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Small Businesses React On Amazon.com And Georgia Sales Tax Collection

By   /  August 13, 2013  /  Government, News, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Federal legislation still needed to permanently close sales tax loophole Special to the Journal Atlanta, GA – Today, small business owners reacted positively to news that online-only retailer Amazon.com will begin collecting the state sales tax on September 1, 2013. “Last year the state of Georgia led by Republican Governor Nathan Deal and the [...]

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Time for a Permanent Vacation from Sales Tax Holidays

By   /  August 7, 2013  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Temporary Rollbacks Are Poor Substitutes for Real Reform Washington, DC, July 24, 2013—Temporary rollbacks of sales taxes, despite being sold as a boon for consumers and businesses, actually impose significant costs on both groups without yielding significant benefits, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation. So-called sales [...]

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Idaho Girl Scouts seek end to sales tax on cookies

By   /  March 13, 2013  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

Tweet Written by Betsi Fores of the Daily Caller News Foundation Boise, Id – Everyone knows how hard it is to say no to Girl Scout cookies. Idaho lawmakers found it difficult to say no to the Girl Scouts’ request for a tax break.

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Income Tax Rates Do Matter

By   /  January 31, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet 1220 South Ocean Boulevard is for sale.  But it is not cheap.  In fact, Business Insider has called it the second most expensive home available for sale in Florida.  For the asking price of $75 Million dollars, the buyer will receive 9 Bedrooms, 10.5 baths, a pool, an expansive view of the intercoastal waterway [...]

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Trickle Down Deficit Reform

By   /  November 29, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet On Tuesday, the Commissioners of Gwinnett County Georgia voted to impose a 1% tax on energy used by manufacturers.  The move will likely be regarded by many as a tax increase.  It runs counter to the State eliminating sales taxes paid by manufacturers on energy as part of last year’s tax reform package.

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Energy Tax Cut Hitting Local Tax Bases

By   /  October 3, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /  Comments Off

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Tweet As the last session of Georgia’s General Assembly came to a close, state leaders trumpeted their accomplishment of targeted tax cuts aimed at attracting new industry and retaining existing jobs in the state. The centerpiece of the legislation was the elimination of sales taxes on energy used by manufacturers. The state absorbed the phase [...]

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