MISSOURI – Blue Springs, Internet Use Tax Collections

The state of Missouri is collecting an internet use tax online, leaving the local residents and officials of Blue Springs, MO wondering how they will recover this loss of revenue. The city’s 1 percent sales tax remains its largest general Continue reading MISSOURI – Blue Springs, Internet Use Tax Collections

IDAHO – State Tax Commissioner Has Been On Paid Leave For A Month

Idaho state Tax Commissioner Elliot Werk has been on paid administrative leave for a month, announcing it to be a personal issue. Idaho Division of Human Resources Administrator Susan Buxton said under Idaho law, the appointing authority has authority to Continue reading IDAHO – State Tax Commissioner Has Been On Paid Leave For A Month

WEST VIRGINIA – Airbnb Began Collecting Sales Tax In WV

Airbnb started collecting West Virginia’s 6% sales tax Thursday on behalf of its affiliated hosts in the state. The company said in the release that it has partnered with more than 400 local governments throughout the U.S. to collect and Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA – Airbnb Began Collecting Sales Tax In WV

Colorado – Some Small Sellers In Colorado Are Discontinuing Online Transactions Due To The New Taxation Laws

Some Colorado business owners say they are putting the brakes on web-based sales to avoid burdens imposed by new tax rules in the state. Signed by Gov. Jared Polis last week, House Bill 1240 takes effect June, 8 2019. The Continue reading Colorado – Some Small Sellers In Colorado Are Discontinuing Online Transactions Due To The New Taxation Laws

CALIFORNIA – Barstow Sales Tax Goes Up April 1

“All we’re doing any differently is updating the software on our cash registers to make sure we’ve got the new sales tax rate right,” said Ben Rosenberg, owner of the Barstow Station travel stop. The success of the general sales Continue reading CALIFORNIA – Barstow Sales Tax Goes Up April 1

NEBRASKA – Internet Sales Tax Bill Levels Playing Field

Back in Lincoln, this week we had the final debate on LB 704. This bill will allow the State of Nebraska to collect sales tax from online internet sales. This really isn’t a new tax because the obligation in the Continue reading NEBRASKA – Internet Sales Tax Bill Levels Playing Field

MONTANA – State Senate Passes Higher Sales Tax For Montana Resort Towns

Communities like Big Sky and Red Lodge could see a temporary resort tax increase for public works projects if a bill moving through the Legislature becomes law. Senate Bill 241 passed its first vote in the Senate 33-to-16 on Monday. Continue reading MONTANA – State Senate Passes Higher Sales Tax For Montana Resort Towns

KENTUCKY – Gov. Bevin Signs Tax Cut Bill That Will Reduce State Revenue By $106 Million A Year

Gov. Matt Bevin on Tuesday signed into law a measure that that will cost Kentucky’s $11 billion General Fund an estimated $106.6 million a year once fully implemented. House Bill 354 contains changes to parts of the tax code that Continue reading KENTUCKY – Gov. Bevin Signs Tax Cut Bill That Will Reduce State Revenue By $106 Million A Year

IDAHO – Check Use Tax On Internet Purchases Before Filing Taxes

You might not be ready to file taxes if you didn’t check those untaxed purchases you made last year – such as items purchased over the Internet. According to the Idaho State Tax Commission, when you purchase items on the Continue reading IDAHO – Check Use Tax On Internet Purchases Before Filing Taxes

GEORGIA – Proposed Rideshare Tax Will Hurt Business, Public Safety

Georgia senators have added a last-minute amendment to HB 276 that would assess an excessive tax on Georgians who use rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft. The amendment text hasn’t been published on the Georgia General Assembly webpage yet, but Continue reading GEORGIA – Proposed Rideshare Tax Will Hurt Business, Public Safety