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Video Games, Cell Phones Excluded From Back-To-School Holiday

Back to school items wouldn’t include a Game Boy, digital media receivers or even cell phones, a Senate committee decided Wednesday in setting out what should be included in a back-to-school tax break.

CBS Miami–04/17/2013

House Speaker John Boehner (R), R-OH, and Rep. Eric Cantor (L), R-VA, walk to a meeting with House Republicans at the US Capitol on January 1, 2013 in Washington, DC.        (Photo credit: MOLLY RILEY/AFP/Getty Images)

Internet Tax Bill Sails Past Senate Vote

The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly today to endorse levying Internet sales taxes on American shoppers, despite warnings from a handful of senators that the proposal is antibusiness, harmful to taxpayers, and will be a “bureaucratic nightmare.”

CBS4–03/23/2013

A federal bill that could cost online retailers and customers more money passed a second Senate vote Thursday. (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Bill That Taxes Online Purchases Faces Senate Vote This Week

Internet tax supporters are hoping that a vote in the U.S. Senate as early as today will finally give them enough political leverage to require Americans to pay sales taxes when shopping online.

CBS4–03/21/2013

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New State Budget Forecasts Expected Soon

State economists are preparing new budget forecasts for how much money the state should collect in taxes over the next few years.

CBS Miami–03/15/2013

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Miami-Dade College Seeking Sales Tax Hike For Additional Funding

Miami-Dade College has plans to ask county voters to pass a half-cent sales-tax increase to help shore up the college’s finances, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.

CBS Miami–03/06/2013

Dollar bills in the shopping cart (Source: Hudiemm via Getty Images)

Politicians Push Bill To Help States Collect Online Sales Tax

A group of Republicans and Democrats yesterday reintroduced a federal bill that could cost online retailers and customers more money.

CBS4–02/16/2013

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Senate Panel Approves Internet Sales Tax Measure

One of the best things about buying products online is the lack of sales tax if it isn’t sold in the state.

02/05/2013

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State Revenue Collections Exceed Estimates By 2.8 Percent

Florida’s state general revenue collections are exceeding expectations. Translation: the state is making more money.

CBS4–10/27/2012

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Fla. Will Renew Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday

There’s good news for Florida shoppers before they send their kids off to school next fall.

CBS4–03/07/2012

A man looks at the internet site Foursquare June 21, 2011 in Washington, DC. Foursquare lets people log their locations by "checking in" from where they are at any given moment using smartphones or other Internet-linked devices.  (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Fla. Senate Targets Internet Sales Taxes

If you’ve enjoyed shopping on Black Friday from the comfort of your home, knowing you’re saving on sales taxes; some Florida lawmakers may have bad news for you.

CBS4–02/02/2012

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