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‘ODD’ VENEZUELA AIRPORTS’S TAX: PAY EVERYTIME YOU BREATHE!

Hello Enthusiasts TST!✨ Paying airport tax is always such a burden when deciding a trip with an airplane. The fee is so high with the loophole of not knowing where the money goes. But when it comes to airport taxes, The Simon Bolivar International Airport of Maiquetia in Caracas, Venezuela takes the cake. Back in […]

GABELLE :THE TAX BEHIND FRENCH REVOLUTION

Hello Enthusiasts TST!✨ Did you know French Revolution? French Revolution is happened in 1780-1799. Most people know the reason of French Revolution is financial crisis caused by luxury lifestyle of King Louis XVI and Maria Antoinette. However, less people know that the french tax (known as gabelle) was one of the reasons behind the French […]

THE ROAD FOR LIFETIME TAX AMNESTY IN MAURYAN EMPIRE

Hello Enthusiasts TST!✨ Have you ever wondered about getting a tax amnesty for the rest of your life? This was possible if you lived in the Mauryan Empire (321-185 B.C.). The Mauryan Empire held an annual competition each year for their citizens and the prize was lifetime tax amnesty instead of gold or any other […]

TAX REFUND FOR GLOBAL TOURIST IN SOUTH KOREA

Hello, EnthusiasTST! ✨ We are back with our newest #iTSThursday. Who doesn’t like shopping? If we go on vacation, one of the things that we must do is shop for local product. Good news for those who wants to go to South Korea is you can get tax refund when you are shopping for goods […]

NETFLIX AND SPOTIFY TAX

Hello, EnthusiasTST! ✨ We are back with our newest #iTSThursday. During COVID-19 pandemic, many people need some entertainment like Spotify and Netflix. Before this pandemic, the consumer of this applications are mostly from Gen Z, who knew to his applications earlier than other generation. Now, the consumer are increasing from any group. Indonesian government immediately […]

BAGEL TAX IN THE STATE

Hello EnthusiasTST!✨ If people have to choose foods that represents New York, it would be the pizza, pretzel, hot dogs, and bagel! Have you ever thought that eating a prepared bagel will get you an 8.875% sales tax? According to the New York state Department of Taxation and Finance, the sale of whole bagel isn’t […]

Tethered Hot Air Balloon Tax In Kansas

[iTSThursday] Hello Enthusiasts TST!✨ Kansas has one tax rule that is weird enough to make people shake their heads : tethered hot air balloon that is not travelling get taxed. The story behind this rule is the existence of Kansas’ tax rule that obligates every sale on amusement, recreation,and entertainment services are taxed. However in […]

U.S. ADJOURN TAX PAYMENTS BY 90 DAYS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Hello Enthusiasts TST!✨ We are back with iTSThursday.   The coronavirus is affecting 186 countries and territories around the world. Due to this outbreak, individuals and business are experiencing numerous cash-flow issues. Trump’s administration is implementing a postponement in the tax payment system regarding the plague.   Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin declared that the April […]

Sin Tax in Saudi Arabia

Sin Tax in Saudi Arabia   [iTSThursday #1]   Hello EnthusiasTST!✨   Did you know?   Saudi Arabia has implemented 100% tax on tobacco products and energy drinks that contain alcohol, also 50% tax on soft drinks since 2017. The idea of a “sin tax” was imposed in the region in order to take joint […]

The IRS Tapes: Willie Nelson’s Way To Pay Tax

[iTSThursday] Hello Enthusiasts TST!✨   Have you ever thought that music will eventually help you to pay tax? Willie Nelson, the country music legend, wasn’t just famous for his superb taste of music, but also his legendary tax troubles. Back in the ’90s, Nelson was hit with a staggering multi-million tax bill. Woefully, Nelson was […]