Texas – Proposed Legislation Would Exempt Tampons from Sales Tax

SALT Report 3892 – Following the political lead of several northern states, six Texas lawmakers have filed bills to eliminate the sales tax on feminine health products used for menstrual period hygiene, including tampons, sanitary napkins and menstrual cups. If Continue reading Texas – Proposed Legislation Would Exempt Tampons from Sales Tax

California – Medical Cannabis Tax Exemption Has Begun

SALT Report 3890 – The November 8, 2016 passage of Proposition 64 (The Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act) exempts certain sales of medical marijuana from sales and use tax. Sales of medical cannabis to those who Continue reading California – Medical Cannabis Tax Exemption Has Begun

Texas – Water-Efficient Product Sales Tax Holiday

SALT Report 3889 – The state of Texas will have a water-efficient product sales tax holiday from May 27-29 2017. During the holiday period, you can buy any product tax free that displays a WaterSense label or logo. These items Continue reading Texas – Water-Efficient Product Sales Tax Holiday

Florida – Machinery and Equipment Sales Tax Exemption

SALT Report 3883 – The sales tax exemption for machinery and equipment in Florida has become permanent for all machinery and equipment except mixer drums. This exemption was previously scheduled to expire on April 30, 2017. The exemption for mixer Continue reading Florida – Machinery and Equipment Sales Tax Exemption

Connecticut – Herbal Aloe Products Deemed Exempt from Sales and Use Tax

SALT Report 3881 – The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services released a ruling regarding the taxability of herbal aloe products. They ruled that the sales of herbal aloe products are exempt from sales and use taxes as sales of food Continue reading Connecticut – Herbal Aloe Products Deemed Exempt from Sales and Use Tax

New Jersey – Costco Accused of Improper Sales Tax Charges

SALT Report 3866 – A New Jersey couple  filed a class-action lawsuit against Costco Wholesale and several of its stores, claiming the membership-only warehouse giant has been illegally overcharging them — and potentially hundreds of thousands of other customers — Continue reading New Jersey – Costco Accused of Improper Sales Tax Charges

New York – Feminine Hygiene Products Exempt From Sales and Use Tax Beginning September 1, 2016

SALT Report 3842 – The New York Department of Taxation released TSB M16-6s on August 1, 2016. Feminine hygiene products include the following products: sanitary napkins; tampons; panty liners; douches; feminine hygiene syringes; and vaginal creams, foams, ointments, jellies, powders, Continue reading New York – Feminine Hygiene Products Exempt From Sales and Use Tax Beginning September 1, 2016

Illinois – Expanded Temporary Storage Exemption Due To Sunset June 30, 2016

SALT Report 3836 –The sales tax exemption for expanded temporary storage expires June 30, 2016. On or after July 1, 2016, holders of expanded temporary storage permits issued by the Illinois Department of Revenue no longer can make tax-free purchases Continue reading Illinois – Expanded Temporary Storage Exemption Due To Sunset June 30, 2016