“This has been a festering problem for decades,” Wiener said. “Trees are getting dumped on adjacent property owners who don’t want them, and that’s an unfair burden. For most property owners, they are going to save money. They will pay a $30 or $40 tax, and they will no longer have to hire an arborist or a contractor or insurance.” … [Read more...] about SF Supervisor Wiener proposes parcel tax to pay for tree care
As hurricane season begins in Florida on June 1, it is important to be prepared. Prepare for power outages by putting together an emergency preparedness kit and an evacuation plan. Stay up to date with weather conditions and make sure you have access to a weather alert system. … [Read more...] about Tax-Free Weekend 2020 Florida: List of Hurricane Supplies Exempt From Sales Tax
“There’s a lot of new creative thinking about [carbon capture and storage], but the thing we’re not looking at is the fact that you extract the fossil fuels itself is a decision point of emitting significant amounts of methane," Gina McCarthyRegina (Gina) McCarthyOvernight Energy: EPA weakens power plant pollution rule | DOJ lets companies skip paying penalties during pandemic | Trump eyes plan to pay companies to keep crude in the ground Green groups sue after EPA suspends enforcement of pollution monitoring due to coronavirus Democrats slam EPA proposal not to tighten air quality standards MORE, who led the Environmental Protection Agency under former President Obama, said earlier this year. … [Read more...] about IRS proposes guidance for expanded carbon capture tax credit
However, Ms Maitlis is meant to be a journalist and she works for the supposedly impartial BBC, an organisation that we are forced to pay for whether we watch it or not and are under threat of jail if we watch and don’t pay their poll tax of a licence fee. … [Read more...] about Sack Emily, Axe the Tax!
New Delhi: India pitched for wider sharing of information exchanged under tax treaties among BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – for countering corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing, at the meeting of tax heads held on Friday. India batted for adopting a “whole of government approach” in dealing with crossborder financial crimes, as they have ramifications in respect of various statutes, not only taxation, said finance secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey, who represented India via video conferencing. India also asked for sharing of Covid-19 related tax measures taken by respective tax administrations to enhance the country’s understanding of fiscal and economic impact of the pandemic. The knowledge sharing would also aid in further evaluating various possibilities in assisting the government’s efforts in containing the pandemic, said Pandey. … [Read more...] about India urges for wider information sharing under tax treaties within BRICS
MUMBAI: The fundamental feature of tax treaty — a bilateral pact between two countries to resolve issues of double taxation — has come under question. According to a ruling by the Federal Court of Australia, the payments received by an Indian company from its clients in Australia will be taxed in Australia. The Australian superior court has treated such payments as ‘royalty’ — which can be taxed, even though such proceeds cannot be taxed under local Australian laws. The verdict — relating to one of India’s leading companies Tech Mahindra — goes against the underlying tenet of tax treaties which, as is widely accepted, should be used as shield for the taxpayer and not as sword by the taxman. A tax treaty is used to provide relief and not aimed at imposing tax. “It’s an accepted principle that standalone provision in a treaty does not give the power to impose tax. On the other hand, whenever treaty provisions are beneficial … [Read more...] about Tax treaties under scanner as Australia court says Tech Mahindra to be taxed