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How to construct a database with the underlying real estate data displayed by Redfin, Zillow, or Trulia?

I don't know specifics on how Zillow, etc acquired their data - other than assuming they (or 3rd party) obtains the data on a per county basis. As cities/counties open up open data portals, this data ...
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Can state, county or city sales tax records be retrieved in the U.S. under FOIA?

Sales tax records for an individual business are probably protected (or exempted) by FOIA authorizing legislation as competitive business records. With that information, a competitor could determine ...
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Sales Tax Data for NYC

I have not come across this data for NYC (though would also be really interested in it if the data existed publicly somewhere!), but know that you can get sales tax receipts for a few categories for ...
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IRS Codes in machine readable format

It's difficult to know when to use the Stack Exchange "answer" field for an inconclusive answer, but after a review of the IRS's website, I don't see much sign of this, particularly for the 1f code on ...
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Taxation systems across countries

This EU documentation shows various Value Added Tax rates for countries in Europe: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/resources/documents/taxation/vat/how_vat_works/rates/vat_rates_en.pdf
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What would be the cleanest / easiest method of collecting rental property data?

HUD offers a lot of rent related information (by County). For example, the 50th percentile estimates contain the medium rent per studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms per county. http://www.huduser.org/portal/...
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Looking for California sales tax data by zip

Avalara (at this time) offers a free download by state which includes zip codes and a breakdown of the tax amounts. https://www.avalara.com/taxrates/en/download-tax-tables.html
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State and Average Local Sales Tax Rates 2000-2010

This data is actually very challenging to get, as there is no federal regulation requiring the reporting or mandating the collection of state and local sales tax rates. A company that does business ...
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Sales Tax Data for NYC

This question is one year old, but still: https://www.census.gov/govs/statetax/historical_data.html isn't this what you need?
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What is up with the "no adjusted gross income" data in the IRS SOI?

I emailed the people at the IRS SOI. Here is their response: The reason returns that have no AGI but show a high average tax amount is due almost entirely to the Alternative Minimum Tax. Returns ...
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Can state, county or city sales tax records be retrieved in the U.S. under FOIA?

All public records are covered by FOIA, except for those exempt by stipulation, which in my experience varies for each organization. These could be exempt in your locality, but I highly doubt it. I'...
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Are zip-code-level IRS income tax data available for every year, in machine-readable fomat?

According to @MichaelA (in the comments), zip code level IRS income machine-readable income data is not available for every year, and the IRS has no plans to do so/isn't very receptive to the idea ...
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What would be the cleanest / easiest method of collecting rental property data?

Zillow has data on bedrooms, square footage and property tax estimates. I think rent is too malleable for you to easily track it on the basis of individual addresses, but you could estimate it based ...
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VAT Rates of EU or better all Countries

You can find this information in the OECD Tax Database. The rates are provided in an Excel sheet. Unfortunately the table is confined to 33 OECD member states, among which 21 are also member of the ...
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