Sales Tax & Use Tax. Legal news and articles for May 18 - 23, 2017

Tax-redo body has first talksNLR aldermen put tax issue on ballotSales tax vote set for Aug. 15Colorado Springs sales tax revenue surges 16.2 percent in AprilNorth Little Rock's mayor touts tax plan to communityNLR's mayor touts tax plan to communityFreddy Joe should not pay taxes until Donny Joe doesAmazon Cash Rolls In — MaybeQ&A: Sales tax controversy explainedMiami sales, use taxes increase againCity announces slight increase in sales tax collectionCity announces sales tax slight increaseSales tax income reported for county, citiesSales Tax Slice: Bikes, Buses, Trains and Tax PolicySt. Clair Local Use Tax Will Not Be on Next Ballot

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Johnson opposes sales tax hike
Today's News-HeraldMay 10, 2017

Along with the proposed increase in sale and use tax, Moss has also proposed a ballot initiative requiring mandated voter approval to impose a one-half cent sales tax to pay for road maintenance. Both the sales and use tax and transportation tax would ...more »

The States Are No Strangers to Border Adjusted Taxes: A Discussion of Consumption Tax from a State Perspective
Bloomberg BNAMay 3, 2017

Under the GOP proposal, corporations would be taxed based on where their products are sold; current law imposes income tax on corporations based on where their goods are produced. [House GOP Conference, A Better Way, Our Vision for a Confident ...more »

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Tax-redo body has first talks
Arkansas OnlineMay 23, 2017

The state's tax exemptions vary widely from sales-and-use tax exemptions for agricultural interests, motor fuels, newspapers and industrial machinery to income-tax deductions for charitable contributions, according to a 35-page list from the state ...more »

NLR aldermen put tax issue on ballot
Arkansas OnlineMay 23, 2017

North Little Rock aldermen on Monday set a special election for Aug. 8 to ask city voters to approve a 1 percentage point increase in the city's sales and use tax, raising that tax to 2 percent. The City Council twice voted 7-0 on separate ordinances ...more »

Sales tax vote set for Aug. 15
Daily Mountain EagleMay 23, 2017

The Walker County Commission unanimously voted Monday to officially set Tuesday, Aug. 15, as the referendum to decide whether to raise the county's sales and use tax by 1 cent. Commissioners pointed out that the increase would not only pay for debt ...more »

Colorado Springs sales tax revenue surges 16.2 percent in April
Colorado Springs GazetteMay 22, 2017

Use tax revenues - collected on the sale of equipment and machines elsewhere but used inside the city - totaled $947,666 in April, up 20.2 percent from April 2016. Use tax collections so far this year are up just $4,425, or 0.2 percent from the same ...more »

North Little Rock's mayor touts tax plan to community
Arkansas OnlineMay 22, 2017

Mayor Joe Smith isn't wasting time getting in front of community and business groups before North Little Rock voters are asked to approve a 1 percentage point increase in the city's sales and use tax. Smith had already spoken to five groups by midday ...more »

NLR's mayor touts tax plan to community
Arkansas OnlineMay 22, 2017

Mayor Joe Smith isn't wasting time getting in front of community and business groups before North Little Rock voters are asked to approve a 1 percentage point increase in the city's sales and use tax. Smith had already spoken to five groups by midday ...more »

Freddy Joe should not pay taxes until Donny Joe does
The Sun HeraldMay 21, 2017

Here's how that works correctly. Freddy Joe goes downtown and buys a new car. The car dealer collects 5 percent sales tax. Donny Joe goes out of state and buys a car. When he comes home and gets his car tag, the tax collector collects 5 percent use tax.more »

Amazon Cash Rolls In — Maybe
Ponca City NewsMay 21, 2017

“My initial projection estimated 'the Amazon effect' would generate a one-half percent increase to combined sales and use tax collections for the City of Ponca City,” LaBossiere said. “With just a remit from one period it is unknown what the effect of ...more »

Q&A: Sales tax controversy explained
Ravenna Record CourierMay 21, 2017

Portage County commissioners recently put on hold the review process of several proposals aimed at addressing the substance abuse epidemic using revenue from the sales and use tax. Instead, the board opted to extend funding to staff at the county jail.more »

Miami sales, use taxes increase again
Miami News RecordMay 20, 2017

For the fourth time in five months, sales tax collections in Miami have shown an increase. Collections in May 2017 were $545,262.28, compared to $537,119.50 in May 2016 — an increase of $8,142.78. Companies that remit more than $2,500 monthly in sales ...more »

City announces slight increase in sales tax collection
Stillwater News PressMay 19, 2017

On Wednesday, Sherry Fletcher, director of marketing and public relations for the City of Stillwater, declined to discuss if Stillwater has received sales tax revenue from Amazon yet, citing confidentiality laws. "The Oklahoma Tax Commission collects ...more »

City announces sales tax slight increase
Stillwater News PressMay 19, 2017

"The Oklahoma Tax Commission collects and remits sales and use tax for the City of Stillwater," Fletcher said in a statement to the News Press. "Per the City's agreement with the Commission, we are bound by confidentiality laws that prohibit us from ...more »

Sales tax income reported for county, cities
Sequoyah County TimesMay 19, 2017

The Oklahoma Tax Commission recently released city sales tax collection figures that primarily represents local tax receipts from March business. Statewide, the May disbursement of $146,163,726 in sales tax collections was returned to 514 cities and ...more »

Sales Tax Slice: Bikes, Buses, Trains and Tax Policy
Bloomberg BNAMay 18, 2017

Hawaii is one of the rare states to have adopted a sales tax provision explicitly related to bicycling. Local jurisdictions in Hawaii may adopt a local option sales and use tax (called a “surcharge”), but those counties are obligated to use the funds ...more »

St. Clair Local Use Tax Will Not Be on Next Ballot
The MissourianMay 18, 2017

The city of St. Clair could be missing out on the collection of approximately $20,002 in tax revenue by not collecting a use tax. The total was estimated by the Missouri Municipal League based on 2016 gross sales, not including online sales, and ...more »

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