North Dakota income drops during pandemic

BISMARCK, N.D. – Reported income by all North Dakota residents and the number of filers dropped last year largely due to the coronavirus pandemic. State Tax Department data show the reported gross income by North Dakotans dropped by 8.4 % in 2020, while the number of filers dropped by more than 18,000 from the year before. Tax Department records show…

Community Members Bike for a Cause at 16th Annual Tour de Habitat

The money from the event helps Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity build homes for people in need

FARGO, N.D.– Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity is continuing its mission of helping people find sustainable housing with its 16th Annual Tour de Habitat fundraiser. People helped raise money by biking for a cause. The money from the event goes towards Habitat for Humanity’s goal of building three houses in 10 days in June. A marketing manager says there are…

Fargo North Juniors Gain Perspective in Poverty Simulation

groups were given a case study and had to use community resources to help them throughout the exercise

FARGO, N.D. — Juniors at Fargo North High School are learning to empathize with our area’s homeless population. The students were provided different case studies and scenarios as part of a poverty simulation. Each one is meant to help them understand what it’s like living on a lower income or budget and what they must do to meet their basic needs….

Airbnb Popularity Soars In North Dakota And People Are Cashing In

Most Activity Seen In Fargo and Bismarck

North Dakotans are really cashing in thanks to Airbnb. Hosts made nearly $670,000 in supplemental income last year. Airbnb is an online service that connects people offering private homes or rooms to renters looking for short-term stays. The state’s guest arrivals on the service increased by 158 percent in 2017, with most activity seen in Fargo and Bismarck. About 16…

Financial Experts Help Area Taxpayers Get Ready for Tax Day

The deadline for filing 2017 tax returns in April 17

FARGO, N.D. — Tax Day is April 17, and W–2s will be arriving in the mail soon, and there are some things to consider before you send in your tax return. The deadline to file returns is three months away.  Many filers choose to have their taxes done by a professional. While this can save taxpayers the time of filing…

Senator Heitkamp Says GOP Tax Reform Bill Hurts Middle Income Families

They all say the tax reform wouldn't benefit them in the long run

FARGO, ND — Senator Heidi Heitkamp says the Republican tax reform bill will raise costs for most middle income families in the long-term. She spoke in Fargo alongside a local tax attorney, small business owner, senior citizen, farmer and the president of the North Dakota Building and Construction Trades Council. They all say the tax reform wouldn’t benefit them in…

Senator Hoeven Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Tax Relief

Hoeven specifically wanted to get input about how he could help middle class individuals and families

FARGO, ND — Senator John Hoeven held a roundtable to get community input about tax relief for North Dakotans. State manufacturers, exporters and agricultural industry leaders were all there to provide their thoughts on what should be done next. Hoeven specifically wanted to get input about how he could help middle class individuals and families. However, he says he hopes…

North Dakota Taxpayers Reporting Drop in Income

The number of people filing their taxes also dropped by nearly 25,000 people

  NORTH DAKOTA — Land across the state of North Dakota isn’t the only thing drying up. Taxpayers are reporting less income, too. Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger said taxpayers are reporting more than a three percent drop in their income. The number of people filing their taxes also dropped by nearly 25,000 people. Rauschenberger said the decreases are due to…

Taxpayers Could Have Delayed Returns

A new law is making 2017 a different tax season

An area accountant says taxpayers should expect a delay in their refunds this year. Cindy Slaughter with Tax Lady in Fargo says the biggest thing taxpayers should look out for is fraud. She encourages everyone to file early so nobody else can file on your behalf. She says taxpayers have until April 15th to pay their taxes no matter when…