Multi-State – More States Consider Taxing Personal and Professional Services as 2019 Legislative Sessions Advance

In recent years, states have increasingly considered taxing services by expanding the sales and use tax base —  and 2019 is no different. So far this year, taxation of services bills have been introduced in nine states: California, Connecticut, Florida, Montana, Continue reading Multi-State – More States Consider Taxing Personal and Professional Services as 2019 Legislative Sessions Advance

VIRGINIA – Northam Signs Bills Cutting ‘Tampon Tax’

The sales tax on tampons, diapers and other personal hygiene products will be reduced by more than half beginning Jan. 1, 2020. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) announced Wednesday that he signed SB 1715, sponsored by Sen. Jennifer Boysko, (D-86th), and Continue reading VIRGINIA – Northam Signs Bills Cutting ‘Tampon Tax’

Virginia – State On The Verge Of Approving Its First Local Option Sales Tax

Virginia is on the verge of creating local option sales tax authority for precisely one jurisdiction, and it’s been flying completely under the radar. Halifax County, population 35,000, is about to upend Virginia’s sales tax system and potentially open the Continue reading Virginia – State On The Verge Of Approving Its First Local Option Sales Tax

VIRGINIA – Jamestown Seeking Sales-Tax Increase

Jamestown residents will vote again on a proposed 1-cent sales tax increase on the April 2 ballot. A similar issue failed at the polls in November. Mayor Dayna Coonce said a new wastewater treatment plant will increase current sewer rates Continue reading VIRGINIA – Jamestown Seeking Sales-Tax Increase

Multi-State – States Renew Push for Taxes On Sugary Drinks

Nearly three decades after a U.S. state last imposed a special tax on sugary drinks, Connecticut’s governor is pushing for one to help close a budget deficit — and bracing for a fight. Taxes on soda and other sugar-loaded drinks Continue reading Multi-State – States Renew Push for Taxes On Sugary Drinks

Virginia – Governor Signs Law Slashing Sales Tax On Personal Hygiene Products

RICHMOND — The sales tax on tampons, diapers and other personal hygiene products will be reduced by more than half beginning Jan. 1, 2020. Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that he has signed SB 1715, sponsored by Sen. Jennifer Boysko, D-Fairfax, and HB Continue reading Virginia – Governor Signs Law Slashing Sales Tax On Personal Hygiene Products

Virginia – State Closer To Passing Internet Sales Tax

A bill to enact an internet sales tax unanimously is on its way to the Virginia Senate after passing through the Senate’s Finance Committee, where it saw support from both Republicans and Democrats. The bill, S.B. 1083, was proposed by Continue reading Virginia – State Closer To Passing Internet Sales Tax

Virginia – Louisa County Officials Divided On Whether To Ask The State To Collect Taxes On Internet Retail Sales

County officials are divided on whether they want Virginia to collect taxes on internet retail sales. The issue was a point of contention on Sept. 17, as members of the Louisa County Board of Supervisors discussed their list of priorities Continue reading Virginia – Louisa County Officials Divided On Whether To Ask The State To Collect Taxes On Internet Retail Sales

Virginia – Steps Virginia Must Take To Tax Internet Sales

Conformity to recent federal income tax changes is not the only challenge (or opportunity, depending on your point of view) facing the 2019 Virginia General Assembly.  It may also be asked to amend Virginia’s sales and use tax rules, so Continue reading Virginia – Steps Virginia Must Take To Tax Internet Sales

Virginia – Exemption Certificates: Certain Types Of Sod Are Exempt From Sales Tax

“Virginia Code § 58.1-623 A states that all sales or leases are subject to the tax until the contrary is established. The burden of proving that a sale, distribution, lease, or storage of tangible personal property is not taxable is upon Continue reading Virginia – Exemption Certificates: Certain Types Of Sod Are Exempt From Sales Tax