Mostly, the Murfreesboro City Council decided to wait to decide what to do Thursday night. First, it decided to postpone discussing a proposed 2.5 percent increase in the city's hotel/motel room tax, at least until August - which means the tax increase will not be part of the 2016-17 budget unless it's added back in later.
$529 mil county budget for new fiscal year has back-up funds.
Next actions up to commission, council.
United Way seeking volunteers for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday he's determined to leave the state's transportation fund and Tennessee's roads and bridges in better shape than he found them.
The Tennessee Department of Revenue has shut down the Bojangles on Memorial Boulevard for failing to pay taxes.
Income growth trend saves average home about $252 a year.
State Rep. Mike Sparks says he is preparing to sponsor legislation that would require companies receiving tax breaks and other government backing to make a certain percentage of their workforce full-time employees.
The Rutherford County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office has collected more than $1 million in fees and court costs since establishing a collections division, as of the end of October.
Officials are reminding property owners that property taxes are due by the end of the month and interest will begin accruing on Wednesday, Jan. 1, on any unpaid balance.
Officials celebrated this week over news that the city has been selected as the 21st most affordable suburb in the country.
The number of new school administrators at public schools in Tennessee grew by 34.5 percent between 2000 and 2012, while the number of new teachers increased by less than 17 percent.
Although Tennessee taxpayers help subsidize film and television programs like ABC’s “Nashville” provided they film on location, not all productions get the same treatment.
Here are five basic tips from the IRS that can help you get started.
School is about to start and that means it’s Sales Tax Holiday time, which begins Friday, Aug. 2 at 12:01 a.m. and ends Sunday, Aug. 4, at 11:59 p.m.
Rutherford County raises property taxes
The Rutherford County Commission voted Friday morning in support of raising property taxes by 4.1 percent.
Despite concerns and public opposition to increased taxes, the Rutherford County Budget Committee has approved the current budget proposal.
Residents expressed concern Monday over a proposed property tax increase that is being proposed to pay for the 2013-14 Rutherford County budget.
Those taxes Americans paid to the federal government in April are coming from less and less pretax income, and change is not in the offing, according to Middle Tennessee State University economist.
The Rutherford County budget proposal has been approved by the budget committee, and the committee members are ready for voter input.
Budget deliberations by the Murfreesboro City Council drew considerable ire Thursday from Councilwoman Madelyn Scales-Harris.
Proposal splits 10-cents between county, schools
Small-business owners view Tennessee quite favorably, especially its business-friendly regulatory systems, according to a recent nationwide survey.
Citing the need to ensure safety remains a top priority, members of the Rutherford County Budget Committee voted 5-1 in favor Monday of hiring 11 full-time school resource officers for every elementary school.
Smyrna Town Council votes on increasing rate
Tennessee lawmakers living within a 50-mile radius of the Capitol can expect to see their daily lodging allowances drop in a couple years.
The key to balancing any budget is to have revenues match expenditures.
A bill aimed at easing the pain at Tennessee’s grocery checkout lanes is headed to the governor’s desk for approval.
Loopholes costs U.S. $150 billion a year
Rutherford county refinanced $69.28 million of its outstanding debt, which will save more than $15.18 million in future interest payments over the next 20 years.
With just days to go before the tax filing deadline, the IRS reminded Tennessee taxpayers to file either a tax return or an extension request by April 15.
To collect the money, a return for 2009 must be filed with the IRS no later than Monday, April 15.
Commander of Air Force Materiel Command Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger explains how sequestration impacts Arnold Air Force Base's mission, people
President Barack Obama and his administration are once again threatening to raise taxes on American oil and gas companies.
A new economic impact report has found local distributors provide more than 2,400 jobs and generate nearly $985 million in Tennessee on annual basis.
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a Small Business Tax Workshop next week at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.
The Internal Revenue Service announced Monday that it has finished updating its tax-processing systems allowing all remaining individual and business taxpayers to file their 2012 federal income tax returns.
Beginning this weekend, the Rutherford County Property Assessor’s Office in downtown Murfreesboro will be open the first Saturday of every month.
Recent rumors about Hastings planning to close its Murfreesboro location are just that – rumors.
I had hoped President Barack Obama would put forth sound, bipartisan solutions to tackle the serious obstacles facing this nation. Unfortunately, all that we have heard is more of the same.
Residents have until Thursday, Feb. 28, to pay their Rutherford County property taxes.
The Tennessee Department of Revenue now offers an online search at its website, TN.gov/revenue, to verify the status of exemption certificates for businesses.
Is tax season giving you the stink-eye and you feel overwhelmed?
County officials endorse SRO plan
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is currently seeking volunteers for the 2013 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites through its partnership with Greenhouse Ministries.
Budget Committee endorses proposal
IRS encourages filers to use e-file
Local consumers have become more optimistic about the future of the U.S. economy.
New online option provided for 2013.
Tennessee legislators look to reduce the excise tax on Tennessee businesses.
Governor calls for expanding public safety
Perhaps the next major revision to the tax code should be titled The Gerard Depardieu-Phil Mickelson Crybaby Bill.
Due to incorrect property assessments, Rutherford County must refund more than $434,000 in property taxes to Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Murfreesboro.
City taxes for 2012 are now delinquent and a penalty of 1.5 percent will be added each month until they are paid, Murfreesboro City Recorder and Finance Department Director Melissa Wright said.
The Murfreesboro location of the Rutherford County Trustee's Office will be open New Year's Eve.
Officials with the Finance, Tax and Records Department are reminding residents that they have until Monday, Dec. 31, to pay property taxes.
December is traditionally a month for giving generously to charities, friends and family. But it’s also a time that can have a major impact on the tax return you’ll file next year.
Following a yearlong period of steady increases in consumer confidence, midstate residents have suddenly changed their minds and become much less optimistic about the future of the American economy.
While the domestic violence rate in Tennessee has slightly decreased, the number of reported incidents in Rutherford County continues to rise.
Proposal outlines expanding department in future
Murfreesboro taxpayers have the opportunity to make partial payments on their tax bills if they cannot pay the entire amount at one time, according to city officials.
Imagine doing exactly the same job as a co-worker of the opposite sex – identical duties from beginning to the end of the workday – except the woman makes 77 cents to every dollar the man earns.
The phrase “job creators” has become a political buzzword that is often times used to denounce any form of regulation and used to support theories that big corporations should continue to receive large tax breaks and exemptions.
Candidates discuss hot-topic issues
Although the economy is beginning to heal, uncertainty over fiscal policy and future tax rates is hindering a stronger recovery, according to several experts who spoke recently at an annual conference.
When it comes to taxes and who is or isn't paying them, one group aims to separate the facts from fiction.
Inefficiencies in daily operations pose safety risks
Studies point to need for more guards
Rutherford County will receive nearly $453.9 million in state appropriations, including some funds for the long-awaited MTSU Science Building.
Firehouse Subs is bringing its unique flavor to Murfreesboro next month with the opening of a new location on Medical Center Parkway.
Unemployment in Tennessee has dropped more than 4 percent since the onset of the Great Recession in 2007, but newly released data shows national recovery to be sluggish.
Thursday's meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council included a lengthy discussion of the 2012-2016 Capital Improvement Plan and scheduling of a public hearing for changes to sign ordinances.
Google conducts business workshop; Affordable Care Act adds adoption tax credit
Get back to school in style at Opry Mills. The newly reopened mall invites shoppers to participate in Tennessee’s Tax-Free Holiday this weekend.
Slew of Tennessee statutes added to books
Members of the Rutherford County Commission agreed Friday to use some reserve funds to balance the $442.5 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year in order to avoid increasing property taxes.
Murfreesboro’s premiere Aveda Lifestyle Salon, Tangerine Salon and Spa, recently opened a renovated salon experience.
When it comes to dealing with small businesses owners or corporate giants, Tennessee is the place to be. The Volunteer State has once again made its mark on a national scale.
Historic restaurant reopens after tax fallout
Director of Schools Harry Gill Jr. strongly recommended the Rutherford County Commission consider raising property taxes this year out of fear that Stewart’s Creek High School may not open on time.
City, county, state, federal tax liens span half decade
Sheriff Robert F. Arnold expects to spend nearly $1 million in overtime pay next fiscal year in lieu of additional officers.
Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess proposed no property tax increase for the County General Fund.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance provided 346 tax returns at no cost.
Layoffs are possible for Smyrna employees as the town grapples with a deficit and looks for more long-term budget solutions.
University to break ground on Science Building
New website shows how federal dollars are spent
On Thursday, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted to decrease the sales tax on grocery food and raised the exemption threshold for the inheritance tax – but not without some contentious exchanges among members.
IRS extends deadline to April 17
Touting a new definition of fun, Space Walk of Murfreesboro is bringing inflatable bouncers to local parties and events.
Some Middle Tennesseans could be missing out on a special federal tax credit because they don't know about it.
IRS looks for advisory panel volunteers
County commissioner proposes ‘spending less money more wisely’
Rutherford County resident Christine Estes was appalled at the $450 it cost her elderly father to have his taxes prepared by a franchise service.
Thursday's meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council included consideration of a project to combat "Nature Deficit Disorder" among children, a annual budget audit report, and energy efficiency renovations to Reeves-Rogers Discovery School.
Local governments lose lawsuit to impose additional taxes
Refunds totaling $16,130,000 may be waiting for about 18,400 Tennesseans who did not file a federal income tax return for 2008, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.
NASHVILLE - After 21 months of increased state revenues, Gov. Bill Haslam is proposing a bill that would lower the sales tax on food purchases in Tennessee, and also broaden the state's inheritance tax exemption.
It's a sure sign that tax season is under way: The doors have opened at more than 90 AARP Tax-Aide sites around the state.
Many people look for help from professionals when it’s time to file their tax return.
A new year is just around the corner, and tax season isn’t far behind.
Deputies from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office arrested a well-known Murfreesboro commercial real estate developer Tuesday morning on suspicion of tax evasion.
The U.S. House voted in favor Tuesday of extending the 4.2 percent payroll tax cuts as part of a larger measure that authorizes the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
What began as a way to provide for her family turned into a needed source of income that allowed single mom Karen Gerbman to be at home with her three little ones.
RuCo also to pay back taxes to City of Murfreesboro in 2012.
Members of a House Finance subcommittee are researching the legality of amending the state constitution to ban new income taxes.
Critics gear up for battle
Food pantries across Tennessee know that many poor families are making hard decisions about where to spend their money this winter
Legislation approved by Murfreesboro City Council this week authorizes City Recorder Melissa Wright to allow city taxpayers to make partial payments on their property taxes.
Lower-income Tennesseans pay out a larger percentage of their income for groceries than do more affluent consumers.
Legislature looks to lower tax on food
State Rep. Joe Carr announced that during the current fiscal year, approximately $359.6 million in appropriated expenditures will find its way into Rutherford County through various agencies and programs.
Murfreesboro and Rutherford County send out property tax notices
Tennessee's tax-free weekend was deemed a success by some of Murfreesboro's largest retailers.
According to a new report released by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, Tennessee needs at least $28.3 billion of public infrastructure improvements to be in some stage of development during the five-year period of 2004-2009.
Many local bars restrict admittance to persons 21 and over. These restrictions also apply to employees and members of bands who play in these establishments.
Tennessee's Legislature approved a $27.8 million budget for fiscal year 2007-2008 today that cuts the sales tax on food by one-half percent and raises the cigarette tax by 42 cents.
Gov. Phil Bredesen and Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke announced today that the state will provide grants totaling more than $4.2 million to assist communities across Tennessee with processing waste tires for beneficial reuse in the coming year.
Rutherford County may gain an extra $800,000 if employees collect the adequate facilities tax within 12 months after the building permit is issued.