Sales Tax Rates News & Updates

How to handle sales tax in the path of totality

Make no mistake, states expect anyone making sales during the 2017 solar eclipse t to collect and remit the appropriate sales taxes.
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    Oklahoma Voluntary Disclosure Initiative offers relief for taxpayers owing back taxes

Oklahoma Voluntary Disclosure Initiative offers relief for taxpayers owing back taxes

Oklahoma will waive penalties and interest for taxpayers who fulfill the requirements of Oklahoma's limited voluntary disclosure program.

Rhode Island tax amnesty starts December 1, 2017

Rhode Island is offering tax amnesty starting Dec. 1. A separate tax amnesty program for marketplace sellers will run Aug. 17–Oct. 17. in 20+ states.
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    Rhode Island to tax out-of-state retailers, referrers, and sale facilitators

Rhode Island to tax out-of-state retailers, referrers, and sale facilitators

Rhode Island moves to capture more tax revenue from remote sellers, specifically those that use web cookies to track and generate Rhode Island sales.

Bottled water now taxable in Washington

These are thirsty times in Washington. So, it’s perhaps untimely that the state’s sales and use tax exemption for bottled water was eliminated on August 1, 2017.

Oklahoma sales tax rate changes, October 2017

Several local sales and use tax rate changes are scheduled to take effect in Oklahoma on October 1, 2017.
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    Georgia temporarily exempts admissions to arts, materials used in renovating certain theaters

Georgia temporarily exempts admissions to arts, materials used in renovating certain theaters

For a limited time only, qualifying theaters in Georgia don’t have to pay sales tax on certain items used in renovation or expansion projects.

Local tax rate changes in Mississippi

It can be challenging to keep track of sales tax rate changes in states, like Mississippi, that don't have many of them.

Seattle voters likely to reject sales tax for the arts

Voters in King County are rejecting a proposed sales tax hike that would fund art programs in Seattle and throughout King County.

Ohio sales tax rate changes, October 2017

Starting October 1, 2017, the sales and use tax rate in Hocking County will increase