Taxes

New Fargo City Budget For 2021 Includes New Staff, Vehicles and Taxes

The proposal would increase the general expense fund by 4 million dollars.

FARGO, N.D. — The city of Fargo has released its newest budget proposal for 2021. The budget includes increasing staff, including the public works department and adding a community outreach coordinator. It also asks the city for a new fire truck, to replace old police vehicles and purchase new construction equipment to combat potholes and snow removal. The proposal would…

WATCH LIVE: Supreme Court expected to rule on Trump’s tax records

The Supreme Court will make its ruling at 9 a.m.

UPDATE: The Supreme Court has kept a hold on President Donald Trump’s financial records that Congress has been seeking for more than a year. The ruling returns the case to lower courts, with no clear prospect for when the case might ultimately be resolved. The 7-2 outcome is at least a short-term victory for Trump, who has strenuously sought to…

Income Tax Filing Deadline Moved to July 15 from April 15

WASHINGTON (AP)–Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the Trump administration has decided to push the income tax filing date to July 15 from April 15. Mnuchin announced the decision in a tweet Friday saying that at President Donald Trump’s direction “we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15. All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to…

Fargo Police Warn of IRS Scams Amid Tax Season

They say thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and personal information to tax scams.

FARGO, N.D.–Fargo Police are reminding people to be on the lookout for scams when the IRS starts accepting 2019 tax filings next week. They say thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and personal information to tax scams. In the latest tax scam, scammers claim to be able to suspend or cancel Social Security Numbers for an unpaid tax…

Bismarck Approves $233M City Budget; Property Taxes to Rise

City Administrator Keith Henke says the 2020 budget is a 22% increase from last year.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The Bismarck City Commission has approved a $233 million budget for 2020 that will raise property taxes to help fund seven new city positions and give workers a 3.5% raise. The vote was 3-2 on Tuesday. City Administrator Keith Henke says the 2020 budget is a 22% increase from last year, largely due to a sales tax increase that…

Rep. Ilhan Omar Accused of Filing False Tax Returns

Omar filed joint tax returns with her current husband years before they were legally married and at a time when she was married to another man

ST. PAUL, MN — Minnesota campaign finance officials say that Rep. Ilhan Omar filed joint tax returns with her current husband years before they were legally married and at a time when she was married to another man. The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board says Omar and her husband filed joint tax returns for 2014 and 2015. They weren’t…

Governor Doug Burgum Praises Work Of 66th Legislative Assembly

The North Dakota Legislature Adjourned The Session Friday Night On Day 76

BISMARCK, ND — Governor Doug Burgum says North Dakota is making strategic investments in its future, funding priorities and delivering citizens a conservative balanced budget without raising taxes. His comments come after the 66th Legislative Assembly adjourned its regular session Friday night. The legislature used 76 of their 80 allowed days. The budget includes about $4.8 billion in state general fund…

Farm Service Agency Workers Called Back To Reopen Offices Nationwide On Thursday

More than 9,700 FSA employees have been called back to work and they have been guaranteed backpay

FARGO, ND — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says all Farm Service Agency offices nationwide will reopen on Thursday. More than 9,700 FSA employees have been called back to work and they have been guaranteed backpay. Certain FSA offices had been providing limited services for existing loans and tax documents during the shutdown. Perdue also announced that the deadline to apply for…