Kansas – Independence Struggling To Get Sales Tax Revenue As Retail Stores Close

Zach Walker became the Independence city manager in 2016, and he says he’s been watching the decline of retail stores since. “CNBC forecast that through April of this year, over 6,000 stores nationwide had already closed. That’s in excess of Continue reading Kansas – Independence Struggling To Get Sales Tax Revenue As Retail Stores Close

Texas – Nelson’s Online Sales Tax Bill Passes Committee

The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday approved two bills sponsored by Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, allowing Texas to collect sales tax from remote sellers in accordance with the recent South Dakota v. Wayfair decision from the U.S. Continue reading Texas – Nelson’s Online Sales Tax Bill Passes Committee

Massachusetts – State Wants Bigger Net For Online Sales Tax

State officials want to lower a threshold for out-of-state businesses required to tax online purchases to drum up more revenue. In his preliminary budget, Gov. Charlie Baker called for a rule that retailers with at least $100,000 or more in Continue reading Massachusetts – State Wants Bigger Net For Online Sales Tax

Texas – GOP Lawmaker Makes Pitch For Sales Tax Increase

On the heels of last week’s announcement that Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen want to raise the state sales tax to buy down property tax rates, the details of one proposal came into Continue reading Texas – GOP Lawmaker Makes Pitch For Sales Tax Increase

Illinois – Communities See Portion Of Online Use Tax Returns

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows states to collect taxes from online retailers is providing some additional revenue for communities as more shoppers avoid brick and mortar retails for many purchases. However, some groups are working to get online Continue reading Illinois – Communities See Portion Of Online Use Tax Returns

Indiana – Legislature Aims to Close Online Sales, Hotel Taxes Loophole

Indiana lawmakers are aiming to close what they call a loophole in the state’s online sales and hotel tax collection. The House Ways and Means Committee approved legislation Wednesday requiring so-called “marketplace facilitators” that sell goods or services online on Continue reading Indiana – Legislature Aims to Close Online Sales, Hotel Taxes Loophole

Missouri – House Narrowly Gives Initial OK To Online Sales Tax, Income Tax Cut For Wealthy

The Missouri General Assembly’s newest plan to bring in money for the state introduces new taxes on out-of-state sellers but lowers taxes for those in the top tax bracket. House Bill 548, sponsored by Rep. J. Eggleston, R-Maysville, which narrowly Continue reading Missouri – House Narrowly Gives Initial OK To Online Sales Tax, Income Tax Cut For Wealthy

Rhode Island – State Expanding Sales Tax

In search of more revenues, the General Assembly recently enacted legislation requiring more companies to collect Rhode Island’s seven percent sales tax on items ordered on the internet. This legislation is a result of a 2018 U.S. Supreme Court decision Continue reading Rhode Island – State Expanding Sales Tax

Alaska – Amazon’s Collecting Sales Tax Now, Will Alaska Cities See That Money?

Web retailers began adding sales tax to purchases online this year. It’s supposed to reflect the local tax rate. Now, the City of Wrangell wants assurances from mega-retailers like Amazon that those sales tax dollars reach city coffers. Wrangell has Continue reading Alaska – Amazon’s Collecting Sales Tax Now, Will Alaska Cities See That Money?