Kelly brushes off Schmidt’s opinion on online tax collection
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly is discounting Republican calls to rescind a policy requiring out-of-state online businesses to collect sales taxes on sales in Kansas and remit the tax to the...
Nebraska group recommends eliminating some sales tax breaks
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska group that advocates for lowering taxes is urging lawmakers to get rid of sales tax exemptions on many goods and services and use the extra revenue to lower...
New fuel taxes set to go into effect for Arkansas highways
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas motorists will pay more to put fuel in their vehicles when new sales taxes go into effect to help maintain roads and highways.
Missouri bill would preserve tax break for car trade-ins
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers on Friday acted to preserve a tax break for trading-in multiple vehicles, although revenue officials say they never stopped offering...
Court: Amazon owes South Carolina millions in sales taxes
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A court ruling in South Carolina says online retailer Amazon owes the state likely millions of dollars in sales taxes from other vendors who use the company's...
Court: Online travel firms must pay taxes to Arizona cities
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled Orbitz and other online travel companies must pay sales taxes to cities for their work in arranging hotel stays for customers, but it is unclear...
Recent Kansas Editorials
The Topeka Capital-Journal, Sept. 2
Revenue secretary should wait for Legislature to act
Overall, it makes abundant sense for Kansas to collect sales tax paid on internet purchases....
Recent Missouri editorials
The Kansas City Star, Aug. 26
Gov. Mike Parson ignores actual issues, calls special session to help used car dealers
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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...
Kansas imposes toughest online tax collections in the nation
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.
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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...
Split Michigan House OKs plan to shift fuel taxes to roads
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...
Michigan House GOP wants sales tax at pump to go to roads
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.
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...
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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.
Louisiana collecting more sales taxes from online purchases
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...
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...
Kentucky lawmakers vote to reduce revenue by $105 million
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...
Proposal to collect online sales taxes advances in Nebraska
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.