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Sales tax holidays: A lot of hype for a little saving

Aug 13, 2014
They're bad for budgets, but Americans love our state sales tax holidays.
Posted In: sales tax, shopping, state budgets

Japan will increase its national sales tax by 3 percent

Oct 1, 2013
Japan is hiking its national sales tax, from 5 percent all the way to 8 percent.
Posted In: Japan, Shinzo Abe, sales tax, debt

Should services be taxed like goods?

Aug 9, 2013
As states struggle to raise revenue, should services be subjected to a sales tax like goods?
Posted In: sales tax, consumer behavior

Small, not big, online retailers oppose Internet sales tax

May 8, 2013
It's rare these days that legislation flies through the U.S. Senate and gets bipartisan support in the House of Representatives -- but the Internet sales tax bill could do both.
Posted In: Internet, Taxes, sales tax, online sales tax

Five taxes you didn't know you were paying, in GIFs

May 7, 2013
President Barack Obama is proposing to increase federal tax and fees on airlines tickets. But before prices take off, here's a look at some other tax-heavy items you already pay more for.
Posted In: airline prices, Taxes, sales tax

The consequences of an online sales tax

Apr 22, 2013
Online sales taxes are up for debate again and big guys like eBay are crying foul. What are the real consequences of an online sales tax for retailers?
Posted In: online sales tax, sales tax, ebay, Amazon.com

Sales tax may cut into Amazon's edge

Sep 14, 2012
With Amazon beginning to charge sales tax in some states, analysts think it may convince some consumers to buy big-ticket items in traditional brick-and-mortar stores.
Posted In: Amazon, sales tax

Amazon, online taxes and your pocketbook

Sep 14, 2012
Sales taxes may be coming soon to your Amazon purchases. But you probably should have been paying them anyway.
Posted In: Amazon, sales tax, use tax

Japan wants to double national sales tax to fix deficit

Jun 26, 2012
A government plan would increase the nation's sales tax from 5 percent to 10 percent. Critics say this would affect consumer spending.
Posted In: sales tax, Japan

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