Tax

Group pushes soda tax ballot measure in Multnomah County | Local

PORTLAND — Soda tax supporters have started collecting signatures to put a ballot measure before Multnomah County voters. KGW-TV reported the Coalition for Healthy Kids and Education must collect about 18,000 signatures to place the proposal on the May 2018 ballot. Voters would decide whether to add a 1.5 cents tax per ounce on sugary drinks including soda, energy drinks ...

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Payroll tax dodges costing WA taxpayers millions

The State Government is considering tightening payroll tax exemptions amid concerns training organisations are promoting tax minimisation by signing up high-paid workers and managers as trainees. Wages of apprentices and trainees are exempt from payroll tax to encourage businesses to employ and train young workers and offset the genuine costs of teaching staff new skills. But The West Australian understands ...

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Business groups promise lawsuit against ‘millionaire tax’

Several business groups are readying a legal challenge aimed at stopping a ballot question that would raise taxes on the state’s highest earners. The Massachusetts High Technology Council said in a newsletter to members that a formal complaint would be filed with the state’s highest court within weeks against the so-called “millionaire tax.” The proposed constitutional amendment would impose a ...

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UAE excise tax collection to be through E-Dirham

Levy set to be implemented in the UAE as of October 1 and will cover tobacco products, energy and soft drinks Abu Dhabi: The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) announced on Sunday that the collection of the Excise Tax will only be conducted through E-dirham. The authority’s move supports the Emirati leadership’s approach to adopt an e-system that is up to ...

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Need tax uniformity on petroleum products, says Dharmendra Pradhan

Justifying the daily price mechanism which is in place for petrol and diesel, Pradhan said states are getting 42% share in whatever levy is being collected by the Centre and clarified domestic rates are determined by international prices. Photo: Manoj Verma/Mint Hyderabad: Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said he has requested the ministry of finance to bring petroleum products under the ...

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Our plutocratic tax system – The Decatur Daily

The Decatur Daily Our plutocratic tax systemThe Decatur DailyWASHINGTON — The week after Donald Trump won the election, he ducked away from Trump Tower for a steak dinner at 21. The patrons of the high-end restaurant applauded him, and in return he assured them, “We’ll get your taxes down, don’t worry about … and more »

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FORUM COLUMN: Tax cuts, reform key to job growth | Opinion

Republicans in Congress and the White House are committed to passing a powerful reform of our tax code that will create jobs and economic growth, returning money to hard-working Americans. For the last eight years, the American economy has grown at 2 percent per year. It is the weakest recovery following a recession since World War II. When President Reagan ...

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Greens want early capital gains tax

Bernard Hickey Bernard Hickey is the Managing Editor of Newsroom Pro and writes about politics and economics from the Parliamentary Press Gallery in Wellington. Twitter: @bernardchickey Tim Murphy Tim Murphy is co-editor of Newsroom. He writes about politics, foreign affairs, Auckland, and media. Twitter: @tmurphynz With less than a week to go until the election, Greens leader James Shaw has ...

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EU ministers make push for Google, Facebook tax

Tallinn, Estonia | AFP | Google and Facebook may face higher tax bills in Europe as the EU rushed Saturday to change rules so that more of Silicon Valley’s mega profits fall into public coffers. Public anger against the billions of euros earned by online behemoths is growing louder in Europe and EU finance ministers meeting in Estonia pledged to make ...

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