Government taxation and revenue

July 18, 2018 - 8:52 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia's tax on soda and other sweetened drinks was upheld on Wednesday when the state's highest court rejected a challenge by merchants and the beverage industry. The Supreme Court ruled the 1.5-cent-per-ounce (per 28 grams) levy is aimed at distributors and dealers...
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July 18, 2018 - 7:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced his intention Wednesday to nominate Steven Dillingham of Virginia to be the next director of the U.S. Census Bureau. If confirmed, Dillingham would serve the remainder of a term that extends through 2021. He would oversee the next once-a-decade...
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Keith Reynolds, who is on the Tesla waiting list for a Model 3, is photographed by his 9-year-old Audi A3 compact car Monday, July 16, 2018, in Laguna Hills, Calif. For many on the list to buy Tesla's mass-market electric car, the wait for the company to produce enough to satisfy demand isn't a major problem. But the prospect of losing a U.S. federal tax credit is. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
July 18, 2018 - 10:13 am
DETROIT (AP) — For many on the list to buy Tesla's mass-market electric car, the wait for the company to produce enough to satisfy demand isn't a major problem. But the prospect of losing a U.S. federal tax credit is. While CEO Elon Musk's company uses a tent to create more factory space and crank...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016 file photo, a man stands outside his tent on Division Street in San Francisco. San Francisco voters will decide in November 2018 whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services in a city struggling with income inequality. Supporters collected enough signatures to get the measure on the ballot. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
July 16, 2018 - 9:46 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services, an issue that set off a battle in another West Coast city struggling with income inequality. The city elections department verified Monday that supporters had...
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FILE- In this June 20, 2018 photo, a member of a construction team works on the site of Gables Station, a mixed use project featuring apartments, retail, a hotel and cafes, in Coral Gables, Fla. Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over the next three months and hiring and pay to rise with them. Goods producers — a category that includes manufacturers, farmers and construction — are most optimistic, with 94 percent saying they expect sales to rise over the next three months. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
July 16, 2018 - 10:57 am
DETROIT (AP) — Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over the next three months and hiring and pay to rise with them. But a majority of the economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics say the corporate tax cuts that the Trump administration pushed...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2018, file photo, the Capitol is seen in Washington. On Thursday, July 12, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for June. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 12, 2018 - 2:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recorded a $74.9 billion deficit in June, a month when the government often runs a surplus, as corporate taxes dropped sharply compared to a year ago. The Treasury Department reported Thursday that the June deficit pushed the imbalance so far this year to $...
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July 12, 2018 - 10:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan is crediting the GOP's tax plan with improving the U.S. economy, an argument that's central to the Republican pitch to voters ahead of the midterm election. In a speech Thursday to the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., Ryan says, "Tax reform is working. It...
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FILE - This June 21, 2017, file photo shows the building that houses the headquarters of Uber, in San Francisco. Uber has signed an agreement with the Czech government to give the Finance Ministry details about the business of their drivers. The Finance Ministry says the deal signed on Thursday, July 21, 2018 will make it possible for the authorities to better control income taxes paid by the drivers working for the ride-hailing service. Initially, the agreement will be effective for a year. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
July 12, 2018 - 5:34 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Uber is to give the Czech Republic's finance ministry information on its drivers' activities so the proper amount of tax is paid. According to the deal signed Thursday, the ride-hailing service also agreed that as of October its new drivers will join an electronic reporting system...
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FILE - In this Saturday, July 7, 2018, file photo, whiskeys distilled and bottled in the U.S. are displayed for sale in a grocery store in Beijing. China’s options to retaliate in an escalating trade dispute with Washington go beyond matching U.S. tariff hikes to targeting American companies and government debt. Its state-dominated economy gives regulators tools to hamper sales of engineering, shipping and other services _ an area in which the United States runs a trade surplus _ and to disrupt operations for automakers, restaurant chains and other American businesses in China. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
July 10, 2018 - 1:16 am
BEIJING (AP) — In his trade war with China, President Donald Trump wields one seeming advantage: The United States could ultimately slap tariffs on more than $500 billion in imported Chinese goods. Beijing has much less to tax: It imported just $130 billion in U.S. goods last year. Yet that hardly...
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July 08, 2018 - 4:29 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In a story July 7 about an Idaho gubernatorial candidate, The Associated Press reported erroneously the religious affiliation of former Democratic Gov. Cecil Andrus. Andrus was not Mormon. The Associated Press also erroneously reported that the top two gubernatorial candidates...
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