Sales Tax Rate Changes

Arkansas increases tax on candy and soda, January 2018

To the dismay of the health-conscious, candy and soda are currently considered "food" in Arkansas and taxed at a reduced rate. That's about to change.

South Dakota sales tax rate changes, July 2017

While local sales and use tax rate changes can occur at any time in some states, they can only be implemented on the first of January and July in South Dakota.

Four communities will impose a new or increase an existing sales and use tax as of July 1, 2017:
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Utah sales tax rate changes, July 2017

Growth brings new sales and use tax jurisdictions to the greater Salt Lake City, Utah, region starting July 1, 2017.
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    Higher tax on marijuana sales to fund rural schools in Colorado

Higher tax on marijuana sales to fund rural schools in Colorado

States struggle to find the best tax policies for marijuana as the legal sale of cannabis becomes more prevalent. Colorado to raise the tax on pot July 1.

North Dakota sales tax rate changes, July 2017

North Dakota's upcoming sales tax changes beautifully illustrate the complexity of sales and use tax compliance, as changes affect rates, maximum tax amounts, and tax administration.

Oklahoma sales tax rate changes, July 2017

Several local sales and use tax rate changes are set to take effect in Oklahoma on July 1, 2017. All are in sparsely populated towns.

Kansas sales tax rate changes, July 2017

Changes to sales tax rates and special district addresses take effect in Kansas on July 1.

Tennessee cuts sales tax on groceries, raises tax on gas

A bag of groceries in Tennessee will get a little less expensive on July 1, 2017, when the sales tax rate on food and food ingredients is set to drop from 5 to 4 percent.

Alabama sales tax rate changes, May 1, 2017

Sales tax changes to take effect in Alabama on May 1.

California sales tax changes July 1, 2017

Oakland joins Berkeley in taxing soda.