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Japan's economic plans: Sales tax plus stimulus

Dec 3, 2013
Japan’s government debt equals about 230 percent of its gross domestic product.  To raise money to pay that down, the government will increase the national sales tax to 8 percent. Paying off massive debt seems prudent, but to avoid slowing the economy with the higher taxes, Japanese officials in the next day or so will […]

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.

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?

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.

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.

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?

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.

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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.

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.

Indiana makes a deal with Amazon on sales taxes

Jan 12, 2012
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels discusses his state’s new agreement for regulating and working with Amazon over sales taxes. The online retailer has been in dispute with a few states over collecting sales taxes.