California- Letter: No to Oxnard sales tax increase

The city of Oxnard is prepared to place a 1.5 cent sales tax increase on the November ballot. The city claims this is necessary since the coronavirus pandemic has severely hampered city revenues. In recent negotiations with the city’s unions, the Continue reading California- Letter: No to Oxnard sales tax increase

California – Crescent City, Del Norte County approve sending sales tax measures to voters in November

Crescent City and Del Norte County are both moving forward with plans to place proposed sales tax increases on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.  On Wednesday, the Crescent City Council voted unanimously to have staff develop language for a one Continue reading California – Crescent City, Del Norte County approve sending sales tax measures to voters in November

New York- COVID-19 Leads to Sharp Drop in Sales Tax Revenue

Among the budget pressures facing local governments is a sharp drop in sales tax revenue related to the coronavirus pandemic. New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said that sales tax revenue for local governments fell by more than 32% in Continue reading New York- COVID-19 Leads to Sharp Drop in Sales Tax Revenue

Wyoming – Cheyenne Budget Passed, Not Necessarily Done Yet

On Monday, City of Cheyenne officials passed a $50.5 million budget for fiscal year 2021. The budget includes spending and staff reductions amounting to, in part, the loss of the equivalent of 43 full-time jobs with the city. In a Continue reading Wyoming – Cheyenne Budget Passed, Not Necessarily Done Yet

Multistate – Last-minute tax filers could receive surprise IRS bonus

Some Americans may still be waiting to receive their 2019 tax refunds from the IRS – or still waiting to file altogether – and that could mean their checks might be a little bit larger upon receipt. The tax agency announced this week that it Continue reading Multistate – Last-minute tax filers could receive surprise IRS bonus

Washington – Land Development And Management Services Are Exempt From Sales Tax Effective June 11, 2020

Effective June 11, 2020, House Bill 2229 amends RCW 82.04.051 regarding the taxation of land development and management. This legislation: Ÿ Defines land development or management (see below). Ÿ Excludes land development or management activities from services rendered in respect Continue reading Washington – Land Development And Management Services Are Exempt From Sales Tax Effective June 11, 2020

Washington – Batteries For Electric Vessels Are Exempt Effective July 1, 2020

Effective July 1, 2020, Substitute House Bill 2486 amends RCW 82.08.966 to include a sales and use tax exemption for electric vessel marine propulsion systems that use marine batteries and shoreside battery infrastructure. Effective July 1, 2020 through July 1, Continue reading Washington – Batteries For Electric Vessels Are Exempt Effective July 1, 2020

Iowa – Iowa Legislature’s 2020 Sales and Use Tax Changes

The Iowa Legislature passed a bill last week enacting several changes to Iowa tax laws. This bill makes changes made to Iowa’s Sales and Use Tax laws. These changes will be implemented when Governor Reynolds signs the bill. She has Continue reading Iowa – Iowa Legislature’s 2020 Sales and Use Tax Changes

Virginia – New Laws in Virginia including Taxes on Cigarettes, Retail Sales Effective July 1

RICHMOND, Va. (WSET) — Virginia Tax says that a number of new state and local tax laws go into effect starting July 1. Here are some of the coming changes: – Cigarette and Tobacco Products Tax Increase: Beginning July 1, Continue reading Virginia – New Laws in Virginia including Taxes on Cigarettes, Retail Sales Effective July 1

North Dakota – Tax Revenue from Online Sales Skyrockets Amid COVID-19 Closures

North Dakota’s sales tax revenue from online retailers ballooned by a staggering 500% in April, during the worst of the pandemic closures, according to the state tax commissioner’s office. Remote sellers, or online retailers, contributed $2.9 million in sales tax Continue reading North Dakota – Tax Revenue from Online Sales Skyrockets Amid COVID-19 Closures