Sales taxes

October 16, 2019 - 8:52 am
MILAN (AP) — Italy's new government has reached agreement on a set of budget measures to avoid a sales tax increase that critics warned would hurt the economy by weighing on spending. The measures agreed by Premier Giuseppe Conte's cabinet early Wednesday include revenue-raising measures to fight...
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In this Sept. 30, 2019, photo, a signboard says "Consumption tax hike, 8 percent to 10 percent", at a mass home electronics retailer in Tokyo. Japan has raised consumption tax to 10 percent from 8 percent, amid concerns that it could sink the Japanese economy though government officials say ample measures are taken to minimize the impact. (Shinji Kita/Kyodo News via AP)
October 01, 2019 - 4:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan raised its national sales tax to 10% from 8% on Tuesday, risking short-term pain for the sake of the country's future financial stability as it copes with a fast aging and shrinking population. Previous tax increases, a 2-point increase to 5% in 1997 and another to 8% in 2014,...
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July 31, 2019 - 8:07 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government plans to stop non-European Union citizens from reclaiming value-added tax on purchases below 50 euros ($56), a move aimed largely at reducing congestion on the border with Switzerland. People who aren't citizens of the 28-nation EU can reclaim VAT — which is...
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Majority Leader Dan Hawkins, R-Wichita, watches an electronic vote-tally board as the Kansas House approves a GOP income tax relief bill, Friday, March 8, 2019, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The bill is designed to prevent individuals and businesses from paying more in state income taxes because of changes in federal tax laws. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
March 08, 2019 - 4:30 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A top Republican in the Kansas House brushed aside criticism Friday that an income tax relief plan nearing final passage risks repeating a tax-cutting experiment that failed a few years ago, suggesting the new proposal is akin to finding and returning "a billfold filled with...
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Hawaii First Circuit Court Judge James Ashford speaks during a hearing on Airbnb vacation rentals, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Honolulu. Ashford denied Hawaii's move to compel Airbnb to hand over a decade of vacation rental receipts as the state examines whether hosts have been paying the equivalent of hotel and sales taxes. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
February 07, 2019 - 4:02 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A judge on Thursday denied Hawaii's move to compel Airbnb to hand over a decade of vacation rental receipts as the state examines whether hosts have been paying the equivalent of hotel and sales taxes. Hawaii First Circuit Court Judge James Ashford said the state did not...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2018, file photo, packages from Internet retailers are delivered with the U.S. Mail in a apartment building mail room in Washington. Shoppers going online to score after-Thanksgiving deals and begin their holiday shopping will increasingly find they’re being charged sales tax at websites where they weren’t before. The reason: the U.S. Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko, File)
November 23, 2018 - 12:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shoppers heading online to purchase holiday gifts will find they're being charged sales tax at websites where they weren't before. The reason has to do with the Supreme Court. A June ruling gave states the go-ahead to require more companies to collect sales tax on online purchases...
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November 03, 2018 - 9:29 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A look at where the two candidates for Pennsylvania governor — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican nominee Scott Wagner — stand on some key issues, from abortion rights to taxes. Wolf is seeking a second 4-year term. Wagner, who runs a waste-hauling company, served four...
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Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond poses for the media as he holds up the traditional red dispatch box, outside his official residence 11 Downing Street before delivering his annual budget speech to Parliament in London, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
October 30, 2018 - 10:18 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Technology company chiefs have warned that a digital services tax proposed by the European Union would hinder innovation and hurt economic growth. In a letter to finance ministers of the 28-nation European Union, leaders of 16 tech companies including Spotify, Booking...
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October 19, 2018 - 4:06 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A look at where the two candidates for Pennsylvania governor — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican nominee Scott Wagner — stand on some key issues, from abortion rights to taxes. Wolf is seeking a second 4-year term. Wagner, who runs a waste-hauling company, served four...
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July 31, 2018 - 5:37 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — While running in the Republican primary for Georgia governor, Brian Kemp was "unequivocally opposed" to a proposed sales tax exemption on jet fuel that would have saved Delta Air Lines, one of the state's largest employers, millions of dollars per year. Now as the GOP nominee for...
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