Alabama – Severe Weather Sales Tax Holiday

Salt Report 3567– Beginning at 12:01 a.m. (CST) on Friday February 20, 2015, and ending at twelve midnight on Sunday February 22, 2015, Alabama will hold its fourth annual sales tax holiday giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain severe-weather preparedness Continue reading Alabama – Severe Weather Sales Tax Holiday

Colorado – Potential Telephone and Email Scams Regarding State Taxes

Salt Report 3564 -The Colorado Department of Revenue would like to alert taxpayers of a possible telephone scam from a party fraudulently representing themselves as the Colorado Department of Revenue. The caller may identify themselves as “State Tax Investigation Department.” Continue reading Colorado – Potential Telephone and Email Scams Regarding State Taxes

Colorado – Sales Tax on Recreational Marijuana in the First Year

Salt Report 3562 – The release of December sales taxes gave Colorado its first full calendar year of the taxes from recreational pot sales, which began Jan. 1, 2014. In the first year of recreational marijuana sales, Colorado collected $43,887,483 Continue reading Colorado – Sales Tax on Recreational Marijuana in the First Year

Arizona – Rental Residences Subject To Rent Tax In Various Cities

Salt Report 3558 – Arizona cities, except Flagstaff and Tuscon, levy some level of rental tax.  Depending on the city a renter may pay 1.5% to 3% tax on the amount of rent paid. “If you live in Phoenix, for Continue reading Arizona – Rental Residences Subject To Rent Tax In Various Cities

California – Sales and Use Tax On Services: Senate Bill 8 Introduces Discussion Through The Upward Mobility Act

Salt Report 3557– On December 1, 2014 Senator Bob Hertzberg introduced Senate Bill 8 describing conceptual reasoning for expanding sales and use tax impositions in California to include services. “California’s two trillion dollar economy has shifted from being mainly agricultural Continue reading California – Sales and Use Tax On Services: Senate Bill 8 Introduces Discussion Through The Upward Mobility Act

Utah – Proposed Reapportionment of Sales Tax Revenue Gained Through Vehicle Sales

Salt Report 3555 – Rep. Ken Ivory has introduced legislation that would send the city portion of sales-tax revenue from vehicle sales to the buyer’s hometown. If the bill is passed, it will take effect on January 1, 2016 Further Continue reading Utah – Proposed Reapportionment of Sales Tax Revenue Gained Through Vehicle Sales

Pennsylvania – Revenue Department Releases January 2015 Collections

Salt Report 3553– Pennsylvania collected $2.4 billion in General Fund revenue in January, which was $89.7 million, or 3.9 percent, more than anticipated, Acting Secretary of Revenue Eileen McNulty reported today. Fiscal year-to-date General Fund collections total $15.7 billion, which Continue reading Pennsylvania – Revenue Department Releases January 2015 Collections

California – Online Shoppers May Owe Use Tax

SALT Report 3543 – The California BOE reminds residents that untaxed online purchases may be subject to use tax reporting.  The use tax has been in existence since 1935 and the BOE estimates that more than $1 billion is lost Continue reading California – Online Shoppers May Owe Use Tax

Georgia – New Sales Tax Rule for Restaurants Proposed

SALT Report 3429 – The Georgia Department of Revenue will consider the adoption of Rule 560-12-2-.115 “Restaurants” at 10:00 AM on August 28, 2014.  The Department must receive all comments regarding the adoption of the rule from interested parties no Continue reading Georgia – New Sales Tax Rule for Restaurants Proposed

Maryland – Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week August 10 through August 16, 2014

SALT Report 3428 – The second Sunday of August to the following Saturday is designated as Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week each year. The Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week for 2014 is Sunday, August 10 – Saturday, August 16. Additionally, there is Continue reading Maryland – Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week August 10 through August 16, 2014