Tag: tax

Identity theft: “Not if. When”

Learn how to protect yourself Wednesday on the next Hometown Alaska. Ask questions, tell your own story, hear from the experts. KSKA: Wednesday, May 20, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

Film Industry Tax Credits

The film industry tax credit bill, Senate Bill 23, is undergoing some changes in the House, and there is a risk of no decision on renewing the program this year. The program does not expire until next year, but supporters say the planning horizons of the industry are such that plans already in the works will be cancelled if there is no assurance the tax credits will be renewed. Are the House changes deal breakers? APRN: Tuesday 4/10 at 10:00 am

Alaska News Nightly: April 6, 2012

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Polar Bears Show Signs of Mysterious Illness. Oil Companies Criticize Senate's Tax Plan. Assembly Chair Refuses Call for Outside Election Investigator. Controversial Parnell APOC Appointee Withdraws Name. Report Reveals Oil Tanker Incident in Cook Inlet. Coast Guard Sinks Ghost Ship

House Finance Subcommittee Chair Mia Costello Holding Up Senate Bill to Continue Film Tax Credits

A program using tax credits to encourage film and television producers working in Alaska will get another hearing today. Representative Mia Costello of Anchorage chairs the Finance subcommittee reviewing Senate Bill 23, the film subsidy tax credit act that sunsets next year. In her mind, there is still a lot to resolve before moving the bill. Read More

Oil Tax Revision Passed by Senate, Anchorage Election Investigation

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The stories up for discussion this week are: the oil tax revision passed by the Senate; Anchorage election results and ballot shortage investigation; proposed bill to offset high energy costs; Samantha Koenig body found; legislative session winding down; and "Justice for Ted" rally. KSKA: Friday, 4/6 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 4/7 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 4/6 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 4/7 at 5:00pm

Lawmaker Predicts Uphill Battle For Oil Tax Bill

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State House Speaker Mike Chenault says it's "very unlikely" an oil tax bill will pass before the legislative session's scheduled adjournment. That raises the potential...

Point Thomson Settlement Seen As Path to Gas Pipeline

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Governor Sean Parnell today, (Friday) announced what is likely to be seen as a milestone in the development of North Slope Liquefied Natural Gas,...

Oil Tax Reform; Anchorage Municipal Election

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The stories up for discussion this week are: oil tax reform, Anchorage Municipal Election on April 3rd, Koenig abduction and arrest, KABATA Knik Arm bridge, federal court house closures, AHFC to lead natural gas pipeline project, Murkowski and others attempting to reform Justice Department, and Rep. Neuman's "Stand Your Ground" bill.

Palin Decides Against Presidential Run, Municipal Election Results and Mayor Dan Sullivan’s Proposed Budget

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Stories up for discussion this week are: Palin not running for president; Municipal elections results outside Anchorage; Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan's proposed budget for 2012; Alaska's oil and has tax report to legislature, soaring prison costs, State settles suit over rural schools, Alaska Native Corporation EyakTek corruption scheme, and John Katz steps down as head of the Governor's office in Washington. KSKA: Friday 10/7 at 2:00 pm & Sat 10/8 at 6:00 pm KAKM: Friday 10/7 at 7:30 pm & Sat 10/8 at 5:00 pm

Plastic Bag Fight Isn’t Over

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A Juneau-based nonprofit that aims to curb the use of plastic shopping bags in the Capital City won’t be deterred by voters’ rejection this week (Tuesday) of a citizen’s initiative to tax those bags at certain retailers.

ACLU Wins Latest Same Sex Lawsuit

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An Anchorage judge says Alaska same-sex couples are entitled to the same senior citizen and disabled veteran property tax exemptions as married couples. Superior Court Judge Frank Pfiffner ruled in a 34 page decision that the state's marital classification violates the Alaska Constitution's equal protection clause.

Alaska’s Film Incentive Program: The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

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The legislature came up with an incentive program to bring filmmakers North to make their next Blockbuster. What has that money bought us? What has it meant to Alaskans with and without film connections? How does the average Alaskan become a carpenter or an extra? KSKA: Wednesday 9/21 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Sullivan Promotes Proposed Oil Tax Changes

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Tuesday, State Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan told the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce the Parnell administration wants to get throughput on the Trans Alaska Pipeline up to a million barrels a day within a decade.

Tourism Leaders Call for Eliminating Cruise Tax

Some Southeast tourism leaders are calling for repeal of the cruise-ship passenger tax. They're looking toward legislative action - or their own citizens' initiative...