California – Bill to Make Diapers Exempt from Sales Tax

Salt Report 3573 – A new California bill is receiving bipartisan support from eight California lawmakers. This bill would exempt from those taxes the gross receipts from the sale in this state of, and the storage, use, or other consumption Continue reading California – Bill to Make Diapers Exempt from Sales Tax

Michigan – Final Wording Decided for Proposed Sales Tax Bill

Salt Report 3572 – On February 26, 2015, the Michigan State Board of Canvassers approved the wording for a proposal to be voted on in May. The proposal would amend the state constitution to eliminate sales and use taxes on Continue reading Michigan – Final Wording Decided for Proposed Sales Tax Bill

South Carolina – Local Tax Rate Changes for Certain Counties in 2015

Salt Report 3571 – Effective March 1, 2015, Aiken, Anderson and Cherokee Counties will impose a new 1% Education Capital Improvement Tax. (Cherokee County’s 1% School District Tax will end after February 28, 2015 and its 1% Education Capital Improvement Continue reading South Carolina – Local Tax Rate Changes for Certain Counties in 2015

North Carolina – Additional 0.25% Local Sales and Use Tax in Select Counties

Salt Report 3570 – Anson County and Ashe County have agreed to increase their local rates of sales and use tax by 0.25%. Effective April 1, 2015, the local rate of sales and use tax in Anson and Ashe Counties Continue reading North Carolina – Additional 0.25% Local Sales and Use Tax in Select Counties

California – State Gas Tax Cut, Effective July 2015

Salt Report 3569 – California’s tax board on February 24, 2015 approved a 6-cent cut in the state gas tax due to lower gas prices. The California State Board of Equalization voted unanimously to cut the state gasoline tax from Continue reading California – State Gas Tax Cut, Effective July 2015

Florida – Motor Vehicle Sales Tax Rates by State as of December 31, 2014 and Tax Credit Application

Salt Report 3568 – The Florida Department of Revenue Tax Information Publication (TIP) 15A01-01 Motor Vehicle Sales Tax Rates by State as of December 31, 2014 and Tax Credit Application, dated 02/06/15, has been posted to the DOR website. Further Continue reading Florida – Motor Vehicle Sales Tax Rates by State as of December 31, 2014 and Tax Credit Application

Alabama – Severe Weather Sales Tax Holiday

Salt Report 3567– Beginning at 12:01 a.m. (CST) on Friday February 20, 2015, and ending at twelve midnight on Sunday February 22, 2015, Alabama will hold its fourth annual sales tax holiday giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain severe-weather preparedness Continue reading Alabama – Severe Weather Sales Tax Holiday

Washington – New Legislation Regarding E-Commerce Sales Tax

Salt Report 3566 –According to new legislation proposed to the Washington Senate on January 23 2015, remote sellers with nexus in Washington will be obligated to collect retail sales tax as defined within the bill. Further Information: Senate Bill 5541

Hawaii – New Legislation Proposes Conforming to the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement

Salt Report 3565 – On January 23, 2015, new legislation was introduced to Hawaii’s Senate with the intention of implementing changes to Hawaii’s tax law that will allow Hawaii to participate in the national streamlined sales and use tax agreement. Continue reading Hawaii – New Legislation Proposes Conforming to the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement

Colorado – Potential Telephone and Email Scams Regarding State Taxes

Salt Report 3564 -The Colorado Department of Revenue would like to alert taxpayers of a possible telephone scam from a party fraudulently representing themselves as the Colorado Department of Revenue. The caller may identify themselves as “State Tax Investigation Department.” Continue reading Colorado – Potential Telephone and Email Scams Regarding State Taxes