Thursday, February 14, 2013
Ray Anthony Phillips, 27, faces three charges stemming from an argument over W2s and 1099s.
A Brooklyn Park man could face up to a year in jail for his part in a tiff over taxes. Ray Anthony Phillips, 27, has been charged with interfering with an emergency phone call, a gross misdemeanor, fourth-degree damage to property, and disorderly conduct after an incident on Feb. 6. That afternoon, officers from the Burnsville Police Department were called to an address on Chowen Bend after receiving a report of a domestic dispute. The caller told dispatch that a small child had come to their door and told them that their father was hurting their mother. The reporting party could hear yelling and bumping noises coming from the residence. Once on the scene, officers saw a woman leaving the apartment, yelling at someone inside. Phillips …
Monday, January 28, 2013
More than 100 reader comments have been made since governor's plan unveiled last week.
When Gov. Mark Dayton last week unveiled a proposed state budget and tax plan that would, among other things, lower Minnesota's sales tax from 6.875 percent to 5.5 percent, the plan sparked a vigorous debate among Patch readers. Patch has had more than 100 reader comments on our story that asked people to take our poll, then share their thoughts on Dayton's tax and budget plan. Here's a sampling of some of the comments: George P. Burdell: A simplistic response to this comment would then be; Democrats want to clean out our wallets and institute socialisim... which really worked well for the USSR...hmmm. Brad Koehn: I'll be curious to see if Minnesotans spend enough on clothing worth more than $100 to bring in $2B in revenue. I'm a bit …
Friday, January 4, 2013
With so many challenges on the table, Patch wants to know what issues you think are most important.
With another legislative session just around the corner, senators and representatives have no shortage of challenges ahead of them. Lawmakers plan to convene hearings on gun control in the wake of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT. They’ll review a recommendation from a governor-appointed task force to increase gas taxes and tab fees in response to a projected $50 billion shortfall in transportation funding. The DFL majority and defeat of the marriage amendment in the 2012 election could even prompt the Legislature to take up the issue of gay marriage. And looming over everything is a projected $1.1 billion deficit that legislators will have to close before adjourning for the year. With so many issues on the …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duked it out in Denver, CO.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duked it out tonight in their first presidential debate in Denver, Colorado. Patch live-blogged the debate, which featured the candidates touching on domestic issues like health care, PBS funding, and America's energy sources. You can watch the entire debate on YouTube Politics. Some of the points that resonated with our live-blog panelists were split on who came out on top: Here's a sampling of responses on Twitter:
Monday, October 1, 2012
Letter writer: "Do not let Will Morgan fool you; he wants to raise our taxes."
Monday, October 1, 2012
To the editor, Do not let Will Morgan fool you; he wants to raise our taxes. Before he left office, he left no stone unturned searching for things to tax. He voted to take away the mortgage interest deduction, Morgan even voted for not allowing us to deduct our property taxes from our income taxes. He voted to increase taxes on each and every home purchased in Dakota County—right in the middle of the housing crisis. But he didn't stop there. He also voted to tax music downloads and home heating fuel purchased during the winter months. I cannot afford to have Will Morgan back in the legislature—his record speaks for itself. Lisa Schneegans, Lakeville
Monday, May 14, 2012
Payment options for the county's property taxes vary. Get the details here.
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from Dakota County. Property taxes on Dakota County and Burnsville real estate for the first half of 2012 are due Tuesday, May 15. Payments mailed to Dakota County must be postmarked by midnight May 15 to be considered timely. According to state law, the county will assess a penalty for late payments. The penalty depends on the tax amount, property classification and when the payment is made. Penalties are listed on the back of property tax statements sent to residents earlier this year. Tax payments may be made at the Property Taxation & Records Office in the Administration Center in Hastings Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or the service desks in the Apple Valley Western …
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Some advice from the IRS if you missed the tax deadline on April 17.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
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Thursday, April 12, 2012
Put that money to work! Take this poll and enjoy a few tips from Blogger Myke LaVenture.
Tax season is almost over. Have you gotten your refund? If you got a big check this year, you're not alone. According to the Associated Press, 70 million of those 82 million taxpayers who filed before March 25 were due refunds. The average refund is just under $3,000.The average refund has increased since 2009, from $2,600 to about $3,000. So, what should you do with it? Blogger Myke LaVenture weighs in here.
Monday, August 8, 2011
This story and others in a weekly roundup of city news.
New Tires Plus store planned for Cliff Rd. shopping center To accommodate a new Tire Plus store planned for the corner of Cliff Road and Highway 13, the Burnsville City Council Tuesday made adjustments to green space zoning requirements. The project is shovel-ready, does not need financing and will result in approximately $1.5 million in construction activity and 15 new permanent jobs, according to information prepared for the Council. Council members noted the recent renovations and business additions to the Town and Country Shopping Center built in 1971. Mayor Elizabeth Kautz called it one of the best examples in the community of transforming an aging strip mall. Coughlin to take his seat at the council table Bill Coughlin is scheduled…