It’s that time of the year again and fans across the nation are gearing up to watch football’s biggest game. While the big game is technically on Jersey turf, let’s see how both New York and New Jersey can benefit...
It’s likely that you never think about the gas tax when you fill your tank. That’s because it is included in the cost of each gallon, rather than being added on at the end of the sale like sales tax, or collected at tax time like income taxes. Even if you never think of gas tax, it is likely that you benefit from its collection: state excise tax on gasoline funds highway and mass transit projects in most states.
It’s already July and before you know it, school will be back in session. Many families do their best to find ways to save money on all that comes with back-to-school season. If you are looking for a way to save on your purchases, you can take advantage of sales tax holidays in later summer.
Average wedding costs are back on the rise with the average cost for tying the knot at about $28,000 in 2012. Newlyweds (or their families) are spending more due to regained confidence in the economy and all the new amenities available for guests (everything from photo booths to cartoonists). Our infographic looks at the average costs of wedding expenses and the sales tax associated with those costs.
The State and Local Sales Tax Deduction expired in 2011, but was extended thanks to the American Taxpayers Relief Act of 2012. Consequently, certain taxpayers will still benefit from this important tax deduction.
Since its inception, Amazon, eBay and other e-tailers have enjoyed a powerful competitive advantage: exemption from sales taxes. In California, that all changes as of 9/15. Find out what this means to you?
The end of summer is upon us, and for the nation’s parents, that means one thing: back-to-school time. As in years past, stores are heavily promoting pens, notebooks, clothing, and other items families are sure to stock up on over the coming weeks. But what many parents may not be aware of are the sales tax holidays many states offer to make back-to-school shopping more affordable.
Back to school shopping can put a dent in your wallet, that’s for sure. But in some states that pain is eased a bit by summer sales tax vacations. If you want to take a vacation from sales tax this summer, read more to see when one is offered in your state.
If you’re a true bargain hunter, you’ve probably heard about duty-free shopping before. It’s an opportunity to save tens or hundreds of dollars on your purchases by shopping in areas that have been designated as “duty” (or tax) free. Unfortunately, like many shopping tactics, duty-free isn’t always clear-cut. Today, we’ll introduce you to the topic with our beginner’s guide on duty-free shopping.