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2010-06-28 14:02:00

BALTIMORE, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Maryland Budget and Tax Policy Institute today released its first report in the Regular Person's Guide to Maryland's Tax System series. The series will give the facts about state taxes: What is taxed? How much? Who pays? Who benefits? And what are the big policy issues? The report is available at www.marylandpolicy.org. (Direct link). The first report in the series provides a general overview of Maryland's tax system. One of the...

2010-05-03 15:52:00

ARLINGTON, Va., May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To date, only three states have enacted so-called "Amazon-laws" aimed at establishing sales tax nexus based on the activities of in-state affiliates. Yet, 17 states told BNA that an Amazon-type arrangement with an in-state affiliate would trigger nexus if the affiliate was paid less than $10,000 during the year. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090114/DC59060LOGO-b ) The 10th annual BNA Survey of State Tax Departments -- which...

2010-04-15 11:41:00

ST. LOUIS, April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With the winter behind us and tax refunds ahead of us, April 19-25 may be the perfect time for Laclede Gas customers to reduce their carbon footprint by buying high-efficiency heating systems and other natural gas appliances for their homes. Customers who purchase an ENERGY STAR natural gas furnace are eligible for a number of incentives from Laclede Gas and both state and federal governments. Customers can apply for a $150-$200 rebate from...

2010-02-27 12:30:00

Reducing Sales Tax to 4 Percent, Ending Most Exemptions Enhance Fairness EAST NORRITON, Pa., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cutting the state sales tax will help boost auto sales and help close future state budget gaps, Governor Edward G. Rendell today told members of the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia. "My proposal lowers our sales tax rate by a third, increases the fairness of our business and sales tax systems and helps our state avoid the financial crisis...

2010-02-03 06:00:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Paper (NYSE: IP) reported preliminary full-year 2009 net earnings attributable to common shareholders totaling $663 million ($1.55 per share) compared with a loss of $1.3 billion ($3.05 per share) in 2008. In the fourth quarter of 2009, the company reported a net loss of $101 million ($0.24 per share) compared with a net loss of $1.8 billion ($4.25 per share) in the fourth quarter of 2008. Amounts in all periods include special...

2009-09-20 15:12:18

Officials with art and cultural groups in Philadelphia say they are angered by the state's decision to expand state sales taxes to their businesses. Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance director Peggy Amsterdam said Pennsylvania officials' decision to apply the state sales tax to cultural performances and venues may prove detrimental to artistic and cultural sites statewide, the Philadelphia Inquirer said Sunday. Not only will it hit the arts organizations, but it will make it harder for...

2009-07-27 11:52:00

ARLINGTON, Va., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA's Multistate Tax Report has won both Gold and Silver Awards for 2009 from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) in the category of "Newsletter - News Analysis, Investigative, Research." The Gold Award went to Dolores W. Gregory for her article "Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Streamlined System's Compliance Review Process Under Fire From Business Groups." The Silver Award was for BNA's 2008 Survey of State Tax...

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2009-07-27 10:21:28

New home sales in the United States rose 11 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000, the U.S. Commerce Department reported Monday. June sales of new single-family homes, however, were 21.3 percent below June 2008, when an estimated 488,000 new homes were sold. The median sales price of a new home sold in June was $206,200, with an average price of $276,900. In May, the median sales price was $221,600, while the average sales price was $274,300. The Commerce Department...

2009-06-30 14:14:52

Internet retail giant Amazon.com Inc. said it severed ties with third-party advertisers in Rhode Island to sidestep the state's new sales tax policy. Amazon had already cut ties with advertisers in North Carolina, which has passed a similar law, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. Amazon allows thousands of Web site owners to earn fees by posting ads for Amazon. Although state sales taxes are generally applied to companies within the state, the new laws allow the states to tax products...

2009-05-28 10:29:05

New home sales in the United States rose in April compared to March, but remain far below the rate of sales a year ago, U.S. Commerce Department said. Sales of new single-family homes increased 0.3 percent in the month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 352,000. April's rate is 34 percent lower than a year ago, when the annual rate was 533,000. The median sales price of a new home sold in May was $209,700 with an average price of $254,000. The Commerce Department said a seasonally...


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