Sales Tax

New York Times  Apr 1  Comment 
The first sales tax jump since 1997 has Japan’s businesses, politicians and consumers worried.     
The Hindu Business Line  Apr 1  Comment 
Japan Today  Mar 31  Comment 
The price of everything from beer and sushi to cars and dishwashers increased across Japan Tuesday as shoppers were greeted by the first sales tax rise in 17 years, which has prompted fears of a drop in consumer spending. The government is...
Japan Today  Mar 30  Comment 
Japan is bracing for its first sales tax rise in years, with last minute shoppers buying up a host of goods from gold to ice cream, as the government tries to tackle its crushing national debt. Millions of shoppers are making a mad dash to...
Japan Today  Mar 27  Comment 
Tokyo resident Reiko Oguma is splashing out the yen in a last-minute buying spree as she and millions of Japanese shoppers brace for the country's first sales tax hike since the late 1990s. Oguma, a 40-something housewife, reckoned there was no...
Forbes  Mar 18  Comment 
Ten months ago the Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation aimed at sorting out the mess over online sales taxes, which consumers owe but states rarely collect. Now, House GOP leaders are floating what they call a compromise:  Set national rules...
FX Street  Mar 11  Comment 
Asian Market Update: BOJ defers on further easing ahead of sales tax increase, raises assessment on... For more information, read our latest forex news and reports.
Japan Today  Mar 10  Comment 
Japan's economy grew at a slower pace than initially thought in the last quarter of 2013, revised data showed Monday, underscoring concerns about the pace of recovery under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's policy blitz. The fresh figures will turn...

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