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.


 

 

 

Tax Changes for August 2017

Sales Tax Rate Changes in Alabama

Tax rate changes were noted in the counties of Escambia and Randolph and the city of Opp.  Find more information about taxes in this state here: Alabama Sales Tax Rates 

ZIP Code Changes by State

Some states had ZIP codes changed effective after July 2017.  Theses states include Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Ohio, Puerto Rico, and Wisconsin.

sales tax rates changes per state

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For July’s changes click here.