Archive for October, 2007

Ban on Internet Access Taxes

October 31, 2007

Ban on Internet Access Taxes

 

The House passed a bill extending the moratorium on Internet access taxes by seven years, putting the period on par with a recently passed Senate bill and sending the bill to President Bush for his signature.

 

The bill applies only to taxes on Internet access, not to purchases made over the Internet. Many States are pushing hard to enforce Sales and Use Tax laws against internet purchases. For example, New Jersey has attacked online purchasers of Cigarrettes from Indian Reservations with enormous tax bills.

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Housing Slump Continues

October 31, 2007


Housing Slump Continues!

 

At the current existing-home sales rate of 5.04 million units a year, it would take a full 10.5 months to sell the 4.4 million existing homes now on the market, according to data released by the National Association of Realtors on Oct. 24. The supply of existing single-family homes was at 10.2 months in September—the highest since February, 1988. Compare that with the height of the housing boom in January, 2005, when it reached a record low 3.6 months.

 

The housing decline in some former boom areas, such as the New Jersey shore is even more dramatic. Prices in some areas are declining rapidly with sales prices more than 1/3 off their peak.

Today’s 1/4 point drop in rates by the Federal Reserve Board should help stablize mortgage interest rates. This may slow the housing decline

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October 30, 2007

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October 30, 2007

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