Oklahoma – OKC’s sales tax falls short of its budget target

“Oklahoma City’s sales tax collections are up over this time last year but still short of budget projections. Combined with last month’s shortfall, sales tax is running about $846,000 behind what was expected for the first two months of the Continue reading Oklahoma – OKC’s sales tax falls short of its budget target

California – BOE Announces New Sales and Use Tax Rates Map

SALT Report 3155 – The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) recently announced a new rates map utility available on their website.  As in other states, local rates can vary from one city to another above and beyond the state Continue reading California – BOE Announces New Sales and Use Tax Rates Map

Arkansas – Special Event Promoter’s Tax Responsibilities

SALT Report 3007 – The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration issued a notice for promoters and organizers of special events to remind them that they are required to register with the Department to collect and remit state and local Continue reading Arkansas – Special Event Promoter’s Tax Responsibilities

MultiState – Tax Foundation Ranks Sales Tax Rates by State

SALT Report 2921 – The Tax Foundation released its midyear report, which compiles and ranks the sales and use tax rates for every state based on population-weighted averages. The publication provides an overview of state tax ranks as well as Continue reading MultiState – Tax Foundation Ranks Sales Tax Rates by State

California – Online Fax Service Did Not Qualify as Exempt Internet Access

SALT Report 2907 – A California Appeals Court ruled that a Taxpayer’s provision of online fax services, virtual phone systems, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, and bundled suites of services was not entitled to a refund of the California Continue reading California – Online Fax Service Did Not Qualify as Exempt Internet Access

Washington – Local Tax Rate Updates

SALT Report 2896 – The Washington Department of Revenue released a list of the local sales and use tax rates that will be in effect from October 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013. Skagitt County Effective October 1, 2013, the Skagit Continue reading Washington – Local Tax Rate Updates

Kansas – Sales and Use Tax Jurisdiction Code Booklet

SALT Report 2878 – The Kansas Department of Revenue released an updated sales and use tax jurisdiction code booklet. The booklet is useful for those sales and use tax filers who report tax in more than one local taxing jurisdiction. Continue reading Kansas – Sales and Use Tax Jurisdiction Code Booklet

Georgia – Motor Fuel Exemption for Public School Systems

SALT Report 2826 – The Georgia Department of Revenue issued a bulletin that discusses the exemption from the motor fuel excise tax and the prepaid state tax for public school systems. The new exemption applies to the state Excise Tax of Continue reading Georgia – Motor Fuel Exemption for Public School Systems

New York – Taxpayer Information Disclosure Agreement Authorized

SALT Report 2807 – New York recently enacted legislation that authorizes the Tax Department to disclose certain taxpayer information to the Commissioner of Finance in an effort to facilitate the administration of taxes and charges collected by the Department.  The Continue reading New York – Taxpayer Information Disclosure Agreement Authorized