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Georgia's TSPLOST

Some Georgia counties approved while others rejected a Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) in the May election.

This was the second time voters in the Peach State voiced their opinion on TSPLOST in most of the state.  In...

Sacramento Mayor Proposes Local Sales Tax Hike

Sacramento has had a half percent sales tax since 2012, but this tax is set to expire next year.  The mayor wants to not just replace it, but raise it to 1 percent and make the tax permanent.

The current tax is earmarked for police officers,...

California Anxious To Collect Hundreds Of Millions In Sales Tax Revenue Resulting From Recent Change In Federal Law

The state of California had already undertaken measures of their own to collect more sales tax from online retailers a few months before a recent ruling from the Supreme Court provided states with the authority to do so. 

The California Department...

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu Plans Push Back Against Supreme Court Internet Sales Tax Ruling

The state of New Hampshire is pushing back against a recent ruling by the United States Supreme Court that determined e-commerce websites will now be responsible for collecting sales tax from out of state customers. 

New Hampshire is proud of the...

Supreme Court Ruling On Internet Sales Tax Could Become Major Headache For Smaller E-Commerce Websites

The recent ruling by the United States Supreme Court that will now require online retailers to collect sales tax on all applicable transactions is expected to cause more than just a few headaches for many smaller e-commerce websites.  The decision...

Sacramento Sales Tax Seeks to Improve Impoverished Areas

The Sacramento Bee reported on June 7 that Sacramento is trying to pass a half-cent sales tax to improve the impoverished areas.  This increase would be in addition to the proposal to permanently extend the Measure U half-cent sales tax.

Currently,...

Sales Tax Increase to Benefit Transportation in Broward County

The citizens of Broward County, Florida may find themselves paying more in sales tax after November 6.  A 1% sales tax increase has been proposed which would mean they would be paying 7% instead of 6% on their purchases.  According to the...

Hoover Alabama Sales Tax Increase

The city of Hoover, Alabama may see its first sales tax increase in almost a quarter century.  Mayor Frank Brocato recently proposed that the city raise its sales and lodging tax in order to help reconcile a budget crisis.  If the motion is...

Navajo Nation Sales Tax Increase

The Navajo Nation—mostly found in northeastern Arizona, stretching just into southern Utah and western New Mexico—is set to increase its sales tax from 5% to 6% starting July 1st, 2018.  This is the first general sales tax rate change for the Navajo...

Sales Tax News - June 18, 2018

Arkansas City Wants Hotels.com To Pay Local Sales Taxes

The city of Magnolia joined several other Arkansas cities in a class-action lawsuit initiated by the Pine Bluff Advertising and Promotion Commission.  The lawsuit is against the online hotel...