VIRGINIA – Northam Signs Bills Cutting ‘Tampon Tax’

The sales tax on tampons, diapers and other personal hygiene products will be reduced by more than half beginning Jan. 1, 2020. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) announced Wednesday that he signed SB 1715, sponsored by Sen. Jennifer Boysko, (D-86th), and Continue reading VIRGINIA – Northam Signs Bills Cutting ‘Tampon Tax’

Virginia – State On The Verge Of Approving Its First Local Option Sales Tax

Virginia is on the verge of creating local option sales tax authority for precisely one jurisdiction, and it’s been flying completely under the radar. Halifax County, population 35,000, is about to upend Virginia’s sales tax system and potentially open the Continue reading Virginia – State On The Verge Of Approving Its First Local Option Sales Tax

VIRGINIA – Jamestown Seeking Sales-Tax Increase

Jamestown residents will vote again on a proposed 1-cent sales tax increase on the April 2 ballot. A similar issue failed at the polls in November. Mayor Dayna Coonce said a new wastewater treatment plant will increase current sewer rates Continue reading VIRGINIA – Jamestown Seeking Sales-Tax Increase

VIRGINIA – Northam Nixes Online Sales Tax Set-Aside For Amazon

The legislature wanted to start collecting money in July 2020 to eventually pay Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN). The first $40 million was going to come from the state’s internet sales tax revenue. But Northam’s revised fiscal year 2020 budget strikes that Continue reading VIRGINIA – Northam Nixes Online Sales Tax Set-Aside For Amazon

Virginia – Governor Signs Law Slashing Sales Tax On Personal Hygiene Products

RICHMOND — The sales tax on tampons, diapers and other personal hygiene products will be reduced by more than half beginning Jan. 1, 2020. Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that he has signed SB 1715, sponsored by Sen. Jennifer Boysko, D-Fairfax, and HB Continue reading Virginia – Governor Signs Law Slashing Sales Tax On Personal Hygiene Products

Virginia – State Closer To Passing Internet Sales Tax

A bill to enact an internet sales tax unanimously is on its way to the Virginia Senate after passing through the Senate’s Finance Committee, where it saw support from both Republicans and Democrats. The bill, S.B. 1083, was proposed by Continue reading Virginia – State Closer To Passing Internet Sales Tax

Virginia – Louisa County Officials Divided On Whether To Ask The State To Collect Taxes On Internet Retail Sales

County officials are divided on whether they want Virginia to collect taxes on internet retail sales. The issue was a point of contention on Sept. 17, as members of the Louisa County Board of Supervisors discussed their list of priorities Continue reading Virginia – Louisa County Officials Divided On Whether To Ask The State To Collect Taxes On Internet Retail Sales

Mulitstate – Non-Streamlined States that are still pending Wayfair v. South Dakota

Enexus Status of Non-Streamlined States As of September 25, 2018 Ref No. State Sales Tax Status State Enforcement Date 1 Non-Streamline AZ Pending Legislature 2 Non-Streamline CA Pending 3 Non-Streamline DC No Information 4 Non-Streamline FL No Information 5 Non-Streamline Continue reading Mulitstate – Non-Streamlined States that are still pending Wayfair v. South Dakota

Virginia – Steps Virginia Must Take To Tax Internet Sales

Conformity to recent federal income tax changes is not the only challenge (or opportunity, depending on your point of view) facing the 2019 Virginia General Assembly.  It may also be asked to amend Virginia’s sales and use tax rules, so Continue reading Virginia – Steps Virginia Must Take To Tax Internet Sales

Virginia – Exemption Certificates: Certain Types Of Sod Are Exempt From Sales Tax

“Virginia Code § 58.1-623 A states that all sales or leases are subject to the tax until the contrary is established. The burden of proving that a sale, distribution, lease, or storage of tangible personal property is not taxable is upon Continue reading Virginia – Exemption Certificates: Certain Types Of Sod Are Exempt From Sales Tax