Mulitstate – Arkansas ties for No. 1 in sales-tax ranking; rounding takes total levies to 9.47%

A consumer buying items around Tennessee and Arkansas won’t notice much difference in the overall sales taxes paid. Thanks to rounding, Arkansas and Tennessee have the highest combined state and local sales-tax rates among the 50 states, according to the Continue reading Mulitstate – Arkansas ties for No. 1 in sales-tax ranking; rounding takes total levies to 9.47%

North Carolina – Harnett County Additional 0.25% Local Sales and Use Tax (Effective April 1, 2014)

SALT Report 3245 – The Sales and Use Tax Division recently added an Important Notice: Additional 0.25% Local Sales and Use Tax for Harnett County to their website.  The notice lists multiple examples including but not limited to the areas Continue reading North Carolina – Harnett County Additional 0.25% Local Sales and Use Tax (Effective April 1, 2014)

Mississippi – City of Jackson 1% Special Sales Tax (Effective March 1, 2014)

SALT Report 3244 –Senate Bill 2839 as passed by the 2011 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature authorized the City of Jackson to impose a Special Sales Tax of 1% on any person engaging in business in the city. The Continue reading Mississippi – City of Jackson 1% Special Sales Tax (Effective March 1, 2014)

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

North Carolina – Decreased Motor Fuel and Alternative Fuel Tax Rate

SALT Report 2991 – The North Carolina Department of Revenue issued a memorandum regarding the motor fuels and alternative fuels tax rates.  The memo amends a previously issued memorandum issued on June 15, 2013. The amendments reflect that for the Continue reading North Carolina – Decreased Motor Fuel and Alternative Fuel Tax Rate

Michigan – Prepaid Fuel Rates Announced

SALT Report 2957 – The Michigan Department of Treasury issued a bulletin that establishes the October 2013 sales tax prepayment rates applicable to sales and purchases of gasoline and diesel fuels. For the period of October 1, 2013, through October Continue reading Michigan – Prepaid Fuel Rates Announced

District of Columbia – Decreased Sales Tax, Increased Use Tax on Alcoholic Beverages

SALT Report 2932 – On August 28, 2013 Mayor Vincent Gray signed the District of Columbia’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Act of 2013. The Bill provides a reduction in the sales tax rate, an increase in the use tax Continue reading District of Columbia – Decreased Sales Tax, Increased Use Tax on Alcoholic Beverages

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

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