Illinois – Chicago Collects $2 Million ‘Netflix Tax” To Bolster City Coffers, Other Cities And States Could Follow

The city of Chicago has become a pioneer in collecting tax revenue from digital entertainment like streaming videos and gaming. The “Netflix tax,” as it is called, is a 9 percent sales levy on streaming entertainment that has already brought Continue reading Illinois – Chicago Collects $2 Million ‘Netflix Tax” To Bolster City Coffers, Other Cities And States Could Follow

Multi-State – B&H Covers Sales Tax With New Credit Card

Dive Brief: Photo, audio and video store B&H last week launched a new credit card that covers the sales tax customers would otherwise need to pay for their orders, according to its website.  The store will charge the full purchase amount plus Continue reading Multi-State – B&H Covers Sales Tax With New Credit Card

Multi-State – Navigating State Sales Tax

Growing security businesses that venture beyond their state borders are faced with complicated rules for charging taxes on goods and services Ever since the Supreme Court ruled that physical presence in a state is no longer the sole requisite for Continue reading Multi-State – Navigating State Sales Tax

Illinois – Chicago Becomes 1st City To Collect ‘Netflix Tax’

Four years ago, Chicago imposed a 9% tax on streaming entertainment services, leading to a flurry of lawsuits. Now, the city has collected $2 million in sales tax from Sony and two online ticketing services, making it the first major Continue reading Illinois – Chicago Becomes 1st City To Collect ‘Netflix Tax’

Florida – Sales Taxes By County Vary, Here’s Where Central Florida Counties Stand

Osceola County on tap to reach highest sales tax in state Florida sales tax helps pay for schools, roads and fire and police departments but each county can add an additional sales tax to help pay for needs of individual Continue reading Florida – Sales Taxes By County Vary, Here’s Where Central Florida Counties Stand

Florida – Hurricane, School Supplies Tax Holidays Signed Into Law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida’s annual sales tax holidays for hurricane and back-to-school supplies are officially a go. Hurricane Supplies Sales Tax Holiday runs May 31 through June 6 RELATED: PRINTABLE Hurricane Supplies Checklist  School Supplies Holiday runs August 2 through August 6 Continue reading Florida – Hurricane, School Supplies Tax Holidays Signed Into Law

Pennsylvania – Sugary Drink Sales Plummet In Philadelphia After Soda Tax

Sales dropped by half in first year (CNN) – Implementing a sales tax may help get Americans to stop drinking sugary drinks, if a new study about Philadelphia soda consumption is any indication. In 2017, Philadelphia became the second US Continue reading Pennsylvania – Sugary Drink Sales Plummet In Philadelphia After Soda Tax

Texas – Sales Tax Holidays For Water-Efficient, Energy Star Products Set For May 25-27, 2019

Texas families and businesses can save on the purchase of certain water and energy-efficient products during the state’s Water-Efficient Products and Energy Star sales tax holidays. Both take place Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27. The Texas Comptroller’s office Continue reading Texas – Sales Tax Holidays For Water-Efficient, Energy Star Products Set For May 25-27, 2019

Florida – Early Voting In Osceola Sales Tax Referendum Starts Monday

KISSIMMEEE, Fla. — Osceola County will open early voting locations Monday for a countywide referendum to raise the sales tax to help with growth needs. The referendum would raise the sales tax from 7.5 percent to 8.5 percent for three decades. Continue reading Florida – Early Voting In Osceola Sales Tax Referendum Starts Monday

Louisiana – Sales Tax Phase-Out Bill Edges Forward in Louisiana House

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A proposal to phase out the centerpiece of a seven-year tax deal enacted last year to stabilize Louisiana‘s budget started moving Monday in the House, over the objections of Gov. John Bel Edwards. The House Ways Continue reading Louisiana – Sales Tax Phase-Out Bill Edges Forward in Louisiana House