CREDIT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CREDIT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Goodbye, billfold. Hello, smartphone http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57822093-79/mobile-payments-payment-paypal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57822093-79/mobile-payments-payment-paypal.html.csp">Goodbye, billfold. Hello, smartphone</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean Sposito </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Cox Newspapers</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T07:11:02.316-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 07:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlanta • Here’s the thing about Taka Torimoto: He’s more likely to remember his smartphone than his billfold. And that spells opportunity for a whole raft of new players in the lucrative payments industry. A 41-year-old technical consultant with an engineering degree from Georgia Tech, Torimoto has paid for fast food with the tap of his phone and sent money just as you would attachments in emails. His father digitally sends the grandkids cash for Christmas. No more checks. Torimoto’s voice ris...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57822093@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:11:02 MDT No trial date yet for Jeremy Johnson; frustration builds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57823014-79/date-trial-johnson-warner.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57823014-79/date-trial-johnson-warner.html.csp">No trial date yet for Jeremy Johnson; frustration builds</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T16:49:13.505-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 04:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Businessman Jeremy Johnson and four others who worked in his St. George company inched closer to a trial date Tuesday on charges they submitted false information to banks so they could continue to charge consumer credit cards for their online marketing operations. U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Warner declined a request by federal prosecutors to set a trial date on the 86 counts faced by each of the five defendants nor would he set a deadline for motions. But Warner said he might be able to set de...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57823014@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:49:13 MDT Op-ed: ‘Heartbleed’ should give us all a jolt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818482-82/card-credit-data-information.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818482-82/card-credit-data-information.html.csp">Op-ed: ‘Heartbleed’ should give us all a jolt</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T11:19:56.981-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 11:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tens of millions of Americans have been affected by the theft of their personal information in the digital age. In a recent major data breach at Target stores, numbers and names were taken from about 40 million customers, and many millions more suffered compromises in other personal information such as e-mail addresses or phone numbers. The victims trusted their retail stores, their credit- and debit-card issuers, their banks, and such security measures as a four-digit personal identification nu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57818482@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:19:56 MDT Study shows increase in online information thefts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57818138-79/information-online-personal-survey.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57818138-79/information-online-personal-survey.html.csp">Study shows increase in online information thefts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BREE FOWLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Technology Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T16:21:47.074-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 04:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The number of Americans who say they’ve had important personal information stolen online is on the rise, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday. According to the survey conducted in January, 18 percent of online adults have had personal information stolen such as their social security number, credit card or bank account information. That’s up from 11 percent in a July 2013 Pew survey. The number of adults who had an online account compromised or taken over without t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578181382014-04-14T16:21:47.074-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-14T16:21:47.074-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57818138@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:21:47 MDT Fla. bitcoin case tests money laundering limits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57806707-79/money-reid-bitcoins-bitcoin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57806707-79/money-reid-bitcoins-bitcoin.html.csp">Fla. bitcoin case tests money laundering limits</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CURT ANDERSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T13:28:47.425-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 01:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Miami Beach, Fla. • Two police officers burst through a hotel room door with guns drawn, yelling “Police! Get Down!” just after an alleged money laundering transaction went down. But instead of briefcases stuffed with a drug dealer’s cash, this exchange involved an undercover officer with supposedly stolen credit cards and the virtual currency bitcoin. The February arrests of Pascal Reid and Michell Espinoza marked the first time any state has brought money laundering charges involving bitcoins...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578067072014-04-11T13:28:47.425-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-11T13:28:47.425-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57806707@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:28:47 MDT State incentives expected to yield about 200 jobs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57803805-79/million-state-goed-wilson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57803805-79/million-state-goed-wilson.html.csp">State incentives expected to yield about 200 jobs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T18:18:59.689-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 06:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">State economic development officials approved $1.1 million in financial incentives Thursday to two companies that expect to add 135 to 200 jobs to Utah’s economy in the next few years. Wilson Electronics received a post-performance tax credit of $266,312 from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) board to expand its plant in Washington County, adding 75 to 150 jobs in the next five years. That credit represents 15 percent of the net taxes Wilson is projected to pay in that time. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57803805@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:18:59 MDT Salt Lake City cops nab credit union robbery suspect http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57801558-78/union-lake-salt-credit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57801558-78/union-lake-salt-credit.html.csp">Salt Lake City cops nab credit union robbery suspect</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T13:16:01.828-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 01:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Early Thursday morning, Salt Lake City police located and arrested a suspect in credit union robbery. Police Detective Veronica Montoya said detectives recognized the woman from earlier encounters when they viewed security camera footage from the Union Central Credit Union branch office that was robbed on Tuesday. Detectives tracked down the 34-year-old woman and arrested her about 2:30 a.m. at a Salt Lake City residence. She was booked into Salt Lake County Jail on suspicion of aggravated robbe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57801558@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:16:01 MDT The Washington Post: Stronger regulations needed for tax preparers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57796451-82/preparers-tax-eitc-regulations.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57796451-82/preparers-tax-eitc-regulations.html.csp">The Washington Post: Stronger regulations needed for tax preparers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T10:40:17.837-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 10:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The earned-income tax credit is one of the government’s most effective poverty-fighting, work-encouraging tools. The program pays low-income employees a wage supplement, in the form of a tax credit, that can be worth more than $6,000 a year to a family with three or more children. The EITC has offset higher Social Security taxes and the minimum wage’s erosion by inflation in recent years. The tax credit’s Achilles’ heel, however, is implementation. As the program has expanded, it has become mor...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57796451@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:40:17 MDT Salt Lake City police seek female bank robbery suspect http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57795870-78/suspect-union-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57795870-78/suspect-union-lake-salt.html.csp">Salt Lake City police seek female bank robbery suspect</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T12:02:02.483-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 12:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City police are looking for a female suspect in the robbery of a Union Central Credit Union branch office. The suspect, described as a 5-foot-5, heavy set white woman, 40-45 years old, entered the credit union at 25 E. 1700 South about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. The suspect, wearing a red shirt, blue jeans and a bandana on her head, demanded money from a teller and then fled on foot after receiving an unspecified amount of cash. She was last seen running eastbound on 1700 South. No weapon was ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57795870@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:02:02 MDT Unified police release suspected robber’s photo http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57787573-78/police-release-suspect-unified.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57787573-78/police-release-suspect-unified.html.csp">Unified police release suspected robber’s photo</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T08:43:19.846-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 08:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Unified police want the public’s help to find the woman suspected of robbing a Taylorsville credit union. About 2:47 p.m. Monday, the woman passed a note to a Deseret First Credit Union teller, at 4645 S. 2700 West. The threatening note indicated that she wanted money, according to a Unified police news release. The clerk complied and the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount, the release adds. At no time did she display a weapon and no one was hurt. The police have released the suspect’s phot...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57787573@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 08:43:19 MDT U.S. consumer borrowing up $16.5 billion in February http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57786504-79/borrowing-credit-debt-loans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57786504-79/borrowing-credit-debt-loans.html.csp">U.S. consumer borrowing up $16.5 billion in February</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARTIN CRUTSINGER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T13:59:45.2-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 01:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Consumers increased their borrowing in February on autos and student loans by the largest amount in a year. But for a second straight month, they cut back on their credit card use. Consumer borrowing climbed $16.5 billion in February, up from a $13.5 billion gain in January, the Federal Reserve reported Monday. The category that includes credit cards fell $2.4 billion after a $241 million drop in January. But this decline was offset by an $18.9 billion increase in borrowing in the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577865042014-04-07T13:59:45.2-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T13:59:45.2-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57786504@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:59:45 MDT A first-time filer’s guide to taxes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57758471-79/credit-tax-1099-file.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57758471-79/credit-tax-1099-file.html.csp">A first-time filer’s guide to taxes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Angi Carter</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Digital First Media</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T20:21:21.86-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 08:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Filing a tax return on time and meeting all the requirements can be daunting, particularly your first year at it. Whether or not you are required to file depends on a number of factors, including your filing status, age, type and amount of income you received and how much your employer(s) may have withheld in federal and/or state taxes over the year. If you have never filed taxes before, be sure to check with your parents about whether anyone can claim you as a dependent this year, that will aff...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57758471@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:21:21 MDT S. Weber officials: No immediate action taken against councilman accused of embezzling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57744090-78/poff-business-charges-according.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57744090-78/poff-business-charges-according.html.csp">S. Weber officials: No immediate action taken against councilman accused of embezzling</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica Miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T20:26:12.989-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 08:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">South Weber City officials said Thursday that no immediate action will be taken against a city councilman accused of embezzling more than $200,000 from a Bountiful business. William Michael Poff, 40, was charged Thursday in 2nd District Court with three second-degree felony counts of communications fraud. “According to the charges against Councilmember Poff, they are not related to his service on the city council,” a news release from the city reads. “The city will continue to monitor the sit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57744090@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:26:12 MDT Retail groups say credit card system needs overhaul http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57734389-79/cards-fraud-card-federation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57734389-79/cards-fraud-card-federation.html.csp">Retail groups say credit card system needs overhaul</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T18:04:45.02-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 06:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The nation’s credit and debit card system is prone to fraud and needs a major overhaul. That was the message the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association, brought to the U.S. Senate Wednesday. In a news release, the federation charged that banks’ insistence on cards that use a signature instead of a Personal Identification Number puts merchants and their customers at risk. The federation said that credit card companies continue to promulgate the use of the fraud-...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57734389@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:04:45 MDT West Jordan police seek credit union robber http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57713061-78/police-credit-foot-jordan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57713061-78/police-credit-foot-jordan.html.csp">West Jordan police seek credit union robber</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T17:19:11.323-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Jordan police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a Mountain America credit union Friday morning. The man entered the credit union, located at 6761 S. Redwood Road, just after 9 a.m., according to a press release. The suspect was dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and dark sunglasses. He is described as 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-10, with a clean-shaven face and weighing 250 to 300 pounds. He left the robbery scene on foot. No other details about the robbery...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57713061@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:19:11 MDT Salt Lake City police seek help finding “Ski Bum Bandit” http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57698880-78/credit-police-union-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57698880-78/credit-police-union-lake.html.csp">Salt Lake City police seek help finding “Ski Bum Bandit”</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T16:27:16.297-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 04:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Salt Lake City Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify and locate a man — dubbed “The Ski Bum Bandit” — who is suspected of robbing five banks in Salt Lake County during the past two months. The suspect has robbed the following banks: — University Federal Credit Union, 7220 S. Highland Drive, on Jan. 24 — Health Care Credit Union, 769 E. South Temple, on Feb. 4 — University Federal Credit Union, 3088 S. 1300 East, on Feb. 19 — Zions Bank, 7015 S. Highland Drive, on Feb. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57698880@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:27:16 MDT Transferring a credit card balance: Wise move? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57664834-79/balance-card-interest-rate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57664834-79/balance-card-interest-rate.html.csp">Transferring a credit card balance: Wise move?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALEX VEIGA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-17T18:45:26.551-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 06:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Offers from credit card companies to temporarily skirt interest charges can be enticing. Reducing interest payments by transferring a balance from one card to another is a quick way to lower monthly finance charges. But taking advantage of such a promotion, even one offering a zero interest rate on balance transfers, doesn’t always pay off. That’s especially true for cardholders who have a tendency to carry a balance. That’s because once the low-rate period ends, interest on any unpaid charges s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576648342014-03-17T18:45:26.551-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-17T18:45:26.551-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57664834@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:45:26 MDT Tax credit to employ homeless goes to governor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57676472-90/credit-employ-employers-employment.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57676472-90/credit-employ-employers-employment.html.csp">Tax credit to employ homeless goes to governor</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T20:59:35.487-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 08:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A bill that would give a tax credit of up to $2,000 to employers who hire a homeless resident is headed to the governor after narrowly winning passage Thursday in the Senate. Sen. Curt Bramble, R-Provo, said it would encourage employers to take the risk of hiring a homeless worker and “would be an incentive to provide gainful employment.” The credit in HB140, which has been pushed for years by Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City, would be limited to 50 people in the first year. “This is a win-win ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57676472@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:59:35 MDT Bill would offer tax credit for hiring homeless http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57661686-90/bill-credit-employers-hire.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57661686-90/bill-credit-employers-hire.html.csp">Bill would offer tax credit for hiring homeless</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T13:32:09.551-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 01:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The House endorsed Monday a bill that would give employers up to a $2,000 tax credit if they hire someone who is homeless. The House passed HB140 on a 38-36 vote, and sent it to the Senate. Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City, said it would “level the playing field” for homeless people because employers now are hesitant to hire them. Several lawmakers, however, argued it could give them advantages over others as employers seek the credit. The House passed a similar bill last year, but it died in t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57661686@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:32:09 MDT Letter: Earned-income tax credit would boost economy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57647780-82/credit-utah-tax-local.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57647780-82/credit-utah-tax-local.html.csp">Letter: Earned-income tax credit would boost economy</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-09T22:19:01.941-06:00">Updated Mar 9, 2014 10:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If you had the opportunity to generate $21 million in local economic activity across Utah, cut taxes for low-wage working Utahns, and address child poverty to boot, would you take it? That’s an offer on the table now for Utah’s state lawmakers. The House recently passed legislation to create the Working Individuals and Families Credit, which would ensure that low- to moderate-income working Utahns retain more of their wages through a modest tax credit. By building on the federal Earned Income T...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57647780@www.sltrib.com Sun, 09 Mar 2014 22:19:01 MDT