A California Senate committee approved a bill meant to address big pay disparities between corporate executives and employees.
As farmland continues to increase in value, even amid declining farm prices and weather woes, farmers see their tax bills rise.
The Indiana legislation could assist local governments dealing with “dark-store theory” property tax appeals.
Researchers analyzed state and local governments tax incentive spending, finding little evidence that the deals spurred job growth outside the specific industry implicated.
“It basically allows for luxury housing to pay for affordable housing,” said a Boston city council member describing a "transfer" tax proposal there.
The number of states bumping up pay for their employees has hit a high not seen since prior to the Great Recession.
In Colorado and Washington, residents this fall voted to either constrain state tax revenues or cut fees, even as Democratic lawmakers argue the money is needed to support education and transportation programs.
Nearly three quarters of $4.5 billion that has poured into the program is in investment funds that plan to focus at least in part on residential real estate.
Chemical Companies Are Building Their Plants Overseas and Shipping Them Back In. They Still Get State Tax Breaks.
Louisiana attracts chemical companies with one of the country’s most generous tax exemptions. The idea is to bring jobs to the state. Instead, construction often happens offsite, and automation has cut down on the jobs that remain.
Cyber Monday sales this year were up nearly 20% compared to last year.
The Supreme Court’s year-old Wayfair decision allows most U.S. states to collect sales tax from online shopping. Can cities expect a revenue bump?
At least 18 states raised spending on transportation programs by 10% or more in fiscal 2019, based on estimates in a new report.
COMMENTARY | Corporate tax incentives serve to redistribute funds to the wealthy and reduce resources for broadly redistributive policies over the long run.
They’re focused on whether political interference by Trump administration officials played a role in the selection of a Nevada zone. Meanwhile, a senator has put forward a bill that would impose new transparency requirements.
Nothing Can Alleviate the Pain of a Stillborn Baby. But States Consider Helping with Parents' Financial Burdens
Several states have passed laws allowing parents of stillborn babies to claim tax credits. Several others have proposed it.
COMMENTARY | A little known federal law that dates back decades—along with subsequent state laws—shields many manufacturers and online retailers from state corporate income tax.
States collected $34 million in alcohol and tobacco taxes in 2017, but a tax increase doesn’t always equate to more money as consumer behavior changes.
The findings are included in the latest edition of an annual report. “In a sense in our budget, we’re treating kids worse and worse,” said one of its authors.
Nevada will begin collecting odometer readings from drivers this fall, the first step of determining whether a "pay by mile" tax policy would work in the state.
They urge states to be careful when planning for how to spend the money.
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