Kentucky – State Braces For New Sales Taxes On July 1

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by Adam Beam | Associated Press
June 27, 2018

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Starting Sunday, prices for things like car repairs, tanning bed visits, veterinary care and gym memberships will jump 6 percent because of a new law passed by Kentucky’s Republican-controlled legislature.

On the same day, nonprofits will have to add an extra 6 percent for admission to cultural and athletic events. That includes things like tickets to the state’s beloved University of Kentucky men’s basketball games, according to Richard Dobson, executive director of the state Office of Sales and Excise Taxes.

The change comes from a recent state Supreme Court ruling that says the Kentucky Constitution does not exempt nonprofits from state sales and use taxes.

“It’s the perfect storm,” Dobson said.

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