Wisconsin DOT Budget Proposes Increased Taxes and Fees for Hybrid Owners and Diesel Users

Posted on November 18, 2014November 18, 2014Categories Business, Taxes & LawTags , ,   Leave a comment on Wisconsin DOT Budget Proposes Increased Taxes and Fees for Hybrid Owners and Diesel Users

One of the incentives of buying a hybrid car, besides the attractive fuel economy and environmental friendliness, is that purchasing a new hybrid vehicle can come with federal tax benefits of up to $3,400. This benefit, however, has the chance of being undercut by tax increases proposed by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. According to the Star Tribune, the Department of Transportation budget, which was submitted last Friday, outlines a few different tax and fee increases, which together amount to … Continue reading “Wisconsin DOT Budget Proposes Increased Taxes and Fees for Hybrid Owners and Diesel Users”

Workers’ Compensation Costs Are Highest in California, but System is Inefficient

Posted on November 13, 2014February 5, 2015Categories Taxes & Law   Leave a comment on Workers’ Compensation Costs Are Highest in California, but System is Inefficient

Workers’ compensation can cost businesses a pretty penny, and that’s especially true in California. According to a recent report cited in the¬†Sacramento Business Journal, workers’ compensation costs more in California than anywhere else in the country. The Workers’ Compensation Premium Rate Ranking Summary, which compiled these findings, was conducted by Oregon’s Department of Consumer and Business Services. It discovered that for every $100 the average California business spends on payroll, they spend $3.48 on costs related to workers’ compensation. To … Continue reading “Workers’ Compensation Costs Are Highest in California, but System is Inefficient”