Oklahoma – States’s Debtors’ Prisons Aren’t Just A Nuisance – They’re An Epidemic

The problem of debtors’ prisons in Oklahoma has slowly come out into the open in recent years. More and more criminal defendants have been unable to pay off the thousands of dollars in fines and fees piled on them by Continue reading Oklahoma – States’s Debtors’ Prisons Aren’t Just A Nuisance – They’re An Epidemic

Virginia – Governor Signs Law Slashing Sales Tax On Personal Hygiene Products

RICHMOND — The sales tax on tampons, diapers and other personal hygiene products will be reduced by more than half beginning Jan. 1, 2020. Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that he has signed SB 1715, sponsored by Sen. Jennifer Boysko, D-Fairfax, and HB Continue reading Virginia – Governor Signs Law Slashing Sales Tax On Personal Hygiene Products

IDAHO – House Panel Approves Legislation To Collect Sales Tax On Online Retail

BOISE — Legislation to require online retailers to collect a 6 percent sales tax is one step closer to becoming law after gaining approval from the House Revenue and Taxation Committee.  The bill, sponsored by Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, Continue reading IDAHO – House Panel Approves Legislation To Collect Sales Tax On Online Retail

NEVADA – ASUN Passed Feminine Hygiene Pilot Program Legislation

In November, about 465,311 Nevada residents voted to amend the Sales and Use Tax Act of 1955 to exempt tax on the sale and storage of feminine hygiene products. Nevada is the 10th state to eliminate this tax. The Associated Students of Continue reading NEVADA – ASUN Passed Feminine Hygiene Pilot Program Legislation

Texas – Comptroller Releases Update to Field Guide to the Taxes of Texas

To help Texans better understand Texas tax revenue, the Comptroller’s office has updated A Field Guide to the Taxes of Texas (PDF). The report provides a graphic-rich overview of major state and local taxes, including historical collections and estimates of future revenue growth. The value of Continue reading Texas – Comptroller Releases Update to Field Guide to the Taxes of Texas

South Carolina – Reagan Economic Policy Adviser Says SC Tax Code Holding Back Growth

A world renowned economic policy adviser who’s worked with President Ronald Reagan and former California Gov. Jerry Brown says South Carolina’s arcane tax code is stifling its growth. “You need to have a Ph.D in complication to figure out what’s Continue reading South Carolina – Reagan Economic Policy Adviser Says SC Tax Code Holding Back Growth