West Virginia – Likely to pass Home Rule permanently, Senate Bill #4.

The Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program has been replaced with senate bill #4. West Virginia Is conducting a Home Rule Pilot Plan which is due to end during mid 2019, then will likely be permanently switched to Home Rule. “Executive Continue reading West Virginia – Likely to pass Home Rule permanently, Senate Bill #4.

Oklahoma – Edmond Sales Tax Collections Increased By 5.9 Percent Over January 2018

Edmond Sun   As of December 31, 2018, the city of Edmond has had a 5.9% sales tax increase over the course of the month of January. Edmond Currently is 8.9% above fiscal year 2017 with consideration to sales and use tax revenues. City Continue reading Oklahoma – Edmond Sales Tax Collections Increased By 5.9 Percent Over January 2018

CA – Senate Proposes Bill To Exempt Menstrual Products From Sales Tax.

With the newly elected Senator Jennifer Boysko comes newfound ideas, one of which being “The Dignity Act”. Stating “it’s not a luxury” but rather a necessity for women to use menstrual products, the bill will exempt menstrual products from state Continue reading CA – Senate Proposes Bill To Exempt Menstrual Products From Sales Tax.

Wyoming – Wyoming revenue forecast drops from October

CHEYENNE – Wyoming’s latest economic forecast shows the drop in oil prices to end 2018 will mean a serious blow to the state’s overall revenue picture. The January report from the Consensus Revenue Estimating Group estimates $125.1 million less in Continue reading Wyoming – Wyoming revenue forecast drops from October

Alabama – November’s Revenue Numbers Have Been Influenced Greatly By Online Sales Tax

“This is the first November and first holiday season Alabama has been able to enforce is online sales tax collections”, as a result of this much more revenue is flowing into the state. this new enforcement also made is possible Continue reading Alabama – November’s Revenue Numbers Have Been Influenced Greatly By Online Sales Tax

North Dakota – IHS Markit predicts steeper budget then Gov. Doug Burgum’s proposed

North Dakota’s revenue projections have recently not been accurate. “Lawmakers hired IHS in late 2017 to provide a second opinion on revenue projections after previous estimates missed the mark”. The forecast given by IHS ultimately predicted a 13.3 percent deficit Continue reading North Dakota – IHS Markit predicts steeper budget then Gov. Doug Burgum’s proposed

District of Columbia – Internet Sales Tax Emergency Amendment Act of 2018 Approved December 31, 2018

The District of Columbia Council has passed legislation amending the sales and use tax treatment of digital goods sold or used in the District. As introduced, this bill requires that internet sales tax be collected from online retailers that meet certain Continue reading District of Columbia – Internet Sales Tax Emergency Amendment Act of 2018 Approved December 31, 2018

Ohio – US Retail Giant Overstock to Use Bitcoin to Pay Its Taxes in Ohio

Overstock will cover commercial activity taxes (CAT) with Bitcoin starting February, using the recently launched cryptocurrency taxpayer platform, OhioCrypto.com. https://cointelegraph.com/news/us-retail-giant-overstock-to-use-bitcoin-to-pay-its-taxes-in-ohio

Arkansas – Big Boosts for State Revenue in 2018

The State of Arkansas ended 2018 with a lot of money in its bank account. The year-to-date revenue summary released on Thursday by the Department of Finance & Administration shows net available revenues totaled more than $2.8 billion. In the December summary Continue reading Arkansas – Big Boosts for State Revenue in 2018

Wisconsin – Auditors helped state generate $72 million in additional revenue

A boost in the number of state tax auditors generated an additional $72 million in revenue for the state in 2018. The additional funds, while $10 million short of the state’s 2018 goals, illustrate the increased focus on collecting taxes Continue reading Wisconsin – Auditors helped state generate $72 million in additional revenue