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MTSU Professor Comments on old Court Ruling Allowing for Newspaper Taxation
MTSU Professor Comments on old Court Ruling Allowing for Newspaper Taxation

Taxation of the newspaper is an idea that was passed into law years ago in 1936. In fact, according to an old court ruling, states like Tennessee can either tax or not tax newspapers at their discretion. But, if they tax one, the state must tax them all.

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Days Away from a Vote on a Hotel / Motel Tax Increase
Days Away from a Vote on a Hotel / Motel Tax Increase

Murfreesboro is just a few days away from a potential increase in the hotel / motel tax increase.

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Gas and Diesel Taxes Went UP July 1, 2018
Gas and Diesel Taxes Went UP July 1, 2018

The start of July marked another increase in the gas and diesel tax for Tennessee.

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Rutherford County has one of the LOWEST Property Tax Rates in TN
Rutherford County has one of the LOWEST Property Tax Rates in TN

Most people do not realize that in Tennessee, 75% of the appraised value of your home is not subject to taxation. In the Middle Tennessee area there is no county with a lower tax rate...

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2018 Vita Program Results in $2.2 Million Impact on Rutherford and Cannon Counties
2018 Vita Program Results in $2.2 Million Impact on Rutherford and Cannon Counties

Through combined efforts with My Free Taxes, a free online filing service, the economic impact from the VITA program has increased by ten percent over last year.

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Tennesseans to Save More at the Store Than They Pay at the Pump
Tennesseans to Save More at the Store Than They Pay at the Pump

On Saturday, July 1, Gov. Haslam's IMPROVE Act will go into effect, addressing a $10.5 billion backlog in repairs and updates by prioritizing 962 projects across all of Tennessee's 95 counties.

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Gas Tax Passes; Local Reps Vote No - Senators Yes
Gas Tax Passes; Local Reps Vote No - Senators Yes

Despite a no vote from all four State House lawmakers from Rutherford County, Governor Haslam's bill to raise the gas tax passes the lower chamber.

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Rep. Mike Sparks says 'No' to Gas Tax Hike
Rep. Mike Sparks says 'No' to Gas Tax Hike

"The legislation seeks to raise the gas tax 6-cent-per-gallon gas tax and 10-cent-per-gallon diesel tax, raise registration fees on vehicles, increases the tax on rental car usage, and places a $100 fee on electric and hybrid vehicles, respectively..."

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Tax Revenues are Up in Tennessee
Tax Revenues are Up in Tennessee

Tennessee tax revenues exceeded budgeted estimates in May, driven primarily by sales taxes. Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin announced that overall May revenues were $1.0 billion, which is $41.3 million more than the state budgeted.

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Tennessee Tax Collections Beat Projections by Nearly $700 Million
Tennessee Tax Collections Beat Projections by Nearly $700 Million

Tennessee general fund tax collections are beating projections by nearly $700 million through the first nine months of the budget year.

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2016 VITA Program Results in $1.2M Impact on Rutherford and Cannon Counties
2016 VITA Program Results in $1.2M Impact on Rutherford and Cannon Counties

During United Way's 2016 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, more than 40 volunteer preparers completed 885 tax returns resulting in a $1,219,228 investment through tax refunds in Rutherford and Cannon counties.

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Tennessee Tax Revenue is UP
Tennessee Tax Revenue is UP

The general fund was over collected by $214.1 million and the four other funds were over collected by $5.4 million. Year-to-date collections for six months were $343.9 million more than the budgeted estimate.

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Volunteers needed to help with income tax program
Volunteers needed to help with income tax program

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is currently seeking volunteers for the 2015 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

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Murfreesboro Property Taxes Due Dec. 31st
Murfreesboro Property Taxes Due Dec. 31st

City property taxes are due by Dec. 31. Finance Director and City Recorder/Treasurer Melissa Wright reminds property owners to pay property taxes on time.

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Sales Tax Holiday is This Weekend!
Sales Tax Holiday is This Weekend!

The first Sales Tax Holiday was August 4-6, 2006, saving Tennesseans about $15 million. Since then, Tennesseans have enjoyed $8 to $10 million in tax savings each holiday. 

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Is the tax deadline giving you a headache? Get your taxes filed for free...
Is the tax deadline giving you a headache? Get your taxes filed for free...

With less than one week left before the April 15 tax deadline, the Internal Revenue Service is...

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IRS Not Accepting Tax Return Information Just Yet - Stand By
IRS Not Accepting Tax Return Information Just Yet - Stand By

The Internal Revenue Service will begin accepting federal income tax returns on Friday, January 31st. This date is 10 days later than the originally planned starting date of January 21st.

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Amazon.Com is Now Collecting Taxes in Tennessee
Amazon.Com is Now Collecting Taxes in Tennessee
In a past deal struck with the administration of former Gov. Phil Bredesen, Amazon was absolved from collecting the state sales tax. Customers were responsible for paying them on their own to the state Department of Revenue. That is no longer the case.
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Murfreesboro Reminder: City Property Taxes Due This Month
Murfreesboro Reminder: City Property Taxes Due This Month
If you don't pay your taxes in the City of Murfreesboro, you may end up in court.
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2012 Top 10 Rutherford County Taxpayers

Every year, the Rutherford County Assessor of Property Office releases a list of the properties that have the greatest assessment, by value. That assessment, in turn, generally translates to the most property taxes paid. 

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Special program to help local residents prepare tax returns is FREE
The 2012 VITA sites resulted in 346 accepted tax returns with a total refund amount of $492,000 going back into the communities of Rutherford and Cannon Counties. This year the United Way and Greenhouse Ministries aim to help even more residents.
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