Tag - taxes



Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 3, 2014
Courting liberals, Clinton takes tougher line on big business
Long viewed as an ally by Wall Street, likely 2016 presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton has increasingly been taking banks and big business to task while on the campaign trail for Democrats across the United States.
Nov 1, 2014
Spirit of giving to hometowns
The Abe administration plans to expand the system in which taxpayers contribute money to local governments of their choice — ideally their own hometowns — in return for tax reductions in the places where they currently live.
Oct 29, 2014
Movie company fined for failing to report ¥1 billion in income
Tax authorities say Sedic International Inc., a film production firm known for its Oscar winner "Okuribito" ("Departures"), failed to declare about ¥1 billion in income in the five years to August 2012.
Oct 27, 2014
Thousands of Hungarians protest Internet traffic tax
Thousands of Hungarians protested in Budapest on Sunday against a planned new tax on Internet data transfers, which they said would not only increase the tax burden but would also curb fundamental democratic rights and freedoms.
Oct 4, 2014
U.S., not the EU, needs to tackle Apple's taxes
Apple, the world's most valuable company, receives much of its profit in Ireland but pays taxes on a fraction of it. The U.S. primarily has the power to make Apple and other offshore companies pay more.
Japan Times
Aug 17, 2014
From 2015, you may not have to work 25 years to draw a pension
The period you have to pay into the system to be eligible to draw a pension is supposed to be cut down to 10 years in October 2015, but this is inextricably linked to a planned consumption tax hike.
Japan Times
Jun 9, 2014
Detroit rolls dice on casino-led comeback
Detroit's reliance on casino cash to help fund a recovery from the city's historic bankruptcy is a high-risk bet on an increasingly shaky source of income.
Japan Times
May 26, 2014
Aso complains his taxes shouldn't be used to fund health costs of 'lazy'
Blue-blooded Finance Minister Taro Aso stirs up a debate on social welfare costs by complaining it's unfair his taxes are financing the medical costs of lazy people.
May 24, 2014
Japan Times chairman paid hefty back taxes
Nifco Inc. Chairman Toshiaki Ogasawara paid more than ¥100 million in back taxes in 2012 after failing to declare ¥1 billion in income, his tax accountant says.
May 17, 2014
Casino gambling bad bet in Japan
Letting the gambling industry operate in Japan would be a terrible bet, as the bulk of gambling tax revenue would be offset by expenditures for treating addictions and fighting crime.
May 6, 2014
U.S., Singapore reach agreement on tax evasion
Singapore has reached an agreement with the United States on sharing tax information under a new law meant to combat offshore tax-dodging by Americans, a U.S. Treasury Department spokeswoman said on Monday.
Apr 21, 2014
Panel urges corporate tax rate cut
Cutting the corporate tax rate would help double foreign direct investment by 2020, a government panel said Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 9, 2014
Corporate America's offshore cash pile rises to $2.1 trillion: study
Foreign profits held overseas by U.S. corporations to avoid taxes at home nearly doubled from 2008 to 2013 to top $2.1 trillion, a private research firm's said in a report, prompting a call for reform by the Senate's top tax law writer.
Mar 3, 2014
Detroit bankruptcy prods other cities to target pensions
Local officials in at least 10 states are trying to cut pensions of municipal workers, or eliminate defined-benefit plans, pointing to Detroit as a symbol of the peril of growing retirement costs.
Japan Times
Feb 12, 2014
Nagoya: What do you think about the April sales tax increase and how will it affect you?
Denizens of the Chubu capital offer their tuppence-worth on the impending 3-percent consumption tax hike to 8 percent from the start of the fiscal year.
Feb 7, 2014
'Cove' to become 'aquatic nook' as Abe takes aim at improper eigo
Some say that Shinzo Abe's latest proposed tax increases, part of the 'fourth arrow' in his popular 'Abenomics' policy, are going a step too far. Dubbed the 'language tax,' the new levy is aimed at word usage.
WORLD / Society
Dec 28, 2013
Legalizing pot could save California hundreds of millions every year
A proposed ballot measure that would legalize possession, use, growth and cultivation of marijuana would save the state of California hundreds of millions of dollars a year, according to a summary issued Thursday by the state attorney general's office.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Dec 19, 2013
Senate passes deal to avoid new shutdown
Congress declared a holiday truce in the budget wars Wednesday, sending President Barack Obama a blueprint for funding the government through 2015. But the next skirmish was already on the horizon: an election-year fight over the national debt.
Japan Times
Dec 18, 2013
Tokyo: If you could be prime minister for a day, what would you do?
Top concerns for would-be PMs around the metropolis: Fukushima, demographics, women in the workplace, the consumption tax, education, energy, English — and beer.
Dec 14, 2013
A fair division of tax revenues
The central government should try to work out a permanent system of distributing prefectural corporate taxes to local governments that will help stabilize local revenue and decentralize administrations.


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