FLORIDA – Duval School Board Won’t Take ‘No’ On Sales Tax; Hires Legal Team

After a bombastic meeting where City Council voted 14 to 5 to withdraw the Duval School Board’s proposed sales tax bill, the board Wednesday morning hired outside representation. “We’re in this position because we’ve been trying to do the right thing,” School Continue reading FLORIDA – Duval School Board Won’t Take ‘No’ On Sales Tax; Hires Legal Team

CALIFORNIA – Supes Draft Cannabis Tax Rates

Cannabis’ role in filling public coffers became clearer at Tuesday’s El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting with the board voting to approve cannabis tax rates for the unincorporated areas of the county. All together the board decided to tax Continue reading CALIFORNIA – Supes Draft Cannabis Tax Rates

FLORIDA – What A Half Penny Sales Tax Is Buying For Hillsborough Schools

Noise in the hallways at dozens of schools. Giant trucks blocking the bus ramps. Dust and debris littering campuses. These would normally create huge frustrations for school leaders. But this summer, they were the sights and sounds of a new Continue reading FLORIDA – What A Half Penny Sales Tax Is Buying For Hillsborough Schools

SOUTH CAROLINA – County: Capital Project Sales Tax Collection Running $20M Short

More than a third of the capital improvement projects included for funding when voters approved a one-cent penny sales tax in 2016 are now expected to be scrapped after county officials revealed Wednesday they’re expecting a $20 million shortfall in Continue reading SOUTH CAROLINA – County: Capital Project Sales Tax Collection Running $20M Short

ARIZONA – County Shoppers Set To Get Tax Break With New Year

Thousands of merchants throughout Mohave County will be rolling back the Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) at the end of the year. The 20-year quarter-cent sales tax increase approved by the Board of Supervisors in 1999 will sunset on Dec. 31. Continue reading ARIZONA – County Shoppers Set To Get Tax Break With New Year

MARYLAND – 2019 Revenues Higher Than Expected, But Outlook Is Somber

Mixed economic indicators have Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D) warning about future state budgets – even as he announced Wednesday that last year’s revenue came in slightly higher than anticipated once all the accounting was finished. Revenue in fiscal year Continue reading MARYLAND – 2019 Revenues Higher Than Expected, But Outlook Is Somber

KANSAS – Imposes Sales and Use Tax Requirements to Fullest Extent Allowed

As of October 1, 2019, ALL out-of-state sellers making sales for delivery into Kansas are required to register with the Department of Revenue and collect and remit Kansas sales or use tax. According to Department of Revenue Notice 19-04, “Kansas imposes Continue reading KANSAS – Imposes Sales and Use Tax Requirements to Fullest Extent Allowed

LOUISIANA – Walmart Sales Tax Dispute Heads To Louisiana Supreme Court

Walmart.com has only about $140,000 directly at stake in a tax fight with a Louisiana parish. But the company’s court challenge to that amount may have ramifications for other online marketplace providers and for Walmart’s operations elsewhere in the state Continue reading LOUISIANA – Walmart Sales Tax Dispute Heads To Louisiana Supreme Court

NEW YORK – City Sales Tax Revenues Following State Trend

Sales tax revenue numbers are up throughout the state, but are lagging behind 2018 percentages. Earlier this month, Thomas P. DiNapoli, state comptroller, released a report about how local sales tax growth has slowed during the first half of 2019 Continue reading NEW YORK – City Sales Tax Revenues Following State Trend

KANSAS – East Side Sales Tax Chair Resigns Amid Conflicts Of Interest, Delays And Millions Unspent

The chairman of the commission overseeing Kansas City’s struggling East Side sales tax has resigned. Herb Hardwick, an attorney, notified Mayor Quinton Lucas of his resignation in a letter dated Friday. The decision comes after questions were raised last week Continue reading KANSAS – East Side Sales Tax Chair Resigns Amid Conflicts Of Interest, Delays And Millions Unspent