Tax

St. John’s eyes tougher measures to recoup unpaid taxes – Newfoundland & Labrador

St. John’s city council says it is following through with plans to take sterner measures to recover overdue taxes. That includes putting owners on notice that their water could be cut off, ramping up potential legal action, and planning a tax sale for delinquent properties. Earlier this year, a CBC News investigation revealed that property arrears were a $13-million-plus problem ...

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France and Germany Plan Crackdown on Tax Loopholes Used by Apple

France is working with Germany and other partners to plug loopholes that have allowed U.S. tech giants like Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. to minimize taxes and grab market share in Europe at the expense of the continent’s own companies. France will propose the “simpler rules” for a “real taxation” of tech firms at a ...

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How tax reform could hit charitable giving

Tax Breaks for Charitable Donations From IRAs Extended — The new tax deal extended the qualified charitable distribution provisions which were set to expire through 2012 and 2013. Under the rules, withdrawals from an IRA owned by someone age 70½ or over that is paid directly to a qualified charity can be excluded from gross income.  Tax Breaks for Charitable Donations ...

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Galaxy poll finds SA small and medium businesses overwhelmingly against new bank tax – The Advertiser

The Advertiser Galaxy poll finds SA small and medium businesses overwhelmingly against new bank taxThe AdvertiserThe Galaxy survey, commissioned by the Australian Bankers Association, has found 65 per cent of small and medium-sized businesses in the state are against the surprise new $370 million tax. The study, carried out between July 19 and 21, surveyed 400 … and more »

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Online search causes tax holiday weekend confusion

East Texans express frustration after online searches for the sales tax holiday provide incorrect information. Bret Vetter, KYTX 4:01 AM. CDT August 06, 2017 East Texans expecting to pay less at the checkout counter on Saturday were surprised to learn that the sales tax holiday was still one week away. Michael Vasquez was out shopping school supplies near Broadway Square ...

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Senate jams shale tax, industry permits into unhappy package | Marcellus Shale

HARRISBURG – For years, environmental advocates have sought a tax on Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale natural gas production while business associations have sought speedier state approval of permits for the activities of polluting industries. Now, legislation approved by the Republican-controlled state Senate gave both provisions an unexpected and unwelcome passenger: each other. The lightning-strike compromise package was quietly ...

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“Aggressive” scammers are pretending to be from the tax office – here’s what to do if you get a call

Scammers are making “aggressive” calls pretending to be from the tax office demanding money. The scam involves an automated message telling the recipient they owe tax and face legal action if they don’t pay. They are then instructed to press a number to speak to someone. Some calls have also told people to get in touch with a solicitor as ...

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