasoline tax by ten cents a gallon has the backing of Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe (R). The Jefferson City Republican spoke to hundreds of local ...

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