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February 1, 2013 Sales Tax Rate Changes

January 30, 2013

February 2013 February 2013 Sales and/or use tax rates in the states of Louisiana, Minnesota and South Carolina have changed in Zip2Tax products since January 2013. In Louisiana, tax rates changed in Bienville and Lafourche Parishes. In Minnesota,  use tax rates changed for certain ZIP records in Minneapolis area In South Carolina, tax rates changed for
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Texas sales tax seminar schedule announced

January 21, 2013

The Texas Comptroller’s office has announced sales and use tax seminars scheduled for January and February 2013. In addition to the scheduled seminars, the comptroller’s office can set up special seminars for organizations upon request.
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Alabama announces Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

January 11, 2013

Alabama has announced dates for its second annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. It will be held Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, through Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 during which time Alabamians are encouraged to stock up on supplies to protect their homes and businesses
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Minnesota spray tan tax free!

January 11, 2013

spray tan tax free Minnesota spray tan tax free! Good news everyone! The Minnesota Department of Revenue has confirmed that spray tanning is NOT taxable. Yes, you heard me right, spray tan tax free! So don’t hesitate to run right out there and turn your pastie white complexion a bright,
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Virginia looks to replace declining fuel tax income

January 09, 2013

Virginia fuel tax income Virginia fuel tax income Virginia is the first state in the nation to propose replacing its 26-year-old gasoline tax in favor of an increase to the state’s sales tax. Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell, in road and transit plans recently revealed to the Virginia General Assembly, said
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Kansas may consider keeping increased sales tax rates

December 26, 2012

Kansas increased sales tax rates Kansas increased sales tax rates The Kansas legislature is likely to revisit plans to repeal the “temporary” sales tax increase enacted two years ago when it comes back into session in mid January.  This means they may keep the increased sales tax rates. In 2010
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January 1, 2013 Sales Tax Rate Changes

December 26, 2012

January 2013 January 2013 Sales and/or use tax rates in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, and Washington have changed in Zip2Tax products effective Jan. 1, 2013. In Alabama,
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Hurricane-effected businesses can apply for sales tax exemption

December 17, 2012

A limited number of New York City small businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy may apply for up to $100,000 in sales tax exemptions on the purchase of building construction materials, equipment and services to aid in their rebuilding.
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January 1, 2013 Sales Tax Rate Changes - partial list

December 13, 2012

Jan 2013 tax change advance notice Jan 2013 tax change advance notice Not every state has reported upcoming sales and use tax changes for Jan. 1, 2013 yet, but we thought you may find it helpful to be given the heads-up on those we have confirmed so far. Please keep
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Main Street Fairness Act vote stalls in senate

December 11, 2012

Fairness Act vote Fairness Act vote A last-minute attempt to push internet sales tax legislation through this year by attaching it to another bill failed when the senate closed debate without considering it. The Main Street Fairness Act, S. 1492, (alternately called the Marketplace Fairness Act), with bipartisan support from
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December 1, 2012 Sales Tax Rate Changes

December 01, 2012

December 2012 December 2012 Sales and/or use tax rates in the states of Alabama, Arizona, Oklahoma, and Tennessee have changed in Zip2Tax products effective Dec. 1, 2012. In Alabama, tax rates changed in the city of Mobile. In Arizona, tax rates changed for the city of Glendale. In Oklahoma, tax
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Internet Sales Keeping Pace with Brick and Mortar

December 01, 2012

Internet sales keeping pace with local brick-and-mortar sales so far this year Preliminary data show internet sales keeping pace with local brick-and-mortar sales so far this year. With this much revenue on the line, states are scrambling to inform the cyber-consumer about Use taxes due on internet purchases.  To date,
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