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Here's Why Donald Trump 'Not Releasing' His Taxes Could Be Disastrous for his Candidacy

Fortune - ‎1 hour ago‎
On Wednesday, top Trump aide Paul Manafort said that the Republican presidential candidate “will not be releasing” his taxes. Manafort made the statement on “CBS This Morning.” Manafort has said in the past that it was unlikely Trump would release his ...
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Big tech asked to pay their 'fair share' in taxes to help San Francisco's homeless

The Guardian - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Last month, supervisor Eric Mar proposed a 1.5% payroll tax on technology companies that bring in more than $1m a year. The move, he says, will raise more than $120m, which would be used to provide low-cost housing for some of the city's more than 6 ...
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Kaine ties taxes to vets in bashing Trump

Politico - ‎2 hours ago‎
"That's why he's not giving out his tax returns because if he did you would see all the tricks and dodges he uses to not pay taxes," Kaine said, going on to pivot to veterans, another favorite subject of Trump's. Trump has promised to reform the ...
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Pimentel seeks taxes on unused, unreported campaign funds

Inquirer.net - ‎13 hours ago‎
Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III has sought the passage of a measure that would impose a uniform tax of 30 percent on “unutilized, unreported or erroneously reported” campaign contributions for a candidate, party-list group or political party.

So Sweden has high taxes? Not as high as you might think

The Local.se - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Swedes could celebrate 'Tax Freedom Day' - the day they stopped working for the state and started working for themselves - on June 22nd this year, two days before they celebrated Midsummer's Eve, according to a study of EU countries by the Institut ...

Meirelles insists on a cap for government spending, if not taxes will have to rise

MercoPress - ‎19 hours ago‎
Brazil's Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles has warned that if Congress does not approve a ceiling for public spending, the country will have chosen a most cumbersome path with new rounds of tax increases and higher interest rates which will further ...
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Taxes Are Not A Thing For Democrats This Year

Forbes - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Sure, the 55-page document checks the usual boxes: Tax the rich, tax multinational corporations, offer tax relief to the middle class, create or expand tax subsidies for clean energy and end tax breaks for fossil fuel producers (though not a word about ...

Sales Taxes Should Apply to Services, but Politics Keeps Getting in the Way

Tax Justice Blog (blog) - ‎2 hours ago‎
Few proposals generate as much agreement among economists and tax reform advocates as expanding state and local sales tax bases to include purchases of personal services. While sales taxes typically apply quite broadly to tangible goods, purchases ...
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Trump's tax plan would do little for the average American but a lot for the 1%

The Guardian (blog) - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
The thinktank examined OECD data that combines personal and business taxes and expresses them as a percentage of a country's gross domestic product, or the size of its economy.
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Typical Austin homeowner could pay $150 more in taxes, fees next year

Austin American-Statesman - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Austin City Council is getting its first look today at staff's proposed 2016-17 budget, which includes $56 million in increased general fund spending, 435 new employees citywide and a tax and fee structure that will add $150 to the average ...

Are High Taxes Crippling The Car-Sharing Industry? [Infographic]

Forbes - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
In New York City where over 55 percent of households do not have an automobile, car-sharing is a useful option for getting around town.

Taxes on Groceries, Not Soda, Are Hurting Poor Americans

AlterNet - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Soda taxes are continuing to bubble up throughout the United States. After Berkeley, California's soda tax brought in $1.2 million in revenue in its first months, cash-strapped Philadelphia passed a 1.5 cent–per–liter tax in June. In November, several ...

Want to be a landlord? Here's what it means for your taxes

MarketWatch - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Whether real-estate values are rising or not, landlords are likely to have tax losses -- at least in the early years before rental income catches up with deductible expenses.

Hogsett indicates higher taxes, fees not likely in 2017

Fox 59 - ‎31 minutes ago‎
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Even though he has said, “Everything is on the table,” when it comes to drawing up the city's 2017 operating budget, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett indicated Wednesday that higher taxes and fees are not likely to be part of his ...
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Western Europe Has World's Highest Property Taxes

Tax-news.com - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
At the other end of the scale, New Zealand and Russia have the lowest taxes in the table, effectively charging zero percent on prime property purchases.

A full plate of higher taxes awaits LA voters this fall: Susan Shelley

LA Daily News - ‎16 hours ago‎
Thanksgiving falls on Nov. 24 this year, but for politicians in Los Angeles, turkey day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. That's when they will attempt to carve up taxpayers with at least four proposed tax increases - a sales tax hike and three measures that would ...
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Scott Morrison says 'taxes will inevitably rise' if super savings don't pass

The Australian Financial Review - ‎17 hours ago‎
Treasurer Scott Morrison who has vowed to stick with the government proposed changes to superannuation to make savings that are opposed by some Liberal MPs, has warned taxes could rise if the measures do not pass. He also said the changes will help ...

British Property Taxes Are The Cheapest In Europe

Money International (blog) - ‎10 hours ago‎
British expats moving to Europe are likely to fork out the world's highest property taxes if they decide to buy a home to live in or rent out as an investment.

Brazil's Meirelles Calls for Tighter Budget to Avoid More Taxes

Bloomberg - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Brazil's tax burden would have to keep growing, stifling an economy that is already mired in its deepest recession in decades, if the government fails to promote structural adjustments to its budget, including a comprehensive pension reform, Meirelles ...
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