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States Look To Internet Taxes To Close Budget Gaps

State governments across the country are laying off teachers, closing public libraries and parks, and reducing health care services, but there is one place they could get $23 billion a year if they could only agree how to do it: Internet retailers such as Amazon.com.

06/19/2011

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Texas House Defies Veto Of Internet Sales Tax Bill

Legislators voted to keep a provision in an omnibus spending bill that would expand the number of internet sellers who must collect sales tax.

06/10/2011

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Save Sales Tax On Energy-Efficient Appliances

Over the Memorial Day weekend, going green will cost less money. Certain energy-efficient appliances will be able to be purchased without sales tax.

05/27/2011

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House Bill To Expand Internet Sales Tax Collection

The Texas House has approved a bill intended to expand the number of Internet companies that must collect Texas sales tax.

04/26/2011

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State House Looks At Taxing Internet Sales

Some internet retailers could be required to collect sales tax if the company has a connection to Texas.

03/29/2011

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State Sales Tax Revenue Up From Last Year

Comptroller Susan Combs says sales tax revenue for last month rose 9.7 percent in Texas compared to a year ago.

03/09/2011

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Texas Board Makes Sweeping Budget Proposals

The Legislative Budget Board has revealed its long-awaited recommendations for how to save and raise money to help balance the 2012-2013 budget, from lifting the ban on Sunday liquor sales to tying the summer sales tax holiday to the state’s financial condition

01/18/2011

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Some Convenience Stores Taxing Tax Free Items

A CBS 11 investigation found some convenience stores overcharging customers by applying sales tax on snack items that should not have taxes attached to them.

CBS 11–11/15/2010

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Texas Sales Tax Receipts Up 6.6 Percent In October

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says state sales tax receipts grew 6.6 percent in October compared to the same month a year ago. The $1.6 billion jump marks the seventh consecutive month of growth following a 14-month slump.

CBSDFW.COM–11/10/2010

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Caraway Campaigning Hard Against Proposition 1

Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway is making his way around Southern Dallas Tuesday, campaigning against Proposition One on Dallas County ballots, which would allow alcohol to be sold throughout the entire city.

CBS 11–11/02/2010

State Sales Tax Collection Grows Slightly

The growth in sales tax collections for Texas continues, but not by much.

09/09/2010

Workers Recovering From Sales Tax-Free Weekend

Store clerks across North Texas are now catching their breath after a break-neck pace over the weekend

08/23/2010

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