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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...

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 - 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...

Denver Looks to Raise Sales Tax for Mental Health Care

A Democrat state lawmaker and a group of health care advocates in Denver are looking to add a .25 percent sales tax increase that would help raise money for mental health care and substance abuse treatment within the city of Denver.  The health care...

Sales Tax News - March 9, 2018

Booneville Sales Tax Receipt Nears $65,000

Booneville, Arkansas was just $40 shy of reaching $65,000 for sales tax collected in the city in February.  This is the first time the sales tax has surpassed $60,000 since nearly a decade ago.  The amount...

Colorado Locales Vote to Increase Sales Tax on Cannabis

Several cities and counties across Colorado have approved various sales taxes on marijuana during the elections in November.  Some areas of Colorado voted on the issue even though they do not yet have any dispensaries.  These new local taxes are in...

Sales Tax News - November 20, 2017

Timnath, CO

City officials in Timnath, Colorado are regrouping after voters rejected a proposed sales tax hike for the second time in as many years.  The defeated ballot measure would have upped the town's sales tax by 1.3%, and the tax on food...

Communities Raise Sales Taxes to Fund Schools

Voters in small communities are deciding whether to increase local sales tax rates to fund local schools.  Many times, schools are funded through property taxes but property taxes are not always enough to meet school budgets.  In these communities,...