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Mississippi Hunters Enjoy 2nd Amendment Sales Tax Holiday

According to a report from WLOX, Biloxi's ABC news affiliate, hunters in Mississippi received a bit of a break on Labor Day weekend, with a sales tax holiday on firearms, ammunition, and hunting supplies.  Passed by the Mississippi legislature in...

St. Louis County Residents Vote On Sales Tax Increase To Benefit St. Louis Zoo

Residents of St. Louis County, Missouri will decide in November whether or not to approve a tax increase for the benefit of the St. Louis Zoo.  The proposed sales tax would fund both cosmetic and functional upgrades to the zoo.  There are also plans...

Sales Tax News - September 17, 2018

New Hampshire Wrangles with Online Sales Taxes

Most have heard of the US Supreme Court decision regarding the collection of taxes on online sales earlier this year.  Many state governments are struggling with the implications and New Hampshire is no...

Kansas City Residents Angered By Closed Door Meetings On Sales Tax Revenue

A five-member board in Kansas City that is tasked with overseeing a sales tax initiative for the city's East Side area is drawing criticism from the public.  The source of public displeasure is a decision by the board to not allow either citizens or...

Ohio Lawmakers Want Voter Approval Before County Sales Tax Increases

Republican lawmakers in Ohio produced a bill to the General Assembly that seeks to require voter approval before any proposed county sales tax increases can be enacted.  The proposal has some county officials nervous due to the budget cuts that have...

Sales Tax News - August 27, 2018

New Sales Tax Includes Kentucky Non-Profits

On July 1 of this year, new sales tax rules went into effect in Kentucky, expanding the state-wide six percent rate to include non-profit businesses such as the YMCA and various museums.  The new rules...

Louisiana Facing Budget Shortfall Extends State Sales Tax Hike

Residents of Louisiana were not pleased in 2016 when their state legislature put in place a "temporary" state sales tax increase.  The word temporary often has a different meaning to state legislators than it does to the general public.  As of last...

Manatee County Could Owe Sarasota County Millions in Sales Tax

A possible bookkeeping error by the state of Florida may have caused revenue collected near the University Parkway retail area to go to the wrong county.  The Manatee County Commission was notified of the surprising news during a budget meeting on...

Sacramento City Council Seeks Voter Approval For One-Cent Sales Tax Increase

A ballot measure added by the Sacramento City Council to the November ballot will seek voter approval for a one percent sales tax increase in the city to fund the maintenance of basic city services, and provide financing for economic and community...

Sales Tax News - August 14, 2018

Barrington Voters to Decide on Sales Tax

Officials in Barrington, Illinois will be asking voters in a fall referendum if the village should create a local sales tax for the first time.  Before imposing and collecting the tax dollars, officials must...