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Sales Tax News - August 14, 2018

Barrington Voters to Decide on Sales Tax

Officials in Barrington, Illinois will be asking voters in a fall referendum if the village should create a local sales tax for the first time.  Before imposing and collecting the tax dollars, officials must...

Sales Tax News - March 26, 2018

Des Moines Sales Tax Increase Fails

A one-cent increase to the local sales tax rate failed to pass earlier this month in Des Moines, Iowa.  Fifty-four percent of voters in Des Moines voted to approve the tax, but it still failed due to the lack of...

More Changes to Illinois' Sales Tax Looms

Citizens in Illinois are already accustomed to one of the highest sales tax rates in the nation, but they may soon be moving up the list by another notch or two in the near future, as lesser-taxed counties take advantage of a law signed by former...

Sales Tax News - February 26, 2018

Sales Tax Holiday May Become Permanent

In Ohio, consumers have been able to enjoy a sales tax free weekend for the past three years.  The weekend only counts for clothing items up to $75 and school supplies up to $20 per item, so the big ticket...

Sales Tax News - February 6, 2018

Sales Tax Collections in Lincoln to Pay for Four Fire Stations

Four fire stations in Lincoln, Nebraska will be funded by a previously approved quarter-cent increase in the city's sales tax.  The sales tax ends on September 30 and is expected to...

Sales Tax News - February 2, 2018

Pasadena, California Considering A Sales Tax Hike

The city of Pasadena is facing a deficit of $12 million by 2024, and city officials are considering proposing a sales tax hike on items to close the gap and avoid layoffs.  Pasadena officials are...

Sales Tax News - January 18, 2018

Geneva, Illinois to Add Sales Tax Hike to Ballot

Geneva residents will have the opportunity to vote for a sales tax increase in March.  The one-half percent sales tax increase would help fund municipal operations, capital needs, and infrastructure...

Illinois Cities Look to Save $500K in Sales Tax Fees

Two cities in Illinois (Bloomington and Normal) are banding together to oppose a recent law that has them paying a two percent collection fee on sales tax in their communities.  This fee costs the cities approximately one million dollars in local...

Sales Tax News - December 11, 2017

El Segundo to Revisit Sales Tax

Leaders in El Segundo, California are planning to place a local sales tax measure on the April ballot.  They want to tweak the language first before moving forward with the tax.  The three-quarter-cent sales tax is...

Sales Tax News - November 14, 2017

Washington D.C. Considering Sales Tax Increase

Council members in Washington D.C. are considering legislation that would increase sales tax by .75 percent.  The money generated would go towards repairs and maintenance for the Metro system.  The tax...