CALIFORNIA – Alameda Leaders Get Behind Movement To Exempt Tampons From Sales Taxes

City leaders are calling on state officials to end sales taxes on tampons and sanitary napkins, saying the products should be exempt because they promote public health. “It’s really about menstrual equity,” City Councilwoman Malia Vella said. “And while we Continue reading CALIFORNIA – Alameda Leaders Get Behind Movement To Exempt Tampons From Sales Taxes

Rhode Island – Law Makers Propose A Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

Rhode Island state representative, Joseph Solomon proposes a tax exempt weekend for items less than $2,500 in value. Solomon Insists hotel and restaurant taxes will make up for the close to 5 million dollar loss in sales tax funds. The Continue reading Rhode Island – Law Makers Propose A Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

New York – NYCEDC Launches New Sales Tax Exemption Program to Support Small Business Retailers And Industrial Businesses In Highly Distressed Areas

New York City Industrial Development Agency’s ASTEP program will lower costs of construction, upgrades or expansions for eligible businesses New York, NY – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today launched the Accelerated Sales Tax Exemption Program (ASTEP) to Continue reading New York – NYCEDC Launches New Sales Tax Exemption Program to Support Small Business Retailers And Industrial Businesses In Highly Distressed Areas

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