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Should Sales Tax Apply to Health Clubs?

Maine does not apply sales tax to gym memberships, but it is not from the lack of trying.  Governor LePage proposed imposing such a tax in the 2018-19 state budget, but gym owners and their patrons successfully pushed back.  Even if such a measure...

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 31, 2018

Midland Sees Seventh Straight Month of Positive Sales Tax Collections

The city of Midland, Texas just reported their sixth-straight sales tax collection increase of 20 percent or more.  Collections from last month were just short of reaching a 30...

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...

Retail Cannabis Promises Big Sales Tax Collections

Forbes reports that California's marijuana market stocks soared on the first open trading day of the year, after California legalized retail sales of the drug and became the largest legal market in the US.

California's Proposition 64 allows for...

Sales Tax News - January 8, 2018

City Council Approves Referendum to Raise Sales Tax Rate

Sturgeon Bay City Council in Wisconsin voted to approve a referendum to raise the sales tax within the city by .5 percent.  The referendum would show up on a spring election in April.  The...

Tax Rate Increases Effective Jan 1, 2018

New Sales Tax Goes Into Effect in Stearns County, Minnesota

An additional quarter percent sales tax started being collected on January 1st in Stearns County, Minnesota.  The new sales tax will go towards the funding of road construction projects in...

E-Commerce Sales Tax & Third Party Merchants

According to the United States Department of Commerce's Census Bureau news, e-commerce transactions made up 9.1% of total retail sales in the third quarter of 2017, accounting for  more than $115 billion in sales.

Of course, many of those sales...

California Gets Creative By Introducing a Potential "Mileage" Tax

As states look to replace lost sales tax collections, they have become creative in how nexus rules are applied and in some cases, have introduced new taxing regimes.  California may soon be introducing a new tax to its residents. 

According to local...