New York – Higher sales tax check raises hope, but Onondaga County still $15M in the hole

Syracuse, N.Y. — Onondaga County received a surprisingly large sales tax payment today — more than 60% higher than the June 29 payment a year ago — but county officials say sales tax revenues are still $15 million below what Continue reading New York – Higher sales tax check raises hope, but Onondaga County still $15M in the hole

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

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

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

Texas – In Some Places in Texas, Sales Tax Revenues Have Risen During the Pandemic

San Marcos and other cities have found a way to keep money flowing into their accounts in spite of the economic shutdown: the international shopping venue known as the internet. Online stores have remained open in this season of the Continue reading Texas – In Some Places in Texas, Sales Tax Revenues Have Risen During the Pandemic

California – Moves Toward Creating Business Tax Break Review Board

California’s largest income and sales tax breaks would get more scrutiny under a bill approved in the Senate Monday. S.B. 956 by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) would establish a California Tax Expenditure Review Board to examine the goals, beneficiaries, and Continue reading California – Moves Toward Creating Business Tax Break Review Board

Montana – Campaign to Legalize, Regulate and Tax Adult-Use Cannabis Submits Signatures for November Ballot

Today, New Approach Montana, a Helena-based marijuana reform campaign, will be submitting over 130,000 signatures to counties across the state in order to qualify two complementary marijuana legalization initiatives for the November 2020 ballot. Despite the impact of COVID-19, the Continue reading Montana – Campaign to Legalize, Regulate and Tax Adult-Use Cannabis Submits Signatures for November Ballot

Tennessee – House calls for $100 M sales tax holiday, delays ending tax on interest

Finance leaders in Tennessee’s House of Representatives unveiled their version of a state budget Monday night, making significant cuts and taking out bonds while proposing a $100 million sales tax holiday. A series of temporary sales tax breaks, which would Continue reading Tennessee – House calls for $100 M sales tax holiday, delays ending tax on interest

Wyoming – Voters will be asked to approve extra 1% sales tax

Park County voters will decide in November whether they want to approve an additional 1% sales tax to help fund the Powell, Cody, Meeteetse and county governments. Wyoming has a 4% sales and use tax for all counties, but counties Continue reading Wyoming – Voters will be asked to approve extra 1% sales tax