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Maine Ranks Among the Bottom in Fiscal Health

 

Maine ranks among the bottom 10 states and Puerto Rico in terms of fiscal health, according to a George Mason University study released Wednesday.

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Maine Third Worst State to Make a Living

 

There have been a lot of top 10 lists lately from food to sightseeing to living. This list is going to take a look at the bottom of a list instead of the top. These are the 3 worst states to make a living and Maine is in there.

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Maine Ranks Near The Top For States With Highest Vehicle Property Taxes

Source: WalletHub
A WalletHub study on both property and vehicle taxes shows that Mainers are the sixth highest when it comes to being taxed on vehicle property.

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IRS Warns: Watch Out For Scams This Tax Season

 

Tax season began on Tuesday and you may have noticed your W-2’s are arriving, but with tax season comes a ‘warning’ from the IRS.

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Alex Wong, Getty Images

Ten Worst States For Property Taxes – Is Maine on the List?

Here is a list of the 10 worst states when it comes to property taxes. Is Maine on the list? 

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Erik S. Lesser, Getty Images

Taxes Returns a Little Slower in 2015

Due to government budget cuts at the IRS, you may have to wait a little longer for your tax return this year. This year as in past years, filing electronically will be your best and fastest way to get your return. Direct deposit into your checking account also speeds thing up.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images

Record Number Renounce U.S. Citizenship, Fees Go Up

When U.S. citizens denounce their country it currently costs them $450.00. With a record number of citizens living abroad and opting out of being a U.S. citizen the U.S. State Department announced it’s going to cost them more.

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Getty Images, photo by Chris Hondros

Beanie Babies Billionaire Gets Two Years Probation for Tax Evasion

The billionaire behind the Beanie Babies craze was in Federal Court on tax evasion charges for stocking away $25 million in a Swiss bank account and hiding it from the IRS. Ty Warner is one the highest profile Americans to be brought up on charges for filing false tax returns which he did for at least 11 years.

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Getty Images, photo by Joe Raedle

Congressman from Oregon Wants to Double the Federal Gas Tax

Gas prices are something we all keep an eye on: are they going up, are they going down? The last I saw was $3.44 a gallon with the average in Maine at $3.47. Democratic Congressman Earl Blumenaurer is pushing to double the gas tax to .33 cent a gallon. There is currently an 18.5 cent federal gas tax on every gallon of gas we buy and the Representative from Oregon says it’s time to raise it.

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Mark Wilson, Getty Images

Proud of Some of What My Tax Dollars Fund: National Weather Service + Plowed Roads + Public Libraries

Just looking at my paycheck. Taxes! Yes,  it would be nice to have that money in my check to support my life. BUT, I think I must be the only person who thinks that being in a position where I do earn enough to pay taxes is not a bad thing. Taxes do some great things!

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