December 1, 2018 Sales and Use Tax Changes

The last sales and use tax rate changes for the year are effective December 1, 2018. Here is a summary of the states with changes.

ALABAMA

The governing body of the Town of Garden City has adopted Ordinance No. 2018-222 levying a sales and use tax effective December 1, 2018, with a due date of January 20, 2019. The sales and use tax is to be administered by the Cullman County Sales Tax Office.

ARIZONA

In Huachuca City the Town Council voted on September 13, 2018 to increase the sales tax to 1.9%, effective December 1, 2018.  Additionally, the Town established a Use Tax on Purchasing and Inventory at 1.9% which will go into effect on December 1, 2018.

CALIFORNIA

  • NOTICE:  Acting Governor Gavin Newsom issued emergency proclamations for Los Angeles, Ventura, and Butte counties due to the effects of the Hill, Woolsey, and Camp fires. Emergency tax or fee relief is available from the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) for business owners and tax and fee payers directly affected by disasters declared as state of emergencies. Relief may include the extension of tax return due dates, relief of penalty and interest, or replacement copies of records lost due to disasters. For more information, visit The State of Emergency Tax Relief page.

COLORADO

  • NOTICE: Remote sellers must begin collecting sales tax rates as of December 1, 2018.

Need up-to-date information on the new Economic Nexus rules for all states?  Follow our Remote Sellers page here with a handy chart for the rules at a glance.


December is typically a quiet month for changes to sales and use tax rates; but January 2019 will see changes is almost all states.  Stay tuned!  Until then….we hope your retail sales are abundant!

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November 1st Sales & Use Tax Rate Changes

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The November 1st sales & use tax rate changes are minimal compared to last month.

Alabama
  • New local rate for Sweet Water in Marengo county bringing the total sales tax rate to 9.0%
  • Cardiff in Jefferson county is now at 10%.
Arizona
  • Cottonwood, in Yavapai County has increased to a total rate of 10.0%
Colorado
  • Fort Carson in El Paso County is now showing a total rate of 5.13%
Louisiana
  • Saint Tammany parish had a rate expiration, bringing the new total rate to 8.50%
Utah
  • White City in Salt Lake county is now at 7.10%

Remote Sellers – The New Sales Tax Rules

If you are selling to states that have the new “Economic Nexus” rules, you may need to start collecting and paying sales tax…even in you do not have “physical nexus”.

Click here to find out more including a handy chart to help you sort it out.

 

October 1st Sales & Use Tax Rate Changes

October 1st of every year usually sees many State and Local tax rates change and this year is no different.  Here are changes in the General Retail Sales Tax rates.

ALABAMA: 

  • The Town of Orrville has increased their sales tax from 2.0% to 3.5%
  • The Town of Red Level has increased their sales tax from 2.0% to 2.5%
  • The City of Hoover has modified their sales tax rate from 3.0% to 3.5%
  • More details of the changes in Alabama can be found here

ARKANSAS:

ARIZONA:  Although commonly referred to as a sales tax, the Arizona Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) is actually a tax on a vendor for the privilege of doing business in the state.

  • Mohave County tax rate of .25% has been removed in the City of Kingman

CALIFORNIA: City rate changes listed below include the combine state and local rates.

  • City of Chula Vista (San Diego County): from 8.25% to 8.75%
  • Town of Corte Madera (Marin County): from 8.75% to 9%
  • City of Grass Valley (Nevada County): from 8% to 8.5%
  • City of Huntington Park (Los Angeles County): from 9.5% to 10.25%
  • City of Kingsburg (Fresno County): from 7.975% to 8.975%
  • City of Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz County): from 9% to 9.25%

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The sales and use tax rate will increase from 5.75% to 6%

GEORGIA: Twenty-two counties increased they rates by 4% bringing the total sales tax rate to 8%

  • Ware county increased to 9%.
  • See the list here.

KANSAS: City and County rate changes, as well as special districts.

  • City of Andover combined rate now 7.50%
  • City of Harper combined rate now 8.0%
  • City of Mission Hills combined rate now 9.225%
  • City of Westwood combined rate now 9.475%
  • For a detailed list of the other changes click here.

MINNESOTA: In the City of Worthington, the combined rate has been reduced to 6.875%

MISSOURI:  Let’s just say, this state has an awful lot of changes.  Here is the detail.

MISSISSIPPI: One change for the City of Tupelo, an additional .25% for ZIP 38801.

NORTH CAROLINA:  Seven counties have a tax rate change for a total combined rate of 7.0%

  • Clay
  • Gaston
  • Jones
  • Lincoln
  • Pasquotank
  • Rockingham
  • Rutherford

NORTH DAKOTA: Some city changes as follows:

  • City of Devils Lake increased the tax rate to 2.25% for a combined rate of 7.25%
  • City of Fessenden approved a new tax rate of 2.0% for a combined rate of 7%
  • City of Lisbon increased the tax rate to 2.5% for a combined rate of 7.5%

OHIO: In Montgomery County, the combined state and local rate will increase from 7.25 to 7.5 percent. In Tuscarawas County, the combined rate will jump from 6.75 to 7.25 percent.

OKLAHOMA: The city of Glencoe has a new 4.662% tax, and other cities increased their tax rates:

  • Laverne: 2.25% to 3.25%
  • McAlester: 3.5% to 3.75%
  • Shawnee: 3% to 3.5%

Rogers county tax rate decreased from 1.833% to .8333%

TEXAS: The Hamlin Municipal Development District in Jones and Fisher counties is increasing the local sales and use tax to 0.5%.  Rates are changing in the cities below, listed with the new combined rate:

  • Boyd (Wise County), 8.25%
  • Buffalo Gap (Taylor County), 8.25%
  • Crystal City (Zavala County), 8.25%
  • Fairchilds (Fort Bend County), 7.25%
  • Fruitvale (Van Zandt County), 8.25%
  • Hickory Creek (Denton County), 8.25%
  • Peaster (Parker County), 8.25%
  • Prosper (Collin County), 8.25%
  • Prosper (Denton County), 8.25%
  • Rio Vista (Johnson County), 8.25%
  • Rule (Haskell County), 8.25%
  • Saint Hedwig (Bexar County), 8.25%
  • Sterling City (Sterling County), 8.25%
  • Winona (Smith County), 8%
  • Yorktown (DeWitt County), 8.25%

UTAH:  The following counties will impose a new 0.25% county option highway and public transit sales and use tax

  • Cache County
  • Salt Lake County
  • Summit County
  • Tooele County

WYOMING:  Carbon County rate decreased from 2% down to 1% for a total sales tax rate of 5%

Attention Remote Sellers:

Keep an eye on the chart for upcoming changes to the tax rules for you.  Then contact Teresa for assistance with getting all the tax data you need to stay in compliance!

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Internet Sales Taxes and Remote Sellers

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The United States Supreme Court ruled in South Dakota v. Wayfair on June 21, 2018, that states can require remote sellers to collect and remit sales tax on items delivered to locations within their state regardless of physical presence.

Remote Sellers

If you sell to a state, but do not have a physical presence in that state, you are now a Remote Seller.  As a remote seller, you will need to check with each state to determine if you are required to register in that state.

Who-What-Where-When-Why

Registration requirements, small business exemptions, effective dates, and other factors all vary by state.  Some states have not published their rulings yet; and other states don’t have plans to implement a ruling in the near future.

The following chart will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.  It is not legal advice, but it is an informative reference with links to the departments of revenues and their publications on the topic.

STATE$ Gross Receipts
Limit
# Retail Sales
Transactions
EFFECTIVE DATEDepartment of Revenue Links
Alabama$250,000October 1, 2018AL DOR Announement
Colorado$100,000200December 1, 2018CO Info for Remote Sellers
Connecticut$250,000200December 1, 2018CT DOR Announcement
Georgia$250,000200January 1, 2019GA Requirements
Hawaii$100,000200July 1, 2018HI DOR Announcement
Indiana$100,000200October 1, 2018IN DOR Tax Bulletin
Iowa$100,000200January 1, 2019IA DOR Announement
Kentucky$100,000200July 1, 2018KY Ruling FAQs
Louisiana$100,000200January 1, 2019Louisiana DOR
Maine$100,000200July 1, 2018ME Help for Remote Sellers
Maryland$100,000200October 1, 2018MD DOR Tax Alert
Massachusetts$500,000100October 1, 2017MA DOR rule has been in effect since 2017
Michigan$100,000200October 1, 2018MI DOR Document
Minnesota$100,000100October 1, 2018MN Bulletin for Remote Sellers
Mississippi$250,000September 1, 2018MS DOR Guidance for Online Sellers
Nebraska$100,000200January 1, 2019NE DOR News Bulletin
New Jersey$100,000200October 1, 2018NJ DOR Notice for Remote Sellers
North Carolina$100,000200November 1, 2018NC DOR Directive
North Dakota$100,000200October 1, 2018ND DOR
Pennsylvania$10,000March 1, 2018PA DOR
Rhode Island$100,000200RI DOR FAQs for Remote Sellers
South Dakota$100,000200October 1, 2018SD DOR Remote Seller Law
Vermont$100,000200July 1, 2018VT DOR
Washington$100,000200October 1, 2018WA DOR
Wisconsin$100,000200October 1, 2018WI DOR FAQs
Wyoming$100,000200Date TBDWY DOR Page

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July 1st Sales / Use Tax Rate Changes

The July 1, 2018 Sales / Use Tax Rate changes and updates are plentiful this month.  But first, there is this:

South Dakota v. Wayfair

After the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair permitting states
to collect sales taxes on sellers with no physical presence in the state, states rushed to understand
what it meant for the tax base. Several states – Connecticut, Hawaii, Kentucky, and North Dakota
– already had some form of online sales tax legislation with an effective date of July 1, 2018.

Several of these states prepared their legislation with the Wayfair case pending and will likely need to make legislative tweaks and issue more guidance to retailers before they are ready to begin sales tax collections from out-of-state sellers.

Other July 1 changes in sales or use tax include:

Alabama changes

The City of Boaz, in both Etowah and Marshall counties, raised their general Sales and Use tax by 1%.

And the City of Henegar added a new Use tax of 4%.  If you are conducting business outside the corporate limits of the City of Henagar but within the police jurisdiction, the
Use tax rate is 2%.

Arkansas changes

The were changes in the Sales tax for the following:

  • Crossett (Ashley county) 1.25
  • Siloam Springs (Benton county) 1.375
  • Greenbriar (Faulkner county) 2.50
  • Maumelle (Pulaski county) 2.0
  • and the county of Jefferson, 1.25
California changes

There is a new reporting code 631 for Napa county.  Also, Saint Helena in Napa county, reporting code 632, increased the sales tax rate.

Our research team did some fine tuning of the tax tables for the unincorporated areas of Sacramento to reflect a 0% city rate.  Please make a note when dealing with ZIP codes in Sacramento – is the address in the city limits or the unincorporated boundaries?

Colorado changes

Changes in sales tax rates include the following Colorado cities:

  • Nederland (Boulder county) is now 4% and the use tax increased to 3%
  • Paonia (Delta county) is now 3%
  • Monument (El Paso county) has a new PIF of 2%
  • Ignacio (La Plata county) is now 3%
  • Craig (Moffat county) is now 4%

Information about changes to some Special District Tax exemptions can be found here.

Georgia changes

Our research team did some fine tuning of the tax tables for Dekalb and Fulton counties in Georgia when the ZIP is considered Atlanta.  For example, outside of Atlanta, a Dekalb county rate is 4%; but inside Atlanta, the Dekalb county rate is 3%.  And for Fulton county, the rate is 3.75% is outside Atlanta, but 3.0% if inside Atlanta.

Iowa changes

The following cities have added a 1% Local Option bringing the total sales tax rate including the State’s 6% to 7%.

  • Dallas Center
  • De Soto
  • Dexter
  • Granger
  • Linden
  • Minburn
  • Unincorporated areas of Dallas County
  • Van Meter
  • Waukee
  • Clive
  • Grimes
  • Urbandale
  • West Des Moines
Illinois changes

Illinois tops the list of most rate changes this month. For all the details, you can click this Illinois DOR Bulletin.  But here is a summary for you.

Cities reporting changes (all increases) are:

  • City of Canton in Fulton County increased by .50%
  • City of Bartlett in Cook / DuPage / Kane Counties increased by 1% in each location.
  • Carbon Cliff (Rock Island County) +.25%
  • Carol Stream (DuPage County) +.25%
  • Clay City (Clay County) +1.0%
  • Deer Park (Cook and Lake Counties) +.25%
  • East Peoria (Tazewell County)+.25%
  • Elgin (Cook and Kane Counties) +.25%
  • Findlay (Shelby County) +1.0%
  • Geneva (Kane County) +.50%
  • Glen Elllyn (DuPage County) +.25%
  • Hinckley (DeKalb County)
  • Kankakee (Kankakee County
  • LaSalle (LaSalle County)
  • Maple Park (DeKalb and Kane Counties) +1.0%
  • Naperville (DuPage and Will Counties) +.25%
  • Norridge (Cook County)
  • Northbrook (Cook and Lake Counties) +.25%
  • Northfield (Cook County) +.25%
  • Shabonna (DeKalb County)
  • Springfield (Sangamon County)
  • Waukegan (Lake County)
  • Washington (Tazewell County)

There are two county-wide changes in Illinois for Richland County and Woodford County.  Each increased 1.0% for the County School Tax.

Kansas changes

Cities reporting changes are Abilene; reducing their sales tax to .75%; Attica is increasing their rate to 2%; and Sylvia is implementing a first time sales tax rate of .5%..

  • Butler County, located just outside Wichita, is eliminating their 0.25% sales tax.  This affects thirteen cities, including El Dorado, Augusta, and Andover.
  • Marion County, another county bordering Wichita, is reducing their 1.5% sales tax to a flat one percent.  This will impact twelve cities, including Marion, Burns, and Lost Springs.
  • Neosho County is raising their sales tax from 1% to 1.75%.  This affects seven cities, including Chanute and St. Paul.
Louisiana changes

Remember that 1% Sales tax rate that was approved in 2016 and expiring on June 20, 2018?  The Louisiana House of Representatives voted 74-24 for a new sales tax rate of 4.45 percent after over a year of disagreement.  The new rate is effective July 1st and will stay in place until July 2025.

Cities sales tax rates changes include

  • Cottonport (Avoyelles Parish)
  • Haynesville (Claiborne Parish)
  • Simsboro (Lincoln Parish)
  • Lecompte (Rapides Parish)
  • Gramercy (Saint James Parish)
  • Lutcher (Saint James Parish)
Missouri changes

The following counties imposed a local option use tax at the same rate as the county’s sales tax.

  • New Madrid County Use tax will now be 1.5%
  • Texas County Use tax will now be 1.88%

Holt County has extended the existing .5% county capital improvements sales tax. This also applies to the county’s local use tax.

New Mexico changes

New Mexico does not have a sales tax. It has a gross receipts tax instead.  Nevertheless, the changes as of July 1st include:

  • Albuquerque (Bernalillo County)
  • Cimarron (Colfax County)
  • Corrales (Sandoval County)
Oklahoma changes

The Okmulgee county sales tax rate increased from 1.25% to 1.583%.

The following cities in OK have also have sales and/or use tax rate increases as of July 1st.

  • Wilson (Carter County) – increase to 4%
  • Loyal (Kingfisher County) – increase just the sales tax to 4%
  • Stonewall (Pontotoc County) – increase just the sales tax to 4%
  • Weatherford (Custer County) – increase to 4.5%
  • Boley (Okfuskee County) is now adding a USE tax of 5% where it had none before.
South Dakota changes

The cities of Roslyn and Rosholt have increased rates of 3% and 2% respectively.

Texas changes

Hickory Creek in Denton County reduced the sales & use tax for the Municipal Street Maintenance and Repair (SMR) from 2.0% to 1.75%.

Vermont Changes

The Killington local option sales tax rate of 1% that was effective as of October 2008, has been rescinded as to July 2, 1018 decreasing the total sales tax rate to 6%.

Washington State Changes

Effective July 1, 2018, the City of Grand Coulee will establish a Transportation Benefit District (TBD). Sales and use tax within the City of Grand Coulee will increase two-tenths of one percent (.002). The tax will be used for transportation services.  Click here for more information.
Businesses must collect the appropriate new rate of sales tax for retail sales and services provided within the City of Grand Coulee (1305). Persons or businesses within the City of Grand Coulee will be subject to the new tax rate for reporting use tax on items purchased for their personal or business use if sales tax has not been paid.

Effective July 1, 2018, local sales and use tax within the City of Olympia will increase one-tenth of one percent(.001). The tax will be used for housing and related services. For details can be found here.

West Virginia Changes

The State of WV Sales Tax rate is 6% – higher than most state rates.  But that is because there are relatively few local sales taxes.  In fact there are only 40 local tax rates out of a possible 230 municipalities…until now…there are 4 new local taxes that are adding 1% to the state rate effective July 1st.

  • Athens
  • Davis
  • Elizabeth
  • Elkins

According to the West Virginia State Tax Department, all vendors and sellers that do business in a municipality with local tax must collect and remit it in addition to the state sales tax.

Sales Tax is Hard!

Let us help make it a bit easier.  Have you checked out our Sales and Use Tax Rates By State page on our Web site?  Just click on a state in the map and find the basics: state rate, use tax rate, other oddities, and information such as is shipping is taxable, and a link to the state’s department of revenue (DOR).

We also have a page for taxes by Canadian Provinces.

This information is provided at no charge to get you started with the basics for each state.

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