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Pasadena Plans To Give Schools A Portion Of Sales Tax Revenue

Voters in Pasadena, California will have two sales tax measures to consider on the upcoming November 6 ballot.  The first ballot measure will seek the permission of voters to increase the city's sales tax by 0.75 percent.  The second issue is...

New Bill Could Further Simplify Sales Tax Collection for Remote Sellers

A bipartisan bill was introduced in response to the US Supreme Court's Wayfair decision this past June. In that decision, the Supreme Court ruled that certain remote sellers should remit taxes for multiple states, not just their home state. ...

Conflict In Wyoming Results From $1.7 Million Sales Tax Mistake

Dan Noble, Director of the Wyoming Department of Revenue, says that a sales tax mistake made by a vendor in Sweetwater County was an innocent one that provided the vendor with no advantage.  The business mistakenly reported taxes to neighboring...

Bipartisan Bill Seeks To Slow States' Ability To Collect Sales Tax From Online Retailers

A bill introduced by Congress will seek to put the brakes on the ability of states to require remote sellers to collect sales tax on transactions completed through the internet.  The bill is in response to the June Supreme Court ruling that requires...

Police Union Fights Mayor On Proposed Sales Tax Increase In Grand Island, Nebraska

A proposal to increase the sales tax in Grand Island, Nebraska has restarted tensions between a police union and the mayor of the city.  A message posted on the Facebook page of the Nebraska Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #24 expressed the union's...

States Lose Big on Sales Tax from Smuggled Cigarettes

According to a recent op-ed written by Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement Branch chief, Joe Fox, and published in the Washington Post, states across the nation are losing billions of dollars in tax due to cigarette smuggling.  Here are the details.

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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...