This holiday season is the last for Tennessee residents to buy items on Amazon without having to pay state and local sales taxes. Bill Fox, a UT economist and widely recognized expert on e-commerce’s impact on sales taxes, was featured in the Chattanooga Times Free Press where he said said the new tax law “doesn’t solve the broader issue of the inability to collect tax on remote commerce.”
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Overall enrollee satisfaction with the TennCare program is at its highest level, according to a UT report released today. Ninety-five percent of TennCare recipients surveyed expressed satisfaction with the care they received, the highest level since the program’s inception. This finding is included in “The Impact of TennCare: A Survey of Recipients 2013,” prepared by UT’s Center for Business and Economic Research.
The Washington Post highlighted the research of Bill Fox and the Center for Business and Economic Research that shows how a small-business exemption could undermine online sales tax legislation. The research suggests that a small-business safeguard could actually undermine some of the original intent of the legislation.
Bill Fox, director of the UT Center for Business and Economic Research, spoke with CardHub about sales tax holidays in states and whether they’re effective. Fox noted that the holidays tend to be more beneficial to businesses than to consumers. Businesses often see more traffic in their stores and may even raise their prices a
The term “fiscal cliff” is becoming part of our vocabulary. However, whether or not we go over it, East Tennessee could see an impact. Bill Fox, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, gave five reasons why East Tennesseans should care about whether or not lawmakers cannot agree to help solve a $1.1
Tennessee has seen an 11.5 percent overall growth in population since 2000. The older population in the state also has increased 21.3 percent since then, outpacing the nation. These and other demographic trends can be examined through several free resources being offered to the media and interested residents by the State Data Center, based at UT.
Despite having the third-fastest growing Hispanic population in the country, the size of Tennessee’s Latino population is still smaller than the national average. That’s according to a study recently released by UT’s Center for Business and Economic Research. The report examines the impact of Hispanic population growth on the state’s economy, labor force, education system, and social services sector.
The Wall Street Journal featured UT economics professor Bill Fox in this story about state and local fiscal burdens and their strain on economic recovery. Fox noted a political pitfall: Taxpayers may say they want fiscal prudence but it still is hard for some to accept that their tax money is being redirected to a bank
Five finalists for the new dean of the College of Business Administration have been announced. Three will visit campus next week and will lead open forums for the campus community.
The number of uninsured children in Tennessee has declined compared to last year, while the number of adults without insurance has remained the same, according to a study released today by UT Knoxville’s Center for Business and Economic Research. Increased enrollment in TennCare, the state’s medical assistance program for those with low income, and CoverKids, a program for children eighteen and younger, are possible reasons for this decrease, according to the study.