California – The Challenge Of Taxing Services

California Tax Foundation Every few years, there are renewed discussions of imposing a sales tax on services in California, often proposed in the name of “modernizing the economy,” closing California’s budget gap, or stabilizing cyclical fluctuations in tax revenue. Recently, Continue reading California – The Challenge Of Taxing Services

Illinois – IL considers applying sales taxes to more services

The Chicago Sun Times CHICAGO NEWS 03/12/2017, 10:18 am SPRINGFIELD — If you get your nails done at a salon or have your lawn mulched next spring, the service could be taxed under a plan Illinois lawmakers are considering to Continue reading Illinois – IL considers applying sales taxes to more services

Greece – Sales Tax to Rise 30 Percent on Popular Islands as Part of Overhaul

Nytimes.com by the Associated Press – September 28, 2015 “The sales tax on goods and services at six major Aegean Sea tourist destinations in Greece will rise sharply this week as a new batch of creditor-demanded changes kicks in. The increases will Continue reading Greece – Sales Tax to Rise 30 Percent on Popular Islands as Part of Overhaul

West Virginia – Guidance Provided on Municipal Taxes

SALT Report 3070 – The West Virginia State Tax Department issued guidance regarding the municipal sales & service and use taxes that took effect on October 1, 2013 in the cities of Charleston, Harrisville, Quinwood, and Wheeling. The new municipal Continue reading West Virginia – Guidance Provided on Municipal Taxes

Illinois – Exemption for Electricity, Gas, and Water

SALT Report 2973 – Recently enacted legislation in Illinois provides that purchases of electricity, gas, and water are not subject to the Use, Service Use, Service Occupation, or Retailers’ Occupation Tax. Specifically, under the provisions of Senate Bill 2243 electricity Continue reading Illinois – Exemption for Electricity, Gas, and Water