California – Vote to Legalize Marijuana on November Ballot

SALT Report 3827 – Sales of both recreational pot and medical marijuana initially would be subject to a 15 percent excise tax. Cities and counties would retain the right to prohibit pot-related businesses and to impose their own fees and Continue reading California – Vote to Legalize Marijuana on November Ballot

New Jersey – Proposed Sales Tax Increase for Transportation Trust Fund

SALT Report 3826 – Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic legislative leaders Monday were negotiating over a bipartisan plan that would reduce New Jersey’s 7 percent sales tax to 6 percent by 2018 as the state raises the gas tax to rescue Continue reading New Jersey – Proposed Sales Tax Increase for Transportation Trust Fund

Multi-State – How Credit Cards Changed Our Relationship with Money

www.bbc.co.uk by Simon Reed “Fifty years ago this week Barclaycard issued the first credit cards in the UK. Half a century on, consumers are used to a range of convenient ways to pay, but back in 1966 there was a Continue reading Multi-State – How Credit Cards Changed Our Relationship with Money

California – TRaCE Task Force Seizes Illegal Pharmaceuticals and Counterfeit Clothing

SALT Report 3825 – The California Attorney General’s Tax Recovery and Criminal Enforcement (TRaCE) Task Force served seven search warrants in the capital region turning up hundreds of boxes of foreign pharmaceuticals and thousands of articles of suspected counterfeit clothing. Continue reading California – TRaCE Task Force Seizes Illegal Pharmaceuticals and Counterfeit Clothing

South Dakota – Possible Online Sales Tax

SALT Report 3823 – Many states have laws that require online retailers to collect sales taxes if they have a store, warehouse or subsidiary in-state, or if they contract with a local business to advertise their products. The laws conform Continue reading South Dakota – Possible Online Sales Tax

North Carolina – Senate to Vote on Increasing Sales Tax Collections

SALT Report 3822 – Just months after adding sales tax to car repairs and other services, the North Carolina state Senate wants to again change what services are taxed – a move that’s expected to add up to $80 million Continue reading North Carolina – Senate to Vote on Increasing Sales Tax Collections

Arkansas – State Supreme Court Pulls the Plug on Manufacturing Exemption for Water Treatment Plant

SALT Report 3821 – On May 19, 2016, the Arkansas State Supreme Court ruled against allowing a manufacturing exemption for equipment purchased in the expansion of a water treatment facility. The captivating and descriptive introduction follows: “The Illinois Bayou begins Continue reading Arkansas – State Supreme Court Pulls the Plug on Manufacturing Exemption for Water Treatment Plant

South Dakota – Sales and Use Tax Rate Increase from 4% to 4.5% June 1, 2016

SALT Report 3820 – The South Dakota state sales and use tax rate will increase from 4 percent to 4.5 percent on June 1, 2016. The new state sales and use tax rate applies to sales and rentals of tangible Continue reading South Dakota – Sales and Use Tax Rate Increase from 4% to 4.5% June 1, 2016

Tennessee –Sales and Use Tax Holiday Friday July 29, 2016 through Sunday July 31, 2016

SALT Report 3819 – The state of Tennessee’s annual sales tax holiday is held every year, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on the last Friday in July and ending at 11:59 p.m. the following Sunday night. During this weekend, certain goods Continue reading Tennessee –Sales and Use Tax Holiday Friday July 29, 2016 through Sunday July 31, 2016