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EU Council Issues Fiscal Policy Recommendations

The Council of the European Union issued recommendations and opinions on economic policy for 26 of the 28 Member States (excluding Cyprus and Greece) on 8 July, 2014. The recommendations were issued without discussion and close out the European Semester, the annual fiscal monitoring process. The recommendations largely follow the recommendations of … Read More

California Board of Equalization Door-to-Door Visits

California Board of Equalization Door-to-Door Visits

The California Board of Equalization (BOE) is continuing to conduct door-to-door, in-person visits of businesses located in select zip code areas.  On July 3rd, it was announced that businesses in the following zip codes would be visited: • Marina (93933) • Castroville (95012) • Chualar (93925) • Moss Landing (95039) • Oxnard (93033, 93035, 93036) Since 2008, the BOE has … Read More

Norway Revised Budget – Paper, Boats, and Electric Cars

Norway Revised Budget – Paper, Boats, and Electric Cars

The Norwegian Ministry of Finance has released the Revised National Budget 2014. Several changes are anticipated to have revenue impact for Norway. The current fee of 161.50kr/hp on boat engines will be removed effective July 1, 2014. The move is designed to spur purchasing of newer, fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly engines. The revised … Read More

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Appeal in Colorado “Amazon Tax” Case

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Appeal in Colorado “Amazon Tax” Case

On July 1, the United States Supreme Court announced the cases that it would consider in its next term. Among those cases is 13-1032, Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl, which challenges the State of Colorado’s so called “Amazon Law.” Colorado’s Amazon Law came into effect on March 1, 2010. Unlike Amazon … Read More