Taxes

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May 22, 2019 - 9:00 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York lawmakers gave final passage to legislation Wednesday that would allow President Donald Trump's state tax returns to be released to congressional committees that have, so far, been barred from getting the president's federal filings. The Democrat-led Senate and...
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Mike Baggerman
April 15, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Congress moved to prevent the IRS from creating its own online system of tax filing. The House Ways and Means Committee passed the Taxpayers First Act, which will prevent the IRS from creating its own free electronic tax filing system. According to ProPublic , a New York-...
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Tom Puckett
February 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As you file your 2018 taxes, you may find your return smaller or even worse, find yourself owing to the IRS. It's the result of the new tax laws. Jack Witkowski of Lawler and Witkowski says he gave fair warning to his clients about changing their withholding. "We would tell them...
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Tom Puckett
January 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) So the headache from your New Year's Eve hangover is gone. But now another headache is about to start: tax season. One lingering question is do it yourself or leave it to an expert. "Usually, the state and federal work hand in hand, but not this year," said Esther Gulyas, CEO of...
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David DiPietro speaking with supporters outside East Aurora Village Hall. October 3, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 03, 2018 - 3:41 pm
EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WBEN) – Assemblyman David DiPietro gave members of the media access to his tax returns for the last five years on Wednesday afternoon. His tax returns will not be viewable on the internet because he said doing so would allow a high-priced attorney to attack them and pick apart...
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August 02, 2018 - 7:09 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state's comptroller says local sales tax collections are up so far this year. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released a report saying collections grew 6 percent statewide in the first six months of 2018. Local collections totaled $8.5 billion over the period statewide...
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Amherst, NY (WBEN) - The new tax law won't impact your return until next year, but that hasn't stopped many from asking questions while filing ahead of this year's deadline. As tax day rapidly approaches on April 17, many are wondering what the tax law overhaul will mean for next year's return. "...
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Richard Root
December 13, 2017 - 4:17 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The City of Buffalo had a $34.5 million budget gap for this past fiscal year. Fortunately for taxpayers, the gap was filled be reserve funds, but city comptroller Mark Schroeder warns that there isn't much left of those reserve funds. Schroeder’s office issued its year-end...
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Richard Root
November 14, 2017 - 5:54 am
West Seneca, NY (WBEN) - The West Seneca Town Board approved an 8.6% tax hike last night. While lower than the proposed 12% tax increase, the move was still a very unpopular one, with the crowd, at one point, calling for Supervisor Sheila Meegan to resign. Residents at the meeting were blaming...
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October 23, 2017 - 6:27 am
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Sen. Chuck Schumer is taking the tax battle in Congress to upstate New York. The Democratic Senate minority leader will hold a news conference in Canandaigua today. He will urge New York's House members to fight against a Republican plan to eliminate the federal...
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