Sales taxes

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a special cabinet meeting of the German government about the a stimulus program to booster the German economy after the coronavirus lockdown, at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Friday, June 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, Pool)
June 12, 2020 - 6:31 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s Cabinet has approved a temporary cut in value-added tax starting next month in a bid to boost consumer demand in Europe’s biggest economy, a centerpiece of the country’s 130 billion-euro ($148 billion) stimulus package. The finance minister made clear Friday that he doesn't...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2020 file photo, Carmen Zamora shops at Northgate González Market in Santa Ana, Calif., during an early-hour shopping time for those over 65 and the disabled. Taxpayers will pay restaurants to make three meals a day for California's millions of seniors during the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday, April 24, 2020, putting the industry back to work and generating sales tax collections for cash-strapped local governments. California has about 5.7 million people 65 and older, but not all of them will be eligible. Newsom said seniors must have either been exposed to the virus, have a high risk for potential exposure or a compromised immune system. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
April 24, 2020 - 9:36 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Taxpayers will pay restaurants to make meals for millions of California's seniors during the coronavirus pandemic, an initiative that could pump billions of dollars into a devastated industry while generating sales tax collections for cash-strapped local governments, Gov...
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January 29, 2020 - 4:38 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Walmart isn't responsible for paying sales taxes for items sold through its online “marketplace” for third-party sellers under Louisiana law, the state's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. Wednesday's 4-3 decision comes in a case involving the New Orleans suburb of Jefferson Parish...
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December 23, 2019 - 1:07 pm
ROME (AP) — Italian lawmakers have backed a budget for next year that avoids steep sales tax increases but introduces new levies. The law passed Monday by 334 votes to 232 against in the Lower Chamber. It had already been approved by the Senate The budget required long negotiations between the...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, right, sits next to European Parliament Brexit chief Guy Verhofstadt during a Brexit Steering Group meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 16, 2019 - 5:02 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The European Parliament's chief Brexit official says that over the coming hours in the run-up to the EU summit "there are possibilities for an agreement, but it is not done." He says customs and VAT matters are the remaining big...
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October 16, 2019 - 8:52 am
MILAN (AP) — Italy's new government has reached agreement on a set of budget measures to avoid a sales tax increase that critics warned would hurt the economy by weighing on spending. The measures agreed by Premier Giuseppe Conte's cabinet early Wednesday include revenue-raising measures to fight...
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In this Sept. 30, 2019, photo, a signboard says "Consumption tax hike, 8 percent to 10 percent", at a mass home electronics retailer in Tokyo. Japan has raised consumption tax to 10 percent from 8 percent, amid concerns that it could sink the Japanese economy though government officials say ample measures are taken to minimize the impact. (Shinji Kita/Kyodo News via AP)
October 01, 2019 - 4:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan raised its national sales tax to 10% from 8% on Tuesday, risking short-term pain for the sake of the country's future financial stability as it copes with a fast aging and shrinking population. Previous tax increases, a 2-point increase to 5% in 1997 and another to 8% in 2014,...
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Kansas Revenue Secretary Mark Burghart discusses a new policy that will require out-of-state businesses to collect the state's sales tax on online sales to Kansas residents, during an interview with reporters, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Topeka, Kan.. The new policy takes effect in October and some tax experts are calling it the most aggressive in the nation for collecting state and local taxes on online sales. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
August 07, 2019 - 7:36 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas plans to impose what some tax experts said Wednesday would be the nation's most aggressive policy for collecting state and local taxes on online sales, possibly inviting a legal battle. The state Department of Revenue issued a notice last week saying any "remote seller"...
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July 31, 2019 - 8:07 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government plans to stop non-European Union citizens from reclaiming value-added tax on purchases below 50 euros ($56), a move aimed largely at reducing congestion on the border with Switzerland. People who aren't citizens of the 28-nation EU can reclaim VAT — which is...
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, arrives at parliament to take part in a cabinet meeting in Athens, Friday, May 31, 2019. Greece's left-wing government says it is planning to appoint new top judges before a July 7 general election, a decision that has drawn criticism from opposition conservatives who hold a big lead in opinion polls. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
June 05, 2019 - 2:45 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The European Commission has voiced concern at the impact new benefits and sales tax cuts will have on Greece's austerity commitments. Athens has promised bailout creditors high budget surpluses for years to come, so it can continue servicing its debts. But the commission said...
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