Missouri- SLDC May Direct Fees from Sales Tax Exemptions to Affordable Housing

In the last three years, a new tax break has become a standard request of big developers: a sales tax exemption on construction materials. The break can save developers millions on major projects. And like other tax incentives offered through the Continue reading Missouri- SLDC May Direct Fees from Sales Tax Exemptions to Affordable Housing

Virginia- New state, local tax laws taking effect July 1, 2020

A number of new state and local tax laws will take effect on July 1, including changes to taxes on tobacco products, as well as the retail sales and use tax in one locality. Here are some of the coming Continue reading Virginia- New state, local tax laws taking effect July 1, 2020

Louisiana – Attention Remote Sellers and Marketplace Facilitators Requirements Begin July 1, 2020

Beginning July 1, 2020, the Louisiana Sales and Use Tax Commission for Remote Sellers (Commission) will be required to enforce collections of Louisiana state and local sales/use taxes by qualifying “remote sellers” and “marketplace facilitators.” As a follow-up to our Continue reading Louisiana – Attention Remote Sellers and Marketplace Facilitators Requirements Begin July 1, 2020

New York – Higher sales tax check raises hope, but Onondaga County still $15M in the hole

Syracuse, N.Y. — Onondaga County received a surprisingly large sales tax payment today — more than 60% higher than the June 29 payment a year ago — but county officials say sales tax revenues are still $15 million below what Continue reading New York – Higher sales tax check raises hope, but Onondaga County still $15M in the hole

California- Letter: No to Oxnard sales tax increase

The city of Oxnard is prepared to place a 1.5 cent sales tax increase on the November ballot. The city claims this is necessary since the coronavirus pandemic has severely hampered city revenues. In recent negotiations with the city’s unions, the Continue reading California- Letter: No to Oxnard sales tax increase

California – Crescent City, Del Norte County approve sending sales tax measures to voters in November

Crescent City and Del Norte County are both moving forward with plans to place proposed sales tax increases on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.  On Wednesday, the Crescent City Council voted unanimously to have staff develop language for a one Continue reading California – Crescent City, Del Norte County approve sending sales tax measures to voters in November

New York- COVID-19 Leads to Sharp Drop in Sales Tax Revenue

Among the budget pressures facing local governments is a sharp drop in sales tax revenue related to the coronavirus pandemic. New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said that sales tax revenue for local governments fell by more than 32% in Continue reading New York- COVID-19 Leads to Sharp Drop in Sales Tax Revenue

Wyoming – Cheyenne Budget Passed, Not Necessarily Done Yet

On Monday, City of Cheyenne officials passed a $50.5 million budget for fiscal year 2021. The budget includes spending and staff reductions amounting to, in part, the loss of the equivalent of 43 full-time jobs with the city. In a Continue reading Wyoming – Cheyenne Budget Passed, Not Necessarily Done Yet

Multistate – Last-minute tax filers could receive surprise IRS bonus

Some Americans may still be waiting to receive their 2019 tax refunds from the IRS – or still waiting to file altogether – and that could mean their checks might be a little bit larger upon receipt. The tax agency announced this week that it Continue reading Multistate – Last-minute tax filers could receive surprise IRS bonus

Washington – Land Development And Management Services Are Exempt From Sales Tax Effective June 11, 2020

Effective June 11, 2020, House Bill 2229 amends RCW 82.04.051 regarding the taxation of land development and management. This legislation: Ÿ Defines land development or management (see below). Ÿ Excludes land development or management activities from services rendered in respect Continue reading Washington – Land Development And Management Services Are Exempt From Sales Tax Effective June 11, 2020