Washington – Land Development And Management Services Are Exempt From Sales Tax Effective June 11, 2020

Effective June 11, 2020, House Bill 2229 amends RCW 82.04.051 regarding the taxation of land development and management. This legislation: Ÿ Defines land development or management (see below). Ÿ Excludes land development or management activities from services rendered in respect Continue reading Washington – Land Development And Management Services Are Exempt From Sales Tax Effective June 11, 2020

Washington – Governor Signs Bill Exempting Menstrual Hygiene Products from Sales Tax

Last Friday, Gov. Jay Inslee signed SB 5147 , which will provide “tax relief by exempting menstrual products from retail sales and use tax.” The state believes that the inclusion of menstrual products in the retail tax puts those who Continue reading Washington – Governor Signs Bill Exempting Menstrual Hygiene Products from Sales Tax

Tennessee- DOR Ruling #20-02 Dated 2/20/2020 Construction Sales and Use Tax And Required Certificate To Support Allowed Exemption

The Tennessee Department of Revenue concluded that an exemption does exist when working on a construction contract. As noted in the ruling exemptions must be properly supported by an Exemption Certificate. Additionally, Rule 102 also contemplates contractors and subcontractors will Continue reading Tennessee- DOR Ruling #20-02 Dated 2/20/2020 Construction Sales and Use Tax And Required Certificate To Support Allowed Exemption

Nebraska – Plan Would Lower Nebraska Sales Tax Rate, Eliminate Exemptions On Services

Sen. Tom Briese of Albion on Wednesday urged the Legislature’s Revenue Committee to consider a tax policy trade-off that would eliminate Nebraska’s dozens of sales tax exemptions on services in exchange for a lower sales tax rate. That would update Continue reading Nebraska – Plan Would Lower Nebraska Sales Tax Rate, Eliminate Exemptions On Services

Indiana – House Republicans Reject Sales Tax Exemption For Breastfeeding Equipment

Indiana House Republicans rejected an attempt to exempt breastfeeding equipment from the state sales tax. Rep. Karlee Macer (D-Indianapolis) offered the amendment on the House floor. “Breast milk is food. It’s food and Indiana law already exempts sales tax of food and Continue reading Indiana – House Republicans Reject Sales Tax Exemption For Breastfeeding Equipment

Virginia – State Lawmakers Kill GOP Gun Bills, Advance Sales-Tax Exemption For Gun Safes

A slew of gun bills backed by Republican delegates were killed in a majority-Democratic subcommittee Monday, including a bill to repeal of Virginia’s ban on firearms in places of religious worship and a bill to increase mandatory minimum sentencing for using Continue reading Virginia – State Lawmakers Kill GOP Gun Bills, Advance Sales-Tax Exemption For Gun Safes

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