State House approves LaFontaine legislation to establish sales tax on the difference

first_img Categories: News Residents purchasing a new or used car or boat could be paying less in taxes soon, thanks to legislation authored by state Rep. Andrea LaFontaine. The state House today approved a bill she authored to ease the taxation burden on vehicle and watercraft purchases for those who trade in their current model when purchasing.House Bill 4234, LaFontaine’s “sales tax on the difference” bill, would change Michigan’s tax code to mirror policies in other states that tax the purchase of a new vehicle minus the value of the trade-in, or “on the difference.”“This is another way to reduce the tax burden on Michigan families and for them to keep more of their hard-earned money,” said LaFontaine, R-Columbus Township. “Michigan should mirror the policies of other states and stop taxing the difference so that we are not at a competitive disadvantage.”“The Great Lakes state, of all states, should provide a fair system of taxation for boat purchases.”Michigan, the auto capitol of the world, is one of only six states that currently taxes the difference.  HB 4234 phases in the tax cut over a period of six years, so that the state is able to implement it in a way that is fiscally sound.  Next year’s budget has money specifically set aside for tax relief to individuals.The bill garnered bipartisan support in the House with a vote of 100 to 7, and now goes to the Senate for further consideration.### 06Jun State House approves LaFontaine legislation to establish ‘sales tax on the difference’ for Michigan taxpayerslast_img read more

Netflix has localised its service in Israel intro

first_imgNetflix has localised its service in Israel, introducing local language versioning and billing in local currency, as will as offering Israeli TV shows.Netflix Israel will now be available at ILS29.90 (€7.18) a month. The service is also available via Partner TV, the TV service recently launched by mobile operator Partner Communications.According to Netflix, over 75% of its content in Israel is dubbed or subtitled in Hebrew. Israeli shows on the service include Fauda, Bnei Aruba (Hostages) and Srugim (Devout).Partner Communications has signed a deal with the subscription video-on-demand outfit to make its service available via Partner TV set-tops with a dedicated button on the service’s remote control.Partner plans to run a consumer promotion later this year and will allow its customers to sign up for Netflix via their Partner TV bill.In addition to Partner’s boxes, Netflix is available in Israel via Blu-ray palyers, PCs, game consoles, home theatre systems, smart TVs, Apple TV, and iOS and Android phones and tablets.“We are delighted to offer a more local Netflix experience in Hebrew where members can enjoy a variety of TV shows and movies – everything from globally popular Netflix original series to anime, kids content to stand-up comedies,” said Jonathan Friedland, chief communication officer at Netflix.“Israel knows great entertainment and now it’s even easier to watch the world’s favourite shows on Netflix anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected device and at the same time as the rest of the world, with all episodes available to watch at once.”last_img read more