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2008-12-01 15:03:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- An overwhelming majority of Ohio residents back legislation to repeal the state's sales tax on satellite television and believe that it is unfair to tax services like DIRECTV and DISH Network but not cable, according to a new survey commissioned by the Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association (SBCA). "When it comes to taxing paid television, the taxman is playing favorites by giving a handout to cable users but the back of his hand...

2008-11-13 21:00:16

Raising taxes on alcohol reduces the number of deaths from alcohol-related liver disease, oral or breast cancers and alcohol poisoning, U.S. researchers said. The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, found that raising alcohol taxes had two to four times the impact of other common prevention efforts, such as school programs or media campaigns. Alexander C. Wagenaar of the University of Florida College of Medicine reviewed two separate tax increases on alcoholic...

2008-10-08 06:00:29

By Ed Vogel By ED VOGEL REVIEW-JOURNAL CAPITAL BUREAU RENO - Taxes on mining in Nevada should be increased as a way to avoid future cuts in state spending, at least five speakers told a legislator Monday night. "It is inexcusable not to have any kind of real taxes on gold," retired Reno engineer Jerry Purdy said during a public meeting called by Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley, D-Las Vegas. Buckley is holding town meetings across the state to gather input from Nevada residents on...

2008-10-07 03:00:17

By Dan Walters A sandwich shop in downtown Sacramento has been offering some foot-long "subs" for a bargain price of $5, but when a customer orders one of the hot items on the list, the counter person quickly warns the patron that the cost will be $5.39 because of sales tax. It's a tiny illustration of a big problem - the arbitrary complexity of California's tax laws. Cold foods ordered to go are not taxable, but are taxed if eaten on the premises, while hot food is taxable regardless of...

2008-09-27 03:00:26

By Briant, Thomas Increasing taxes can reduce tobacco retail sales ON JULY 2ND, NATO LAUNCHED AN unprecedented effort to urge state lawmakers and governors to tax non-tobacco products if they intend to seek additional revenue to fund programs. This effort involved NATO mailing a personalized letter to more than 7,100 state legislators and all 50 state governors warning them that an increasing number of states that have recently raised cigarette and tobacco taxes have either collected less...

2008-09-11 06:00:27

By Ed Vogel By ED VOGEL REVIEW-JOURNAL CAPITAL BUREAU CARSON CITY - Despite listening to seven hours of testimony in a case they have heard before, members of the state Tax Commission decided Tuesday they want more information before deciding in public whether Southern California Edison receives a $70 million tax rebate. Chairman Thomas Sheets asked lawyers for the utility, Clark County, the state attorney general's office and others to submit additional legal briefs by Oct. 27....

2008-07-26 15:00:33

By John Moritz, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 26--AUSTIN -- In 2007, the first year that a $1-a-pack cigarette-tax increase was in effect, Texas was No. 1 in the nation in the volume of cigarettes sold online, according to a market study on behalf of the largest U.S. tobacco company. The study by ComScore Inc., which compiles data on how people use the Internet, found that about 17 percent of all online purchases of cigarettes in 2007 were made by customers in Texas. "What's...

2008-07-06 15:00:25

By David Falchek, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa. Jul. 6--Gas exploration companies are spending millions and expecting to make many millions more from natural gas trapped in the Marcellus Shale rock formation in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Even conservative estimates hold that the Marcellus Shale, the majority of which underlies Pennsylvania, offers 50 trillion cubic feet of recoverable gas. Yet, a key tax on oil, natural gas and mineral removal that has raised billions in public...

2008-07-01 06:00:00

By Clay Robison, Houston Chronicle Jul. 1--AUSTIN -- Even with record-high oil prices, the state treasury isn't awash in oil money, as it was in the days when black gold was the undisputed king of the Texas economy. But those high prices have sparked a 58 percent jump in oil production tax receipts so far this fiscal year, helping fuel what state leaders hope will be a large surplus for the 2009 legislative session. Natural gas production taxes are up by almost 30 percent, and higher...

2008-06-23 00:00:17

By GEORGE HOHMANN DAILY MAIL BUSINESS EDITOR The state sales tax on food is going down - again. The tax dropped from 6 percent to 5 percent on Jan. 1, 2006, declined to 4 percent last July and decreases to 3 percent on July 1. Each percent equates to about $25 million a year, so the 3 percent cumulative decrease lets consumers keep about $75 million in their pockets and purses, said Craig Griffith, deputy state tax commissioner. Gov. Joe Manchin championed the decreases in the tax,...


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