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New York’s Madison county removes sales tax exemption

August 15, 2012

Madison county Madison county The board of supervisors in Madison County, NY repealed the 4% local sales tax exemption on clothing and footwear costing less than $110. The move is expected to bring in an additional $194,000 in revenue to the county in 2013. While New York maintains the 4%
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Yellville, AR adds one cent sales tax

August 15, 2012

one cent sales tax one cent sales tax Residents of Yellville, Arkansas approved a one cent sales tax in a special election Aug. 14. The one percent tax will be used on city infrastructure for water and sewer, the fire department and city parks. In return, the city has pledged
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Back to school sales tax holidays for 2012

July 31, 2012

Seventeen states will be exempting various back to school items from sales tax this year Shoppers get excited about the many back to school sales this time of year. Adding fuel to the fire, many states will be waiving the state, and sometimes local, sales tax on school-related items. Generally,
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August 1, 2012 Sales Tax Rate Changes

July 31, 2012

There were 3 states with sales and/or use tax changes and 32 states had ZIP code additions and deletions since July. Sales and/or use tax rates in the states of Colorado, Illinois and Washington have changed in Zip2Tax products since July 2012. In Colorado, tax rates changed for Blackhawk in Jefferson
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Amazon changes attitude toward collecting sales tax

June 28, 2012

amazon collecting sales tax amazon collecting sales tax In an interesting shift in attitude, Amazon.com seems to be softening its hard-line stance against state demands for it to collect sales tax. Along with lobbying for a single nationwide sales tax, Amazon is starting to settle lawsuits with states and, in
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California likely to start publishing tax decisions

June 28, 2012

State tax law may be made available to the public Until recently, publishing tax decisions was not a regular practice of most states, however, a bill has passed the California Assembly that, if passed, will require the State Board of Equalization (BOE) to issue written decisions within 120 days in tax
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July 1, 2012 Sales Tax Rate Changes

June 28, 2012

There were 22 states with sales and/or use tax changes and all 50 states had ZIP code additions and deletions since June. Sales and/or use tax rates in the states of Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South
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Online Lookup Maps

June 25, 2012

Online Lookup Maps Online Lookup Maps You may notice, as you perform Online Lookups, that we have recently made some upgrades, including online lookup maps rel=”attachment wp-att-312″> For one, we got rid of the popup that had the breakout information showing what portion of the tax goes to which jurisdiction.
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Parts of Alabama to hold severe weather preparedness sales tax holiday

June 12, 2012

Several counties in Alabama have approved a measure to suspend the state’s general 4-percent sales tax July 6-8 for items considered to be useful for severe weather preparedness.
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Energy Star tax free weekend in Texas

May 25, 2012

Texas declares a tax free weekend for ENERGY STAR appliances.  Sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. (after midnight) on Saturday, May 26, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day). The products qualifying for the exemption are:
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June 1, 2012 Sales Tax Rate Changes

May 24, 2012

June 2012 June 2012 Sales and/or use tax rates in the states of Alaska and Tennessee have changed in Zip2Tax products since May 2012. In Alaska, the sales and use tax rate changed for the cities of Sitka, Skagway and Whittier. In Tennessee, the sales and use tax rates changed
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Amazon backs down in Texas sales tax fight

May 04, 2012

sales tax fight sales tax fight Amazon.com lost the sales tax fight with Texas and has agreed to a settlement which, among other concessions, says they will begin collecting sales tax on all purchases made by Texas residents starting July 1, 2012. Amazon has agreed to drop the threat to
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