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.