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.

New York may permit Uber outside of NYC

Ride share companies currently operate in New York City but are banned in the rest of the state. Lawmakers are now looking at allowing them statewide.
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    Oklahoma: strong opposition to governor’s plan to tax more services

Oklahoma: strong opposition to governor’s plan to tax more services

To modernize sales tax, Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin wants to tax more than 160 services that are currently exempt. Yet there is strong opposition among lawmakers.

California: how to best tax streaming services

Officials and lawmakers in California are squabbling over whether to tax streaming services, and how to best go about it.

Possible new dates for Alabama sales tax holiday

Alabama may move its back-to-school sales tax holiday to the last weekend in July to give shoppers more time to prepare for school.

Maine would tax Netflix, other services

Maine Gov. LePage wants to modernize sales tax by taxing many services that are currently exempt, such as admissions, hair care, and video streaming services like Netflix.

Utah sales tax rate changes, April 2017

Local sales tax rate changes are scheduled to take effect in Utah on April 1, 2017.
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    Vermont economic nexus law hinges on Supreme Court, Congress

Vermont economic nexus law hinges on Supreme Court, Congress

Vermont enacted an economic nexus law in May 2016, but it won't take effect until the taxation of interstate sales is addressed by Congress or the Supreme Court of the United States.

Amazon to collect Idaho sales tax, April 2017

Amazon purchases will be subject to Idaho tax beginning April 1, 2017. Where will Amazon decide to collect next: Hawaii or Maine?

Montana cities call for sales tax, again

Cities throughout Montana have long called for an alternative source of revenue such as a local option sales tax. A bill that would authorize localities to adopt a local option infrastructure tax is now under consideration in the Montana Legislature.

West Virginia may raise sales tax rate

West Virginia is considering raising the sales tax rate and expanding sales tax to groceries and many services.