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 […]
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.
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.
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.
A government plan would increase the nation's sales tax from 5 percent to 10 percent. Critics say this would affect consumer spending.
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.