Louisiana – Terrebonne Parish Sales Tax Increase

Salt Report 3600 – The recent levy of an additional one-half percent (.5%) sales and use tax by the Terrebonne Parish School Board used for paying salaries and benefits for personnel employed by the Terrebonne Parish School Board will increase Continue reading Louisiana – Terrebonne Parish Sales Tax Increase

Utah – Botanical, Cultural, Recreational and Zoological Tax

Salt Report 3599 – Effective April 1, 2015, Clearfield (Davis County) and American Fork (Utah County) will impose the botanical, cultural, recreational and zoological tax at .1 percent. The new combined sales tax rate in Clearfield will be 6.60 percent. Continue reading Utah – Botanical, Cultural, Recreational and Zoological Tax

Connecticut – Proposes Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Diapers (HB 6595)

Salt Report 3598 – The Connecticut Department of Revenue is considering making baby diapers exempt from sales and use tax.  Adult diapers are already classified as exempt in the state.  Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Continue reading Connecticut – Proposes Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Diapers (HB 6595)

Idaho – Online Sales and Use Tax Hike: Bill Introduced To Join Streamline Sales Tax Governing Board

Salt Report 3597 – Rep. Lance Clow (Idaho State Representative 24A) has introduced H0283 Statement Of Purpose RS23681 in the House Revenue and Taxation Committee looking to add Idaho to a “national working group tasked with helping states prepare for Continue reading Idaho – Online Sales and Use Tax Hike: Bill Introduced To Join Streamline Sales Tax Governing Board

California – AB 405 Interest Equalization Act (Overpayment and Underpayment)

Salt Report 3596 – Currently, 22 states pay a lower percentage of interest to taxpayers who overpay and are due refunds than they pay to taxpayers who underpay and are assessed.  This bill is attempting to establish one interest rate Continue reading California – AB 405 Interest Equalization Act (Overpayment and Underpayment)

Virginia – Second Quarter Interest Rates

Salt Report 3595 – According to a tax bulletin posted on March, 17th 2015, Virginia’s interest rates will remain the same for the second quarter of 2015. Pursuant to Virginia Code Section 58.1-15 the interest rate for both assessments and Continue reading Virginia – Second Quarter Interest Rates

Colorado – Tax Scam Preventative Measures

Salt Report 3594 – The Colorado Department of Revenue has identified an increase in potentially fraudulent activity on individual income tax returns. CDOR is closely monitoring income tax filings and diligently working with other states and industry members to ensure Continue reading Colorado – Tax Scam Preventative Measures

Washington – Seattle Tax Workshop

Salt Report 3593 – The Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners in Seattle on April 1, 2015. Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales Continue reading Washington – Seattle Tax Workshop

California – Tax Related Phone Scams

Salt Report 3592 – The California BOE has received multiple reports from taxpayers that received phone calls from someone impersonating a local police officer who demanded immediate payment for a tax liability and threatened arrest. The callers spoof police department Continue reading California – Tax Related Phone Scams

Minnesota – Sales Tax Classes Schedule Posted

Salt Report 3591 – The Minnesota Department of Revenue offers various Sales and Use Tax classes designed for business owners, bookkeepers, purchasing agents, and accountants who want knowledge of the law and how to meet their tax obligations. The Minnesota DOR Continue reading Minnesota – Sales Tax Classes Schedule Posted