Decatur tourism: Virus drops lodging tax collections 16% | Decatur

The lodging tax that supports Decatur-Morgan County Tourism was down 16% as fiscal 2020 neared its end and was still recovering from larger declines caused by the coronavirus pandemic, officials said.

Decatur CFO John Andrzejewski said the city collected $1.17 million through Aug. 31 from the 7% lodging tax compared to $1.40 million at the same point last year.

Tourism receives 64.3% of these revenues so its share was down

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Budget 2021: From a Carbon Tax hike to the Help to Buy extension

At lunchtime the Government will reveal details of the Budget 2021. Here’s everything we know so far…

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■ The Christmas Bonus for welfare recipients like pensioners and jobseekers will be paid this year. It will also be paid to most people in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP). Ordinarily, a person must be on a welfare support for 15 months to qualify for the Christmas bonus. However,

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Australia to Run Record Budget Deficit as Government Cuts Tax, Boosts Job Support | Investing News

By Sam Holmes and Colin Packham

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia pledged billions in tax cuts and measures to boost jobs on Tuesday to help pull the economy out of its historic COVID-19 slump in a budget that tips the country into its deepest deficit on record.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s conservative government has unleashed A$300 billion in emergency stimulus to prop up growth this year, having seen the coronavirus derail

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promising tax breaks, but relying on hope

Tax cuts aren’t the half of it.

The personal income tax cuts promised in the budget will cost A$17.8 billion over four years.

The measures aimed at supporting businesses – the temporary instant tax write off of capital investments, the temporary ability to use losses to reduce previous tax payments, the JobMaker hiring credit and the enhanced apprentice wage subsidy — will cost $26.7 billion, $4.8 billion, $4 billion and

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UAE’s hotels can do with some tax relief

The Yas Hotel in Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi
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In the UAE, staycations have been the main alternative to travel as the lockdown was eased. With a few remaining restrictions on mobility, one can get into a car and drive to a remote resort in the middle of the desert, or to a beach resort that may even boast of exclusive water villas.

While this is

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Morrison government to announce new tax breaks designed to get the economy moving in a Covid world

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The Morrison government will use next week’s budget to remove the 47% fringe benefits tax (FBT) impost on the retraining businesses give redundant or redeployed workers, and extend some tax concessions for businesses with a turnover of between $10m and $50m.



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Treasurer pledges tax cuts for Australians ‘right now’

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has confirmed the budget will deliver income tax cuts “right now” in a move that all but confirms tax relief will be backdated in the budget.

News.com.au exclusively revealed on Friday that senior government sources had confirmed the budget backdates the tax relief to ensure workers can secure tax relief this financial year.

“We believe people should keep more of what they earn. We also believe more

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National’s promises for $1.6b racing industry include tax review

The National Party is promising a raft of proposals to support the racing industry if elected, including a review of how parts of the industry are taxed.

Leader Judith Collins made the announcement, while visiting the Hawke’s Bay Racing Centre in Hastings.




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Collins said the racing industry

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Escambia County votes to increase bed tax

Kevin Robinson, Pensacola News Journal
Published 7:21 a.m. CT Oct. 2, 2020 | Updated 2:49 p.m. CT Oct. 2, 2020

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The Escambia County Commission voted in favor of taxing a “fifth cent” on hotel rooms and vacation rentals in the county.

The county currently collects four cents on every dollar spent on hotel beds through a Tourist Development Tax. The funds are used to promote tourism in Escambia County,

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Owasso Sales Tax Oversight Committee reviews $78M in expenditures for community projects | News



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The Old Central Building in Owasso, located at 109 N. Birch St., is where Owasso City Council meets to conduct its regular sessions. ART HADDAWAY/Owasso Reporter


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The Owasso Sales Tax Oversight Committee met on Monday, Sept. 28, to review the expenditures of the city’s Third-Penny Sales Tax and Vision for Owasso Sales Tax.

The Committee meets once every March and September to maintain citizen participation

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Air tax to increase despite pleas from beleaguered travel industry

The Government is pressing ahead with plans to increase Air Passenger Duty (APD) despite pleas from the beleaguered travel industry to temporarily scrap the tax. 

APD already adds as much as £176 to the cost of an airfare and airlines and tour operators had called for it to be suspended for a year to help them survive the Covid crisis. 

Instead, the Government has confirmed that the tax will

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Tax deferrals for lodging, restaurant businesses – News – Wicked Local Plymouth

Restaurants and hotels and motels don’t have to pay their regular state sales tax, state meals tax and room occupancy taxes, owed between March 2020 through April 2021, until May of 2021.

BOSTON – Restaurants and hotels and motels don’t have to pay their regular state sales tax, state meals tax and room occupancy taxes, owed between March 2020 through April 2021, until May of 2021.

Gov. Charlie Baker has

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As tax collections rebound, Washington state’s projected $9 billion budget shortfall is cut in half

OLYMPIA — Federal stimulus money pumping through parts of Washington’s economy. Loosened business restrictions. A spike in cannabis sales. An improvement in the real-estate market.

Those factors have — at least for now — improved tax collections and slashed by half what had been a projected $8.8 billion state budget shortfall through 2023, according to a state economic forecast released Wednesday.

The state’s projected shortfall is now approximately $4.2 billion

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Measure would change tax rate for some vacation rentals | News, Sports, Jobs

WAILUKU — Based on current rates, a nearly 29 percent property tax hike could be in store for homeowners who rent out their non-primary residences as transient vacation rentals.

A bill under consideration by the Maui County Council’s Budget and Finance Committee also would apply to property owners who rent out non-primary residences under a conditional permit allowing short-term vacation rental use.

The measure would reclassify rental properties from commercial

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