Stories tagged: tax
Wed., Jan. 22, 2020
France will delay its tax on the digital business of big tech firms like Google and Faceook in exchange for the United States’s promise to hold off retaliatory sanctions – …
Tue., Dec. 10, 2019
The Spokane City Council unanimously adopted legislation on Monday that will redirect a portion of the state’s sales tax revenue into local affordable housing projects.
Mon., Dec. 2, 2019
Washington public lands commissioner pitching new home, auto insurance charge to pay for wildfire efforts
The new charges would go into effect in 2021, if passed, and provide the state a stable source of money for timber treatment, the purchase of new firefighting equipment and …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019
The tax on the November ballot would increase property taxes by 26 cents per $1,000 in assessed home value, which works out to an estimated $4.23 per month for a …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019
Sponsor Michael Cathcart said the measure is intended to make sure the city remains competitive in business recruitment.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019
A dozen advisory votes are on the November ballot.
Thu., Sept. 12, 2019
Tech giant Google said Thursday it has paid over one billion dollars to French authorities to settle a years-long dispute over allegations of tax fraud.
UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee signs record state operating budget, along with new taxes needed to cover some of the spending.
Tue., April 2, 2019
Scam ads featuring state governor photos and fake solar energy tax breaks prospered on Facebook for more than a year.
Tue., Jan. 29, 2019
Seattle approved a $160 million component of its plan to redevelop the city’s central waterfront, as the City Council approved a special tax on downtown property owners.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018
The French government’s decision to suspend fuel tax and utility price hikes Tuesday did little to appease protesters, who called the move a “first step” and vowed to fight on …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018
Washington legislators, environmental leaders want to limit the use of plastic bags.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018
The I-1634 campaign is blanketing the airwaves with advertisements that raise the specter of looming local grocery taxes, while making little or no mention of the sweetened beverages produced by …
Sun., June 24, 2018
With a booming population and increasing demand for services, the city of Boise has focused its proposed fiscal year 2019 budget on keeping pace with city needs and large projects.
Mon., June 4, 2018
Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Monday accepted the resignation of his embattled prime minister and reportedly tapped a leading reformer as a successor, hoping to quell the largest anti-government protests …
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018
Leaders of the two largest Christian denominations in Jerusalem on Monday said the Church of the Holy Sepulchre will remain closed indefinitely to protest an Israeli attempt to tax their …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018
A new set of laws would tax and possibly sanction Hungarian groups assisting illegal migration which receive foreign funding, Hungary’s government said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017
Republicans used a burst of eleventh-hour horse-trading to edge a nearly $1.5 trillion tax bill to the brink of Senate passage Friday, as a party starved all year for a …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017
The Oregon Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of Portland’s art tax.
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017
More than half the states with sales taxes are using a temporary amnesty program to corral scofflaw online businesses into their tax systems, just in time to reap sales taxes …
Fri., Aug. 11, 2017
White House tax negotiators and congressional leaders are still planning to release a document in September outlining agreed-upon principles that will serve as a framework for a tax bill, according …
UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017
Two and a half years after Benton County voters approved a public safety sales tax, one of the more surprising outcomes is a rise in the number of people arrested …
Tue., April 18, 2017
Conservative activists and House Republican leaders want to eliminate a trillion-dollar tax break that mostly benefits wealthy filers in Democratic states, a push that could further imperil President Donald Trump’s …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017
Thousands of sign-waving, chanting protesters have marched through streets across America demanding that President Donald Trump release his tax returns so the public can examine his business ties and determine …
Tue., April 11, 2017
The Montana House has killed a bill to hike tobacco taxes after Democrats failed to muster enough votes to bring the measure to the floor for debate.
Thu., March 23, 2017
A city leader says Seattle’s tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition brought in less than $200,000 in its first year.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 15, 2017
Gov. Butch Otter said he has lowered the tax burden for Idaho residents by roughly $1 billion during his 11-year tenure, and an Associated Press review shows the numbers added …
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016
Smoking has dropped to historic lows nationwide, dramatically decreasing revenue from tobacco taxes. In search of funds, a growing number of states are taxing electronic cigarettes – a trend that …
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016
Businesses and residents angered by a proposed utility tax spent the weekend pressuring Spokane Valley City Council members to reconsider the new tax. Their efforts worked.
Mon., May 9, 2016
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ tax and spending proposals would provide new levels of health and education benefits for American families, but they’d also blow an $18-trillion hole in federal deficits, piling …