Tagged with 'taxes'

Des Moines property taxes up nearly 21% over 2017 – largest in south county

Des Moines property taxes up nearly 21% over 2017 – largest in south county

By Jack Mayne Des Moines property taxes have gone up 20.66 percent for this year – the largest increase for any city in South King County – says a report from King County Assessor John Arthur Wilson. Other... [Read more]

Free income tax preparation is now available at Highline College

Free income tax preparation is now available at Highline College

Community members can get their taxes done for free, thanks to a partnership between United Way of King County and Highline College. Households that make less than $64,000 are eligible, as long as tax... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools wants cities to impose impact fees

Highline Public Schools wants cities to impose impact fees

By Jack Mayne The Highline School District has asked all the cities it serves – including Des Moines – to approve school impact fees to help it build funds to upgrade and replace aging and outdated... [Read more]

DAL Law Firm: Dealing with Tax Debt? We might be able to help!

DAL Law Firm: Dealing with Tax Debt? We might be able to help!

From Advertiser DAL Law Firm:   Dealing with Tax Debt? We Might Be Able to Help! We’ve heard from many clients that they think that their debt to the IRS can’t be discharged in bankruptcy. Well,... [Read more]

Welcome new Advertiser Liberty Tax Service in Des Moines

Welcome new Advertiser Liberty Tax Service in Des Moines

We are happy to welcome aboard new Advertiser Liberty Tax Service, located in the heart of Des Moines (map below). They are celebrating their fourth year of tax preparation here. It’s hard to believe,... [Read more]

Free income tax preparation available at Highline College

Free income tax preparation available at Highline College

Local residents who qualify can get their taxes done for free, thanks to a partnership between United Way of King County and Highline College. Households that make less than $62,000 are eligible, as long... [Read more]

LETTER: Des Moines Mayor Kaplan says utility tax is off Dec. 17 council agenda

LETTER: Des Moines Mayor Kaplan says utility tax is off Dec. 17 council agenda

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Based on conversations with fellow... [Read more]

Utility tax hike, budget approval postponed to Dec. 17 by City Council

Utility tax hike, budget approval postponed to Dec. 17 by City Council

by Jack Mayne The much-debated utility tax increases were put off until December by the Des Moines City Council, because some members were unsure that compromise figures in a solution hammered out during... [Read more]

Mayor lashes out at new SeaTac Councilmembers for lecturing city

Mayor lashes out at new SeaTac Councilmembers for lecturing city

by Jack Mayne Two still unseated SeaTac City Council members went before the Des Moines City Council on Thursday night to tell its members to not believe its staff on advice about a proposed 16 percent... [Read more]

PODCAST: 16% tax increase in Des Moines? Jack Mayne Commentary & more

PODCAST: 16% tax increase in Des Moines? Jack Mayne Commentary & more

Here’s episode #27 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Free income tax preparation available at Highline College starting Jan. 14

Free income tax preparation available at Highline College starting Jan. 14

Highline College has partnered with United Way of King County to host free tax preparation services to the public, and will be offering services from Jan. 14 – April 18. Households that make less than... [Read more]

Des Moines in danger of being insolvent; city says lost state money causing pain

Des Moines in danger of being insolvent; city says lost state money causing pain

by Jack Mayne The nexus of the recent recession and the Washington State Legislature’s redirection of financial supports that cities used to use to balance their budgets has resulted in the City of Des... [Read more]

Utility taxes increased to 8 percent by Des Moines City Council

Utility taxes increased to 8 percent by Des Moines City Council

by Jack Mayne To help balance the city budget, the Des Moines City Council increased taxes on utilities to 8 percent at Thursday night’s session (Nov. 6). Approved unanimously were 2 percent increases... [Read more]