States Ponder Whether To Exempt College Textbooks From Sales Taxes
- An easy way to help college students. Bonifield, Jake // Indianapolis Business Journal;12/26/2011, Vol. 32 Issue 44, p8B
The article offers focuses on the initiative colloquially known as "Tax-Free Textbooks," which would enact a two weekends a year tax holiday during which students purchase their textbooks free of state sales tax. It states that the initiative is being pushed by college students and governments...
- An easy way to help college students. Bonifield, Jake // Indianapolis Business Journal;12/26/2011 Supplement, p8B
The article offers the author's insights regarding the bill known as the "Tax free Textbook" being pressed by college students and student governments in Indiana that could help in reducing the cost of higher education. It says that the bill enacts a tax holiday wherein students can purchased...
- College Textbook Prices Focus of Congressional Advisory Committee Hearing. Dervarics, Charles // Diverse: Issues in Higher Education;1/11/2007, Vol. 23 Issue 24, p14
The article focuses on the investigation to be conducted by the U.S. Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance into the rising costs of college textbooks and its effect on college affordability. Textbook costs represent about 72% of overall tuition and fees at community colleges....
- June taxable sales in Nevada fall by 0.3 percent. Edwards, John G. // Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);9/6/2010, Vol. 27 Issue 36, pP13
The article reports on the decline in Nevada's taxable sales for June 2010, as compared to its June 2009 figures.
- Oklahoma County Seeks Voter Approval for Sales Tax Hike to Pay for Jail. Williamson, Richard // Bond Buyer;3/14/2003, Vol. 343 Issue 31593, p4
Reports on the plans of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to put the request for a sales tax increase on vote in May 2003. Utilization of the increased revenue; Amount of annual sales tax expected to increase; Concerns over the use of sales tax revenue generated by the increase.
- Legislature extends deadline. // Journal of Business (10756124);3/21/2002, Vol. 17 Issue 7, pA2
Reports the extension of the deadline of the sales-tax credit for convention-center construction in Spokane, Washington.
- Tax and spend: A plan for real retail revival. Cappo, Joe // Crain's Chicago Business;2/3/97, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p8
Focuses on the experiment conducted in New York City's clothing retail industry by removing the sales tax. Contention that the experiment was successful; Examination of retail sales in Chicago; Description of Chicago politicians look at life; Reasons why a sales tax is a positive way of raising...
- Antitax vote in California sends signal nationwide. Wood, Daniel B. // Christian Science Monitor;6/29/95, Vol. 87 Issue 150, p1
Discusses implications of a vote by Orange County of California in June 1995 against a sales tax increase proposed by the government for the county's bailout. Details about the decision; Reactions to the Orange County vote.
- Illinois considers tax-refund plan. Hall, Susan Bard // Hotel & Motel Management;12/11/95, Vol. 210 Issue 21, p3
Reports on the proposed International Traveler Tax Refund Program on state sales tax in Illinois. Offering of tax-free shopping to international visitors; Details of the program.