Missouri governor calls special session on car sales taxes
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday directed lawmakers to undo a recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling on vehicle sales taxes during a special legislative session next month, a...
2 states to give shoppers temporary sales tax breaks
BOSTON (AP) — Shoppers in Massachusetts and Connecticut will be getting a break from sales taxes in the coming days.
The two-day sales tax holiday in Massachusetts will be held on Saturday...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas plans to impose what some tax experts said Wednesday would be the nation's most aggressive policy for collecting state and local taxes on online sales, possibly inviting...
Sorry diners: No state tax holiday for restaurants
BOSTON (AP) — If you plan on dining out during the state's sales tax holiday later this month, you'll still have to pay the 6.25 percent Massachusetts meals tax.
Sununu signs bill responding to sales tax ruling
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has passed legislation fighting back against a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that cleared the way for other states to collect sales tax from the state's...
Alabama begins tax holiday for school supplies
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's sales tax holiday for school supplies is this weekend.
Purchases of items including most clothes, computer equipment, paper, writing instruments and other...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Fireworks sales in West Virginia continue to bring in less revenue than predicted, according to the 2019 Fireworks Safety Fee Report.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Corrective eyeglasses and contact lenses purchased in Ohio are no longer subject to state sales taxes.
The Dayton Daily News reports the change went into effect Monday....
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota has seen an uptick in sales tax revenue following a Supreme Court decision that allows it to collect money from online retailers.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Shoppers from Oregon and other states that don't have a sales tax are losing their automatic tax break at businesses in Washington state starting Monday.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate has approved a bill that would require online vendors like Amazon to collect and remit sales taxes from third-party sellers in perpetuity, a move that would...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Assembly has approved a bill that would require online vendors like Amazon to collect and remit sales taxes from third-party sellers in perpetuity, a move that would...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Sales taxes collected at the gas pump would be shifted to road repairs under a budget plan approved Thursday by the Michigan House, where majority Republicans called it a...
PHOENIX (AP) — Gov Doug Ducey has signed legislation eliminating sales taxes farmers pay for fertilizer and pesticides.
The proposal signed into law Friday will cost the state about $15...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — House Republicans on Thursday unveiled a budget plan that would dedicate Michigan's 6% sales tax on motor fuel to road construction, which they said could avoid a...
FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that online travel companies do not have to pay accommodation and sales taxes in the ski resort town of Breckenridge.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that changes how the sales tax exemption for Oregonians shopping in that state works.
- Columbus TelegramBill to create sales tax for Beatrice 6 judgment advances to final readingApril 11, 2019
- The News-TimesFluctuating sales tax revenue a target for change in state budget talksMarch 8, 2019
- Today's News-HeraldArizona Senate Education panel OKs sales tax plan for ballotJanuary 23, 2019
- Jackson Hole DailyTax oversight to be fixedDecember 14, 2018
- Norfolk Daily NewsDon Walton: Online sales tax, Medicaid legislative decisions loomDecember 3, 2018
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Voter-approved changes in Oklahoma's alcohol laws have boosted state sales tax collections on alcohol.
Regulations that went into effect in October allow grocery and...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is once again turning to the public to stop a bill that seeks to lower property taxes by raising other taxes and imposing a sales tax on services...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is getting an unexpected windfall as internet sales tax revenues are coming in at a rate of nearly four times what had been projected for the current fiscal...
California governor signs internet sales tax law
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Democratic governor has signed a law requiring companies like Amazon and eBay to collect sales taxes on behalf of some out-of-state sellers.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a Republican-led effort to increase Arizona sales taxes to boost education spending (all times local):
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some legislative Democrats are considering a new capital gains tax on Connecticut's high-earners, instead of following through with some of Gov. Ned Lamont's proposed sales...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A bill advancing in the Missouri House would require out-of-state retailers to collect taxes on online sales to Missourians.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's sales tax collections from internet purchases are growing, even though the system still involves out-of-state retailers voluntarily remitting taxes for online...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts is joining forces with Nebraska's grocery industry to fight proposals that would impose taxes on bottled water, pop and sugary items such as candy to reduce...
- Business WireSelecting the Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift – Love Can Be TaxingFebruary 11, 2019
- BusinessWireKBRA Releases Research Report: Cyber Monday: New Sales Tax Windfall for States?November 26, 2018
- BusinessWireU.S. Supreme Court Decides Physical Presence Nexus No Longer Required to Collect Sales TaxJune 21, 2018
DENVER (AP) — Denver is joining a movement to eliminate sales taxes on feminine hygiene products.
The city council voted unanimously Tuesday night to not charge the city's 4.3 percent sales...
Nebraska lawmakers OK bill to capture online sales taxes
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have passed a bill to help the state collect online sales taxes in an effort to capture millions of dollars lost every year from consumers who haven't been...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers have voted to reduce revenue by $105 million a year on Wednesday so they can give a tax break to some locally owned banks and exempt nonprofits from some...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska moved one step closer Monday to collecting online sales taxes from all out-of-state companies in an effort to capture millions of dollars lost every year from buyers...
Lincoln attorney defends spending on sales tax ballot issue
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln did not violate state law by spending public funds on a $190,000 educational campaign about the quarter-cent sales tax ballot issue because the campaign didn't amount...
2 Rhode Island lawmakers propose state sales tax holiday
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two state lawmakers are proposing a sales tax holiday for Rhode Island.
WJAR-TV reports that State Rep. Joe Solomon Jr. and state Sen. Mark McKenney, both Democrats...
South Dakota lawmakers debate pair of sales tax cut bills
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers are debating competing measures to address the Legislature's commitment to scale back a 2016 sales tax hike.
Senate passes bill to protect businesses from sales taxes
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Senate has unanimously passed a bill to protect businesses from out-of-state jurisdictions attempting to pose a sales tax on these companies.
Online sales tax bill advances out of Nebraska committee
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would clear the way for Nebraska to collect sales taxes on online purchases has advanced out of a legislative committee.
Online sales tax collections adding up for North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Online sales tax collections in North Dakota have totaled more than $5 million since last fall.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last June that states can force online...
Judge denies Hawaii’s move to get Airbnb host records
HONOLULU (AP) — A judge on Thursday denied Hawaii's move to compel Airbnb to hand over a decade of vacation rental receipts as the state examines whether hosts have been paying the equivalent of hotel and sales taxes.
Hawaii First Circuit Court Judge James Ashford said the state did not sufficiently show that Airbnb users may have failed to comply with tax laws.
Hawaii: Airbnb has acknowledged hosts not paying all taxes
HONOLULU (AP) — A judge should compel Airbnb to hand over 10 years of receipts and other documents from its hosts to the state of Hawaii in part because the home-sharing platform has acknowledged that the hosts aren't fully complying with state tax laws, a court filing said.
Hawaii's attorney general has asked a judge to allow the state to subpoena Airbnb to help it find which hosts haven't paid the state's equivalent of hotel and sales taxes.
Nebraska lawmakers reviewing options for online sales taxes
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Now that states are free to collect sales taxes from out-of-state online retailers, Nebraska lawmakers are trying to decide who should pay them and what to do with any extra revenue.
Members of the Revenue Committee heard a variety of suggestions Thursday at a legislative hearing on three bills.
Some lawmakers want to use the revenue to reduce property taxes, although it's not clear how much they'll have at their disposal.
Report: Tennessee can collect more online sales taxes
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is unlikely to face a legal challenge should it begin collecting more sales taxes from internet purchases, according to a new state report encouraging the state to take advantage of the possible revenue bump.
Amazon starts collecting sales tax from Alaska residents
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Amazon has started charging for city sales taxes on certain products in Alaska following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year that struck down a previous online tax standard.
Comptroller: Local sales tax collections rose again in 2018
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says sales taxes collected by local governments across the state grew in 2018 for the third consecutive year.
The Democrat releases a report Monday that finds collections rose by $872 million, or 5.3 percent, to $17.5 billion last year.
Raimondo pushing for ‘Amazon tax’ to plug gaps in RI budget
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is pushing for an expanded "Amazon tax" to help shore up growing holes in the state budget due to lagging revenues.
The Democratic governor's budget team is asking state lawmakers to pass legislation allowing Rhode Island to collect an anticipated $11.5 million in state sales taxes from "remote sellers" who market their wares on Amazon and other internet sites.
Legislation would allow tribes to collect state taxes
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Legislation filed by Republican and Democratic leaders sets the framework for American Indian tribes in North Dakota to levy alcohol, tobacco and state sales taxes on their reservations and spend it for tribal services.
But the legislation filed this week would not exempt casinos from a state sales tax that tribal leaders have long argued is unworkable.
New governor, AG among top 2019 legislative session players
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's 2019 legislative session will be Kristi Noem's first as governor, but she's not the only state official stepping into a new role.
Lawmakers gather Tuesday for the session that will run into late March. They'll set the state budget and debate issues ranging from criminal justice to online sales taxes.
Here's a look at some of the key political players this session:
Governor pitches plan to tax more services, cut overall rate
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert pitched his plan of adding new sales taxes while cutting the overall rate to a taxpayers' group on Monday, foreshadowing an issue that could be contentious during the upcoming legislative session.
The Republican Herbert told the Utah Taxpayers Association that economic changes have significantly narrowed the sales tax base, and now is the time to act.
"We cannot kick this can down the road much longer," Herbert said.
Missouri lawmakers to consider sports betting, redistricting
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers will consider whether to collect sales taxes on online purchases, allow sports gambling and overhaul legislative redistricting when they return for the start of the 2019 session.
Actions by the U.S. Supreme Court and Missouri voters last year are dictating top issues for the Republican-led Legislature during the roughly five-month annual session, which starts Wednesday.
Gage County supervisors back countywide sales tax measure
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — Gage County supervisors voted to support legislation that would allow imposition of a countywide sales tax to help pay the $28.1 million owed to six people who were wrongfully convicted in a 1985 Beatrice murder.
Board chairman Myron Dorn outlined the proposal Wednesday at his last board meeting before joining the state Legislature next week to represent District 30.