Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans they can purchase certain items tax-free during the state’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies from April 28-30. “The severe weather we had last year – particularly Hurricane Harvey – was a stark reminder that Texans should be prepared for emergencies at all times,” Hegar said. “This tax […]


This year, Tax Day falls on Tuesday, April 17, a full two days later than normal. April 15 falls on a Sunday in 2018, which would normally push Tax Day to Monday, April 16. That date, though, happens to be when Washington, D.C., is observing Emancipation Day. That holiday honors the 1862 passage of the District […]

Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan is reminding property owners to be on the lookout for property tax appraisal notices from the Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD). “Harris County residents will be receiving appraisal notices from HCAD by the end of this month,” said Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan. “I want to remind taxpayers, especially new homeowners of […]

Booze and sex go hand in hand, so it makes sense that a new study finds that raising sales tax on alcohol can help lower STD rates.  An article in Newser says, Published in the Journal of Preventative Medicine, researchers discovered that when Maryland raised its alcohol sales tax from 6% to 9% in 2011, […]

Mellody is president of Ariel investments, a Chicago-based money management firm that serves individual investors and retirement plans through its no-load mutual funds and separate…

(GALVESTON, TX) — People aboard cruise ships who buy alcohol and tobacco being advertised as duty-free are apparently not getting what’s being advertised. Mark Hower…

According to TMZ, An anonymous person paid off Joe Jackson‘s $70,000 tax bill. MJ’s dad owed back taxes since 1996 and hadn’t paid it, but it was mysteriously paid off four days ago. More than likely, Katherine Jackson probably paid the bill off for him. Katherine gets $100,000 a month from Michael’s estate. Meanwhile, in new legal docs, Wade Robson, […]

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According to BET, the IRS has filed a tax lien against comedian Katt Williams, claiming he owes $3.2 million in back taxes from 2008 and about $800,000 from 2009.

A Houston-area minister and his wife were sentenced to more than three years in prison for income tax fraud. A federal judge today sentenced Pastor…

Many Harris County voters are being asked to approve a proposal that would allow metro to continue using over 1/4 of the revenue generated by…

The Texas Tax Free Weekend for 2012 is upon us. August 17th, 18th and 19th are the days to shop. So what’s included and what’s not? Click here to find out.