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Kentucky Imposes State Property Tax on Motor Vehicle Inventory

Kentucky Imposes State Property Tax on Motor Vehicle Inventory

Kentucky has announced that for any motor vehicle held for sale in the inventory of a licensed motor vehicle dealer, whether or not that vehicle is titled and registered in Kentucky and whether or not ownership has been transferred to the dealer, the state shall impose a property tax of 5¢ for every $100 of … Read More

Form 1042-S Information Reporting to Non-U.S. Persons Part 4: Form 1042-S Data
Virginia Legislators Approve Sales Tax Increase and More

Virginia Legislators Approve Sales Tax Increase and More

In an effort to raise an estimated $880 million in additional funds per year, the Virginia State Legislature has passed a bill making the following tax changes (among a few others not listed) effective July 1, 2013, pending the Governor’s approval: The state sales and use tax will increase from 5.0% to 5.3%. An additional … Read More

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Germany and U.S. Reach Intergovernmental Agreement for FATCA Implementation

The tax authorities of Germany and the United States have initialed an intergovernmental agreement (IGA), as announced by the German Finance Ministry, that makes possible the implementation of U.S. information reporting and withholding tax provisions commonly known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The German government announcement states that its agreement is … Read More

Louisiana Governor to Propose Income Tax Elimination and Sales Tax Increase

Louisiana Governor to Propose Income Tax Elimination and Sales Tax Increase

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is preparing a proposal for the state Legislature which would overhaul the state’s tax system. The Governor and his constituents have stated that the plan includes eliminating the state income tax, increasing the state sales tax at least 1.78%, possibly increasing the tobacco tax, widening the list of services taxed, and … Read More