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Two-dozen former IRS workers charged with theft

by Published: April 17,2013

Tags: arrest, benefits, income tax, law enforcement, steal, tax, taxpayer, theft

SOUTHAVEN — Twenty-four current and former Internal Revenue Service employees have been charged with stealing government benefits, federal prosecutors said today. The IRS employees were indicted on charges that they illegally received more than $250,000 in benefits including unemployment insurance payments, food stamps, welfare, and housing vouchers, the U.S. attorney’s office in Memphis said in […] [...]

Reports mixed on which Coast city won in annexation case

D’IBERVILLE — The annexation battle between Biloxi and D’Iberville is finally over, and representatives for D’Iberville say they are the winners. The area in dispute was along Mississippi Highway 67. The state Supreme Court on March 21 upheld the annexation ruling that kept in Harrison County part of the annexation area requested by both cities […] [...]

Municipal sales tax option legislation dies

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers have ignored, and killed, two bills that would have allowed cities to impose a local sales tax. Under the bills that died yesterday, cities could have held elections to see if citizens approved of an additional 1 percent tax for specific capital projects. If at least 60 percent of voters said […] [...]

Tornado victims given more time to file state, federal taxes

FORREST COUNTY and LAMAR COUNTY — The IRS and Mississippi Department of Revenue have granted tax-filing extensions to victims of the destructive Feb. 10 tornado that hit the Hattiesburg area. The Hattiesburg American reports residents of Forrest and Lamar counties who were impacted by the tornado have until April 30 to file their taxes this […] [...]

House passes numerous bills offering business tax breaks

JACKSON — The Mississippi House has approved tens of millions of dollars’ worth of tax breaks for businesses, but it’s unclear if the proposals will survive the Senate. A top budget writer, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Herb Frierson, estimated yesterday that the proposed tax breaks would be worth at least $50 million a year and […] [...]

House passes bill exempting sales tax on power, gasoline

JACKSON — Factory operators, farmers and fishermen could stop paying sales taxes on electricity and fuel, under a state House proposal. Representatives passed House Bill 844 by a 75-43 vote yesterday to exempt those groups from a 1.5 percent sales tax on fuel used in producing those industries’ products. It now goes to the Senate […] [...]

Treasurer pitches cost-savings of Free File tax service

JACKSON — State Treasurer Lynn Fitch yesterday joined state officials and industry leaders to urge eligible Mississippians to use the Free File program to prepare and file their taxes for free. Mississippi is one of 22 states plus the District of Columbia that sponsors a state Free File program. “Because Free File helps taxpayers file […] [...]

Municipal officials still hoping for local sales tax option

JACKSON — A Mississippi House committee has given municipal officials what they’ve wanted for more than 20 years — a chance at passage of a local options sales tax. The House Ways and Means Committee yesterday approved a bill for a 1 percent local sales tax as a way to build parks, improve water systems […] [...]

Mayor’s civil trial continued, but judge urging settlement

SOUTHAVEN — Mayor Greg Davis’ civil trial in Jackson has been continued until May, but there are discussions that the judge in the case has urged both sides to settle the matter before then. At the end of yesterday’s hearing, The Commercial Appeal reports a Hinds County chancellor called attorneys for both sides into his […] [...]

State adopting Pew system to measure effectiveness of spending

JACKSON — Mississippi officials are adopting a national system created by the Pew Center for the States to measure how much benefit a dollar of public spending creates. The system is first being set up to measure the effectiveness of criminal justice and corrections programs, but could be expanded to other areas in the future. […] [...]

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