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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...

Sales Tax News - June 18, 2018

Arkansas City Wants Hotels.com To Pay Local Sales Taxes

The city of Magnolia joined several other Arkansas cities in a class-action lawsuit initiated by the Pine Bluff Advertising and Promotion Commission.  The lawsuit is against the online hotel...

Kansas Sales Tax Changes

A number of changes to sales tax rates in Kansas are set to take place on July 1st, 2018.  Three counties will see their sales taxes change, affecting thirty-two cities and towns.

  • Butler County, located just outside Wichita, is eliminating their...

Kansas Mulls Lowering Food Sales Tax

Kansas Sales Tax

As it stands today, a Kansan shopping for groceries can expect to pay as much as 11% in food sales taxes in certain areas of the state.  The Kansas state sales tax accounts for 6.5% of this total.  In the state Senate, proponents...

Sales Tax News - February 21, 2018

Lt. Governor in Oklahoma Narrows List of Sales Tax Exemptions

Todd Lamb, Lt. Governor of Oklahoma, shortened the list of sales tax exemptions that he would consider eliminating as Governor.  Lamb said that agriculture was too important to Oklahoma's...

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 - December 8, 2017

North Myrtle Beach to Hold Referendum on a New Sales Tax

The North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina City Council approved a referendum on a new sales tax that would funnel millions of dollars into the chamber of commerce for advertising.  Residents will...

How Did the Recent Election Affect Sales Taxes?

Manhattan, Kansas

Manhattan, Kansas residents voted to approve a 25 cents sales tax with over 60% of voters voting in favor of the tax.  The tax, which is anticipated to bring in $27.5 million over the next 10 years will go into effect April 1,...