Hundreds of localities and one state made 335 changes in their standard sales tax rate in the first half of 2019, a 5 percent increase from the same period last year, according to a new report.
The report, from the tax technology provider Vertex, pointed out there have been 6,230 new and changed standard sales and use tax rates over the past 10 years. However, there was only change in a state sales tax rate this year. Starting April 1, Utah increased its rate from 4.700 percent to 4.850 percent.
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BY MICHAEL COHN
AUGUST 6, 2019