President Donald Trump talked about his plan to simplify taxes during a breakfast with retail executives. He said Kansas City-based H&R Block “probably won’t be too happy” with his proposal, but he offered no details about what was in the proposal.
The delays involve millions of filers who claimed either the Earned Income Tax Credit or Additional Child Tax Credit. The IRS began to release the refunds Wednesday but warned that the money may not reach the accounts of many of those filers until the week of Feb. 27.
Members of Congress from Rhode Island and Massachusetts are pushing legislation that would require the president to publicly disclose any personal financial interests that would be at stake before acting on trade matters.
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez's administration is seeking to shift the state's financial responsibility for a group of 2,700 people with serious and expensive medical conditions onto the private health insurance market.
Maine Sen. Angus King is among a group of lawmakers backing a proposal to eliminate a tax penalty that is currently levied on student loans forgiven for families after the death or disability of the borrower.