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The Fiscal Times: Tax-Free Shopping on Amazon Is Over

April 11, 2017

As recently as 2011, Amazon was collecting sales tax in just five states, home to 11 percent of the country’s population, according to Carl Davis of the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. But a few years ago, as Amazon began to...

Charleston Gazette-Mail: Cutting WV Income Tax Likely to Backfire

April 11, 2017

There are nine states with no income tax: Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, Wyoming, New Hampshire and Tennessee. Only Texas has seen job growth -- as a result of being the center of the oil industry. The others...

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Is a flat tax right for Georgia?

April 11, 2017

That’s the problem Tharpe has with studies like the Wallethub.com survey. That 50-state look at state taxes found Georgia has a tax burden of 8.2 percent of individual personal income. The Washington, DC,-based financial services website ranked Georgia slightly better than...

Connecticut Post: These two big Connecticut companies avoided taxes for years

April 11, 2017

The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy in Washington, D.C. analyzed 258 profitable Fortune 500 companies and found that 100 of them paid no taxes at least one year between 2008 and 2015.   Eighteen of these corporations, including General...

The Minneapolis Start-Trubine: The Tax Fairness Gap is gone

April 11, 2017

But if states can compete on tax fairness, Minnesota is positioned to do well. The national Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy ranked Minnesota the fifth-fairest state in the country in 2014 for taxing those at higher incomes at nearly...

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