Nebraska Farm Bureau Delegates take positions on tax reform, water funding, farm data; elect new leaders

Outside of tax discussions, delegates reiterated their support for the state’s Livestock Friendly County program and … for positions on Nebraska Farm Bureau’s board of directors. Delegates elected Todd Reed of Lincoln to the position of youth at …

Nebraska Needs Real Income Tax Reform

Nebraskans pay around $3,853 per capita in state and local taxes … Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma and much worse than the zero income tax rates of South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming. Nebraska’s corporate tax rates are unnecessarily high as well.

Neb. gov. hopeful promises Reagan-style tax reform

Slone said he would push to lower income and property tax rates in Nebraska … The other Republican hopefuls are state Sens. Charlie Janssen, Beau McCoy, and Tom Carlson; State Auditor Mike Foley; and Omaha businessman Pete Ricketts.

State-by-State Guide to Taxes on Retirees

In 2013, state income tax rates range from a low of 2.46% to a high of 6.84% on income of more than $27,000 for single filers and more than $54,000 for joint filers. Income tax rates were lowered slightly in 2013, and changes in tax bracket …

Tax attorney enters race for Nebraska governor

If elected, the 56-year-old said his main focus is to promote economic growth and lower taxes. “Nebraska, like the federal government, can’t deficit spend. That’s a good thing,” Slone said. “We can only spend what we have. To reduce the taxes, ultimately …

Tax fight continues in Nebraska

LINCOLN — The fight over tax reform started anew last week with the release of a report from the Legislature’s Tax Modernization Committee.

Arguments over what tax changes were needed in the state began last year, when Gov. Dave Heineman proposed legislation to eliminate the state income taxes and $2.4 billion in sales tax exemptions, exempt as much as $12,000 in retirement income for income tax purposes and make up the difference by broadening the sales and use tax base.

Column: Nebraska needs real income tax reform

Missouri and Oklahoma and much worse than the zero income tax rates of South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming. Nebraska’s corporate tax rates are unnecessarily high as well. At 7.81 percent, Nebraska’s top corporate tax rate is higher than those of neighbors …

Report: No major changes needed in Neb. tax system

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A six-month study of Nebraska’s tax system has concluded no major changes are needed, but lawmakers recommended smaller steps next year that could reduce taxes. The committee report released Friday said Nebraska’s tax system is …

In final year, Nebraska governor will push income tax cut

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman (R) will spend his last year in office pushing to reduce his state’s income and property taxes, a year after his effort to eliminate the personal income tax came up short. “The biggest issue, the most important issue in this …

Nebraska tax study to look at income, property taxes

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawmakers studying the state tax system will hear from property- and income-tax experts on Tuesday before they start traveling Nebraska for public input. Members of the Legislature’s Tax Modernization Committee will join for a work …