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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...

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...