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Internet Sales Tax Collection Acts Introduced In CongressInternet Sales Tax Collection Acts Introduced In CongressHenry Cotton elected mayor of BastropShould Riverside use sales tax money to pay off pension debt?Lawmakers reintroduce online sales tax legislationConnecticut Asking Amazon to Disclose Third-Party SalesDigital Sales Tax Measures Materialize in CongressSales Tax Slice: Can Sales Tax Exemptions Save the Earth?Nonprofits Oppose New CT Plan that Would Cut Sales Tax ExemptionCity, county to participate in sales tax holidaySales tax collections improve in OkemahDOR pushing to tax Airbnb, other rentals like hotelsCape officials mull use tax, letting quarter-cent sales tax expireBloomberg BNA's Annual Survey of State Tax Departments Provides States' Responses to Complicated Nexus QuestionsSales tax extension: BV council calls for July 11 special election

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St. Louis Soccer Stadium Measure Fails; Voters Approve MetroLink Sales Tax Increase
Riverfront Times (blog)April 5, 2017

But the second proposition, Prop 2, would have diverted $50 million of the business use tax to the soccer stadium — money joined with $10 million of TIF money wrested from a portion of Paul McKee's NorthSide development to give the team's owners $60 ...more »

ELECTION RESULTS: Soccer stadium defeated; MetroLink sales tax ...
STLtoday.comApril 5, 2017

The public financing plan for the soccer stadium lost by 3000 votes, with 47 percent of voters supporting it and 53 percent opposed. About 60 percent of voters ...more »

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Internet Sales Tax Collection Acts Introduced In Congress
ForbesApril 30, 2017

Under the Senate bill, member states under the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement are authorized to require sellers—other than those covered by a small seller's exception—to generally collect and remit sales and use taxes on remote sales sourced ...more »

Internet Sales Tax Collection Acts Introduced In Congress
ForbesApril 30, 2017

Under the Senate bill, member states under the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement are authorized to require sellers—other than those covered by a small seller's exception—to generally collect and remit sales and use taxes on remote sales sourced ...more »

Henry Cotton elected mayor of Bastrop
Monroe News StarApril 30, 2017

One was an 8.58-mill property tax continuation that should raise an estimated $1,775,684 each year. The money will be used to provide additional support to public schools. Voters also passed a renewal for a one-half of one percent sales and use tax ...more »

Should Riverside use sales tax money to pay off pension debt?
Press-EnterpriseApril 29, 2017

With a May 31 deadline looming, Riverside officials are debating whether to spend $34.5 million in sales tax revenue to pay off employee pension debt. City council members and Riverside officials have said putting more money in savings and reducing ...more »

Lawmakers reintroduce online sales tax legislation
Accounting TodayApril 28, 2017

The act would give states the right to require out-of-state businesses selling online or via catalogs to collect state sales taxes on purchases sold into their states. The bill provides states the authority to enforce existing sales and use tax laws ...more »

Connecticut Asking Amazon to Disclose Third-Party Sales
Bloomberg BNAApril 28, 2017

The often-maligned 25-year-old decision prohibits states from imposing sales and use tax collection obligations on vendors without an in-state physical presence. Connecticut has been putting out notices to entities with in-state sales to collect and ...more »

Digital Sales Tax Measures Materialize in Congress
Bloomberg BNAApril 28, 2017

North Dakota, 504 U.S. 298, which prohibits states from imposing sales and use tax collection obligations on vendors without a physical presence in-state. The states have been active while awaiting a congressional solution, which the high court called ...more »

Sales Tax Slice: Can Sales Tax Exemptions Save the Earth?
Bloomberg BNAApril 27, 2017

In a similar vein, Texas has what may be the lone clean energy exemption explicitly targeting carbon emissions. Under the exemption, signed into law in 2009 by then Governor Rick Perry (R), Texas exempts from sales and use tax tangible personal ...more »

Nonprofits Oppose New CT Plan that Would Cut Sales Tax Exemption
The Nonprofit Quarterly (registration)April 27, 2017

Connecticut lawmakers are debating a proposed bill that would raise the state's sales tax from 6.35 percent to nearly 7 percent while eliminating the sales tax ...more »

City, county to participate in sales tax holiday
The Southeast SunApril 27, 2017

The event this year begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 21, and ends at midnight Sunday July 23, giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers, books and clothing free of the state's 4 percent sales or use tax. “We have ...more »

Sales tax collections improve in Okemah
Okemah News LeaderApril 26, 2017

The April distribution of sales tax collections by the state Tax Commission shows Okemah seeing a growth in the city's collections. When considering all Oklahoma governments, together, the sales and use tax is the single largest source of revenue.more »

DOR pushing to tax Airbnb, other rentals like hotels
Jackson Clarion LedgerApril 26, 2017

Arkansas, for example, requires gross receipt taxes of 6.5 percent of the listing price, plus a 2 percent tourism tax and local sales and use taxes for Airbnb rentals. Guests who book Airbnb listings in Santa Monica, California, must pay a 14 percent ...more »

Cape officials mull use tax, letting quarter-cent sales tax expire
Southeast MissourianApril 25, 2017

Cape Girardeau city officials may place a use-tax proposal before voters in 2019 that would be linked to elimination of a sewer capital-improvements sales tax. City manager Scott Meyer outlined the plan at the city council's retreat last week. The plan ...more »

Bloomberg BNA's Annual Survey of State Tax Departments Provides States' Responses to Complicated Nexus Questions
Bloomberg BNAApril 25, 2017

While it may be true that some form of government taxation is inevitable, there can be a lot of uncertainty when it comes to which parties are subject to taxation at the state level. This can get particularly tricky in areas of sales and use tax nexus ...more »

Sales tax extension: BV council calls for July 11 special election
Carroll County NewsApril 25, 2017

The first, Ordinance 1009, is an ordinance amending Ordinance 970, under which the temporary 0.5 sales tax was initially levied, in order to change the designated use of the sales and use tax to allow it to be used to pay and secure the repayment of ...more »

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