Cook County Illinois will resume collection of their sweetened beverage tax after a judge lifted a temporary restraining order and dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Illinois Retail Merchants Association preventing implementation of the tax. The sweetened beverage tax consists of a $0.01 tax on each ounce of sweetened beverage sold at retail. Retailers are required to begin collection of the tax starting August 2, 2017. The Illinois Retail Merchants Association is considering several legal options including filing an appeal or an amended complaint.
Treasury Secretary Discusses Remote Commerce Sales Tax
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin hinted the Administration may be close to articulating a position on the ...
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Hawaii Backtracks on Retroactive Collection for Remote Sellers
Hawaii recently revised Announcement No. 2018-10 (issued 6/27/18). With this revision, they removed any directives requiring retroactive tax remittance regarding South Dakota v. Wayfair.
North Dakota Sets Date for Remote Sellers to Begin Collecting Sales Tax
North Dakota requiring remote sellers to collect and remit North Dakota sales tax beginning October 1, 2018. See details for thresholds.
Massachusetts Green Lights Annual Sales Tax Holiday Starting in 2019
Massachusetts bill calls for a Sales Tax Holiday every August starting in 2019, with the legislature being required to set the precise dates no later than June 15.
Alabama to Start Collecting From Remote Sellers in October
On July 3, 2018, the Alabama Department of Revenue issued guidance for online sellers indicating collection and remittance responsibility on remote sellers with Alabama prospectively October 1.
Wisconsin to Begin Taxing Remote Sellers
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue announced beginning October 1, 2018, Wisconsin will require out-of-state sellers with no physical presence in Wisconsin to collect and remit sales or use tax.
New Jersey Fast Tracks Economic Nexus Bill
The New Jersey Legislature passed Assembly Bill 4261 which will require remote sellers with over $100,000 in sales or 200 or more separate transactions to collect and remit sales and use tax. Details>
Hawaii Reacts to South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc.
On June 27, 2018, the Hawaii Department of Taxation released Announcement No. 2018-10 providing Economic Nexus Bill Act 41 application guidance following the South Dakota v. Wayfair decision.
Vermont Begins Collecting Sales Tax from Remote Sellers
As a result of the Supreme Court's decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., the State of Vermont began collecting sales tax from certain remote sellers on July 1, 2018.
Guam Votes to Repeal Pending Sales Tax
The Guam Legislature recently voted to repeal the pending imposition of sales tax previously set to go into effect October 2018.
Rhode Island Budget Comes with Sales Tax Changes
Rhode Island’s legislature has passed, H 7200, the state’s fiscal year 2019 budget, changing the application of sales tax for a number of goods and services effective October 1, 2018. Learn more...
Louisiana Announces Remote Seller Collection Rule
Louisiana passed bill (HB 17) re-defining the term “dealer” to include remote sellers that have more than $100,000 in sales or make more than 200 separate sales into Louisiana, effective July 1, 2018.
Louisiana Partial Tax Extension
The temporary 1% tax imposed during the 2016 First Extraordinary Session of the Louisiana legislature - scheduled to expire July 1, 2018 - is now .45% and partially extended until June 2025.
Louisiana Sales and Use Tax State Rate Change Effective July 1, 2018
The Louisiana Governor signed into law House Bill 10 on June 24, 2018. House Bill 10 includes a Louisiana state-level sales and use rate change from 5% to 4.45% effective July 1, 2018.
Georgia to Tax Internet Sales
Beginning January 1, 2019, the State of Georgia will require online retailers who meet certain economic thresholds to collect and remit sales tax to the Georgia Department of Revenue.
Kentucky Enacts July 1 Sales Tax Changes
Bill revises definition of “sales price” and “gross receipts” to include amount charged for labor or services rendered in installing or applying the tangible personal or digital property or service.
Wisconsin Enacts Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday
Wisconsin enacted legislation which creates a one-time sales tax holiday between August 1, 2018 and August 5, 2018 for certain school supplies based on cost.
Oklahoma to Initiate Sales Tax Changes for Internet Sellers and Marketplaces
Oklahoma recently passed a law intended to capture sales and use tax for purchases over the internet.
Alabama Makes Changes Related to Remote Entity Nexus and the Simplified Sellers Use Tax
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Wyoming Ends Taxation of Gold and Silver Coins, Bullion
The Governor of Wyoming recently signed a bill to end the taxation of gold and silver coins and bullion.
Ohio Enacts Permanent Sales Tax Holiday