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FLORIDA- House Democrats unveil alternate budget, with tax increases, rebates

TALLAHASSEE — Florida House Democrats on Wednesday released an alternate budget plan, with plans that include $1.8 billion in additional revenues received through closing tax loopholes and taxing online sales. The “New Sunshine Deal” would use about $524 million of Continue reading FLORIDA- House Democrats unveil alternate budget, with tax increases, rebates

NEW MEXICO – Mulls State-Run Pot Shops, Subsidized Medical Use

The idea for state-run pot shops comes from a trio of GOP state senators who broke with local Republican Party orthodoxy to embrace legal marijuana with a decidedly big-government approach that would have the state directly oversee most sales — Continue reading NEW MEXICO – Mulls State-Run Pot Shops, Subsidized Medical Use

Maine – Store Owner Sentenced For Failing To Pay Sales Taxes

FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — The owner of a Maine convenience store is heading to jail for pocketing $370,000 in state sales taxes. The state Attorney General’s Office says 48-year-old Robert Quinn was sentenced Friday to four years in jail, with Continue reading Maine – Store Owner Sentenced For Failing To Pay Sales Taxes

Louisiana – LPSS Relocates Special Education And Sales Tax Departments

The Special Education and Sales Tax departments for the Lafayette Parish School System have been moved to a new location. LPSS says that both departments are now located at 207 Town Center Parkway in Lafayette. Offices for the Sales Tax department were Continue reading Louisiana – LPSS Relocates Special Education And Sales Tax Departments

CALIFORNIA – What California’s Move To Collect Back Taxes From Amazon Fulfillment Users Means For Your Business

In June 2018, the Supreme Court upended e-commerce with a 5-4 ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., allowing states to collect sales tax for sales on the web in which the merchant had no physical presence in that state. The problem with Continue reading CALIFORNIA – What California’s Move To Collect Back Taxes From Amazon Fulfillment Users Means For Your Business

Montana – Great Falls Ex-LuLaRoe Consultant Sues Clothing MLM Company Over Illegal Sales Tax Collection

A Great Falls woman has filed a lawsuit against the clothing company LuLaRoe, a California-headquartered multi-level marketing company. LuLaRoe is known for bright pattern in limited runs and its “buttery soft” leggings. It’s an MLM, or direct selling business similar to Continue reading Montana – Great Falls Ex-LuLaRoe Consultant Sues Clothing MLM Company Over Illegal Sales Tax Collection

Texas – Harvey Sales Tax ‘Bump’ Wanes In SETX

The bump in sales tax payments most of Jefferson County enjoyed last year thanks to recovery-related spending after Tropical Storm Harvey appears to be over, figures from the Texas Comptroller’s Office show. Statewide, sales tax collections were up 6.1 percent Continue reading Texas – Harvey Sales Tax ‘Bump’ Wanes In SETX

New York – State Issues Advisory Opinion On Monitoring Services Taxability

Advisory Opinion TSB-A-11(26)S – Petitioner asks whether it is required to collect sales tax on the receipts from the sale, lease, installation or repair of fire and burglar alarms, closed circuit television systems, and from the sale of monitoring services. Continue reading New York – State Issues Advisory Opinion On Monitoring Services Taxability

Utah – State Lawmakers Postpone Contentious Tax Overhaul Bill

ST. GEORGE — A massive tax overhaul Utah lawmakers hoped to pass this session has been put on hold. Gov. Gary Herbert and top Republican legislators announced in a press conference Thursday that mo re time is needed to address issues related Continue reading Utah – State Lawmakers Postpone Contentious Tax Overhaul Bill

Nebraska – Sales And Use Tax Rate Changes Effective July 1, 2019

Effective July 1, 2019, the cities of Coleridge, Nehawka, and Wauneta will each start a 1% local sales and use tax. Also effective July 1, 2019 the city of St. Edward will increase its local sales and use tax rate to 1.5%. These cities have complied with the notification requirements under the Local Option Continue reading Nebraska – Sales And Use Tax Rate Changes Effective July 1, 2019