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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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American taxpayers on hook for California high-speed rail

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What has already become known as California’s boondoggle, the high-speed rail project is reportedly getting even more pricey. Eventually connecting 8 of the 10 largest cities in California, the project now faces ...

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Missouri expands website to watch government spending

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Missouri citizens will now have an expanded ability to check-up on state government and it’s spending habits. A new public-facing portal for state monetary data aims to be a significant update on ...

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Young women benefitting from lowest unemployment since 1956

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Young women looking for work are one of the biggest winners since new economic policies were initiated after the 2016 presidential election. The latest data, tentatively released at the beginning of the ...

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Dave Says – It’s Baby Step 1 for a reason

Need some financial advice? Debt and Income Crisis? Pay off the house first? Check cashing? Taxes? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Dear Dave, I’ll be receiving my income ...

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IRS continues warning on impersonation scams

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With tax season completed, the Internal Revenue Service has warned taxpayers to remain vigilant for phishing emails and telephone scams. Summertime tends to be a favorite period for scammers because many taxpayers ...

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30 million taxpayers ignored new withholding guidelines

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Congressional auditors say about 30 million people – 21 percent of U.S. taxpayers failed to change their withholding this year. That caused employers to withold too little from their paychecks under government ...

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Crossroads wants food trucks to show them the money, imposes high fee

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Food in the Crossroads entertainment district could get a little pricier after a new fee on food trucks is imposed. Earlier this month, vendors were told by the Crossroads Community Association (CCA) ...

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How Enrolled Agents Can Help You

Enrolled Agents (EAs) are federally-licensed tax practitioners who may represent taxpayers before the IRS when it comes to collections, audits and appeals. As authorized by the Department of Treasury’s Circular 230 regulations, ...

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Higher fuel tax to fund improved highways, bridges

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Missouri drivers, tired of having some of the nation’s worst roads, have been less resistant recently to increased taxes to improve them. Part of the lack of resistance could be the booming ...

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Branson nixes nearly $500 million water park

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BRANSON, Mo. — Last night city leaders in Branson rejected a nearly half-billion-dollar proposed water park resort, that taxpayers were asked to help finance. Branson City Hall In a vote of five no’s ...

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IRS gives taxpayers extra day after computer glitch

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Oh, what fun! Americans are getting an extra day to file their taxes after key elements of the IRS website crashed on deadline day. The IRS said that individuals or businesses with ...

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Jerusalem wants to tax church-owned businesses

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In the United States, houses of worship do not pay tax on their facility. But when that institution crosses the line and purchases property like an office building, water park, coffee shop ...

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