National taxes

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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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 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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FILE - In this May 30, 2018, file photo, Michael Avenatti, attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels, talks to the media after a Federal Court hearing, in New York. The Justice Department says Avenatti, made "misrepresentations" in a bankruptcy case involving his former law firm that owes more than $440,000 in unpaid federal taxes. Avenatti said Wednesday, July 4, 2018, he doesn't owe any money personally and called the court filing "politically motivated." (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 04, 2018 - 7:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Justice Department says Stormy Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, made "misrepresentations" in a bankruptcy case involving his former law firm that owes more than $440,000 in unpaid federal taxes. Avenatti's former firm, Eagan Avenatti LLP, had agreed in January to pay about...
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July 02, 2018 - 10:54 am
DOVER, Del. (AP) — What if motorists paid taxes based on the miles they drive in each state, instead of the gasoline they burn? The concept is being tested with GPS devices recording distance and location up and down the Interstate 95 corridor. The News Journal reports that more than 100 Delaware...
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July 02, 2018 - 5:53 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A new tax on social media has taken effect in Uganda, angering many who see the revenue measure as an attack on free speech. A tax on users of sites such as Facebook was first proposed by long-time leader Yoweri Museveni, who complained of online gossip in a March letter that...
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