Oklahoma tax – Rogers County Blue Star Mothers http://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 16:01:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-09T143024.308.png Oklahoma tax – Rogers County Blue Star Mothers http://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/ 32 32 Global FRP Vessels Market Report 2022: Growing Demand for FRP Vessels in Automotive Industry Fuels Growth – ResearchAndMarkets.com https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/global-frp-vessels-market-report-2022-growing-demand-for-frp-vessels-in-automotive-industry-fuels-growth-researchandmarkets-com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 16:01:00 +0000 https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/global-frp-vessels-market-report-2022-growing-demand-for-frp-vessels-in-automotive-industry-fuels-growth-researchandmarkets-com/ DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “FRP Vessel Market by Fiber Type (Glass, Carbon), Resin Type (Polyester, Epoxy, Others), Application (Automotive & Transportation, Water & Wastewater, Chemical, Industrial, Oil & Gas) and region – Global The “Forecast to 2027” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. The global FRP vessel market size is expected to grow from USD […]]]>

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “FRP Vessel Market by Fiber Type (Glass, Carbon), Resin Type (Polyester, Epoxy, Others), Application (Automotive & Transportation, Water & Wastewater, Chemical, Industrial, Oil & Gas) and region – Global The “Forecast to 2027” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer.

The global FRP vessel market size is expected to grow from USD 3.9 billion in 2022 to USD 5.7 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 8.0%. Rising demand for FRP vessels in the chemical and water and wastewater treatment industries is one of the most significant factors expected to drive the FRP vessel market growth.

Greater tax incentives for CNG vehicles and infrastructure to drive market growth.

Tax incentives for CNG vehicles have been increased or extended in various regions, including Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America, in an effort to reduce CO2 emissions. In May 2019, the US state government of Oklahoma reviewed and approved its legislation regarding tax credits for compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles and their refueling. The legislation was extended from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2027. This will ensure Oklahoma consistently leads the country in supporting natural gas for vehicles as the best fuel option. This, in turn, will generate demand for FRP vessels.

In December 2019, India’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas reduced the GST on CNG vehicles to 5% from the current 28%, which indirectly helped the government increase the popularity of gasoline vehicles. This has led to a growing demand for the development of FRP ships of low weight FRP ships for hydrogen cars to create opportunities for FRP ships market.

Hydrogen cars have electric motors that drive the wheels, like in an electric car. However, while electrical energy is stored in a conventional battery in an electric car, in a hydrogen car the electricity is stored in the form of hydrogen and converted into electricity in a device called a fuel cell. Currently, the cost of storage tanks for such cars is very high, which limits their use. A 5kg storage tank for a car costs around $4,000 to $4,500, which is a huge price addition to the total cost of the car. Research is underway to develop class 4 cylinder tanks in lightweight carbon fiber. The main manufacturers of FRP hydrogen storage tanks for cars are Luxfer Group (UK), Worthington Industries, Inc. (USA), Quantum Fuel System LLC (USA), Ullit SA (France) and Agility Fuel Systems (USA).

A well-established infrastructure for electric cars will be a major challenge for the FRP vessel market.

Hydrogen cars are popular in countries like South Korea and Japan, where the respective governments have offered subsidies for these vehicles and also provided funds to build the necessary infrastructure. In the United States, the State of California offers incentives for the use of fuel cell vehicles. Although hydrogen cars can be a sustainable technology in the modern world, experts believe that hydrogen must be developed from a natural gas source, resulting in the use of fossil fuels. Electric cars depend on battery power and are therefore more environmentally friendly than hydrogen cars.

However, efforts are being made to use hydrogen produced from renewable sources. Hydrogen cars are three times less fuel efficient, have lower volumetric efficiency and weigh more than electric cars. The infrastructure required to refuel the tanks is inadequate, which is restraining the growth of the FRP vessel market.

Market dynamics

Drivers

  • Increasing Demand for FRP Vessels in Automotive Industry

  • Growing use of FRP vessels in the downstream oil and gas industry in the United States and Canada

  • Greater tax incentives for CNG vehicles and infrastructure

  • Growing demand for natural gas vehicles in Asia-Pacific

Constraints

  • High manufacturing cost and need for regulatory approvals

Opportunities

  • Growth of end-use industries in emerging economies

  • Development of lightweight FRP vessels for hydrogen cars

Challenges

  • Lack of standardization in the manufacturing process of FRP ships

  • Well-established infrastructure for electric cars

Main topics covered:

1. Introduction

2 Research methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 premium previews

5 Market Overview

6 FRP Vessels Market, By Fiber Type

7 FRP Vessels Market, By Resin Type

8 FRP Vessels Market, by Application

9 FRP Vessels Market, by Region

10 Competitive Landscape

11 company profiles

12 Appendix

Companies cited

  • Aeron Composites Pvt. ltd.

  • Agility Fuel Solutions

  • Augusta Fiberglass

  • Avanco Group

  • Cevotec GmbH

  • Compomex

  • Dragerwerk AG & Co. KGaA

  • Enduro Composites Inc.

  • Epp Composites Pvt. ltd.

  • Everest Kanto Cylinders Ltd.

  • Faber Industry Spa

  • Asa Hex Composites

  • Jrms Engineering Works

  • Kaymo Fiber Reinforced Plastic Manufacturing Co. Ltd.

  • Lianyungang Zhongfu Lianzhong Composites Group Co.Ltd.

  • Luxfer Group

  • Nov Inc.

  • Nproxx

  • Quantum Fuel Systems LLC

  • Arabia Amiantit Co

  • Shawcor Ltd.

  • Steelhead Composites, Inc.

  • Time Technoplast Ltd.

  • Ullit SA

  • Worthington Industries Inc.

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Experts say churches, faith-based social service agencies and businesses are under threat from ‘respect for marriage’ law https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/experts-say-churches-faith-based-social-service-agencies-and-businesses-are-under-threat-from-respect-for-marriage-law/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 18:51:36 +0000 https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/experts-say-churches-faith-based-social-service-agencies-and-businesses-are-under-threat-from-respect-for-marriage-law/ According to legal experts interviewed by The Period Times. The threat is not directly stated in the proposal, but rather results from the addition in the proposal of a new limitation on religious practice and expression. The proposal repeals the Defense of Marriage Act 1993, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman, […]]]>

According to legal experts interviewed by The Period Times.

The threat is not directly stated in the proposal, but rather results from the addition in the proposal of a new limitation on religious practice and expression. The proposal repeals the Defense of Marriage Act 1993, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman, and instead recognizes unions of two people, in line with Obergefell v. 2015 Supreme Court Hodges.

The Senate voted 62-37 on Nov. 16 in favor of closure, ending debate on the proposal and clearing the way for a vote on the final passage that is expected to take place the week after Thanksgiving. A dozen Republican senators voted with the 50 Democrats to end the debate. The House of Representatives approved the measure in July.

“If a nonprofit organization engages in ‘public order’ behavior, then the IRS has the discretion to revoke that organization’s tax-exempt status,” said Greg Baylor, senior counsel. of Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), to The Epoch Times.

“Our concern is that the IRS will point to the Respect for Marriage Act and say ‘those organizations that do not recognize same-sex marriage are acting inconsistently with the public policy set forth in the Respect for Marriage Act,'” Baylor said.

Heritage Foundation Vice President for Domestic Policy Roger Severino was even more blunt in his assessment of the proposal, telling The Epoch Times that “this legislation is nothing more than a way to weaponize the federal government against believers, and it offers no additional benefit. or protections that same-sex couples do not already have.

“Instead, this bill encourages radical activists to sue religious schools, colleges and adoption agencies and will allow Biden’s 87,000 new IRS agents to revoke the tax-exempt status of faith-based non-profit organizations. Congress should protect our First Amendment rights instead of pushing divisive legislation that no one needs,” he said.

Proponents of the proposal accepted an amendment before the closing vote that they said would remove the religious freedom law’s threats. But opponents, led by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), rejected the amendment and offered an alternative.

No vote on the Lee Amendment has been authorized by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (DN.Y.), but it may still be considered ahead of the post-Thanksgiving debates. Lee described the amendment that was incorporated into the proposal “seriously anemic and largely illusory”.

The Utah Republican warned his colleagues that “religious Americans will be subject to potentially ruinous litigation, while the tax-exempt status of certain charities, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations will be threatened. My amendment would have strengthened those vulnerabilities, it’s a shame it wasn’t included.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said in a statement after the closing vote that he would have supported the Respect for Marriage Act if senators had agreed to include the Lee Amendment.

“The Replacement Amendment has failed to provide sufficient protection for people with strong religious beliefs and leaves an open avenue for discrimination by activist groups, state governments, and the IRS. Senator Lee proposed an amendment that would have prohibited the government from taking such action, and even offered to vote for the bill if they accepted it. I would also have supported the bill with his language,” Johnson said.

“The fact that the sponsors of the bill rejected his offer speaks volumes. Religious freedom should be respected for all and those with sincere religious beliefs should not be discriminated against for their views on marriage,” he added.

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) criticized his Senate colleagues in a floor speech for not allowing any amendments to the proposal other than those proposed by supporters of the bill, which Lee condemned as too weak .

“Today my colleagues moved forward on a bill to open debate – without amendment, may I add – on a bill that would certainly affect the religious freedom of countless people across the country,” said Lankford, adding that dozens of religious liberty groups oppose the bill.

“It’s not just my opinion. Religious liberty groups from across the country and from all walks of life have already spoken out on this issue. In the past 24 hours, Alliance Defending Freedom, American Association of Christian Schools, Catholic Vote, Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), Centennial Institute, Christian Employers Alliance, Concerned Women for America, Eagle Forum, Ethics and Religion Commission, Faith and Freedom Coalition, Family Research Council (FRC), Family Policy Alliance, Heritage Foundation, Lifeline Children’s Services, Religious Broadcasters Association, Religious Freedom Institute, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of United States and the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC) have all spoken out and said that this bill that is currently on the floor of the Senate will infringe on religious freedom,” Lankford said.

The Oklahoma Republican further noted that the bill provides a private right of action for an individual to sue another individual unless the alleged violation at issue relates to religious freedom.

“If there is discrimination against someone’s religious freedom or their personal beliefs or the beliefs of their entities, they get that same private right of action, so the private right of action only applies. ‘to people who have religious objections. These religious individuals, if discriminated against, are on their own,” he said.

Lankford added that “religious institutions are standing up, reading the text of the bill rather than just listening to the debate on this bill and saying ‘there is a problem here.’

“This bill places faith-based child welfare organizations that operate in accordance with their sincere religious beliefs, aiming to place children into loving families, that puts them at risk.”

Lankford reminded his colleagues that Catholic charities “have already been excluded from child welfare systems in Illinois, the District of Columbia, California and Massachusetts. And then this bill comes along.

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DeSantis, Fauci and others aren’t together in the diamond mining business https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/desantis-fauci-and-others-arent-together-in-the-diamond-mining-business/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 19:45:32 +0000 https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/desantis-fauci-and-others-arent-together-in-the-diamond-mining-business/ Are you looking for diamonds? So are Dr. Anthony Fauci and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. At least that’s what a conspiracy theory says. The viral claim was shared across social media platforms, including this November 13 Instagram post. It included a screenshot of a tweet that said DeSantis and Fauci, along with Florida Attorney General […]]]>

Are you looking for diamonds? So are Dr. Anthony Fauci and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. At least that’s what a conspiracy theory says.

The viral claim was shared across social media platforms, including this November 13 Instagram post. It included a screenshot of a tweet that said DeSantis and Fauci, along with Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and Dr. Robert Redfield, the former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “are ALL in a business diamond mining in Oklahoma together!”

The Instagram post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat fake news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Learn more about our partnership with Meta, owner of Instagram and Facebook.)

There is no evidence that these government officials are involved in any diamond mining business in Oklahoma. For one thing, the only active diamond mine in the United States is in Murfreesboro, Arkansas, not Oklahoma.

Bryan Griffin, publicist for DeSantis, confirmed to PolitiFact that the claim is “completely untrue.”

The claim includes a screenshot of a form, Uniform Commercial Code, or UCC, Funding Statement, as purported evidence. The form is filed by a creditor “as a public notice that the creditor has the right to take possession of the assets in payment of the underlying debt,” according to Value Penguin, a financial research and content website.

That said, “in theory, anyone can file a UCC-1 against anyone else,” according to Wolters Kluwer, an information services firm. In a June 2021 post, the company noted two cases that “show how easy it is to file unauthorized UCC-1s,” one of which involved a man suing movie studios for $400 million because that he had stated that they based the film “Titanic” on his life story (a case which was dismissed).

In the diamond mine claim, Paul Michael Walters filed the Uniform Commercial Code Funding Statement which was captured in the Instagram post. He told PolitiFact he filed it in January 2021 to protest public safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The business legal experts we spoke to said the form was void because it had been misused.

We also found a letter that Walters wrote to the DeSantis administration in August 2020 denouncing the mask mandates.

Walters said he previously owned The Paragon Diamonds LLC, a company that is named in the UCC filing and appears to form the basis of the diamond mining claim. But it is not a diamond mining business and was not registered in Oklahoma, Walters said. He said he was registered in Wyoming, and we found him listed on the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Business Registry.

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WEST TOUR | Search for remains of Tulsa massacre victims reveals 21 coffins | New https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/west-tour-search-for-remains-of-tulsa-massacre-victims-reveals-21-coffins-new/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/west-tour-search-for-remains-of-tulsa-massacre-victims-reveals-21-coffins-new/ OKLAHOMA 21 new coffins found in search of Tulsa massacre victims The search for the remains of victims of the Tulsa Race Massacre in 1921 uncovered 21 additional coffins in unmarked graves in the city’s Oaklawn Cemetery, officials said. Seventeen adult-sized graves have been located, an Oklahoma official said Oct. 31. Additionally, the city announced […]]]>

OKLAHOMA

21 new coffins found in search of Tulsa massacre victims

The search for the remains of victims of the Tulsa Race Massacre in 1921 uncovered 21 additional coffins in unmarked graves in the city’s Oaklawn Cemetery, officials said.

Seventeen adult-sized graves have been located, an Oklahoma official said Oct. 31. Additionally, the city announced that four graves, two adult-sized and two child-sized, had been discovered.

The coffins, and then the remains, will be examined to see if they match reports from 1921 that the victims were men buried in plain coffins.

A white mob had targeted blacks during the massacre, in which more than 1,000 homes were burned, hundreds were looted and a thriving business district known as Black Wall Street was destroyed. Historians have estimated the death toll at between 75 and 300.

Rumors have persisted for decades about unnamed mass graves, but previous searches have found no remains.

The current search began in 2020 in areas identified by ground-penetrating radar as possibly containing coffins and resumed last year, with nearly three dozen coffins found.

Fourteen sets of remains exhumed from these coffins were selected for DNA testing, and two had enough DNA to begin sequencing and begin developing a genealogical profile.

The massacre wiped out generational wealth and the victims were never compensated, but an ongoing lawsuit seeks reparations for the three remaining known survivors. They are now over 100 years old.

NEW MEXICO

City passes ordinance to block abortion clinics

HOBBS — Commissioners in a southeastern New Mexico town have passed an ordinance to stop abortion clinics from operating, though the procedure remains legal in New Mexico.

The all-male city commission voted 7-0 on Nov. 7 for the so-called “sanctuary city for unborn children” ordinance, the Hobbs News-Sun reported.

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat who won re-election Nov. 8, has come out as a strong advocate for access to abortion procedures. In a statement released after the vote, she said the ordinance was “an affront to the rights and personal autonomy of every woman in Hobbs and southeastern New Mexico and we will not tolerate it.”

Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, said abortion procedures are legal throughout New Mexico and health care providers have every right to establish a practice.

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In June, she signed an executive order prohibiting cooperation with other states that might interfere with abortion access in New Mexico, refusing to execute any future arrest warrants from other states related to the provisions anti-abortion. The order also prohibited most New Mexico state employees from helping other states investigate or seek sanctions against local abortion providers.

She followed in August with another executive order that pledged $10 million to build a clinic that would provide abortions and other pregnancy care in southern New Mexico.

Last year, New Mexico’s Democratic-led legislature passed a measure to repeal a dormant 1969 law that banned most abortion procedures.

New Mexico will likely continue to see a steady influx of people seeking abortions from neighboring states with more restrictive laws. It already sees patients from Texas and Oklahoma, where strict abortion bans were passed earlier this year.

Albuquerque set to settle $17 million lawsuit

ALBUQUERQUE — Hundreds of city workers are expecting back payments from the city of Albuquerque to close a pay gap that dates back years.

KOB-TV reported that a judge is expected to approve the $17 million settlement the city has agreed to pay to cover the claims of more than 430 workers.

The hearing for the judge to give his approval is scheduled for November 17.

Lawyers expect each woman to receive between a few hundred dollars and $100,000. Some had claims dating back a decade.


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In the class action lawsuit, the female employees allege the city pays $3 to $6 less per hour than their male counterparts. They say the pay disparity occurs between jobs, from bus drivers to city office staff.

Under the agreement, they will also receive a pay rise and changes to pension benefits.

Meanwhile, the city agreeing to settle does not mean admitting illegal conduct. Officials said in a statement that the city is committed to closing the gender pay gap and “ensuring a legal compensation structure.”

NAVAJO NATION

Buu Nygren wins the presidential election and defeats the incumbent

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Buu Nygren ousted Jonathan Nez as president of the Navajo Nation, a position that wields national influence due to the size of the tribe’s reservation in the Southwestern United States and of its huge population.

Nygren beat Nez in the nonpartisan race with a message of meeting basic Navajo needs and expressing frustration with the pace of tribal government and infrastructure projects. He acknowledged that hard work lies ahead of us.

Nygren’s victory, along with her running mate Richelle Montoya, means the Navajo Nation will have a woman in the office of president and vice president for the first time.

Nygren, 35, positioned himself as the candidate for change and as someone who could get the ball rolling on long-awaited projects. He has a background in construction management but has never held political office.


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The Navajo Nation’s population of 400,000 is second only to the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. It also has by far the largest land base of any tribe at 27,000 square miles spanning parts of New Mexico, Arizona and Utah.

Nygren pledged to work more closely with the Navajo Nation Council which is often seen as more powerful than the tribal presidency. Nygren is married to Arizona State Representative Jasmine Blackwater-Nygren.

The tribe has long relied on revenues from the coal industry to fund its government, but these revenues have declined as coal-fired power plants and mines have closed. While the Navajo Nation owns a stake in a coal-fired power plant and a few coal mines, it strives to develop renewable energy sources.

Tourism also helps fuel the economy of the Navajo Nation. The towering rock formations of Shiprock, Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly are international attractions for tourists, as is the story of the famous Navajo Code Talkers who developed a World War II code that the Japanese never cracked.

WYOMING

County voters embrace penny tax convincingly

Natrona County’s 1-cent tax passed with 67% support on Nov. 8, despite concerns that growing anti-tax sentiment could jeopardize the longtime local revenue producer.

The tax — which helps subsidize utilities, pay for street maintenance, emergency services and more — adds another penny to Wyoming’s 4% sales tax.

In other words, you are taxed an additional 5 cents for most things you buy in Natrona County. Four pennies go to the state and one remains to the county. (However, the 1-cent tax does not apply to groceries and other tax-exempt products.)


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The tax costs the average Natrona County family about $170 a year, according to an analysis by the City of Casper. It has existed since 1974 and is renewed every four years.

Local leaders anticipated greater opposition to the tax this election.

Casper would lose about $16 million a year without the tax.

Most of Casper’s 1 cent money is spent on street repairs, water and sewer costs, and as police and fire equipment. The city council’s four-year budget proposal says Casper will continue to prioritize that spending.

Tax money also goes toward grants for local nonprofit organizations.

Small towns rely on the 1-cent tax to cover even more essential expenses, like their payroll.

Evansville would have about $750,000 a year without the 1-cent tax, or about 15% of its annual budget.


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14 types of payments you may have received in 2022 that aren’t taxable https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/14-types-of-payments-you-may-have-received-in-2022-that-arent-taxable/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 20:00:07 +0000 https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/14-types-of-payments-you-may-have-received-in-2022-that-arent-taxable/ FG Trade / iStock.com Even though federal tax rates in the United States are relatively low compared to many countries around the world, Americans often feel like they are overtaxed. No matter what kind of money may come in, it may seem like there’s no way to stop the government from taking its cut. Holiday […]]]>

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Even though federal tax rates in the United States are relatively low compared to many countries around the world, Americans often feel like they are overtaxed. No matter what kind of money may come in, it may seem like there’s no way to stop the government from taking its cut.

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The truth, however, is that there are many types of payments you can receive that are actually tax-exempt. As tax season begins to roll around, it’s worth looking at the money you’ve received throughout 2022 and starting to figure out which payments are taxable and which aren’t. Here’s a quick list of the main types of payments you may have received that you can keep to yourself.

Inherited money

Money you receive from an inheritance is always tax-free, at least at the federal level. Six states — Iowa, Kentucky, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland — have their own estate taxes, but in many cases they only apply to multimillion-dollar estates.

In extremely rare circumstances, very large bequests may trigger federal estate tax, but it is not paid by the beneficiary.

Life insurance death benefits

The death benefit portion of any life insurance proceeds you may receive is tax exempt. However, if you receive interest payments, these may be taxable.

Municipal bond income

One of the main reasons investors buy municipal bonds is that their interest is tax-free at the federal level. It is also generally tax exempt for residents of the issuing state.

alimony

Child support payments are not deductible for the payer, so they are not taxable for the recipient.

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Disaster relief

If you received government disaster relief — usually in the form of FEMA Disaster Grants — that money is not taxable.

Gifts

Gifts are always tax-free for the recipient. However, if the amount of the gift exceeds certain limits, the benefactor may be liable for gift tax.

Proceeds from the sale of a principal residence (up to a certain amount)

If you sell a principal residence in which you have lived for at least two of the last five years, you will not have to pay capital gains tax of up to $250,000 for an individual or $500,000 for a married couple declaring jointly. Excess gains, or those that do not meet the holding period requirements, are taxed as ordinary capital gains.

Roth IRA distributions

Qualified Roth distributions are tax exempt. A qualified distribution must generally take place after the age of 59.5 and more than five years after the first contribution to the account. Distributions in the event of death or disability are also eligible.

Disability insurance payments

The federal government does not tax any payments you may receive from disability insurance that you pay for yourself. However, if your employer pays for some or all of your insurance, then those amounts are considered taxable income. Workers’ compensation payments, however, are tax exempt.

Social security benefits (below certain limits)

In reality, between 50% and 85% of most Social Security distributions are actually taxable. But if you earn below certain limits, your benefits will be tax-free. For 2022, these limits are $25,000 for single filers and $32,000 for joint filers.

HSA distributions (for qualifying expenses)

Distributions from the Qualified Health Savings Account that are used to pay eligible medical expenses are tax exempt. However, if you use your HSA money for other purposes, you will have to pay both ordinary income tax on the payment and a 20% penalty.

Alimony payments

Child support payments used to be taxable to the recipient, but that all changed in 2019. Under the new law, child support payments made under divorce or separation documents signed after December 31, 2018 are not neither deductible by the payer nor taxable for the beneficiary.

Adoption fees provided by employer

If your employer helps you pay for your adoption costs, those payments are not taxable.

Social assistance benefits

Social assistance benefits are not taxable to recipients.

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Oklahoma County property taxes hit $1 billion for the first time https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/oklahoma-county-property-taxes-hit-1-billion-for-the-first-time/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 12:05:47 +0000 https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/oklahoma-county-property-taxes-hit-1-billion-for-the-first-time/ Oklahoma County property tax collections hit $1 billion for the first time ever — based on a tax roll that topped $9 billion for the first time — an exclamation mark for a once-booming housing market that is stumbling and is plagued by uncertainties that have question marks weighing on house prices. Despite dark clouds […]]]>

Oklahoma County property tax collections hit $1 billion for the first time ever — based on a tax roll that topped $9 billion for the first time — an exclamation mark for a once-booming housing market that is stumbling and is plagued by uncertainties that have question marks weighing on house prices.

Despite dark clouds over property values, county assessor Larry Stein was excited about the news, judging by an email announcing the milestone.

“The calculation and reporting of the TAX ROLL is the culmination of year-long work (by) state assessors,” he wrote. Attached is a digital copy of the 2022 tax roll which reveals the FIRST EVER VALUE OF OVER $9 BILLION and property taxes of OVER $1 BILLION reflecting the strength of the real estate market in the county of ‘Oklahoma and Central Oklahoma.’

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After destructive tornadoes in southeast Okla., Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief is here to bring help and hope https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/after-destructive-tornadoes-in-southeast-okla-oklahoma-baptist-disaster-relief-is-here-to-bring-help-and-hope/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 14:43:31 +0000 https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/after-destructive-tornadoes-in-southeast-okla-oklahoma-baptist-disaster-relief-is-here-to-bring-help-and-hope/ Above: Idabel, the Trinity building was destroyed Friday evening, November 4, by tornado conditions. Other photos below were taken on Saturday morning, November 5, showing the results of the destruction of the building. IDABEL—Tornadoes swept through parts of Oklahoma on Nov. 4, causing extensive destruction, including the destruction of Idabel’s Trinity Church. Click to enlarge […]]]>

Above: Idabel, the Trinity building was destroyed Friday evening, November 4, by tornado conditions. Other photos below were taken on Saturday morning, November 5, showing the results of the destruction of the building.

IDABEL—Tornadoes swept through parts of Oklahoma on Nov. 4, causing extensive destruction, including the destruction of Idabel’s Trinity Church.

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On the morning of Nov. 5, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) crews were on hand to help in Idabel and elsewhere, along with chainsaw crews and damage assessors.

Other hard-hit areas in southeast Oklahoma include Calera, First, which also saw damage to its church.

Oklahoma Baptist DR Acting Director Sam Porter asks all Baptists in Oklahoma to pray for those affected by the tornadoes and to consider making a generous financial donation to the DR ministry, as ‘they serve storm victims and assist in relief efforts (Visit okdiasterhelp.org/donate).

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“We already have crews on duty Saturday morning,” Porter said. “Friday, I was called by the chief of emergency management of Oklahoma. I told him “We were on it” and I would be there to help. We serve people in need to share the love of Jesus with them.

Porter noted that Oklahoma Baptists will collaborate as part of a multi-faceted response of DR volunteers trained in various fields, including the Bryan Association, Enon Association, Frisco Association, Baptist Collegiate Ministries and others. DR jobs will include power units, shower trailers, chainsaw crews, debris cleanup and more.

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To make a tax-deductible donation to Oklahoma Baptist DR, which will serve storm victims in Oklahoma, visit okdisasterhelp.org.

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Normandy leaders hope tourism and economy will be boosted by SEC move | New https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/normandy-leaders-hope-tourism-and-economy-will-be-boosted-by-sec-move-new/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 12:30:00 +0000 https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/normandy-leaders-hope-tourism-and-economy-will-be-boosted-by-sec-move-new/ Local economic development and tourism experts are gearing up to give Norman’s economy and people a boost once the University of Oklahoma moves to the Southeastern Conference. The OU’s move from the Big 12 conference to the SEC doesn’t seem likely to happen until 2025. While the timing of the transfer to the SEC remains […]]]>

Local economic development and tourism experts are gearing up to give Norman’s economy and people a boost once the University of Oklahoma moves to the Southeastern Conference.

The OU’s move from the Big 12 conference to the SEC doesn’t seem likely to happen until 2025.

While the timing of the transfer to the SEC remains unclear, discussions about how to position Norman for new visitors and residents of the Southeast are ongoing.

Instead of matchups with Kansas, Iowa State and Baylor, OU sports programs will face countries like Alabama, Florida and Georgia, among other conference powerhouses.

Local leaders hope the historic tradition of the conference will translate into increased economic growth in Norman as large fan bases passionate about history-rich programs visit the town.

“I would just say that Norman is in a really good position right now,” said Lawrence McKinney, chairman of the Norman Economic Development Coalition. “We’re going to see some growth, and we just need a good plan, not on the economic development side, but a community plan to sort this out.”

“It will have an impact on the whole community”

Earlier this year, the Team Norman SEC Preparation Committee was formed.

It is made up of leaders from the OU and the Norman community.

The committee estimates a 20% to 30% jump in OU registrations following the conference change.

“It’s an average based on other universities that have entered the SEC,” said committee member McKinney.

Dan Schemm, president of VisitNorman, said student research at Texas A&M University reported a 45% increase in student population from 2012 to 2021.

The school would expand significantly, even if the Aggies did not change conferences, according to projections. The rise, however, could largely be attributed to SEC membership, he said.

Norman grew by more than 15%, according to the 2020 census, from 110,925 residents to over 128,000 residents. This rate, combined with a 30% increase in enrollment, could mean more than 150,000 residents by 2030.

Schemm said he expects the move will “affect the whole community.” Visitors will buy gas and eat at restaurants, among other purchases, which Schemm says adds to sales tax revenue.

“These are guest fees to VisitNorman to market the community, and those visitors spend money while they’re here,” he said. “Then the arts and parks also benefit, which contributes to the quality of life for citizens as well as the general funding of City Hall.”

Norman has a 5% tourist tax and an 8.625% sales tax rate for city, county and state.

Currently, OU home games have a $10 million economic impact on Norman, but Schemm said that number is rather conservative.

McKinney estimates an increase of several million per game following the move to the SEC.

“Norman is going to see a lot of increased revenue, and I think it’s going to be wonderful,” he said.

Based on estimates within five miles of SEC universities, Norman would currently rank 13 out of 16 conference cities, including Austin, for restaurants per 1,000 people with 325 restaurants at 2.54. Additionally, the city would rank 13th in number of retailers per 1,000 population with 4.91.

Now it’s about preparing with intentionality, McKinney said. Stormwater is a major concern, which could be made worse by more development and runoff.

McKinney thinks changes could come to Campus Corner, the college-oriented shopping and dining district near the stadium, in the coming years.

“We have a world-class university, but Campus Corner is not a world-class entry into this university,” McKinney said. “I know of two developers right now who are vying to transform the neighborhood – and that will happen, or there may in fact be a new Campus Corner, but I’m sure we’re going to see a transformation in terms of the experience in the general surroundings of Campus Corner, otherwise right there.”

Welcoming visiting fans

Schemm said Texas A&M saw a $23 million increase in economic benefits per football season, with a 15% increase in fan count per game.

The university increased its stadium capacity through a $425 million project, which increased its capacity to more than 102,000. In comparison, the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on the OU campus seats 86 112 people.

The university has no plans to expand the stadium, but Schemm said the SEC’s preparatory committee expects increased tourism in the fall with SEC fans visiting the games.

Currently, Norman has 25 hotels and motels with about 3,000 rooms in total, according to VisitNorman. Those traveling by RV can find 270 spots at Sooner Village near the Lloyd Noble Center and 60 full-service spots at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds.

Schemm said Norman easily fills the capacity for hotel/motel rooms and RV spaces, but it’s not as simple as building more accommodations because that’s not economically feasible.

“Those six weekends of home games are great, but you also have to keep the doors open for the rest of the year and so you don’t want to do something where your occupancy drops to 30% all year and then you have six really big weekends,” Schemm said.

Fanbases in the SEC country have large VR presences, Schemm said. This contingent usually stays in town longer on average, which means more sales tax.

McKinney said Norman will likely need to consider adding additional RV spots in the near future to accommodate this contingent of fans.

History shows that visiting fan base attendance typically exceeds their ticket allocations, McKinney said.

Tickets sold on the resale market, on the other hand, are returned several times and their price increases each time,” he said.

“There will be economists who will try to measure this, and they will say, ‘The ticket sales were this’, but what they don’t take into account is the five or six times that ticket sold and its price has increased – all of that money is flowing through the local economy,” McKinney said.

Daily hotel/motel rate increases upon arrival

In September 2017, the Big Ten power Ohio State came to Norman. This game resulted in a considerable increase in the average daily rate for a hotel room.

“The Ohio State fans came in and drove the whole market up,” Schemm said.

Norman had an overnight rate for several days that week averaging $399 per room, down from the usual $200, according to data from VisitNorman.

Schemm said the opponent dictates the rate because of demand.

“If you have Kansas coming to town or Iowa State, those rates aren’t going to go up as much as someone like Georgia, Florida, Alabama, or LSU,” Schemm said. “My hoteliers tell me they think the rate will double when we move to the SEC.”

The exhibition as a destination

The University of Missouri joined the SEC before the 2012 football season.

Megan McConachie, strategic communications manager for the city of Columbia, said there are many different facets to what this change means for the university, for athletics and also for the community.

McConachie said what was beneficial about the change was the growth resulting from the presence of new fanbases who had not considered it a destination and were experiencing it.

In November 2011, during the final season of Mizzou’s Big 12, the city of Columbia generated $149,095 in hotel tax revenue, according to the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau. The next two seasons in the SEC brought in $190,808 and $191,628 in revenue for that month.

McConachie, however, said it was difficult to point to a single factor as the sole reason for any increase.

“We were already in a conference that had a number of institutions that traveled very well, and we used to have large groups of Texas or OU fans coming in during those games,” said- she declared. “So we knew we had to be ready to welcome these new fanbases and help them get to know a city they had never been to before.”

Over the past three months, McKinney said he heard from domestic developers in Atlanta, Dallas, Kansas City, Los Angeles, and Athens, Georgia. He said they were looking for hotel and restaurant sites, prompted by OU’s move to the SEC.

He pointed to a level of national intrigue that he didn’t see in his first 14 months at Noman but is beginning to develop.

“Norman is talked about on ESPN and on fandom shows – he gets a lot of extra media attention [that] would have cost us several million dollars,” McKinney said. “And they’re doing it three years before we’re technically supposed to be part of the SEC.”

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Mall and water pipes attract attention from Gainesville Council | Local News https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/mall-and-water-pipes-attract-attention-from-gainesville-council-local-news/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/mall-and-water-pipes-attract-attention-from-gainesville-council-local-news/ Gainesville council grants tax relief to mall businesses ANNA BEALL STAFF EDITOR A new business is setting up shop in Gainesville Factory Outlets on Interstate 35 near the Oklahoma state line after a tax break was approved Tuesday night by the Gainesville City Council. Oklahoma City-based Tractor Bob’s sells farming, construction, and landscaping equipment and […]]]>

Gainesville council grants tax relief to mall businesses

ANNA BEALL

STAFF EDITOR

A new business is setting up shop in Gainesville Factory Outlets on Interstate 35 near the Oklahoma state line after a tax break was approved Tuesday night by the Gainesville City Council.

Oklahoma City-based Tractor Bob’s sells farming, construction, and landscaping equipment and parts.

“They are creating a Yanmar distribution center, as well as a retail center and a personalization and service center in the old mall,” City Manager Barry Sullivan said at the City Council meeting Tuesday night. .

“This is where reinvestment zone 23 is. It will be a tax abatement of 70% for four years, 60% for three years, 50% for three years, and Tractor Bob’s must have a taxable value $17 million by December 2024 to benefit from this reduction.

Other stipulations include company value remaining above $17 million in assessed value and Bob Tractor having 300 employees in the facility by 2030. If these requirements are not met, the reduction will end. .

“We have requirements for minimum tax worth and minimum employment,” Sullivan said. “We think this will be a huge bargain for a building that has been grossly underutilized for over 15 years.” A sales tax rebate was also approved for up to 40% based on Tractor Bob’s taxable sales.

“For them to make a lot of money out of it, they would have to sell and pay a lot of sales tax,” Sullivan said. “These have been very good to the town in the past and would encourage them to sell

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their items in a taxable manner.

The board assured attendees that it was a bargain. Mayor Tommy Moore said of the deal, “It’s good to increase our tax base.

“I think it’s important for our citizens to know that Tractor Bob’s is a well-established company moving from Oklahoma to Texas, bringing its headquarters. It’s not something new that just came out,” Pro Tem Mayor Ken Keeler said. “This company is well established and has been very successful. They know what they are doing. »

Tractor Bob’s has been in business since 2012, returning to its site, tractorbob.com.

Gainesville Outlet Shops housed a variety of outlet stores before it was phased out.

Around 2018 it was briefly revitalized with monthly market days at Liberty Crossing before they were canceled due to the COVID pandemic and never started again.

Replacement of the water pipe

Approval was given for the bond issue and construction of the water pipes to proceed.

“What this line will basically do is Foundry Road, which is around I-35, where it crosses the railroad tracks, into town toward Weaver Street,” Sullivan said. “It allows us to pump water back and forth to our upper and lower pressure planes. We’ve had major issues; it’s over 80 years old and past its life expectancy. These contractual revenue obligations of the Greater Texoma Utility Authority were put on the market and the city received interest rates.

“We got very close to where we thought we were,” Sullivan said. “Although short-term interest rates have risen and are moving closer to long-term rates, overall it’s a 20-year interest rate of about 3.2 percent.”

Although the rates were slightly higher than expected, they are still within budget, Sullivan explained.

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2022 midterm elections: Here are the issues Oklahoma voters are most concerned about https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/2022-midterm-elections-here-are-the-issues-oklahoma-voters-are-most-concerned-about/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/2022-midterm-elections-here-are-the-issues-oklahoma-voters-are-most-concerned-about/ AAs the country nears Election Day, voters are focused on issues that could decide the fate of Congress and several state governments in November. The Washington Examiner follows the issues on the minds of voters as they prepare to head to the polls, especially in key battleground states that could bring a shift in power […]]]>

AAs the country nears Election Day, voters are focused on issues that could decide the fate of Congress and several state governments in November.

The Washington Examiner follows the issues on the minds of voters as they prepare to head to the polls, especially in key battleground states that could bring a shift in power to the federal government. Specifically, we track how voters research our top five issues — abortion, crime, education, inflation, and taxes — and how those interests fluctuate as we get closer to Election Day.

MID-QUARTER 2022: MONITORING IMPORTANT ISSUES FOR VOTERS BEFORE ELECTION DAY

Below, you can track Oklahoma’s interest in each of our key issues on a rolling 30-day basis. The Washington Examiner will update this page as voting interests and concerns change.

Key races we are looking at in the state:

Oklahoma residents will vote in Senate, House and gubernatorial elections. All races are expected to lean Republican, and in November voters will vote for two senators to represent them.

Current Senator James Lankford (R) faces Madison Horn to keep his seat. A special senatorial election is also taking place after Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe (right) announced on February 25 that he would retire early. His term was originally scheduled to end in 2024. U.S. Representative Markwayne Mullin (R) will face former Representative Kendra Horn (D) in November’s midterm elections. If elected, Mullin will be the first registered Native American tribal member to serve in Congress since former Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell left the Senate in 2005.

In the race for the governor’s mansion, incumbent governors Kevin Stitt and Joy Hofmeister held a debate on Oct. 19. tax increase. Hofmeister has repeatedly called herself “aggressively moderate,” despite switching from Republican to Democrat last year.

Education

Education emerged as the most searched issue among Oklahoma voters in mid-September and remained the No. 1 priority through October, according to Internet searches recorded and analyzed by Google Trends.

There was a steady increase in interest in late September after the Oklahoma State Board of Education voted to send a $5,000 pay raise to teachers in the state legislature. to vote in 2023.

Interest spiked dramatically on Oct. 11 after leaders of Oklahoma’s five largest Native American tribes endorsed Hofmeister for his support of tribal sovereignty and his dedication to education in the state.

Taxes

Taxes emerged as another major issue among voters, remaining flat from mid-September to mid-October. The issue came to No. 2 on October 16.

Single Oklahoma taxpayers received a $500 rebate and married people filing jointly received $1,000 in August through the state’s tax refund program. Individuals and households who have been affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding and who reside in Adair, Cherokee, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Pottawatomie, Seminole and Tulsa counties are also eligible for tax relief. Taxpayers had May through September 1 to file their tax returns to receive a refund, the amount determined by the amount of damage caused by the storm.

Crime

Crime also emerged as a top issue, finishing as the No. 3 concern on October 16 after receiving a few significant spikes in interest throughout mid-September and into October.

Interest spiked on October 10 and remained high until October 14 after four Oklahoma men were reported missing and later found dead on October 14. Their dismembered bodies were found in a river and it was discovered that they had been fatally shot. Police determined that their bodies could have been in the river since the night of October 9 or the morning of October 10.

Inflation

Inflation remained among the least researched topics in Oklahoma throughout September and into October, receiving a significant spike in interest on October 13 before falling back to tie for No. 4 on October 16.

The significant spike on October 13 coincides with the release of September inflation figures in the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ October Consumer Price Index report. September inflation was recorded at 8.2% in the report.

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Abortion

Abortion is the #5 most researched issue among Oklahoma residents. Interest increased slightly on October 10, remaining relatively stable until October 16.

Oklahoma is one of the strictest states in the country on abortion, so much so that Stitt calls himself “the most pro-life governor.” He celebrated both the overthrow of Roe vs. Wade and her state’s trigger ban, which prohibits most abortions from conception, with exceptions to save a “pregnant woman’s life in a medical emergency,” but not including rape exceptions. , sexual assault or incest.

However, during the Oct. 19 debate, he said he would soften his stance on abortion, allowing exceptions for rape, sexual assault or incest.

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