National taxes

FILE - In this June 15, 2018, file photo, the Capitol is seen in Washington. On Thursday, July 12, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for June. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 12, 2018 - 2:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recorded a $74.9 billion deficit in June, a month when the government often runs a surplus, as corporate taxes dropped sharply compared to a year ago. The Treasury Department reported Thursday that the June deficit pushed the imbalance so far this year to $...
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July 12, 2018 - 10:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan is crediting the GOP's tax plan with improving the U.S. economy, an argument that's central to the Republican pitch to voters ahead of the midterm election. In a speech Thursday to the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., Ryan says, "Tax reform is working. It...
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FILE - This June 21, 2017, file photo shows the building that houses the headquarters of Uber, in San Francisco. Uber has signed an agreement with the Czech government to give the Finance Ministry details about the business of their drivers. The Finance Ministry says the deal signed on Thursday, July 21, 2018 will make it possible for the authorities to better control income taxes paid by the drivers working for the ride-hailing service. Initially, the agreement will be effective for a year. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
July 12, 2018 - 5:36 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Uber is to give the Czech Republic's finance ministry information on its drivers' activities so the proper amount of tax is paid. According to the deal signed Thursday, the ride-hailing service also agreed that as of October its new drivers will join an electronic reporting system...
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A worker sits behind the window entrance of a privately licensed home appliance store, decorated with an Ernesto "Che" Guevara drawing, in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The Cuban government will allow new restaurants, bed-and-breakfasts and transportation businesses by the end of the year 2018, reopening the most vibrant sectors of the private economy after freezing growth for more than a year. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
July 10, 2018 - 2:44 pm
HAVANA (AP) — A 16-month freeze on new private restaurants and bed-and-breakfasts will end in December when Cuba's communist government implements new regulations meant to prevent tax evasion and the accumulation of wealth, state media said Tuesday. Cuban officials who announced the change said...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 26, 2018 file photo Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with the trophy after winning the Champions League Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
July 10, 2018 - 2:06 pm
Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus in a move expected to benefit the Portugal forward's tax return. Juventus said Tuesday it paid 112 million euros ($131.5 million) for Ronaldo, who signed a four-year deal with the Serie A champions. The move brings an end to a...
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FILE - In this Saturday, July 7, 2018, file photo, whiskeys distilled and bottled in the U.S. are displayed for sale in a grocery store in Beijing. China’s options to retaliate in an escalating trade dispute with Washington go beyond matching U.S. tariff hikes to targeting American companies and government debt. Its state-dominated economy gives regulators tools to hamper sales of engineering, shipping and other services _ an area in which the United States runs a trade surplus _ and to disrupt operations for automakers, restaurant chains and other American businesses in China. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
July 10, 2018 - 1:16 am
BEIJING (AP) — In his trade war with China, President Donald Trump wields one seeming advantage: The United States could ultimately slap tariffs on more than $500 billion in imported Chinese goods. Beijing has much less to tax: It imported just $130 billion in U.S. goods last year. Yet that hardly...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2018, file photo, Michael Avenatti, attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels, talks to the media after a Federal Court hearing, in New York. The Justice Department says Avenatti, made "misrepresentations" in a bankruptcy case involving his former law firm that owes more than $440,000 in unpaid federal taxes. Avenatti said Wednesday, July 4, 2018, he doesn't owe any money personally and called the court filing "politically motivated." (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 04, 2018 - 7:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Justice Department says Stormy Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, made "misrepresentations" in a bankruptcy case involving his former law firm that owes more than $440,000 in unpaid federal taxes. Avenatti's former firm, Eagan Avenatti LLP, had agreed in January to pay about...
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July 02, 2018 - 10:54 am
DOVER, Del. (AP) — What if motorists paid taxes based on the miles they drive in each state, instead of the gasoline they burn? The concept is being tested with GPS devices recording distance and location up and down the Interstate 95 corridor. The News Journal reports that more than 100 Delaware...
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FILE- In this May 31, 2018, file photo, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Ontario. Canada announced Friday, June 29, billions of dollars in retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. in response to the Trump administration's duties on Canadian steel and aluminum, saying Friday it won't back down. (Patrick Doyle/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
July 01, 2018 - 2:54 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada began imposing tariffs Sunday on $12.6 billion in U.S. goods as retaliation for the Trump administration's new taxes on steel and aluminum imported to the United States. Some U.S. products, mostly steel and iron, face 25 percent tariffs, the same penalty the United...
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Assemblyman Matthew Harper, R-Huntington Beach, sips a Coke as Assembly members debate a ban on local soda taxes, Thursday, June 28, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Lawmakers passed a bill to ban local taxes on soda for the next 12 years and send it to the Gov. Jerry Brown. Harper did not cast on vote on the bill. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 28, 2018 - 6:37 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new push by the beverage industry is slowing the expansion of soda taxes in California and elsewhere. California cities pioneered soda taxes as a way to combat obesity, diabetes and heart disease, but the Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday bowed to pressure...
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