TENNESSEE – Rule 129 Leveling The Playing Field

Rule 129 simply ensures that all out-of-state retailers who make sales in Tennessee, above the $500,000 threshold, properly collect and remit state and local sales and use tax due under current law. Enabling it, the report states, would level the Continue reading TENNESSEE – Rule 129 Leveling The Playing Field

TEXAS – Asking Texas Voters To Swap Higher Sales Taxes For Property Tax Cuts

Texas voters told candidates they want property tax relief, and it’s remarkably expensive. That’s why state lawmakers are talking about higher sales taxes. In the rush of legislation filed before last week’s deadline, you wouldn’t be the only person who Continue reading TEXAS – Asking Texas Voters To Swap Higher Sales Taxes For Property Tax Cuts

Missouri – Legislators Eyeing Tax On Internet Purchases

Local businesses would undoubtedly bring in more money if they didn’t have to pay taxes, but legally they can’t do that. However, sometimes those local businesses are competing against big online retailers who do get that advantage. If the ground Continue reading Missouri – Legislators Eyeing Tax On Internet Purchases

Indiana – State To Collect Sales Tax On Short-Term Rentals

JEFFERSONVILLE – Ruth Floyd uses the income she earns from Airbnb to fund improvements to her circa-1880s home in downtown New Albany. A retiree and “not quite a spring chicken anymore,” Floyd also is an unofficial ambassador of sorts for Continue reading Indiana – State To Collect Sales Tax On Short-Term Rentals

IllINOIS – Cities Want In On Tax Revenue From Online Sales

A U.S. Supreme Court decision last year allows states to collect sales taxes from online retailers, even if they don’t have a physical presence in the state. Now, Illinois cities and counties want in on that action, too. “We just Continue reading IllINOIS – Cities Want In On Tax Revenue From Online Sales

IDAHO – Bill Would Tax Vape Sales Statewide

A bill has been introduced at the Statehouse that would put a 15% retail tax on vape sales in Idaho. Boise Democratic Rep. John Gannon is sponsoring the bill. Rep. Greg Chaney is the co-sponsor. The House Revenue and Taxation Continue reading IDAHO – Bill Would Tax Vape Sales Statewide

New York- Online Shoppers Will Soon Have to Pay Sales Tax in New York

A resolution included in this year’s state budget calls for the so-called marketplace provider tax, which takes effect in June. All online retailers will be required to collect sales taxes when customers in the Empire State make purchases – preventing Continue reading New York- Online Shoppers Will Soon Have to Pay Sales Tax in New York

VIRGINIA – Northam Signs Bills Cutting ‘Tampon Tax’

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 (D) announced Wednesday that he signed SB 1715, sponsored by Sen. Jennifer Boysko, (D-86th), and Continue reading VIRGINIA – Northam Signs Bills Cutting ‘Tampon Tax’