Kansas – Independence Struggling To Get Sales Tax Revenue As Retail Stores Close

Zach Walker became the Independence city manager in 2016, and he says he’s been watching the decline of retail stores since. “CNBC forecast that through April of this year, over 6,000 stores nationwide had already closed. That’s in excess of Continue reading Kansas – Independence Struggling To Get Sales Tax Revenue As Retail Stores Close

Texas – Nelson’s Online Sales Tax Bill Passes Committee

The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday approved two bills sponsored by Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, allowing Texas to collect sales tax from remote sellers in accordance with the recent South Dakota v. Wayfair decision from the U.S. Continue reading Texas – Nelson’s Online Sales Tax Bill Passes Committee

Massachusetts – State Wants Bigger Net For Online Sales Tax

State officials want to lower a threshold for out-of-state businesses required to tax online purchases to drum up more revenue. In his preliminary budget, Gov. Charlie Baker called for a rule that retailers with at least $100,000 or more in Continue reading Massachusetts – State Wants Bigger Net For Online Sales Tax

Texas – GOP Lawmaker Makes Pitch For Sales Tax Increase

On the heels of last week’s announcement that Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen want to raise the state sales tax to buy down property tax rates, the details of one proposal came into Continue reading Texas – GOP Lawmaker Makes Pitch For Sales Tax Increase

Illinois – Communities See Portion Of Online Use Tax Returns

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows states to collect taxes from online retailers is providing some additional revenue for communities as more shoppers avoid brick and mortar retails for many purchases. However, some groups are working to get online Continue reading Illinois – Communities See Portion Of Online Use Tax Returns

Louisiana – Bid To Rework Louisiana Sales Tax Deal Rejected By Senators

Republican lawmakers seeking to rework or repeal a Louisiana sales tax compromise passed last year seem unlikely to gain traction for the ideas with the Senate tax committee. The Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee on Monday shot down the Continue reading Louisiana – Bid To Rework Louisiana Sales Tax Deal Rejected By Senators

Multi-State – eBay Cites Federal Move On Sales Tax Issue

eBay said Friday it was working to comply with new sales tax laws popping up around the country. Although it said Congress was working on a bill, eBay was not hopeful of passage of federal legislation. eBay cited one Congessional Continue reading Multi-State – eBay Cites Federal Move On Sales Tax Issue

Colorado – Overhaul Of Online Sales Tax System In Works

A bill that would etch controversial rule changes to Colorado’s sales tax collection framework into law received unanimous support from the House Finance Committee on Thursday, April 11. It will now head to the Appropriations Committee as its sponsors race Continue reading Colorado – Overhaul Of Online Sales Tax System In Works

Alabama – Once Again, Big Cities Collide With Counties Over Online Sales Taxes In Alabama

The mayors of Alabama’s five largest cities and the state’s influential county commission association are again headed for a showdown over online retail taxes. The arena will be the chambers of the 2019 Legislature. The key issue is dueling interpretations Continue reading Alabama – Once Again, Big Cities Collide With Counties Over Online Sales Taxes In Alabama

Arizona – State’s Messy Tax System Hampers Small Businesses Battling Online Retailers For Tax Fairness

PHOENIX – Arizona small business owners are fighting for sales tax equality with online retailers, similar to 39 other states trying to collect taxes on goods that consumers buy online. But experts said Arizona’s tax system complicates the situation. A bill Continue reading Arizona – State’s Messy Tax System Hampers Small Businesses Battling Online Retailers For Tax Fairness