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GM sales rise due to government purchases
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GM’s 16% Growth Fueled By Government Purchases

Before anyone gets too giddy about progress from the General Motors buyout,  consider the bulk of that came from government purchases of GM vehicles.

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Federal tax threatens mid-columbia stores
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Federal Tax Threatens Future Of Area ‘Roll Your Own’ Tobacco Stores

Thanks to a tax that was added to, of all measures, the Federal Transportation Bill,  roll-you-own tobacco stores could become a thing of the past across America - including the Mid-Columbia.

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Clerk refuses to let man buy cigarettes with food stamps
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Store Worker Won’t Take Food Stamp Card To Pay For Cigarettes

A New Hampshire convenience store worker has quit her job, rather than continue to have to accept government EBT, or food stamp cards, that are used to pay for cigarettes.

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2/3 majority tax law struck down
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Judge Strikes Down 2/3 Rule For Passing Taxes In WA State!

Apparently a King County Superior Court Judge  (along with the Washington Education Association-WEA- and The League of Education Voters) doesn't recognize Washington residents when they pass laws limiting tax increases.

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Enviornmental groups getting taxpayer money
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Green Groups Taking YOUR Tax Dollars Through Federal Lawsuits

Wonder where your tax dollars are going?  The next time you hear about an enviornmental group suing the Federal Government over some trivial (or sometimes non-existant 'issue), they're probably taking money right out of your pocket.

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Wondering Where Your Tax Refund Is? Don’t Check With the IRS

If you filed your taxes electronically, you may be wondering where your refund is. And, if you visited the IRS website’s “Where’s my refund?” page, you may have been given an error message that says the IRS has no information about your return.

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Is Cheating on Your Taxes Okay? More Americans Say ‘Yes’ — Dollars and Sense

Tax day is right around the corner — but that doesn’t mean we’ll all pay our fair share.

An IRS survey last year found the percentage of people who thought it was acceptable to cheat “as much as possible” on their returns doubled compared to 2010.

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2011 Washington State Budget Needs To Make Up $5.1 Billion

Three versions of a budget for Washington State are being hammered out in Olympia, with hopes of getting a package that will fund essential programs and help close a $5.1 billion shortfall. But the ways to get there is being hotly contested.

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Five Forbidden Tax Deductions

One of the few joys of tax preparation is making deductions and watching your bill from Uncle Sam get lower and lower.

After the jump, check the list of five expenses that might be tempting to deduct, but are strictly forbidden by the IRS.

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