Sales taxes

June 21, 2018 - 10:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted online sales tax collection. The high...
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June 14, 2018 - 4:00 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's government is calling for the country's retirement age to be raised gradually and for a hike in the value-added tax. The moves approved by the Cabinet on Thursday now will be sent to the parliament. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the age at which retirees can receive...
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May 25, 2018 - 9:39 am
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Officials across 11 middle Georgia counties are trying to figure out how to pay for road projects after voters rejected a sales tax. The 1 percent sales tax was projected to raise $637 million over 10 years. The Telegraph reports that it failed 51 percent to 49 percent in voting...
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In this April 16, 2018 photo, Washington, D.C., native Callie Gonyea, a second-year teacher at Ellis Elementary School in Denver, joined about 400 other teachers at a protest at the Colorado state Capitol. Colorado teachers are calling for higher salaries and increase funding for schools, prompting some voters to question where the state's taxes on marijuana are going. (AP Photo/Colleen Slevin)
April 27, 2018 - 2:31 am
DENVER (AP) — Colorado teachers are protesting this week for higher salaries and increased money for schools, prompting questions about why the state's booming marijuana sales have not fixed the funding problems. The 2012 voter-approved constitutional amendment that allowed adults to buy marijuana...
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In this April 13, 2018, photo, packages from Internet retailers are delivered with the U.S. Mail in a apartment building mail room in Washington. Clicking "checkout" on an online purchase could cost more after a Supreme Court case being argued April 17. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
April 17, 2018 - 11:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on arguments in a Supreme Court case about businesses' collection of sales tax on purchases made on the internet: 11:30 a.m. Some Supreme Court justices are sounding concerned about doing away with a rule that has meant consumers don't get charged sales tax on some...
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In this April 13, 2018, photo, packages from Internet retailers are delivered with the U.S. Mail in a apartment building mail room in Washington. Clicking "checkout" on an online purchase could cost more after a Supreme Court case being argued April 17. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
April 17, 2018 - 6:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing arguments about whether a rule it announced decades ago in a case involving a catalog retailer should still apply in the age of the internet. The case on Tuesday focuses on businesses' collection of sales tax on online purchases. Right now, under the...
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In this April 13, 2018, photo, packages from Internet retailers are delivered with the U.S. Mail in a apartment building mail room in Washington. Clicking "checkout" on an online purchase could cost more after a Supreme Court case being argued April 17. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
April 16, 2018 - 1:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A case before the Supreme Court could change the longstanding rule that businesses shipping merchandise to a state where it doesn't have a physical presence doesn't have to collect the state's sales tax. That's been a big plus for online shoppers and many of the merchants who do...
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FILE- In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo, a box for an Amazon prime customer moves through the new Amazon Fulfillment Center in Sacramento, Calif. President Donald Trump took another shot at Amazon.com on Thursday, March 29, tweeting that the online retailer pays “little or no taxes” and that it uses the U.S. Post Service as a “Delivery Boy.” (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 29, 2018 - 7:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump took another shot at Amazon.com Thursday, tweeting that the online retailer pays "little or no taxes" and that it uses the U.S. Postal Service as "their Delivery Boy." Trump's frustrations with Amazon are no surprise. He has accused the company of not paying...
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FILE -In this Oct. 16, 2010 file photo, employees and guests look over a new Nissan Leaf, an all-electric vehicle, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new car dealership in Seattle. Washington state's sales tax exemption for electric vehicles is expected to end sometime this summer after efforts to extend the tax break stalled during the recent legislative session. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 21, 2018 - 3:39 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's sales tax exemption for electric vehicles is expected to end sometime this summer after efforts to extend it stalled during the recent legislative session. The current exemption expires in June 2019 or once 7,500 electric vehicles have been registered with the...
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In this Feb. 6, 2018 photo, dawn breaks over the Capitol in Washington. Money’s not really the holdup in talks on a huge $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill that’s making its way through Capitol Hill. But battles over abortion, President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall _ and Trump’s threat to veto the entire bill over an expensive railway project sought by his most powerful Democratic rival are roiling negotiations on the massive measure. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 09, 2018 - 1:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Money's not really the holdup in talks on a huge $1.3 trillion spending bill that's making its way through Capitol Hill. It's battles over abortion and President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall that are roiling negotiations on the massive measure, not to mention that Trump...
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