Tag - taxes



Jul 20, 2013
G-20 vows to prioritize employment, economic growth in short term
The finance chiefs of the Group of 20 major economies pledge to take necessary steps to boost job creation and economic growth as a near-term priority.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 10, 2013
Abe to finalize tax break for corporate investment by fall
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday his government will finalize a tax break for corporate investment by this fall in addition to its already announced growth strategy.
Jun 4, 2013
Apple isn't the core of a taxing U.S. problem
There may be a better way to tax multinational corporations: tax them on their revenue in a country rather than on their profits.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 22, 2013
Apple used 'complex web' to avoid taxes, Senate inquiry finds
Apple used a "complex web" of offshore entities — with no employees or physical offices — that allowed it to pay little or no taxes on tens of billions it earned overseas, according to a Senate investigation unveiled Monday.
Japan Times
May 21, 2013
Yokohama: What do you think of the prime minister's 'Abenomic' strategy so far?
Businesses are getting better, and at least finance types are strong. But in my business salaries are not going up.
May 18, 2013
Before tea party scandal, IRS harassed gay groups
Before there was the tea party, there was Big Mama Rag, Inc.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 25, 2013
Baucus retirement sets stage for sweeping legislative changes
Montana Sen. Max Baucus, one of the most influential congressional figures of his era, announced his intention Tuesday to retire, a move that could produce sweeping changes in the political and legislative landscape over the next two years.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 25, 2013
As U.S. economy picks up, richest get richer
Wealth inequality widened dramatically during the first two years of the economic recovery, as the upper 7 percent of American households saw their average net worth increase 28 percent while the wealth of the other 93 percent declined, according to a report released Tuesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 12, 2013
Hollande seeks to eradicate tax havens
With the French government reeling over a minister's tax-dodging scandal, President Francois Hollande proposed a law Wednesday that would force ministers, legislators and other senior officials to declare their assets publicly and submit to auditing by a "totally independent" authority before and after...
Mar 30, 2013
U.S. to set new rules for cleaner gasoline
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was to move ahead Friday with a rule requiring cleaner gasoline and lower-pollution vehicles nationwide, amounting to one of President Barack Obama's most significant air pollution initiatives, according to people briefed on the decision.
Mar 27, 2013
Slovenia next in line to face debt woe
As soon as policymakers averted a crisis in Cyprus, another appears to be brewing. The latest country to provoke concern is Slovenia.
Mar 26, 2013
Cyprus bailout's long-term impact uncertain
European leaders Monday hailed a last-minute bailout for Cyprus as an important step in defending their unified currency, but some officials and analysts questioned whether the deal raised new problems that could still threaten the survival of the euro.
Mar 22, 2013
U.S. Congress approves temporary spending bill to keep government open
The U.S. Congress approved a short-term funding bill Thursday that ends the possibility of a federal government shutdown next week, but a broader budget battle about taxes and spending for 2013 is only just beginning.
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 22, 2013
Key points of U.K. austerity budget
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Sep 24, 2010
Last chance for cheap smokes
Vendors target cigarette smokers with last-chance deals and perks before a hefty tax hike goes into effect.
Japan Times
May 5, 2010
Local governments try to make it a little easier for you to pay them
Sign up to have your local government tax paid by bank withdrawal and qualify to win seaweed or rice!
Feb 24, 2009
Asahi Shimbun penalized for evading taxes
Tax authorities have told Asahi Shimbun Co. it failed to declare about ¥518 million in income, including ¥397 million in concealed income, for five years to March 2008, company officials said Monday.


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