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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...

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 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...

Texas Sales Tax Amnesty Begins May 1

As first announced last December by Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar, the Texas Tax Amnesty Program will begin Tuesday, May 1, 2018.  The program offers a limited opportunity to certain delinquent taxpayers to bring their tax accounts into...

Sales Tax News - February 19, 2018

Tucson Considers Sales Taxes To Fix Local Roads

Officials in Pima County, Arizona are debating on whether or not to add an additional sales tax in order to fix the area's deteriorating roadways.  Estimates put the total cost of repair at nearly $1...

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 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...

Sales Tax News - December 22, 2017

Oklahoma Town Considering Sales Tax Election

Inola, Oklahoma is considering a sales tax increase in 2018.  The money raised from the tax increase would be used to finance infrastructure needs.  The city's current sales tax rate is three percent and...

Voters in Texas Reject Sales Tax Increase

Bastrop County, TX

Voters rejected a proposed sales tax increase on Tuesday in Emergency Services District (ESD) 1, in Bastrop County, Texas, for the second time in three years.  A similar ballot initiative failed to pass in 2015, as well.  The...

Texas Is Doing Sales Tax Right

Texas Is Doing Sales Tax Right

The State of Texas is trending strong with robust sales tax collections being reported from one city after another.  This, in spite of the fact that some of these cities suffered a hit from Hurricane Harvey.  Take a...