Georgia – Richmond Hill estimates 20-25 % Dip in Sales Tax Due to COVID-19

Like many cities, Richmond Hill is feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The city relies heavily on people coming in and out of the city not only that but they rely on money being spent within city limits. With Continue reading Georgia – Richmond Hill estimates 20-25 % Dip in Sales Tax Due to COVID-19

Louisiana – Calcasieu Parish Offers Extension for Sales Tax Payments

Calcasieu Parish governments are extending the dealine for payments of March sales and use taxes. Due to the continued impact to businesses in Calcasieu Parish from the “stay at home” order throughout the state, the local governing bodies that levy Continue reading Louisiana – Calcasieu Parish Offers Extension for Sales Tax Payments

Colorado – Grand Valley Sales Tax Collections Up For Now

A key measure of sales activity in the Grand Valley continues to increase, although the latest numbers don’t yet reflect the full effects of the coronavirus outbreak. The City of Grand Junction and Mesa County both reported year-over-year increases in Continue reading Colorado – Grand Valley Sales Tax Collections Up For Now

Washington – Governor Signs Bill Exempting Menstrual Hygiene Products from Sales Tax

Last Friday, Gov. Jay Inslee signed SB 5147 , which will provide “tax relief by exempting menstrual products from retail sales and use tax.” The state believes that the inclusion of menstrual products in the retail tax puts those who Continue reading Washington – Governor Signs Bill Exempting Menstrual Hygiene Products from Sales Tax

Iowa – City of Des Moines Projects $18 Million Loss Because of COVID-19

The city of Des Moines estimates an $18 million loss of revenue for the next 60 days, and it’s all attributed to COVID-19. With the city at a stand still, it’s projected that there will be little revenue from sales Continue reading Iowa – City of Des Moines Projects $18 Million Loss Because of COVID-19

Oklahoma – Panel Declares Revenue Failure as Collections Fall

A state panel led by Gov. Kevin Stitt declared a revenue failure on Monday for the fiscal year that ends June 30, and the governor warned cuts to agency budgets over the next two years will likely be unavoidable. The Continue reading Oklahoma – Panel Declares Revenue Failure as Collections Fall

California – Solvang Losing $500K Per Month in Tax Revenue Due to Loss of Tourism

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to an economic standstill. The city of Solvang has seen its tax revenue drop by $500,000 per month as tourism has ceased. Before the COVID-19 outbreak, Solvang’s taxable sales from retail businesses and Continue reading California – Solvang Losing $500K Per Month in Tax Revenue Due to Loss of Tourism

Virginia – Virginians Must Pay State Taxes by June 1 Despite Delay in Federal Tax Deadline to July 15

The federal tax filing deadline was extended to July 15 to help residents who may be impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, but tax preparers in Virginia want the public to realize one important detail: The state hasn’t changed its filing Continue reading Virginia – Virginians Must Pay State Taxes by June 1 Despite Delay in Federal Tax Deadline to July 15

Nebraska – State Sen. Steve Erdman Pushes to Overhaul Nebraska Tax System

Sen. Steve Erdman’s wants to get rid of the income tax, property tax, sales tax, and inheritance tax. Some Nebraska lawmakers like his alternative because it would make taxes more affordable for rural Nebraskans. Three Nebraska lawmakers, led by Erdman, Continue reading Nebraska – State Sen. Steve Erdman Pushes to Overhaul Nebraska Tax System

Texas – Restaurants Asking For Tax Relief From State, But Officials Say They Need Those Revenues

Up against a Friday deadline, the broad base of workers in the Texas restaurant industry have asked Gov. Greg Abbott and other officials to waive monthly salestaxes due by the end of the day. Bobby Heugel, owner of several popular bars and Continue reading Texas – Restaurants Asking For Tax Relief From State, But Officials Say They Need Those Revenues