SOUTH CAROLINA – County: Capital Project Sales Tax Collection Running $20M Short

More than a third of the capital improvement projects included for funding when voters approved a one-cent penny sales tax in 2016 are now expected to be scrapped after county officials revealed Wednesday they’re expecting a $20 million shortfall in Continue reading SOUTH CAROLINA – County: Capital Project Sales Tax Collection Running $20M Short

ARIZONA – County Shoppers Set To Get Tax Break With New Year

Thousands of merchants throughout Mohave County will be rolling back the Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) at the end of the year. The 20-year quarter-cent sales tax increase approved by the Board of Supervisors in 1999 will sunset on Dec. 31. Continue reading ARIZONA – County Shoppers Set To Get Tax Break With New Year

Multi-State – Is It Time To Switch Income Tax With A Sales Tax?

With wealth inequality rising the case for raising revenue via a consumption tax is compelling Is it time for the US to consider switching from income tax to a progressive consumption tax as a way of addressing growing wealth inequality? Continue reading Multi-State – Is It Time To Switch Income Tax With A Sales Tax?

Tennessee – New Taxes On Internet Sales Shouldn’t Replace Shopping Local, Johnson City Leaders Say

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – For Johnson City Mayor Jenny Brock, the vacant Toys R Us building on North Roan Street is a harsh reminder of the changing retail environment. “I look at Toys R Us as kind of the Continue reading Tennessee – New Taxes On Internet Sales Shouldn’t Replace Shopping Local, Johnson City Leaders Say

Washington – Seattle Building Houses For Homeless With Sales Tax Collections

Last week, King County Council passed a resolution that will allow it to invest about $100 million from the state’s sales and use tax into affordable housing over the next 20 years. https://m.seattlepi.com/news/article/Seattle-to-transfer-land-to-build-more-affordable-14419718.php

Oklahoma – Use Tax Collections Up 15.6%

Use tax receipts, paid on out-of-state purchases including online sales, generated $64.1 million, up 15.6% over the prior year. Tax officials credited increased compliance by online retailers for the use-tax growth. https://www.tulsaworld.com/news/gross-receipts-to-the-treasury-reflect-modest-growth/article_6d20becf-0af1-52c7-bc3e-503618e867e5.html

MARYLAND – 2019 Revenues Higher Than Expected, But Outlook Is Somber

Mixed economic indicators have Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D) warning about future state budgets – even as he announced Wednesday that last year’s revenue came in slightly higher than anticipated once all the accounting was finished. Revenue in fiscal year Continue reading MARYLAND – 2019 Revenues Higher Than Expected, But Outlook Is Somber

New York – Senator Proposes Week Long Sales Tax Holiday For Back-To-School Shopping

State Senator Pam Helming yesterday (August 27) proposed legislation in Albany that would make school supplies tax-exempt for one week each year, beginning the Tuesday before Labor Day. The so-called “Back to School Sales Tax Holiday” would include not only Continue reading New York – Senator Proposes Week Long Sales Tax Holiday For Back-To-School Shopping

KANSAS – Imposes Sales and Use Tax Requirements to Fullest Extent Allowed

As of October 1, 2019, ALL out-of-state sellers making sales for delivery into Kansas are required to register with the Department of Revenue and collect and remit Kansas sales or use tax. According to Department of Revenue Notice 19-04, “Kansas imposes Continue reading KANSAS – Imposes Sales and Use Tax Requirements to Fullest Extent Allowed

LOUISIANA – Walmart Sales Tax Dispute Heads To Louisiana Supreme Court

Walmart.com has only about $140,000 directly at stake in a tax fight with a Louisiana parish. But the company’s court challenge to that amount may have ramifications for other online marketplace providers and for Walmart’s operations elsewhere in the state Continue reading LOUISIANA – Walmart Sales Tax Dispute Heads To Louisiana Supreme Court