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Gubernatorial candidates differ on lowering tax burden

Most comparative surveys find Rhode Islanders are overtaxed, and most of the candidates running for the governor’s office this year – including the incumbent...
MAKING AN IMPRESSION: Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung has plans to reduce the state’s sales tax from 7 percent to 5 percent, paying for much of the drop in revenue by eliminating many of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s economic-development incentives. 
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Getting elected is the easy part, governing the state is hard

This week starts PBN’s series of gubernatorial candidate profiles. The collection of stories will include a Q&A format interview, as well as a sidebar...

Online retailers can be forced to collect tax, high court rules

NEW YORK - The U.S. Supreme Court freed states and local governments to start collecting billions of dollars in sales taxes from internet retailers...
SEN. ADAM J. SATCHELL, D-West Warwick, has introduced legislation that would create micro-zones in distressed areas that would waive state sales tax and other state fees on revitalization efforts. / COURTESY R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Five Questions With: Adam J. Satchell

Sen. Adam J. Satchell, D-West Warwick, has introduced legislation for several years that would create micro-zones in “exceptionally distressed areas” that would waive state...

Internet sales taxes divide U.S. Supreme Court justices

NEW YORK - U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled they are divided about whether to let states start collecting billions of dollars in sales taxes from...
RHODE ISLAND WAS JUDGED to be among the 10 least tax-friendly states for retirees, according to personal finance website GoBankingRates.com. / COURTESY GOBANKINGRATES.COM

Study: R.I. among 10 least tax-friendly states for retirees

PROVIDENCE – Despite recent changes to the state’s income tax rules, Rhode Island remains one of the 10 least tax-friendly state in the nation...
SANSIVERI KIMBALL AND CO. LLP and the R.I. Division of Taxation have published some guidance on how new state law is impacting sales tax reporting requirements.

New Rhode Island law impacts sales tax reporting requirements

PROVIDENCE – Sansiveri Kimball and Co. LLP and the R.I. Division of Taxation has published some guidance on how new state law is impacting...
A TAX FOUNDATION study showed that in fiscal 2014, New England local governments were reliant on property tax for the bulk of their revenue, while the states relied on individual income tax and other miscellaneous taxes.

Study: Local N.E. governments reliant on property taxes

PROVIDENCE – New England collects the most property tax by a percentage of state and local taxes collected in the country, according to a...
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