WASHINGTON, D.C – Affordable Housing Sales Tax Exemption Passes House

A tax break for non-profits who build affordable housing passed the state House Monday by a vote of 95-1. The legislation provides a retail sales and use tax exemption for affordable homeownership facilitators, like Habitat for Humanity, to help increase Continue reading WASHINGTON, D.C – Affordable Housing Sales Tax Exemption Passes House

Massachusetts – Pot Sales Drawing Competition From Other States

As the recreational pot industry takes off in Massachusetts, other nearby states are rushing to get a piece of the tax revenue lost to cross-border sales. Three bordering states — Rhode Island, New York and Connecticut — appear to be Continue reading Massachusetts – Pot Sales Drawing Competition From Other States

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

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

TEXAS – Top State Leaders Have Agreed To Raise Sales Tax To Decrease Property Taxes

According to the Texas Comptroller’s Office, sales tax revenue has declined five times over the last 10 years. The office also notes that sales tax is more volatile than property taxes — between 1997 and 2017, the annual change in Continue reading TEXAS – Top State Leaders Have Agreed To Raise Sales Tax To Decrease Property Taxes

TENNESSEE – Rule 129 Leveling The Playing Field

Rule 129 simply ensures that all out-of-state retailers who make sales in Tennessee, above the $500,000 threshold, properly collect and remit state and local sales and use tax due under current law. Enabling it, the report states, would level the Continue reading TENNESSEE – Rule 129 Leveling The Playing Field

TEXAS – Asking Texas Voters To Swap Higher Sales Taxes For Property Tax Cuts

Texas voters told candidates they want property tax relief, and it’s remarkably expensive. That’s why state lawmakers are talking about higher sales taxes. In the rush of legislation filed before last week’s deadline, you wouldn’t be the only person who Continue reading TEXAS – Asking Texas Voters To Swap Higher Sales Taxes For Property Tax Cuts

IDAHO – Bill Would Tax Vape Sales Statewide

A bill has been introduced at the Statehouse that would put a 15% retail tax on vape sales in Idaho. Boise Democratic Rep. John Gannon is sponsoring the bill. Rep. Greg Chaney is the co-sponsor. The House Revenue and Taxation Continue reading IDAHO – Bill Would Tax Vape Sales Statewide