Sales Tax News

Colorado explores sales tax simplification

Sales tax compliance is crazy complicated in Colorado. The state has approximately 300 taxing jurisdictions, and more than 700 sales tax rate combinations.

Colorado sales tax changes, July 2017

Upcoming Colorado sales tax changes will affect exemptions in parts of Boulder County and sales of recreational marijuana throughout the state.

Philadelphia beverage tax vindicated again

Philadelphia’s controversial beverage tax has now been upheld by two courts, but the soda industry and others will continue to fight it.

South Dakota cautions against transient vendors

Transient vendors must be sure to collect and remit South Dakota sales tax as required by law.

Ohio enacts sales tax holiday for clothing, school supplies

Ohio will offer a one-time, three-day sales tax holiday for qualifying clothing and school supplies August 4 through 6, 2017.

Seattle soda tax a go

Seattle joins a growing number of American cities that are taxing sweetened beverages.

Does Alaska need a state sales tax?

Summer is almost here. For Alaskans, that means midnight sun, cruise ships, and talk of a state sales tax. It could provide a needed stable source of revenue.
  • Fingerprinting will soon be an exempt service in Florida, at least in certain circumstances.
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    Florida to exempt animal vaccines, mandatory fingerprinting, tampons, and more

Florida to exempt animal vaccines, mandatory fingerprinting, tampons, and more

A curious selection of goods and services will soon be exempt from Florida sales and use tax, including animal lotions and certain fingerprinting services.
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    Tennessee delays implementation of sales and use tax provisions

Tennessee delays implementation of sales and use tax provisions

Numerous changes that would bring Tennessee into compliance with Streamlined Sales Tax were initially scheduled to take effect July 1, 2015, but were pushed back to July 1, 2017. The changes are now further delayed to July 1, 2019.
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    Florida disaster preparedness sales tax holiday starts June 2

Florida disaster preparedness sales tax holiday starts June 2

Businesses that sell qualifying goods in Florida have little time to prepare for a recently enacted disaster preparedness sales tax holiday, which starts June 2.