taxation

Durangoans offer their take on city budget

Durango city government went to residents Thursday to ask for ideas about how to escape a projected budget shortfall expected in 2020. Community members brought their ideas to a presentation at Ska...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health faces operational, cash challenges

Southwest Health System faces financial challenges, including a bond violation, but a new CEO said he believes the problems can be overcome. Anthony Sudduth, of Community Hospital Corp,. was hired...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango voters may be asked to approve tax increase this November

The city of Durango is considering asking voters to approve a tax increase in November to address a looming budget shortfall and pay for major construction projects. The city expects a budget...

DATE: May 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Pagosa Springs man pleads guilty to tax fraud involving hot springs

A former resident of Pagosa Springs with connections to the Springs Resort & Spa has pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return. William Marvin “Bill” Whittington, 68, of Scottsdale, Arizona,...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tourism trends upward in Montezuma County

Tourism is trending upward in Montezuma County, according to revenues from a lodgers tax and Mesa Verde National Park. The revenues from the county lodgers tax revenues increased by almost 10...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Tax reform: It’s not just for IBM

Many small-business owners across Durango are mulling just what the sweeping federal tax reform President Donald Trump signed into law at the twilight of 2017 means for them in 2018 and beyond....

DATE: Jan. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado Republicans tout tax plan headed to president’s desk

WASHINGTON – Colorado Republicans were united in passing the tax reform plan that has been making its way through Congress since November. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and Rep. Scott Tipton,...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

8.8 million Americans face big tax hike if Republicans scrap the medical deduction

Anne Hammer is one of millions of elderly Americans who could face a substantial tax hike in 2018 depending on the final negotiations over the Republican tax bill. In her retirement community in...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Sen. Bennet says Senate Republicans’ tax plan ‘fundamentally flawed’

WASHINGTON – Sen. Michael Bennet sharply criticized Senate Republicans’ proposed tax bill for catering to the wealthy and shortchanging the middle class. Bennet, D-Colo., fielded questions during a...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC professor: Tax plan’s hit to graduate students could harm economy

WASHINGTON – A Fort Lewis College professor says the proposed Republican tax overhaul plan that includes changes to tax deductions for graduate students could have long-term harm to the economy...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rep. Scott Tipton touts job-generating power of GOP tax plan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton expects the Republican plan to reform and cut taxes will add more than 17,000 jobs to Colorado’s economy if it is adopted. In a statement to The Durango Herald,...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World