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Former tax commissioner Fong joins Odney

January 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Former North Dakota Tax Commissioner Cory Fong joined Odney’s public affairs department, the company announced Thursday.
Fong stepped down late last year after serving as tax commissioner since 2005. At Odney, he will specialize in bu…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Governor expects to name new tax commissioner in November

October 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Gov. Jack Dalrymple intends to name a new tax commissioner in November who will serve the remainder of Cory Fong’s term, the governor’s office said Wednesday. Continue Reading

Tax Commissioner Cory Fong resigns to work for Odney ad firm

October 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK State Tax Commissioner Cory Fong said Tuesday his decision to leave the post one year before his term expires so he can take a job in the private sector came down to timing. Continue Reading

Tax Commissioner Fong announces resignation

October 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Tax Commissioner Cory Fong announced Tuesday he will resign after Dec. 31 to pursue a job in the private sector. Continue Reading

Tax talk continues despite defeat of Measure 2

September 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Leading up to the primaries this summer, Measure 2, the provision to abolish property taxes in North Dakota, garnered a lot of vocalization, both for and against. Continue Reading

With Measure 2 defeated, voters still looking for property tax relief

September 7, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Leading up to the primaries this summer, Measure 2, the provision to abolish property taxes in North Dakota, garnered a lot of vocalization, both for and against. The voters of North Dakota voted down the measure, but will still be looking for property tax relief in the next biennium, officials said. Continue Reading

Supreme Court hears appeal of tax measure suit

June 5, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) A week before North Dakota voters decide a citizen initiative to eliminate property taxes, the state Supreme Court grilled attorneys Tuesday about what public officials are allowed to say about ballot measures. Continue Reading

Cory Fong, N.D. tax commissioner, column: Measure 2 means risk and uncertainty for North Dakota

June 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

On June 12, voters will decide the state’s course. Will North Dakota continue to be the envy of the nation or fall behind? This is the most important question North Dakota voters will answer this election year. Continue Reading

ASK YOUR GOVERNMENT: Reader asks how much N.D. tax out-of-state companies pay

May 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

How many out-of-state companies pay North Dakota income tax and sales tax, what is the percentage compared to the in-state payers and what is the dollar value of income tax and sales tax collected from out-of-state companies? Continue Reading

ASK YOUR GOVERNMENT: Nonresident propoerty tax drawss question

December 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

With the upcoming referendum on whether to repeal property taxes in North Dakota, I have read a number of claims regarding equitability of property taxes versus other taxes. One aspect that I have not seen addressed is the portion of property taxes paid by nonresidents, especially of rural property. Continue Reading