taxation

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 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | 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

Senate GOP tax bill would delay biz cut, undo deductions

WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans revealed the details of their sweeping tax legislation Thursday, including a one-year delay in plans for a major corporate tax cut despite strident opposition from...

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

Lawmakers bicker over whether tax bill helps middle class

WASHINGTON – House Republicans and Democrats bickered heatedly Monday over whether the GOP tax bill truly helps the middle class, as the Ways and Means Committee kicked off a marathon session to...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Second phase of Lumien Apartments in Durango will start next year

The second phase of the Lumien Apartments on 32nd Street in Durango will be built next year, helping fill a gap for affordable housing. Construction on the 36-unit building is expected to start in...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado senators seek tax incentives for clean-energy projects

Clean-energy projects will gain access to tax incentives currently reserved for fossil-fuel industries if a bipartisan bill makes it through Congress. Sens. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and Michael...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

House GOP’s evolving tax bill leaves retirement plan intact

WASHINGTON – House Republicans would leave intact current tax rules on retirement accounts popular with middle class Americans and maintain a top income tax rate for million-dollar earners as...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Trump shoots down retirement limit to pay for GOP tax cuts

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump shot down a possible approach for raising revenue to finance tax cuts in politically must-do legislation for the Republicans, promising Monday the popular 401(k)...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Ryan blasts states that send billions to federal government

WASHINGTON – The top House Republican on Thursday blasted high-tax states that deliver billions to the federal government as he faced a backlash from rank-and-file GOP lawmakers over a sweeping...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Municipalities don’t have to lose out on tax revenue

Vacation rentals advertised on Airbnb and other online sites often operate without paying local taxes, but MUNIRevs plans to change that for towns and cities across the country. Erin Neer, a...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Airbnb begins collecting taxes in Durango

Airbnb started collecting sales and lodgers tax from its local hosts in the city this month. “This partnership helps us grow our city’s revenue while promoting travel and tourism to the region,”...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Taking an internet speed test could help make case for better infrastructure

Some rural internet customers in Southwest Colorado may pay for internet speeds that they don’t experience. To help advocate for funding to pay for improved rural broadband internet infrastructure...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News