Gail

About Gail Cole

Gail is a sales tax expert with a penchant for digging through the depths of DOR sites and discovering and reporting rate changes across the country.

Virginia’s new budget brings sales tax changes

Virginia's new budget affects sales tax: a new threshold for accelerated sales tax, tax amnesty, nexus for out-of-state sellers, and more.

Kansas would tax more services but reduce the rate on food

Kansas is looking to sales tax for help in solving some of its ongoing fiscal problems. It could tax more services but reduce the tax on many food sales.

Utah tax changes, July 2017

Utah will see new sales tax jurisdictions, higher fuel and transient room taxes, and increased telecommunications fees as of July 1, 2017.
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    Texas exempts energy efficient products over Memorial Day Weekend

Texas exempts energy efficient products over Memorial Day Weekend

Many Energy Star products will be exempt from Texas sales tax over Memorial Day Weekend.

Kansas sales tax rate changes, July 2017

Changes to sales tax rates and special district addresses take effect in Kansas on July 1.
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    Pennsylvania reworks proposed use tax notification requirement for remote vendors

Pennsylvania reworks proposed use tax notification requirement for remote vendors

Individual use tax compliance is typically quite low, so Pennsylvania is considering a measure that would require noncollecting remote sellers to notify their customers of their obligation to remit use tax.

Sales tax rates are on the move in Washington, July 2017

Transportation services in several parts of Washington will have additional funding thanks to upcoming local sales tax rate increases.

Florida approves tampon tax exemption, sales tax holidays

The Florida Legislature has approved sales tax exemptions for diapers, incontinence products, and feminine hygiene products. House Bill 7109 also seeks to create three sales tax holidays.
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    Soda tax crushed in Santa Fe, under consideration in Seattle

Soda tax crushed in Santa Fe, under consideration in Seattle

Special tax on sugary drinks are now or will soon be in effect in more than a half-dozen communities. These taxes create tax compliance challenges for businesses. The fact that the taxes differ from state to state and city to city adds to the complexity.

Should Louisiana limit its 2nd Amendment sales tax holiday?

Louisiana’s 2nd Amendment sales tax holiday is quite broad: Among other items, it currently allows an exemption for animal feed, float tubes, off-road vehicles, and vessels.