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California preps for showdown over soda tax

Soda Tax Fight

If two of the most progressive U.S. cities don’t pass a tax on sugary drinks, will the idea finally fizzle out?

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Explaining Obamacare and taxes in New York


With the looming deadline in applying for health insurance under the Affordable Health Care Act, also known as Obamacare or ACA, thousands of New Yorkers are still clueless on where to start.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

70 firms, including Globe, 45 customs brokers suspended due to violations

Bureau of Customs. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Nine out of every 10 shipments of imported goods that pass through the country’s port are either misdeclared or undervalued, resulting in billions of pesos in lost government revenue, according to the Bureau of Customs (BOC).

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tax collectors in fund theft sacked, charged

KIDAPAWAN CITY—M’lang, North Cotabato Mayor Joselito Piñol on Wednesday said he has fired three town employees, who had pocketed local tax collections worth more than P2 million.   He said Ramundo Papna, Mark Diel and Julius Magallosa, all tax collectors of the town treasurer’s office, had admitted to pocketing the funds “for personal use.”   […]

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

New taxes jack up costs, change smoking patterns


DAVAO CITY—Forgot to buy your cigarette or did you suddenly run out of a stick to light?   Think twice before mooching a stick from a friend because the answer will most likely be: “I ran out of a cigarette myself.”   The days of smoker generosity are disappearing and the new Sin Tax Law […]

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »