Latest Sales taxes News

Japan ups sales tax to 10% amid signs economy is weakening

Oct. 1, 2019 4:15 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan raised its national sales tax to 10% from 8% on Tuesday, risking short-term pain for the sake of the country's future financial stability as it copes with a fast aging and shrinking population. Previous tax increases, a 2-point increase to 5% in 1997 and another to 8% in 2014, brought on...

Kansas AG: New policy for taxing online sales is invalid

Sep. 30, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Republican attorney general declared Monday that Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's administration lacked the legal authority to impose what some experts see as the nation's most aggressive policy for collecting state and local taxes on online sales. Top Republicans in the...

Nebraska county OKs sales tax to pay wrongfully convicted

Sep. 11, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska county that owes more than $30 million to six people wrongfully convicted of murder approved a new half-cent sales tax Wednesday to help pay the legal judgment, but the former prisoners still will have to wait at least six years to collect the full amount they're owed. The...

Oklahoma City mulls vote on MAPS 4 sales tax extension

Aug. 23, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City council is expected to set a citywide vote for a one-cent sales tax that would generate nearly $980 million over eight years to fund dozens of city projects, including money for social services like mental health and homelessness. The proposal outlined on Friday is...