Sales & Use Tax Rate Changes effective October 1, 2019

Many sales and use tax rate changes are effective the third quarter of 2019 throughout the U.S. Read on to see what is changed.
ALABAMA Rate Changes

The City of Northport, in Tuscaloosa County, has increased their general sales tax rate to 3.0%.

The County of Tallapoosa has adopted a Resolution to extend their existing 2% education tax on sales.

The City of Chelsea, in Shelby County, has increased their general sales tax rate to 5%.

The City of Tuscaloosa, in Tuscaloosa county, has increased their general sales tax rate to 3%.

  • If sales of tangible personal property are made or delivered, or if purchases of tangible personal property are stored, used or consumed, outside the corporate limits of the city but within the police jurisdiction of the city, the rates of tax are one-half of those stated above.
ALASKA Rate Changes

The State of Alaska does not levy a state sales tax; there are, however, several municipal governments that do.  Here are the changes effective October 1st.

The cities of:

  1. Seldovia – 2.5%
  2. Ditka – 5.0%
  3. Dyea – 3.0%
  4. Skagway – 3.0%
  5. Whittier – 0.0%
ARKANSAS Rate Changes

Cross County has increased the general sales tax rate to 3.0% while the City of Van Buren, in Crawford county, has decreased the general sales tax rate to 1.5%.

ARIZONA Rate Changes

The City of Payson, in Gila County, has a new general retail TPT rate of 3.0%

The City of South Tuscon, in Pima County, has increased to 5.0%.


New TPT law for remote sellers and marketplace facilitators starting October 1, 2019

On May 31, 2019, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law, legislation requiring remote sellers and marketplace facilitators that have not been collecting transaction privilege tax (TPT) under current state law to begin filing and paying TPT in Arizona starting October 1, 2019.

Remote Sellers
Under the new Arizona law, a threshold has been established for remote sellers to pay TPT if their annual gross retail sales or income from online sales into Arizona is more than $200,000 in 2019, $150,000 in 2020 and $100,000 in 2021 and thereafter.

Marketplace Facilitators
Starting October 1, 2019, marketplace facilitators will be required to collect and remit TPT on taxable sales in Arizona made through its platform on its behalf or for at least one remote marketplace seller if gross retail proceeds or income for that marketplace facilitator exceeds $100,000 annually.


GEORGIA Rate Changes

Johnson County sales tax rate is now 3.0%.


KANSAS Rate Changes

The following city tax changes are effective October 1:

  1. Louisburg – 1.5%
  2. Neodesha – 2.0%
  3. Ness City – 2.0%
  4. Winfield – 2.0%


LOUISIANA Rate Changes

The rate for Abbeville in now 2.25%.


MINNESOTA Rate Changes

The following cities have implemented a new or changed Sales and Use tax rate effectie October 1st.  These sales tax rates apply to retail sales made into the City. The use tax rates apply to taxable items used in the City if the local sales tax was not paid.

  • The city of Rogers will have a 0.25% sales and use tax.
  • The following cities will have a .50% sales and use tax.
    • Avon
    • Blue Earth
    • Cambridge
    • Detroit Lakes
    • Elk River
    • Excelsior
    • Willmar
  • International Falls will have a 1.0% sales and use tax.
  • Two Harbors is increasing to 1.0 percent.
  • Duluth is increasing to 1.5%.

The following counties have implemented a new or changed Sales and Use tax rate effectie October 1st.  These sales tax rates apply to retail sales made into the County. The use tax rates apply to taxable items used in the County if the local sales tax was not paid.

  • The following counties now have a .50% sales and use tax.
    • Benton county
    • Isanti county
MISSOURI Rate Changes

The following counties have changes in the Sales and Use tax rates.

  1. Cass – 1.625%
  2. Gentry – 1.50%
  3. Johnson – 2.75%
  4. Lawrence – 2.125%
  5. Lincoln – 2.75%
  6. Ripley – 1.0%
  7. Shannon – 1.5%
  8. Worth 2.375%

The following cities have changes in the Sale and/or Use tax rates.

Sales Tax Change only:

  1. Centerview – 1.0%
  2. Verona – 2.0%
  3. North Libourn – .75%
  4. Billings – 1.0%
  5. Coney Island – 1.0%
  6. Desloge – 3.0%
  7. De Soto – 1.0%
  8. Humansivlle – 2.375%
  9. Jamestown – 1.0%
  10. Owensville – 3.0%
  11. Pacific – 3.0%
  12. Parkville – 2.0%

Use Tax Change only:

  1. Bernie – 2.0%
  2. Macon – 2.25%
  3. Williamsville – 1.5%

Sales and Use Tax change:

  1. Edina – 1.5%
  2. Houston – 2.5%
  3. Lockwood – 2.0%
  4. Walnut Grove – 2.0%


NEBRASKA Rate Changes

  • The City of Lincoln will increase its local sales and use tax rate to 1.75%
  • The Village of Orchard will start a local sales and use tax at the rate of 1.5%.


OHIO Rate Changes

  • The Allen County sales and use tax rate will increase from 6.75% to 6.85%.
  • The Clinton County sales and use tax rate will increase from 6.75% to 7.25%.
  • The Crawford County sales and use tax rate will increase from 6.75% to 7.25%.


OKLAHOMA Rate Changes

Three cities have a new sales and/or use tax rate effective October 1st.

  1. Cedar Valley – New Use tax rate of .25%
  2. Stonewall – New Use tax rate of 4%
  3. Tribbey – New Sales and Use tax rate of 2%

Four Cities have changes in their sales tax rates.

  1. Afton increased from 3% to 3.5%
  2. Cherokee increased from 3% to 3.25%
  3. Dewey increased from 3% to 3.4%
  4. Tahlequah decereased from 3.25% to 2.75%


TEXAS Rate Changes

The following cities have imposed or increased the additional city sales and use tax.

  1. Blanket – 2.0%
  2. Cross Timber – 2.0%
  3. Kosse – 2.0%
  4. League City – 2.0%
  5. Murphy will now be 1.75%; but the new Murphy Municipal Division will add .25%
  6. Post Oak Bend – 2.0%
  7. Sudan – 2.0%
  8. Three Rivers – 1.5%

The following special districts have changed which affects the total City rate.

  1. Elsa – Changed the boundaries for the Elsa Municipal Development District
  2. Grapeland – The Grapeland Municipal Development District includes the city of Grapeland.
  3. Hawley – Ended the Municipal Street Maintenance and Repair
  4. Yorktown – Ended Municipal Street Maintenance and Repair

Remote sellers are required to begin sales and use tax collections on Oct. 1, 2019.

Remote sellers should:


UTAH Rate Changes

Washington County has imposed a new Transportation Infrastructure rate of .25%


WYOMING Rate Changes

Carbon County has imposed a new Specific Purpose county rate of 1%.


Remote Sellers:  Confused about when and where to collect sales tax?  See our helpful chart for an overview.



Leveling the Playing Field for Illinois Retail Act

Illinois Will Require Online Marketplaces to Collect Sales Taxes for Out-of-State Sellers Starting in 2020

Illinois was quick to jump on the post-Wayfair bandwagon in requiring out-of-state businesses to start collecting sales taxes on purchases made by in-state customers. Now the state has gone a step further. On June 28, 2019, Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker signed into law Senate Bill 690, which impose new collection requirements on online marketplaces starting on July 1, 2020. SB 690 also directs Illinois officials to implement new automated systems to assist businesses in complying with the law.

Thresholds Set for Remote Retailers

SB 690, officially named the “Leveling the Playing Field for Illinois Retail Act” by the state legislature, says that a “remote retailer” must collect sales tax if its “gross receipts from the sales of tangible personal property to purchasers in Illinois are $100,000 or more,” or the retailer makes more than 200 separate sales transactions to Illinois buyers during the tax year. In this context, a remote retailer includes a business that facilitates transactions between a buyer and a third-party seller.


For example, if a small business in Oregon sells goods to Illinois customers through Etsy, then Etsy is considered the remote retailer and must take responsibility for collecting and remitting any applicable sales tax. As far as Illinois law is concerned, Etsy is the actual retailer as opposed to the third-party seller.

And while Etsy is obviously one of the larger online marketplaces, any platform whose total sales exceed the $100,000-or-200-transactions threshold meets the definition of remote retailer. This includes first-party sales made by the platform itself in addition to all third-party transactions.


The platform is also responsible for determining whether it meets the threshold. This determination must be made on the last day of the month for March, June, September, and December. If at each of these times the remote retailer made enough sales to meet or exceed the threshold during the preceding 12-month period, it must subsequently collect and remit sales taxes to Illinois for the following 12-month period.

The marketplace must also certify to its individual third-party sellers that it has assumed all responsibility for complying with Illinois sales tax rules.

For their part, third-party sellers must keep records of any sales they make to Illinois customers through an online marketplace starting no later than July 2020.  But to reiterate, the third-party seller is not liable for collecting taxes on marketplace sales, and such sales will not count towards the third-party seller’s individual threshold under SB 690. So if our hypothetical Oregon retailer makes all of her Illinois sales through Etsy, as opposed to filling orders directly, she is not responsible for collecting or remitting any tax on her own.


New Regulations for Service Providers, Automated Systems, Coming by the End of the Year

SB 690 directs the Illinois Department of Revenue to “establish standards for the certification of certified service providers and certified automated systems” to assist out-of-state businesses in complying with their sales tax collection obligations.


A certified service provider (CSP) is a business authorized by the Department to “perform the remote retailer’s use and occupation tax functions,” while a certified automated system (CAS) is any software used by the State to perform sales tax calculations. The Department must adopt CSP and CAS regulations no later than December 31, 2019, and have the systems up-and-running by July 1, 2020.


Remote Sellers – Did you enjoy your summer?

While you may have been enjoying the dog days of summer, you may not have noticed that some states implemented new Remote Seller rules.


Effective July 1st, rules were established for:


New Mexico


Rhode Island


Connecticut revised their thresholds effective July 1st.


Effective August 1st, Ohio starts with their rules.


Also, coming this Fall, effective October 1st, watch for these new states to come onboard.





For a review of all the states with Remote Seller Rules, follow our handy chart below.  This is not legal advice, but guidance for your review.  The chart includes links to the individual states’ Web site pages and FAQ pages, where available.


 STATE$ Gross Receipts
# Retail Sales
Alabama>$250,000October 1, 2018AL InfoFAQs for AL
Arkansas>$100,000200July 1, 2019AR InfoFAQs for AR
Arizona>$200,000 in 2019
>$150,000 in 2020
>$100,000 in 2021 +
October 1, 2019AZ Info
California>$500,000April 1, 2019CA InfoFAQ for CA
Colorado>$100,000December 1, 2018CO Info
Connecticut$100,000"and" 200December 1, 2018
Revised July 1, 2019
CT Info
District of Columia>$100,000"or" >200January 1, 2019DC Info
Georgia>$250,000 in 2019
>$100,000 in 2020
"or" >200January 1, 2019GA InfoFAQs for GA
Hawaii$100,000 +"or" 200July 1, 2018HI Info
Illinois$100,000 +"or" 200October 1, 2018IL InfoFAQ for IL
Indiana>$100,000"or" 200October 1, 2018IN InfoFAQ for IN
Iowa$100,000January 1, 2019IA Info
Kansas0October 1, 2019KS Info
Kentucky$100,000 +"or" 200October 1, 2018FAQs for KY
Louisiana>$100,000"or" 200January 1, 2019LA Info
Maine>$100,000"or" 200July 1, 2018ME Info
Maryland>$100,000"or" 200October 1, 2018MD Info
Massachusetts>$500,000"and" 100October 1, 2017MA InfoFAQs for MA
Michigan>$100,000"or" 200October 1, 2018MI InfoFAQs for MI
in 10+ transactions
"or" 100October 1, 2018MN InfoFAQs for MN
Mississippi>$250,000September 1, 2018MS Info
Nebraska>$100,000"or" 200January 1, 2019FAQs for NE
New Jersey>$100,000"and" >200October 1, 2018NJ Info
New Mexico> $100,000July 1, 2019
New York>$300,000"and" >100January 1, 2019NY InfoFAQs for NY
North Carolina>$100,000"or" 200November 1, 2018NC InfoFAQs for NC
North Dakota$100,000"or" 200October 1, 2018ND InfoFAQs for ND
Ohio>$100,000"or" 200August 1, 2019OH InfoFAQs for OH
>$100,000 in 2019
July 1, 2018
November 1, 2019
OK Info
Pennsylvania>$100,000July 1, 2019PA Info
Rhode Island$100,000"or" 200July 1, 2019RI Info
South Carolina>$100,000November 1, 2018SC InfoFAQs for SC
South Dakota>$100,000"or" 200November 1, 2018 SD Info
Texas$500,000October 1, 2019TX Info
Utah>$100,000"or" >200January 1, 2019UT Info
Vermont$100,000"or" 200July 1, 2018VT InfoFAQs for VT
Virgina>$100,000"or" 200July 1, 2019VA Info
Washington>$100,000"and" 200October 1, 2018WA Info
West Virginia>$100,000"or" 200January 1, 2019WV Info
Wisconsin>$100,000"or" 200October 1, 2018WI Info
Wyoming>$100,000"or" 200February 1, 2019WY Info



Need help with filing sales and use taxes in all your new state obligations?

We recommend contacting Brian Greet at TaxConnex.  Brian and his team have been assisting our clients with sales tax filing and consulting long before “remote sellers” became a common phrase in sales tax business.

Visit or call 877-893-5304 for an initial, free consultation.