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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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Offsetting votes? Ballot proposals both raise, lower taxes

BOSTON (AP) — The menu of more than two dozen proposed questions for the 2018 Massachusetts ballot offers something for pretty much every ideological and political taste, including those who want to raise taxes, cut taxes or perhaps do both at the same time. The tax paradox could emerge as an intriguing aspect to next year’s election. One initiative dubbed ...

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Mississippi tax collections improve for start of budget year

Mississippi tax collections looked better than expected for the first month of the budget year. The state took in more money this July than during the same month a year ago. State Revenue Commissioner Herb Frierson says the numbers look good, but one month does not make a trend. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant had to make multiple rounds of budget ...

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Labour’s leadership duo talk tax, Maori prisons and who’ll be deputy leader in a coalition

Last updated 12:44, August 5 2017 HAGEN HOPKINS/GETTY IMAGES Labour leader Jacinda Ardern and deputy Kelvin Davis during a media conference revealing their party’s new campaign slogan on Friday. Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has dodged questions about whether she’ll be with the party in 2020. Ardern and Labour deputy leader Kelvin Davis appeared on The Nation on Saturday morning when host ...

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LIST: Here’s what you need to know for Virginia Tax Free Weekend

Shoppers line up for tax free weekend (MGN Online file photo) WASHINGTON (ABC7) —  Virginia Tax Free Weekend started Friday as consumers shop for bargains at a variety of retail stores in the region. The sales tax holiday will officially end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6. Customers searching for deals can qualify for items ranging from school supplies ...

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9 Investigates: Growers lose tax break as citrus greening destroys trees

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