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excise tax

State and Local Issues: TaxVox
Oregon, one of five states with no sales tax, just passed an excise tax on bicycles to help fund trail maintenance and improvement. That decision generated a good bit of controversy, and as a bicycle-riding, trail-loving taxpayer, I wondered why a bicycle tax that supports bicycle trail use is so contentious.
August 2, 2017Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
What do you have to drink in your refrigerator? I’ve got kids in grade school, and our fridge always holds their favorite: Juice boxes filled with 100% apple juice. I felt pretty good about that “100%” until I looked at the label. There are 18 grams of sugar in one 6.75-ounce serving. Coca Cola?
April 1, 2015Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
A highway bill could soon head down Pennsylvania Avenue. The House Rules Committee plans to send to the floor the Ways & Means panel’s short-term highway funding bill today. After a floor vote sometime this week, it’s seen as the likely version to land on the President’s desk. In the Senate,
July 14, 2014Renu Zaretsky