Though profits remain up and the economy is strong, total corporate taxes are at the lowest levels seen in more than 50 years.POLITICO
A 1997 New Jersey law allows telcoms companies to stop paying taxes while continuing their access to municipal infrastructure (poles, land, lines, etc) if they serve fewer than 51% of the people in a city; in 2008, Verizon started to claim this exemption, by 2015, it was paying no municipal taxes to 150 of New Jersey's 565 cities. Verizon fraudulently claimed this exemption -- in some of the cities where it was claiming to provide dial-tone to less than 51% of the residents, it was actually...Boing Boing
Proposed law targets Verizon, which didn't pay tax levied by New Jersey towns.arstechnica.com
A judge’s ruling that the city's Open Meetings Law was violated means that the gas plant which Entergy hired actors to fake support for must now be reconsidered.pv magazine USA
A next-generation drone being developed by several European nations must be price competitive or the project designed to project European unity and strength in an increasingly uncertain world will flounder, France's defense minister warned on Monday.U.S.
Charitable giving by individuals America fell 1.1% to $292 billion in 2018 from 2017, according to Giving USA. Because giving by foundations and companies increased, total giving in the U.S. increased slightly, by 0.1%, to $428 billion.CNBC
HMRC will only take ‘light touch’ approach to penalties when businesses show they are doing their best to complyThe Independent