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amazon to begin collecting sales taxes in arkansas in march


little rock, ark. (ap) — amazon says it will begin collecting sales taxes on purchases in arkansas, a move that lawmakers have said could bring millions in additional revenue to the state. a spokeswoman for the e-commerce giant said friday that the company will begin collecting sales taxes on march 1, but declined further comment. […]






smaller states rejoice as amazon finally collects sales tax


many online shoppers in the united states have for years had to pay state sales taxes whenever they buy goods from amazon. but the seattle e-commerce giant has dragged its feet on collecting sales taxes in small and sparsely populated states where it doesn't have any distribution centers or corporate offices.






35 states and dc back bid to collect online sales taxes


thirty-five state attorneys general and the district of columbia this week signed on to support south dakota's legal bid to collect sales taxes from out-of-state internet retailers.






colorado, 34 other states and d.c. back bid to collect online sales taxes


thirty-five state attorneys general and the district of columbia this week signed on to support south dakota's legal bid to collect sales taxes from out-of-state internet retailers.






smaller states rejoice as amazon finally collects sales tax


providence, r.i. (ap) — many online shoppers in the united states have for years had to pay state sales taxes whenever they buy goods from amazon. but the seattle e-commerce giant has dragged its feet on collecting sales taxes in small and sparsely populated states where it doesn’t have any distribution centers or corporate offices. […]






a proposal to eliminate sales taxes on tampons and diapers in california fails


a closely watched proposal to eliminate sales taxes on tampons and diapers, which aimed to recoup the lost revenue by increasing taxes on hard liquor, failed at the capitol on monday. democratic assemblywomen lorena gonzalez fletcher of san diego and cristina garcia of bell gardens said their measure...






nevada pulls in nearly $5m in taxes from pot sales in august


henderson, nev. (ap) — the nevada department of taxation says the state hauled in nearly $5 million in total tax revenue from recreational marijuana sales in august. that’s up from the $3.7 million in taxes in july, the state’s first month of recreational weed sales. according to figures released monday, $3.35 million were generated by […]






after the cook county tax revolt


for several years now, illinois governments have been on a taxing tear. income tax. sales taxes. property taxes. taxes on warm summer winds. (ok, maybe not the last one — yet.) the tax that went too far, that stirred a rebellion, came from cook county, a government we’ve long criticized for its...






amazon to begin collecting sales taxes in maine next month


portland, maine (ap) — amazon said it will begin collecting sales tax on purchases shipped to maine addresses next month. the online retailer has been working in recent months to reach agreements in a handful of remaining states where it doesn’t collect sales taxes. the agreement in maine, first reported by wmtw-tv, was confirmed by […]






amazon to begin collecting sales taxes in arkansas in march


amazon said friday that it will begin collecting sales taxes next month in arkansas, which lawmakers say could generate as much as $100 million to help lift the state's lagging revenue and potentially fund future income tax cuts.






36 attorneys general support south dakota in sales tax case


pierre, s.d. (ap) — thirty-six attorneys general have signed onto a legal brief in support of south dakota’s bid to collect sales taxes from out-of-state internet retailers. south dakota is asking the u.s. supreme court to review whether retailers can be required to collect sales taxes in states where they lack a physical presence. the […]






arkansas bill aimed at forcing amazon to collect sales taxes


little rock, ark. (ap) — forcing amazon and other e-commerce companies to collect arkansas sales taxes could generate up to $100 million annually in extra revenue, a senator said wednesday, arguing his plan would put the state in a better position to enact deeper tax cuts in two years. the senate revenue and taxation committee […]






wisconsin bills hope to improve sheriff property sales


milwakuee, wis. (ap) — two proposed bills in wisconsin would change how sheriff’s sales of foreclosed properties are conducted. one bill would ban landlords who owe back taxes and building code fines from the auctions, the milwaukee journal sentinel reported. firms who are owned or linked to those owing back taxes or fines would also […]






amazon to begin collecting sales taxes in arkansas in march


little rock, ark. (ap) — amazon said friday that it will begin collecting sales taxes next month in arkansas, which lawmakers say could generate as much as $100 million to help lift the state’s lagging revenue and potentially fund future income tax cuts. amazon said arkansas will be the latest state where the e-commerce giant […]






eateries, other businesses help boost sales taxes in alameda


the city of alameda's general fund received approximately $9.5 million in sales tax receipts as of june 30.






assembly republicans may propose new sales tax on gas


an assembly republican alternative to gov. scott walker's funding plan for roads may include a new sales tax on gasoline along with cuts to income taxes as part of an overreaching tax overhaul, a different approach to what other gop leaders have advocated.






horgan: raising levees means higher taxes are a given


taxes, taxes, taxes. let us count the ways residents of san mateo county and california at large are milked for increasing dollars.






indians hit stores in shopping frenzy ahead of new sales tax


new delhi (ap) — at a crowded new delhi market plastered with posters announcing massive sales, shoppers were vacuuming up household gadgets and high-end electronics in the last days before india’s new sales tax takes effect. the single, nationwide tax starting saturday replaces a complicated mix of state and federal taxes and will change the […]






should colorado women pay “tampon taxes”? one state lawmaker says no.


each time a woman buys a tampon or pad in colorado, she pays a tax that men don't. that's not fair, says a state lawmaker who introduced legislation to exempt these and similar feminine hygiene products from state sales taxes.






is netflix a service or a taxable product? loveland wants colorado court to deci


a fight over $116,000 in sales taxes loveland wants to levy on netflix's could set state law on whether colorado cities can levy sales tax on online content streaming subscriptions.






arkansas lawmaker: online taxes bill dead for the session


a proposal to force online retailers to collect arkansas sales taxes failed for the third time before a house committee tuesday, prompting a lawmaker sponsoring the measure to declare it dead for the session.






utah sales tax revenue soars after deal with amazon.com


the state of utah has seen its sales tax revenue skyrocket since the online retail giant amazon.com agreed to collect taxes on purchases in the beehive state.






future of maine marijuana sales up in air as lawmakers fail to override gov’s ve


lawmakers failed monday to override republican gov. paul lepage's veto of a bill to regulate marijuana sales and taxes.






poll: caltrain sales tax hike draws huge voter support


a proposal to increase sales taxes in santa clara county, san mateo county and francisco to fund a big expansion of caltrain has captured support from 74 percent of voters, an indication of driver frustration about brutal traffic jams.






gas station owner pleads guilty, failed to pay sales tax, ag says


nassau county gas station owner kulbir singh on tuesday pleaded guilty to three counts of third-degree grand larceny for failing to report more than $1 million in sales taxes collected at three of his properties, attorney general eric t. schneiderman has announced.






travelers often pay taxes, resort fees and parking. is it too large a burden or


in re: “surprise taxes and fees can be a shock,” (on the spot, jan. 22, by catharine hamm): i have paid 10% to 20% el taxes that have been tacked on to my bill. while they’re an annoyance, i feel that those taxes are justified. when we visit a city, we are provided with all the services that...






utah sales tax revenue soars after deal with amazon.com


salt lake city (ap) — the state of utah has seen its sales tax revenue skyrocket since the online retail giant amazon.com agreed to collect taxes on purchases in the beehive state. the salt lake tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2psedtq ) that the utah tax commission recorded $195 million in taxable sales from “nonstore retailers” in the […]






amazon’s sales tax fight is heating up as states crack down


all signs point to the eventual closing of long-standing loopholes that let you buy stuff online without paying sales tax. the key question is who will have to collect the taxes when someone buys something from a third-party seller on amazon? amazon or the merchant?






how's this for a trade-off: end sales taxes on tampons and diapers, but raise li


the slogans are simple, and meant to convey a clear choice. “it’s time to tax liquor before ladies,” assemblywoman cristina garcia (d-bell gardens) said. “we should be putting babies before booze,” assemblywoman lorena gonzalez fletcher (d-san diego) echoed. garcia and gonzalez fletcher made the...






will san jose’s pension costs consume revenue from new taxes?


san jose — when city leaders last year persuaded voters to approve new taxes, they said the money would pay for more police, faster emergency response, smoother roads and other improvements to services slashed during the last economic downturn. but a chunk of the $52 million a year in new sales and business tax revenue voters approved last year will be consumed […]






state seizes denny’s restaurants in colorado springs for back taxes


state regulators seized four denny's restaurants in colorado springs tuesday and will take over four more southern colorado locations wednesday after current and former owners failed to pay nearly $191,000 in sales and payroll taxes, according to the state department of revenue.






ivanka trump hit with lien in new york for failure to pay taxes on her high end


it has been a tough month for presidential first daughter ivanka trump, with retailers dropping her fashion lines due to poor sales, and it got worse as it was revealed that she has been hit with a lien for failure to pay back taxes owed by her new york jewelry store. according to documents acquired...






california has message for the state's new legal pot industry: pay your taxes


california’s shift to legal sales of marijuana for recreational use hits a milestone monday when the state begins issuing tax permits to marijuana distributors. state regulators estimate the california market could eventually generate $1 billion in taxes and fees annually. but the industry has...






36 attorneys general support south dakota in sales tax case


thirty-six attorneys general have signed onto a legal brief in support of south dakota's bid to collect sales taxes from out-of-state internet retailers.






san jose moves to shut down two churches selling pot


san jose city leaders are reminding both pot buyers and sellers that local age restrictions and sales taxes still apply when the recreational use and sales of marijuana are legal in california next year. two churches selling marijuana in district 6 have recently caught the attention of code enforcement and councilwoman dev davis, who represents the area.