Sales Tax News

States that charge for sales tax registration

Although it’s free to obtain a seller’s permit in a majority of states, many states charge for sales tax registration.
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    When out-of-state businesses owe use tax on items brought into Washington

When out-of-state businesses owe use tax on items brought into Washington

Out-of-state companies doing business in Washington may owe the state use tax.

Connecticut considers sales tax increase

The Connecticut Legislature is looking at several options to raise revenue, and a sales tax hike is one of the proposals on the table.

Louisiana unveils commercial activity tax

The governor of Louisiana has proposed a commercial activity tax as part of his plan for a stable budget.

Texas: prepare for emergencies, save on sales tax

To encourage Texans to prepare for severe weather, the state is offering a sales tax holiday for emergency preparedness supplies.

Missouri temporarily kills sales tax to save environment

Missouri's Show-Me Green sales tax holiday encourages people to replace energy-greedy appliances with newer, more energy-efficient models.

Airbnb expands tax collection services on May 1

Collecting and remitting lodging taxes is about to get easier for some Airbnb hosts. Beginning May 1, 2017, Airbnb will collect and remit a variety of taxes on behalf of hosts in specified locations.

Hungry for revenue, Idaho will keep taxing groceries

Groceries will remain subject to sales tax in Idaho thanks to Gov. Butch Otter’s power of veto.
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    North Dakota sales tax exemptions facilitate disaster relief

North Dakota sales tax exemptions facilitate disaster relief

North Dakota provides a limited exemption from sales and use tax and other fees for out-of-state businesses providing disaster relief in the state.

New dates for Alabama sales tax holiday

Alabama's back-to-school sales tax holiday will be held the third full weekend in July rather than the first weekend of August.