UK airport shops face boarding card revolt in tax row

Britain's government urged shops at airports to lower the prices of tax-free items Wednesday as a campaign for passengers to refuse to show their boarding cards over the issue gathered pace.

Japan's First Lady speaks out on sales tax, nuclear power

Japanese First Lady Akie Abe - often called the "domestic opposition" for her penchant to speak out - said on Thursday the country should consider cutting wasteful spending and boosting the economy before going ahead with a rise in the sales tax to 10 percent, as her husband wrestles with just that decision.

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Japan consumer inflation rises 3.2% on-year in April after tax hike

Japanese consumer inflation rose 3.2 percent year-on-year in April after the nation`s sales tax was hiked that month while household spending plunged, the government said Friday.

BJP to consider proposal of abolishing taxes

Nitin Gadkari said his party, if it comes to power, will consider a proposal of abolishing a host of taxes.

BJP favours abolition of income, sales, excise tax

BJP on Wednesday favoured abolition of income, sales and excise tax and the party may include it in its vision document to be unveiled ahead of General elections next year.

Sales tax official held for taking Rs 2 lakh bribe in MP

A senior sales tax official was caught while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs two lakh here, Lokayukta sources said on Sunday.

Firm owner, accountant held for sales tax fraud

A firm owner and his accountant have been booked by Thane Nagar police here for fabricating records and failure to pay Sales Tax to the tune of Rs 11 crores, police said on Thursday.

Cairn to pay sales tax only on crude sold in Raj: Centre

The Centre has told Rajasthan that only Central Sales Tax can be levied on crude oil sold from Cairn India`s fields in the state to refiners elsewhere.

SC asks BPCL to pay Rs 5 cr as pre-deposit in sales tax matter

The Supreme Court on Monday asked Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd to pay Rs 5 crore as pre-deposit to the Kerala commercial tax department towards sales tax.