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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Tax Day is coming
  With the tax deadline for most Americans fast approaching and low- and middle-income families expected to pay higher tax rates than the rich, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on the  Best States to Be Rich or Poor from a Tax Perspective.    In order to identify the states where people in different income brackets spend the most and least on taxes, WalletHub calculated the share of one’s income that he or she contributes toward sales and excise taxes, property taxes and income taxes.    Because Tennessee has no state income tax, most of it's revenue comes from the sales tax.    WalletHub found that in the Volunteer State, high income earners pay 5.11 percent of their income in taxes, middle income earners pay 8.09 percent in taxes and low income earners pay 9.45 percent of their income in taxes.    The Volunteer State also ranks 14th. in the country in it's average property tax rate, and ranks 3rd. as nearly the lowest state in the country, in total tax burden. It also ranks 6th, in state and local tax rates. The average person spends 11 hours and $200 completing his or her 1040, and average refund in 2019 is $2,957.

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Friday, April 26, 2019

  • Newport Planning Commission
  • Cocke County Planning Commission
  • Unfounded Jefferson school threat
  • House members "bribed" for votes
  • March jobless numbers
  • Senate voucher bill
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Cruise Against Cancer
  • Drug take back

    Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • Martin sentence
  • Jefferson County pipe bomb
  • Wilson indictment
  • Jenkins arrest
  • Hooper portrait unveiling
  • Cocke County art contest winners

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019

  • House approves voucher bill
  • Newport City Council special meeting
  • Newport Utilities
  • Drug take-back

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019

  • Six injured in crash
  • Cocke Finance Committee
  • Cocke County grand jury
  • Legislative action

    Monday, April 22, 2019

  • Cocke County flooding
  • Tennessee jobs
  • NFL draft coming to Nashville
  • Earth Day
  • Sturgein release

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