Stories tagged: "taxes"


FILE- Internal Revenue Service taxes forms are seen on Feb. 13, 2019. The flagship climate change and health care bill passed by Democrats and soon to be signed by President Biden will have U.S. taxpayers one step closer to a government-operated electronic free-file tax return system. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
Tax Talk: 9 Ways Pennsylvanians Can Get Their Taxes Done for Free or at a Discount

Free and discounted tax preparation resources are available to Pennsylvanians looking to save money and avoid headaches this tax season. In addition, some new tax rules are in effect which can potentially help taxpayers save money.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., walks to the chamber for final votes as the House wraps up its work for the week, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. McCarthy is seeking enough GOP backing to become Democrat Nancy Pelosi's successor when Republicans take control of the House in the new Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Republicans’ Agenda Focuses on Social Security Cuts and Sham Investigations—Not Working Families

Between Republicans’ economic agenda, spurious investigations, and threatened impeachments, the House is looking at a busy but unproductive year.

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The Republican Party’s Economic Agenda Includes Tax Cuts for Corporations and Cuts to Social Security and Medicare

Republicans have said they want to extend the Trump tax cuts, which mostly benefited billionaires and corporations; cut spending on Social Security and Medicare; and repeal the Inflation Reduction Act, which lowered the cost of prescription drugs and raised taxes on corporations.

FILE—In this file photo from June 10, 2021, a flume of emissions flow from a stack at the Cheswick Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant, in Springdale, Pa. A plan to impose a price on carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants in Pennsylvania is going before the Independent Regulatory Review Commission, a five-member panel made up of three Democratic appointees and two Republican appointees on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
Here’s How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Help Pennsylvania Families

The bill lowers healthcare costs, incentivizes companies to adopt renewable energies and produce clean energy products; provides consumer rebates for those products, and delivers tens of billions of dollars of direct investments to American communities—funded by taxes on billion-dollar corporations.

Brick and Mortar Fireworks Stores  Sky King Fireworks is one of two brick-and-mortar fireworks stores located right off the Easton exit of I-78 in Northampton County. Photo by Bill Uhrich 12/14/2018 (Photo By MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
New Fireworks Restrictions Could Arrive Soon in Pennsylvania

New bill would limit the hours when fireworks can be set off and would provide greater penalties for improper sales or illegal use.

Sen. Rick Scott (R-Florida)
EXCLUSIVE: A Republican Plan to Raise Taxes on Pennsylvanians and Potentially End Social Security and Medicare is Massively Unpopular, Poll Shows

Florida Sen. Rick Scott introduced a plan that would raise taxes and could end Social Security and Medicare for more than 2.8 million Pennsylvanians and eliminate Medicaid coverage for 3.5 million residents.

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4 Pennsylvania-Based Companies Paid $0 in Federal Taxes in 2020

Four Pennsylvania-based companies had a combined total of $1.8 billion in 2020 profits, and avoided $379.3 million in combined taxes while they received $157 million in total rebates.