THE FUTURE OF Finance

THE FUTURE OF Finance

Tax Pre-Season Is Underway with (Un)usual Jockeying, a New Simpler W-4 and a Better Deal for Low-Income Tax Filers

This week, Governing’s Future of Finance examines the moves made in advance of tax season, California’s crackdown on traffic fine scofflaws, the world’s largest money manager is making the climate crisis its primary investment criterion, and MIT’s “significant” Jeffrey Epstein mistakes.

By Paul W. Taylor, Editor  |  January 21, 2020
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Disney Heir Supports Bill to Raise Taxes on Big Corporations

Businesses that make more than $10 million a year need to pay up to 6 percent more in taxes in the California bill that received Abigail Disney’s support. “This is a problem of corporate culture 50 years in the making.”

By Andrew Sheeler, The Sacramento Bee  |  January 18, 2020
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Newly Released W-4 Form, Here’s What You Should Know

The federal tax law change took place in 2018, but the revised form has just been released. The IRS hopes the new W-4 is more transparent and less complex. But there are a few changes to be aware of.

By Lynzie Lowe, Appeal-Democrat  |  January 18, 2020
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California Asks: Will You Pay Traffic Fines If They Cost Less?

Traffic fines in California can be quite expensive, often more than the monthly disposable income for many families. Officials are thinking of reworking the program to make it more feasible and to make sure the state gets paid.

By Tony Bizjak, The Sacramento Bee  |  January 18, 2020
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Iowa Governor Wants to ‘Invest’ in New Decade with Tax Changes

Gov. Kim Reynolds’ plan to “Invest in Iowa” would mean raising sales tax by a penny but decreasing both property and income tax. But it also hopes to improve water quality, conservation, and outdoor rec opportunities.

By Rod Boshart, The Gazette  |  January 18, 2020
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