August 2019 Sales Tax Updates

The month of August typically has less sales tax changes after the many changes in July.  But here are a few to make note of, especially the new rate in Westchester County, New York.  August is a big month for many states who offer a sales tax-free weekend for back-to-school items.  See more about that below.

ALABAMA

The sales tax rate for Guntersville, in Marshall County, increased to 5.0% for a total new rate of 9.0%.

ARIZONA

The use tax in Flagstaff will change per Ordinance No. 2019-013 to 7.8810%.

NEW YORK

Beginning August 1, 2019, the sales and use tax rate in Westchester County, outside the cities of Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, White Plains, and Yonkers, increases from 7⅜% to 8⅜%. For more information, see Locality Notice ST-19-1Westchester County Increases Sales and Use Tax Rate.

TENNESSEE

The city of Oakland, in Fayette county has a new local rate of .50 which bring the new total rate to 9.75%.  The city of South Carthage, in Smith county, removed their local rate bringing the new total rate to 9.0%.

Smith County changed the county rate to 2.0% for a new total of 9.0.  The cities of Carthage and Gordonsville, in Smith county increased to a total of 9.75%.


The following states are having “sales tax holidays” in August for back-to-school shopping:  MD, MA, MS, MO, NM, OH, OK, SC, TX, VA, and WI.  Here is our complete chart of sales tax holidays.


 

 

 

July 2019 Sales and Use Tax Changes

As usual, July 1st of each year brings many sales and/or use tax changes.  Here is our list:

 

ALABAMA

The Dallas County Commission has imposed an additional one-half percent sales tax for public
school purposes.

The City of Phenix City has increased their sales tax rate by .50% which will increase the total rate depending on if the sale is in Russell County (9.5%) or Lee County (12.0%).

 

ARIZONA

Flagstaff, in Coconino county has increased to 9.180%.  Benson Use tax is now 3.5%

 

ARKANSAS

The City of Hampton has a sales tax rate of .50% starting July 1, 2019.  There were also 6 annexation actions that affected rates for Centerton, Pea Ridge, Highfill, Lake City, Flippin, and East Camden.

 

CALIFORNIA

Rate increases include San Mateo County, the cities of Glendora, Belmont, Burlingham, East Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Mateo, and South San Francisco.

 

COLORADO

The city of Durango rate is increasing to 3.5%.  The Pueblo Use tax rate was corrected to 3.70%.  The Ute Pass Region Ambulance District special tax hike of 1/2 of a cent was added to: Westcreek, Platte Springs, Tarryall, Lake George, Divide, Florrissant, and Woodland.

 

GEORGIA

County-wide sales tax changes are occurring in Dougherty, Elbert, Limpkin, Morgan, Upson, Whitfield, and Worth counties.

 

IOWA

You will see a 1% increase in the following Iowa cities:  Alleman, Altoona, Des Moines, Pleasant Hill, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights.

 

ILLINOIS

County-wide changes are occurring in Bureau, Fayette, Franklin, Jasper, Menard, Sangamon, and Union counties.

Illinois cities that have new tax rates include, Princeton, Berwyn, Frankfort (in Cook and Will counties), Lemont (in Cook, Dupage and Will counties), Lincolnwood, Elburn, Lake Forest, Wood River, McHenry, Milan, and Dakota.

 

KANSAS

Changes are occurring in the cities of Benton, Waverly, Caney, Pretty Prairie, Grandview Plaza and the county of Reno.

 

LOUISIANA

You will see a rate change for Allen Parish.

 

MONTANA

Isanta county Montana has a new rate increase.

 

MISSOURI

There are several Use tax changes in the cities of Pleasant Valley, Malden, Albany, Urich, Windsor, Maryville, Northmoor, Velda Village Hills, Pine Lawn, and Hollister.

City tax changes include Georgetown, Green Ridge, Hughesville, La Monte, Sedalia, and Smithton.

 

NORTH DAKOTA

Changes are occurring in New Rockford and Larimore.

 

NEBRASKA

Changes are occurring in Saint Edward, Newahwka, Coleridge, and Wauntetta.

 

NEW MEXICO

One change for Maxell in Colfax county.

 

OHIO

A county-wide rate increase is occurring in Crawford.

 

OKLAHOMA

Cherokee Sales & Use tax increased the total to 9.%%.  County wide changes are occurring in Rogers and Texas counties.

 

TEXAS

City rate changes include Charlotte, Primera, Cresson, and Mount Enterprise.

 

UTAH

County-wide rate changes are occurring in Davis and Summit counties.  The city of Bluff rate is increasing.

 

VERMONT

You will see changes in the city rates of Winooski and Brattleboro.

 

WASHINGTON

The sales tax rate for the city of Aberdeen is changing.

 

WEST VIRGINIA

The city of Kingwood, WV will see a 7.0% total rate.


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The Full Breakout sales tax and use tax tables provide all tax rates broken down for every jurisdictional level including ZIP code, state, country, city, and special districts; and includes jurisdictional codes where applicable.

The sales tax and use tax tables provide the Primary Rate, which is the location within a ZIP code containing the USPS Office, and indicates whether shipping is taxable.

 

June 1st Sales Tax Rate Changes

Few changes to the general sales tax rates for June, but stayed tuned for many more as of July 1st.

 

ALABAMA

The Town of Ranburne adopted an ordinate to increase the general sales tax rate from 1.5% to 2.0% effective with sales as of June 1, 2019.

The Dallas County Commission has repealed and rescinded the ordinances imposing an additional one-half percent sales tax for public school purposes.  The rate was 1.50% but as of June 1st sales, the new rate is 1.00%.

 

FLORIDA

The 2019 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins Friday, May 31, 2019 and extends through Thursday, June 6, 2019.  Click here for more details from the State of Florida.

For a complete chart of upcoming sales holidays in all states, see our post.

 

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2019 Sales Tax Holidays

Every year various states offer sales tax holidays to encourage sales of specific items.  See our chart for this year’s participants.

The following states are not participating in sales tax holidays this year. Keep in mind that sales tax holiday participation is subject to change and we’ll update this as announcements are made public.

Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia (Washington D.C), Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

 

STATEITEMS INCLUDED / MAXIMUM COSTMONTHDAYSLink to MORE DETAILS
AlabamaHurricane Preparedness
Generators - $1,000
Supplies - $60
February22-24AL DOR Sales Tax Holiday for Severe Weather Prepareness
AlabamaBack to School
Clothing - $100
Computers - $750
School Supplies - $50
Books - $30
July19-21AL DOR Tax Holiday for Back To School
ArkansasBack to School
Clothing - $100
School Supplies
August3 - 4Arkansas Tax Holiday for Back To School
ConnecticutBack to School
Clothing and Footwear - $100
August18 - 24Connecticut Department of Revenue
FloridaDisaster Preparedness
Generators - $750
Other Supplies - $50
May / JuneMay 31 - Jun 6Florida Disaster Preparedness Tax Holiday
FloridaBack to School
Clothing - $60
School Supplies - $50
August2 - 6http://floridarevenue.com/
IowaBack to School
Clothing - $100
August2 - 3Iowa Annual Sales Tax Holiday
LouisianaFirearms
Ammunition
Hunting Supplies
September6 - 8Louisiana Department of Revenue
MarylandEnergy Star ProductsFebruary16 - 18Maryland Department of Revenue
MarylandBack to School
Clothing and Footwear - $100
August11 - 17Maryland Department of Revenue
MassachusettsEnergy Efficiency Sales Tax HolidayAugust10 - 11
MississippiBack to School
Clothing and Footwear - $100
July26 - 27Mississippi Department of Revenue
MississippiFirearms
Ammunition
Hunting supplies
August / Sept30 - Sept 1Mississippi Department of Revenue
MissouriEnergy Star Products - $1,500April19 - 25Missouri Department of Revenue
MissouriBack to School
Clothing - $100
Computers - $1,500
School Supplies - $50
August2 - 4Missouri Department of Revenue
New MexicoBack to School
Clothing - $100
Computers - $1,000
Computer Equipment - $500
School Supplies - $30
August2 - 4New Mexico Department of Revenue
OhioBack to School
Clothing - $75
School Supplies - $20
August2 - 4https://www.tax.ohio.gov/
OklahomaBack to School
Clothing - $100
August2 - 4http://www.tax.ok.gov/
South CarolinaBack to School
Clothing
School Supplies
Computers
Other
August2 - 4South Carolina Department of Revenue
TennesseeBack to School
Clothing - $100
School Supplies - $100
Computers - $1,500
July27-29Tennessee Department of Revenue
TexasHurricane Preparedness
Generators - $3,000
Storm devices - $300
Preparedness items - $75
April27 - 29Texas Department of Revenue
TexasEnergy Star Products
Air conditioners - $6,000
Other - $2,000
May25 - 27Texas Department of Revenue
TexasBack to School
Clothing, backpacks and school supplies - $100
August9 - 11Texas Department of Revenue
VirginiaBack to School
Clothing - $100
School Supplies - $20
Energy Star Products - $2,500
Hurricane preparedness items - $60
Generators - $1,000
August3 - 5Virginia Department of Revenue
WisconsinBack to School
Clothing, Supplies - $75
Computer Supplies - $250
Computers - $750
August 1 - 5 https://www.revenue.wi.gov/
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May 1st Sales Tax Rate Changes

ALABAMA

The City of Goldville in Tallapoosa county eliminated the 1% rate, so the new total rate for this location is 6.5%.  This was effective April 1st but we did not show it on our list of changes.

The county of Cullman has a new rate of 5.5 for a total sales tax rate of 9.0%.

 

LOUISIANA

The East Baton Rouge parish has been updated to reflect the new 5.5% parish rate, bringing the total rate to 9.950.

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

The following counties in South Carolina had rate changes:

  • Beaufort
  • Calhourn
  • Georgetown
  • Saluda

 

 

 

 

 

For more detailed information about each state’s sales or use tax rate, visit our Tax Rates By U.S. State page.  We also have Sales and Use Tax Rates By Canadian Province.

 

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