Texas – Senate Bill 228 Proposes Sales Tax Free Gun Sales in August

Salt Report 3625 – On April 30, 2015, The Texas Senate Finance Committee voted 12 to 1 to approve SB 228 which proposes a sales tax holiday for firearms and hunting supplies beginning on the last full weekend in August.  The Continue reading Texas – Senate Bill 228 Proposes Sales Tax Free Gun Sales in August

Pennsylvania – A Commentary on Sales Tax Rules in PA

Salt Report 3624 – Christine Young, Consumer Watchdog, makes some interesting observations about the Pennsylvania sales and use tax rules as they relate to various consumer products and coupons.  Sometimes retailers don’t follow the rules and are resistant to the technical Continue reading Pennsylvania – A Commentary on Sales Tax Rules in PA

California – Time to Abolish California Income Tax?

Salt Report 3623 – In the attached article below, Board Member George Runner comments on the potential of dropping the California income tax in favor of an expanded sales tax. Further Information: Is it time to abolish California’s income tax? by Continue reading California – Time to Abolish California Income Tax?

California – Governor Brown Declares May 2015 as Small Business Month

Salt Report 3622 – On May 1, 2015 Governor Brown signed a proclamation declaring May 2015 as Small Business Month.   Last month Jesse Torres was appointed as the small business advocate in the Go-Biz office. Further Information: Executive Department Proclamation May Continue reading California – Governor Brown Declares May 2015 as Small Business Month

Indiana – Gasoline Use Tax Rate for May 2015 Released

Salt Report 3621 – The Indiana Department of Revenue has released its calculation for the Gasoline Use Tax Rate for the period from May 1, 2015 through May 31, 2015.  The rate is thirteen and one-tenths cents ($0.131) per gallon. The Continue reading Indiana – Gasoline Use Tax Rate for May 2015 Released