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Will backlash against Amazon's NYC tax breaks kill other deals?

Is the Amazon-New York City split up on Valentine's Day the start of a new trend?

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With Interest: The Week in Business: Amazon Breaks Up With New York, and Warren Buffett Takes Stock

Plus, tax season brings bad news, and the Fed offers more clues about its change of heart.

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NewsWatch: Amazon riled up the left for not paying federal taxes — and it’s in a position to offset future profits, too

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed Amazon for getting a federal tax refund this year and last despite booking billions in ...

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This is what Amazon’s ‘HQ2’ was going to cost New York taxpayers

New York was set to give Amazon more in tax breaks and credits than Virginia.

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TaxWatch: Beware, the IRS is looking for these red flags when it decides who to audit this tax season

Tax experts give their opinion on what to avoid when filing your taxes.

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4 Overlooked Tax Deductions That Could Save You Big Bucks

Tax filing time is fast approaching, and at this time of year it's important to keep in mind all of the tax deductions that can help improve your ...

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A Man in Florida Mistakenly Received a $980,000 Tax Refund, and Officials Say He Tried to Keep It

An incorrect tax return led to a huge check for a 29-year-old resident of Tampa, Fla., according to a forfeiture complaint filed by the federal government.

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Germany to extend electric company car tax incentives: paper

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz plans to extend tax incentives for electric company cars, he told a newspaper on Saturday, the government's latest attempt to boost demand for clean vehicles.

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It's not enough to beat back Amazon from New York. We must do more | Matt Stoller

Simply saying ‘no’ to its headquarters isn’t enough – Amazon should be investigated for abusing monopoly powerThis week, Amazon abandoned a plan to open a second “headquarters” in New York City, after citizens rebelled against the idea of paying almost $3bn in subsidies and tax incentives to one of the world’s biggest corporations. But simply ...

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Nigerian presidential poll postponed, opposition slams decision

Nigeria's president and the leading opposition candidate urged people to remain calm after a national election scheduled for Saturday was postponed ...

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Amazon pays no federal income tax for 2018, despite soaring profits, report says

Amazon's profits nearly doubled in 2018, but it paid no federal income tax, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy ...

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Watch Out. Tax Season Is Even More Stressful Than Usual.

With millions of people filing tax returns under a new tax law and after a long government shutdown, this is a challenging year. We offer survival tips and extensive coverage.

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Mueller’s Office Recommends Paul Manafort Serve Up to 25 Years in Prison

Federal prosecutors, who also recommended Mr. Manafort pay up to $25 million in fines, said that a tax and bank fraud scheme allowed him to hide millions of dollars in “ill-gotten gains.”

Google reportedly scored tax breaks using secret shell companies - CNET

The news comes a day after Amazon said it was canceling plans for a New York hub.

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your taxes 2019: The 8 Most Common 2019 Tax Return Questions, Answered by Experts

The most important changes to the tax code in decades have taken effect — and filers are confused. We asked CPAs and other tax-prep pros to simplify things.

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Paul Manafort should be sentenced to up to 24 years in prison, Mueller says

Trump’s former campaign manager found guilty in August on eight counts of tax fraud, bank fraud and a foreign bank accountPaul Manafort, Donald ...

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Some Republicans Were Against Executive Power on Immigration. Now They Aren’t.

President Trump declared a national emergency to unlock funds for a border wall that he couldn’t get from Congress. Those Republicans supporting the ...

Amazon will pay $0 in federal taxes this year — and it's partially thanks to Trump

It's mostly thanks to friendly corporate tax rates and a mix of credits and deductions.

Mueller seeks over 19 years in prison for ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort

Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of Donald Trump's U.S. presidential campaign, could spend more than 19 years in prison on tax and bank fraud charges, prosecutors said Friday.

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Mueller seeks tough sentence for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

Prosecutors for Special Counsel Robert Mueller urged a federal judge in Virginia on Friday to impose a strict prison sentence for President Donald ...

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your taxes 2019: ‘Opportunity Zones’ Offer Tax Breaks and, Maybe, Help for Communities

By enabling investors to postpone paying the tax man, new funds may draw money into distressed communities. But succeeding at both may be challenging.

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Mueller's office seeks prison sentence of 20 years or more for ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort

President Donald Trump's onetime campaign chairman was found guilty of tax and bank fraud charges. Prosecutors are seeking a lengthy prison ...

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Capitol Report: Amazon riled up the left for not paying federal taxes — and it’s in a position to offset future profits, too

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed Amazon for getting a federal tax refund this year and last despite booking billions in ...

Two-thirds don't want Trump to declare a national emergency

Only 3-in-10 Americans said President Donald Trump should declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the border with Mexico, according to a CNN poll conducted by SSRS in early February.

Man receives $980,000 tax refund after reporting $18,497 in wages

The complaint said the man reported $1 million in federal income tax withheld, resulting in the high tax refund.

Funding bill leaves out Violence Against Women Act extension

The latest funding bill passed by Congress on Thursday night does not include an extension to reauthorize the decades-old Violence Against Women Act, despite its expiration on Friday, as Democrats plan to push for an overhaul of the legislation in ...

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