\ˈsālz \

Definition of sales 

: of, relating to, or used in selling

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Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance The company will open a sales office in Japan in May, Liang Chengdu, dean of CATL Research Institute, said last week in Tokyo., "Chinese EV Battery Giant Zeroes In on Its First Europe Plant," 6 Mar. 2018 No, not the 5-4 ruling allowing states to require sales tax collection from e-commerce sites in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "The Supreme Court's Mobile Privacy Stand Should Prompt Further Changes," 25 June 2018 Keith Cyphers — whose sales office is across the hall from the Gazette’s — recalled the Thursday shooting scene. Washington Post, "Capital Gazette shooting suspect charged with five counts of murder," 29 June 2018 The decision, in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc., was a victory for brick-and-mortar businesses that have long complained they are put at a disadvantage by having to charge sales taxes while many online competitors do not. Adam Liptak, New York Times, "Supreme Court Widens Reach of Sales Tax for Online Retailers," 21 June 2018 Plans are in the early stages, but broad outlines of the idea would have Kansas City voters in November deciding whether to increase sales taxes by ⅜-ths of a cent, enough to generate $30 million a year. Steve Vockrodt, Mara Rose Williams And Katy Bergen, kansascity, "Sly James, Chamber want sales tax hike to expand pre-K in KCMO, but questions remain," 11 June 2018 The Facts Founded in 1994, Amazon did not begin to charge sales taxes to its customers until around 2011, in a few states. Salvador Rizzo,, "Trump's faulty claims about Amazon's cost to taxpayers," 30 Mar. 2018 Earlier this year, the Kansas City Council passed an ordinance to waive sales taxes on construction materials for apartment projects that agree to make at least 15 percent of units affordable for low-income residents. Lynn Horsley, kansascity, "JoCo agency gave low-income residents a lifeline. Now it's shutting down," 1 July 2018 His business will have to levy sales tax on labor under the new regulations. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "Get used to paying more for services (auto repair, gyms) under new tax," 29 June 2018

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1840, in the meaning defined above

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