Posts Tagged ‘taxpayers’

Justice Department investigating Golden Triangle tax preparer

by Associated Press Published: March 21,2012

Tags: homebuyers, homes, houses, investigastion, real estate, residences, tax, tax filing, tax preparation, tax returns, taxpayers

COLUMBUS — The Justice Department is seeking to shut down a tax preparer, who runs a business in Columbus. Yesterday, federal prosecutors said they filed a federal civil injunction suit to bar Cynthia H. Carter from preparing federal tax returns for others. Prosecutors say Cynthia’s Tax Service prepares returns for customers who report false income […] [...]

Better-than-expected revenue collections could affect budget process

JACKSON — Top Mississippi lawmakers say that because of relatively robust tax collections, they may increase the estimate of how much money the state can spend during the coming fiscal year. Yet Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said yesterday that even if the revenue estimate increases, state agencies shouldn’t expect their spending to rise. So […] [...]

Thompson wants hearing on activities of Mo Money Taxes

by Associated Press Published: March 10,2012

Tags: federal government, hearing, legislative branch, tax, tax preparers, tax return, taxpayers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Congressmen from Virginia and other states are calling for a congressional hearing into a tax preparation firm that has received numerous complaints when customers did not receive their tax returns. Virginia Congressmen Bobby Scott and Scott Rigell joined Reps. Steve Cohen of Tennessee and Bennie Thompson of Mississippi in writing to the […] [...]

City wants legislators to approve vote on restaurant/bar tax

GAUTIER — The Gautier City Council has approved a resolution asking for legislative authority to hold a referendum on a 1 percent tax on restaurant and bar sales to fund recreation, economic development and tourism promotion. The Mississippi Press reports the vote without comment at yesterday’s council meeting is for a “local and private bill” […] [...]

Department of Revenue of behind on state tax refunds

by Associated Press Published: February 24,2012

Tags: refunds, state agency, state government, taxes, taxpayers

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Some Mississippi taxpayers will have to wait longer for their state tax refund. Kathy Waterbury with the Mississippi Department of Revenue tells WTVA-TV the agency is 150,000 refunds behind where it was this time last year. Waterbury says the department’s computer hardware is simply slow. She says it shouldn’t be much longer […] [...]

Aldermen want internal audit as investigation of Davis continues

by Associated Press Published: February 13,2012

Tags: aldermen, audit, entertainment, gay, mayor, misappropriations, municipal government, sex scandal, taxes, taxpayers

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven aldermen say they want an internal audit of city finances to get a more in-depth look than the one provided by the routine annual audit. The Commercial Appeal reports a newly formed committee plans to initiate the review in the wake of ongoing questions over Mayor Greg Davis’ spending. Davis, who presided […] [...]

Mayor pro tem cuts off Davis’ $35,000 stipend

by Associated Press Published: January 19,2012

Tags: audit, mayor, misappropriation, municipal government, pay, salary, SCANDAL, stipend, taxes, taxpayers

SOUTHAVEN — A $145,000 annual salary already makes Southaven Mayor Greg Davis one of the highest-paid public officials in Mississippi. But the city also has been paying the mayor a little-known $35,000-a-year stipend for supervising water and sewer operations. The Commercial Appeals reports Mayor Pro Tem Greg Guy moved swiftly yesterday to ax that stipend […] [...]

Report: Mississippians have lowest tax burden in U.S.

by MBJ Staff Published: January 17,2012

Tags: report, tax burden, taxes, taxpayers

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi residents enjoy the lowest tax burden in the nation, according to a ranking by Bloomberg. The multinational financial news corporation ranked states based on income, property, consumption and inheritance taxes, along with taxes on retirement investments. Bloomberg ranked Mississippi ahead of South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Alaska, which took the second […] [...]

Auditor’s Office reduces amount of money owed by Davis

by Associated Press Published: January 16,2012

Tags: audit, auditors, misappropriation, municipal government, repayment, SCANDAL, sex, state government, taxes, taxpayers

SOUTHAVEN — The Mississippi Auditor’s Office has reduced the amount of money that Southaven Mayor Greg Davis must pay as part of an investigation into the misuse of city funds. Davis has been under scrutiny since November when Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering told him to pay about $170,000 for allegedly improper billings, penalties and interest. […] [...]

Circuit clerk resigns, pleads guilty to embezzlement

by Associated Press Published: January 9,2012

Tags: circuit clerk, county government, courts, embezzlement, embezzling, misappropriations, taxes, taxpayers

BROOKHAVEN — The longtime circuit clerk of Lincoln County has resigned after pleading guilty to failing to properly deposit county money. Terry Lynn Watkins, 57, of Brookhaven, had been set to stand trial on embezzlement charges today. As part of her guilty plea, Watkins had to resign and agree not to run for circuit clerk […] [...]

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