Louisiana – Lafayette Parish Sales Tax Collections Are Up

With more than $520 million in sales in November, year-to-date taxable sales have reached $5.73 billion. Year-to-date sales are up 4.8% from 2018 and up 9.4% from 2017. In 2019, the past nine months had taxable sales over $500 million Continue reading Louisiana – Lafayette Parish Sales Tax Collections Are Up

California – New Law Temporarily Bans Diaper, Tampon Sales Tax

As of Jan. 1, 2020, Californians won’t have to pay sales tax on diapers or menstrual products for two years. The temporary ban is thanks to Senate Bull 92 , which was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom last June as Continue reading California – New Law Temporarily Bans Diaper, Tampon Sales Tax

Alabama – LEAD Academy Asks County Commission For Portion Of Sales Tax Funds

LEAD Academy should be getting about $320,000 annually from local sale tax revenue, but it isn’t.   To make sure the money starts coming to the charter school, families and staff from the school spoke to Montgomery County Commission on Tuesday to remind the Continue reading Alabama – LEAD Academy Asks County Commission For Portion Of Sales Tax Funds

Minnesota – Council Scales Back Plans For Local Option Sales Tax

The Crosslake City Council will still seek to implement a 0.5% local option sales and use tax in the city, but dramatically scaled back plans approved last month. The council agreed Monday, Jan. 6, to seek the tax over 15 Continue reading Minnesota – Council Scales Back Plans For Local Option Sales Tax

Missouri – Union Reconsiders Use Tax

Union officials are moving forward with a plan to ask voters to consider a use tax at the April 7 municipal election.  The topic of a use tax was discussed at the Jan. 6 personnel, finance and public works committee Continue reading Missouri – Union Reconsiders Use Tax

Texas – $764 Million Distributed In Monthly Sales Tax Revenue To Local Governments

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $763.8 million in local sales tax allocations for January, four percent more than in January 2019. These allocations are based on sales made in Continue reading Texas – $764 Million Distributed In Monthly Sales Tax Revenue To Local Governments

Virginia – Data Center Tax Breaks a Good Deal: Report

State and local governments doling out tax breaks to companies building and leasing data centers are a widespread practice, albeit a controversial one, since a new data center doesn’t create nearly as many new jobs as, say, a factory. But Continue reading Virginia – Data Center Tax Breaks a Good Deal: Report

Colorado – Airbnb Guests Overpaying Sales Tax On Short-Term Rentals

Founding Father Benjamin Franklin once wrote that nothing is certain “except death and taxes.” But if it’s a private company and not the government that’s doing the tax collection, how certain are we about those taxes? How do we know the Continue reading Colorado – Airbnb Guests Overpaying Sales Tax On Short-Term Rentals

New Hampshire – Retail Group To Fight Sales Tax On Electronics

The New Hampshire Retail Association is ready to fight a bill proposing a sales tax on electronic devices. “We will always be opposed to a sales tax,” said Nancy Kyle, president and CEO. The association is also keeping a close Continue reading New Hampshire – Retail Group To Fight Sales Tax On Electronics

Virginia – New Tax laws In Effect As Of January 1, 2020

While Virginians are ringing in the new year, new tax laws are going into effect in the Commonwealth. As of January 1st, 2020, a number of new laws will change the way people in Virginia shop and do their taxes. Continue reading Virginia – New Tax laws In Effect As Of January 1, 2020