BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana voters may have rejected a constitutional amendment to start the centralization of the state's sales tax collections, but that doesn't mean lawmakers and outside groups are giving up on trying to make the change.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An out-of-state business Monday sued Louisiana and several parishes to challenge the state's patchwork approach to collecting sales taxes, days after voters rejected a constitutional change that would have centralized those tax collections in a single board.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will no longer apply the 6% sales tax to tampons and other menstrual products under bipartisan legislation signed Thursday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) —
The Michigan House advanced legislation Thursday that would eliminate sales taxes on menstrual products, bringing the state one step closer to abolishing the so-called “tampon tax.”
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city is seeing significantly higher taxes from an Amazon warehouse that hasn’t even opened yet.
For the past year, Amazon has been building a fulfillment center in Canton, WAPT-TV reported.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday signed a bill to require out-of-state online stores to collect sales taxes on purchases made by Missouri residents starting in 2023.
Missouri is the last state with a sales tax to approve such a requirement.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana women and families won't have to pay sales taxes on diapers, tampons and other feminine hygiene products, under a bill signed into law by Gov. John Bel Edwards.
But they'll have to wait a while for the tax break.
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday proposed expanding the state's annual two-day sales tax holiday to a two-month event this year in an effort to supercharge the post-pandemic economy.
The state can afford a 60-day period free of most sales taxes thanks to tax revenues that are almost 15% above projections as well as an infusion of federal coronavirus relief funds, the Republican said at a news conference to announce the legislation.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan businesses with COVID-19 safety protocols could seek a refund for sales taxes paid on personal protective equipment, disinfectants and plexiglass barriers under bills nearing the desk of Gov.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is set to become the last state to require out-of-state online stores to collect sales taxes on residents' purchases after the GOP House gave its approval Friday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The GOP Legislature on Wednesday passed bills that would require out-of-state online stores to collect sales taxes on Missourians' purchases.
The House and Senate passed slightly different versions of the proposal...
CHALMETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff's office employee was fired over allegations they stole $40,000 in sales tax collections following an investigation by an independent auditor, according to a report by state officials...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A business-backed effort to centralize Louisiana's sales tax collections began Tuesday working its way through the state House, where Republican leaders are pushing to get rid of the state's unusual system of letting a hodgepodge of local government agencies do the collection work...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida moved closer Thursday in requiring online retailers and other out-of-state merchants to collect sales tax, a step that could add about $1 billion annually to state revenues...
LONDON (AP) — Britain on Friday became the latest country to abolish the so-called "tampon tax,” eliminating sales taxes on women's sanitary products.
The move was widely praised by women's rights advocates as well as proponents of the country's departure from the European Union.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sotheby's helped an art collector dodge millions of dollars in New York sales taxes, the state attorney general said in a lawsuit filed Friday, accusing the prominent auction house of accepting bogus documentation to spare a top client a tax bill...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana shoppers will see state sales taxes suspended for two days in November, under a bill passed by lawmakers in their latest special session and signed into law by Gov...
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is taking a one-time $240 million hit to its bank account because accounting software wasn't sending the right share of sales taxes to local governments.
The payments were made last month after an audit by the state Department of Revenue, sending state revenue into the red in September, according to figures released Tuesday.
PAULS VALLEY, Okla. (AP) — Netflix's “Tiger King” star Jeff Lowe has agreed to pay up to over $100,000 in delinquent state sales taxes, penalties and interest...
ATLANTA (AP) — A flat 50-cent tax could soon be waiting outside for Georgians looking to hail a ride...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a sweeping Republican tax overhaul that was expected to slash county budgets...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Republicans moved forward Monday on a sweeping tax overhaul that could slash county government budgets, though it appears likely Democrats may derail the plan...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Just days after beginning an initiative drive to increase casino taxes, Las Vegas-area teachers filed a petition to increase Nevada sales taxes and raise more than $1 billion per year for schools...
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado officials have announced plans to ensure visitors renting private homes pay lodging and sales taxes as they would if they stayed in a hotel...
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 state...
PHOENIX — With unexpected cash and a change in laws on Internet taxes, Republicans plan to cut individual income taxes this coming year by about $325 million.
And that controversial $32-a-vehicle registration fee instituted late last year to pay for the highway patrol will go away — by 2024.
LINCOLN — Nebraskans could see a little extra added to their checkout price if they buy online this year.
State revenue officials have set Tuesday as the deadline for larger online retailers to start collecting sales taxes from their Nebraska customers.
The world changed dramatically for online seller when the U.S. Supreme Court in June decided that internet retailers can be required to collect sales taxes even in states where they have no physical presence.
Ohio bill would require all county sales tax increases to go before voters
COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new Ohio General Assembly bill would require all county sales tax increases to go before the public for a vote – a proposal that has counties nervous as funds have been cut and needs have increased.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling making it easier to collect online sales taxes could yield billions of dollars for state and local governments — if they decide to keep it...
Get ready, online shoppers. A new ruling opens the door for Nebraska to collect sales taxes from you
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday could give a $30 million to $40 million boost to Nebraska’s tax coffers but add costs for online shoppers.
The 5-4 ruling said states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax, overturning a 25-year-old Supreme Court decision that states argued were costing them billions of dollars.
NEW YORK (AP) — Attention shoppers: You may soon be paying more taxes on what you put in your online cart...
Having tried to read all of the articles about the rapidly progressing proposal to raise sales taxes in the City of Kankakee, I feel like the Lone Ranger in my concerns.
At first, when I learned of the proposal, I thought, "here comes another tax to help drive business and ultimately, residents, from the city/state.'' It seemed to me that the one advantage those of us who live here, and the businesses that sell to us, have over most municipalities is a sales tax advantage.
PHOENIX — The state House voted Wednesday to forego ever collecting sales taxes on digital products and services even as more and more of what Arizonans buy moves online — and untaxed.
HB 2479 would spell out in statute that the state cannot impose its 5.6 percent sales tax on everything from digital books and videos to cloud-based software, online storage and web hosting services.
Gov. Tom Wolf proposed 2018-19 state budget avoids hiking state income and sales taxes but spends about 3.1 percent more than the current fiscal year. Here are the winners and losers in the $32.9 billion spending plan, that was announced Tuesday.
U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem was in Pierre on Monday morning to meet with various ag groups at the South Dakota Wheat Building on Euclid Avenue.
It was the concluding stop on a series of visits she’s made across the state over the last several days to talk to residents about the new tax plan enacted by the Congress.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on e-commerce giant Amazon, saying Wednesday that the company is "doing great damage to tax paying retailers...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump attacked The Washington Post and Amazon on Twitter Wednesday, arguing that the online retailer was not paying "internet taxes."
Trump stated on Twitter Wednesday: "The #AmazonWashingtonPost, sometimes referred to as the guardian of Amazon not paying internet taxes (which they should) is FAKE NEWS!"
BOISE – When Idaho’s legislative and executive branches face off in court on June 15, much will be at stake.
First, there’s the fate of the state’s unpopular 6 percent sales tax on groceries. If the group of 30 lawmakers who sued wins the case, the tax would go away, following a two-year phaseout.
HARLINGEN — You might want to hold off buying that new washing machine or those garden plants.
The second annual sales tax holiday for water- and energy-efficient systems and appliances is set for the three-day Memorial Day weekend.
KINGMAN — The board of supervisors will hold a workshop Tuesday with a report on the financial health of the county.
Meeting Tuesday because of the President’s Day holiday, the board will hold a workshop with reports from county finance director Coral Loyd.