Sales Tax

By Olivia LaVecchia April 29, 2015

The company is good at getting money out of government, but it doesn’t really need the help. And local economies don’t really need the kind of development it delivers.

GASB Finally Prepares to Step Up! And Who is GASB, You Ask?

For many years, we at Good Jobs First have criticized GASB—the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, or “GAZ-bee”— for failing to require state and local governments to disclose economic development subsidy spending in a uniform way.

It appears that’s finally about to change, and if it does, it will be hard to overstate the significance of the news.

Colorado Governor Doesn’t Buy Sales Tax Giveaway

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NYC Unleashes Decades of Subsidy Data

After years of nudging by Good Jobs New York and others, subsidy transparency in

Colorado Stock Show Wants Bucks to Sprawl

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Amazon Prevails in South Carolina

Amazon will be allowed to help its customers in South Carolina dodge sales taxes, after all.

New Jersey’s $1 Billion Subsidy Spree

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You can find everything on Amazon, except sales tax

 Subsidy deals normally involve reductions in a company’s tax bill, but Amazon recently abandoned a distribution center project in South Carolina because the state decided not to make it easier for the online retailer’s custo

Colorado Proposal Would “STIF” Taxpayers

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