Local taxes

March 19, 2018 - 4:01 am
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — More than 800 jobs could be created in a South Carolina county that's considering tax breaks for three economic development projects. The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reports the Spartanburg County Council is expected to give initial consideration Monday to tax breaks for...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2014, file photo, fans cheer for the United States against Belgium during a Brazil 2014 World Cup viewing party at Soldier Field in Chicago. Chicago, the home of the U.S. Soccer Federation, has dropped out of the North American bid for the 2026 World Cup. Organizers were to announce their list of bidding cities Thursday, March 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Stacy Thacker, File)
March 15, 2018 - 6:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Chicago, the home of the U.S. Soccer Federation, and Minneapolis dropped out of the North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup because of what city officials said were burdensome financial demands by FIFA. Twenty-three cities, including 17 in the United States, were chosen to be...
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March 11, 2018 - 3:11 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina officials are allowing expanding companies hundreds of millions of dollars in local tax breaks on top of the headline-grabbing incentives the state approves. The State of Columbia report s that counties, school districts, cities and airports are for the first...
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March 08, 2018 - 7:49 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court is questioning how a county is spending transportation tax money. The court said Wednesday the state revenue department did not have the authority to withhold payments to Richland County. But the justices also said the revenue department's...
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European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The European Commission on Wednesday published its annual analysis of the economic and social situation in the Member States, including progress in implementing country-specific recommendations and an assessment of possible imbalances. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
March 07, 2018 - 11:49 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission criticized seven member states Wednesday for "aggressive" tax policies designed to undercut others in the race to lure multinational companies, a censure that prompted a sharp rebuke from the leader of one of the countries named. The European Union's...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy speaks before signing the first executive order of his administration in Trenton, N.J. Democratic officials in some high-tax states are pushing legislation that would retain a federal tax break for state and local taxes, a deduction that was capped in the recent GOP tax overhaul. Murphy’s office describes the push for a work-around to the new cap on local taxes as a matter of fairness, especially if many of the federal tax breaks expire as scheduled in 2027. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
March 04, 2018 - 11:30 am
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Resistance to the Republican tax overhaul comes with an ideological twist for some Democratic state officials: They've styled themselves as champions of the working class but are pushing hard for measures that would reduce taxes mostly for the wealthy. Democratic governors...
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March 01, 2018 - 1:56 pm
TIVERTON, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island school district is asking local taxpayers to dig deeper into their pockets to fund next year's school budget. But don't expect outrage in Tiverton. The school committee wants a total of $1. The committee is proposing increasing the next fiscal year's school...
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Visitors pray inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed by many Christians to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Christian leaders said Tuesday that they will reopen the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after Israeli officials suspended a plan to impose taxes on church properties in the holy city. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
February 28, 2018 - 6:30 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem reopened early on Wednesday after Israeli officials suspended a plan to impose taxes on church properties in the holy city. The iconic church, revered by Christians as the site of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection, had been closed for...
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February 27, 2018 - 3:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States cut back aid to Cambodia Tuesday to protest shrinking democracy in the Southeast Asia nation, where the party of longtime ruler Hun Sen swept Senate elections after facing no serious opposition. The White House said it was suspending or curtailing U.S. programs...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 file photo, visitors pray outside the closed doors of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed by many Christians to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem. Leaders of the two largest Christian sects in Jerusalem on Monday said the Church of the Holy Sepulchre will remain closed indefinitely to protest an Israeli attempt to tax their properties in the holy city, shuttering one of Jerusalem's most venerable and popular holy sites. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)
February 27, 2018 - 2:20 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the tax dispute between the Jerusalem Municipality and Christian churches (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Christian leaders say they will reopen the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after Israeli authorities suspended a plan to impose taxes on church properties...
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