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Redwood City Seeks an Additional Sales Tax Increase

Redwood City, California will be asking voters for permission to increase the city's sales tax rate by another half of a cent today as residents hit the ballot boxes for Election Day.  The proposition will allow the city to raise their already...

Sales Tax News - November 5, 2018

Sales Tax From Restaurants Generate Huge Revenue for Waco

Nine new restaurants have opened their doors in Waco, Texas over the past year.  There are now 119 full-service eateries in the city.  That number is up from 110 in October of last year and...

North Carolina Now Collecting Sales Tax Online

Effective November 1, remote sellers including many online businesses are required to collect sales tax from their customers.  This means that shopping online is going to cost the average consumer a bit more money now than it did in the past.  This...

Colorado Town Eyes Sales Tax Increase for New Recreation Center

Residents of Grand Junction, Colorado, have been asking for a recreation center for years.  The city's leaders say they can have it -- but only if they approve a sales tax.  According to an article from KJCT8, the Grand Junction City Council...

Sales Tax News - October 30, 2018

911 Sales Tax in Lincoln Expires

A quarter-cent voter-approved sales tax ended on Monday in Lincoln.  The sales tax raised $38.14 million for the city's new emergency radio system and new fire stations.  The sales tax was approved in April 2015 and...

Sales Tax News - October 26, 2018

Okaloosa County to Review Possible Projects for Potential Sales Tax Collections

The Okaloosa County (Florida) Commission will take a closer look into possible projects that would receive funding from the county's proposed half-cent sales tax.  They...

Plans to Increase Rainbow City's Sales Tax Rate Falls Short

Monday morning's 4-2 vote in Rainbow City, Alabama brought the idea of a 1% sales tax increase to a halt. This plan had been discussed before and was posted online by it's originator and city council member Tim Ramsey on social media platforms.  The...

Georgia County Invests Sales Tax Collections in Public Safety

DeKalb County, Georgia is using $8 million in sales tax funding to purchase safety vehicles and equipment, according to an article from Decaturish.  The sales tax was approved by voters in November, 2017, for infrastructure improvements.  The...

Sales Tax News - October 19, 2018

Sales Taxes Not Going to NC Technical College

Citizens of Buncombe County, North Carolina passed a referendum in 2011 approving a quarter-cent sales tax increase to help support a local community college, A-B Tech.  The controversial measure...

NOMAD States Balk at Online Sales Tax

The Wayfair ruling earlier this year opened the door to states to require out-of-state sellers to collect and remit the sales tax due.  However, there has been backlash from states that don't have a state level sales tax - the so called NOMAD states...