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Europe · Madrid

Shakira loses appeal to avoid trial in Spanish tax fraud case

36% Left coverage: 22 sources
Prosecutors claim the "Hips Don't Lie" singer failed to pay up to 14.5 million euros in tax. They argue Shakira was living in the Spanish northern region of Catalonia during those years. Her representatives have said she moved to Spain only in 2015 where she has met all her tax obligations.See the Story

Okanagan mayor wants boat luxury tax reconsidered

The federal levy applies to vessels valued at more than $250,000. The mayor of Spallumcheen, which is located about an hour-and-a-half southeast of Kamloops, penned a letter to the Thompson-Nicola Regional District on the matter. Mayor Christine Fraser is calling for the federal tax, which also applies to vehicles and aircraft, to be reconsidered.See the Story
Europe · London

Rishi Sunak announces £5bn windfall tax on energy firms

45% Left coverage: 20 sources
Rishi Sunak has finally unveiled a multi-billion pound windfall tax on oil and gas industry profits to help deal with the cost of living crisis. The measures will raise around £5 billion in revenue over the next year, the Chancellor said. It comes into effect today, and will be legislated for via a standalone Bill to be introduced shortly.See the Story

BBC To Axe 1,000 Jobs In Digital Transformation

Coverage: 2 sources
The BBC is to axe 1,000 jobs and scrap some broadcast channels in traditional form. The network will create a single 24-hour television news channel serving the UK and abroad. Director-General Tim Davie hailed a fresh, new, global digital media organisation which has never been seen before.See the Story

UK levies 25% tax on oil and gas companies 2.4 trillion yen in consumer support

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
[London = Satake Minoru] The British government announced on the 26th that it will contribute 15 billion pounds (about 2.4 trillion yen) to support consumers facing rising energy prices. To secure financial resources, the profits of oil and gas companies will be taxed 25% for a limited time. The government was backward in taxation, but it changed its policy in consideration of inflation, etc.See the Story

Michigan Senate passes bill that would suspend gas tax for the summer

Coverage: 2 sources
Michigan Senate passes bill to temporarily suspend sales and use taxes on gas. The pause would begin on June 15, 2022, and would remain in place until September 15. The bills received bipartisan support in the Senate. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is "encouraged" by the Senate package, spokesman says.See the Story
Taxes · Ocean

Sunak U-turns on ‘energy profits levy’ in £15bn cost of living package

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Chancellor’s measures, including tax on oil and gas companies, criticised as too late and a ‘drop in the ocean’See the Story

Government analysis of facial recognition tech must extend beyond privacy

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
A key question for agencies and policymakers when it comes to verifying identities for tax and benefits services is…what technology alternatives exist to not only protect citizens but also combat the benefits and refund fraud that has exploded during the pandemic?See the Story
Software · Bakersfield

Grand Jury: Raise sales tax to update KCSO software, fill vacant positions

Kern County Grand Jury says sheriff's officials should recommend a 1 percent sales tax increase. Report also says agency is in need of updated software and its website must be overhauled. Staffing does not represent the community's diversity, report says. Black personnel represent 2.2 percent of the total workforce.See the Story

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