New Year, New Tax Rates

The following sales/use tax jurisdictions made changes effective January 1, 2018.

In Alabama, tax rates changed for Center Point, Good Hope, Waverly and for Covington County.

In Arkansas, tax rates changed for Brinkley, Bull Shoals, De Witt, Franklin County, Hamburg, Malvern, Mountain Home, North Little Rock, Tontitown and Woodruff County. There have also been updates state wide to taxes on candy and soda.

In Arizona, tax rates changed for Globe and Prescott.

In Colorado, tax rates changed for Firestone, Fort Morgan, Haxton, La Junta, Larimer County, Longmont, Mesa County, Ouray County, Red Cliff, Rocky Ford, San Juan County and Wiggins.

In Illinois, tax rates changed for Assumption, Mount Vernon, New Lenox, Phoenix, Thornton, Williamsville and Woodstock.

In Kansas, tax rates changed for Herrington, Merriam and Mission Woods.

In Louisiana, tax rates changed for Lawtell, Lebeau, Morrow and New Iberia.

In Minnesota, tax rates changed for East Grand Forks, Fergus Falls, Garrison, Morrison County, Mower County, Nicollet County, Polk County, Stearns County and Walker.

In Missouri, tax rates changed for Campbell, Carrollton, Chariton County, Charleston, Clay County, Dunklin County, Garden City, Grandview, Kennett, Lawson, Macon, Rich Hill and Viburnum.

In North Dakota, tax rates changed for New Town.

In New Jersey, the state tax rate changed.

In New Mexico, tax rates changed for Chaves County, Eddy County, Rio Arriba County, Santa Fe County, Socorro County and Tijeras.

In Ohio, tax rates changed for Knox and Warren County.

In Oklahoma, tax rates changed for Boley, Major County, Midwest City, Oklahoma City, and Pryor.

In South Dakota, tax rates changed for Bruce and McLaughlin.

In Texas, tax rates changed for Big Sandy and Rice.

In Washington, tax rates changed for Pacific County and Port Angeles.

In Wisconsin, tax rates changed for Brown County.

In West Virginia, tax rates changed for Wayne, Weston and White Hall.

For December changes click here.

Tax Changes Effective December 1, 2017

December is the last month of the last quarter of 2017.  There are only two states with changes to report.  This is typical for this time of year…..waiting for the many changes expected in January of the new year.

In Arizona, where sales tax is called Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT), the rates changed for Pinetop-Lakeside.

In Alabama, the following rate changes were noted since November 2017:

  1. Town of Cedar Bluff, up to 2.5%
  2. AL DOR sealCity of Centreville, now at 2%
  3. Town of Cuba is now 3%
  4. City of Geraldine increased 1%
  5. City of Gadsden went up to 5%
  6. City of Glencoe increased from 4 to 5%
  7. Town of Mentone is now 4%
  8. the City of Montevallo is now 5%
  9. The City of Southside is 5%

Just a quick note for sales taxes in the Town of Kinston, Alabama: the Town is now going to collect taxes instead of using the State services.

October’s changes can be found here. For changes taking effect January 2018, please check out this article.

Effective with your taxes for the tax period ending December 31, 2017, which are due on or before January 20, 2018, the Town of Kinston’s sales tax will be administered by:

Town of Kinston Revenue Discovery Systems Post Office Box 830275 Birmingham, AL 35283-0725 1-800-556-7274 These taxes may continue to be remitted online through My Alabama Taxes (MAT), the ‘ONE SPOT’ to file:


ZIP changesSome ZIP code changes were found in the following states: Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Ohio, Puerto Rico, and Washington.

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Find more information about how to use our Sales Tax Calculator here.




Los Angeles County CA – Measure H

Measure H goes into effect October 1, 2017

Measure H, a sales tax measure to fund homeless services and prevention,  was on the ballot for Los Angeles County voters, on March 7, 2017 and was approved by the required two-thirds super majority.

The result is a 0.25% increase in the sales tax rate in Los Angeles County effective October 1st.  This will bring the rate in unincorporated Los Angeles County and incorporated cities lacking a district tax to 9.5%.

Some cities in the county, however, will not increase because they are already at the maximum combined district rate of 10.25%.  Those cities are:

  • Compton
  • Long Beach
  • Lynwood
  • Mirada
  • Pico Rivera
  • Santa Monica
  • South Gate

In the event that a local tax in the above named cities should expire, then the Measure H rate will kick in immediately.

Measure H is set to expire in ten years on September 30, 2027.


Tax Changes Effective October 1, 2017

As usual, October of each year has many sales tax changes effective on the 1st.  This October is no exception.

In Alaska, tax rates changed for Sitka, Skagway and Whittier.

In Alabama, tax rates changed for West Blocton and Fort Payne.

In Arkansas, tax rates changed for Eureka Springs, Plumerville, Pine Bluff, Blytheville, Greenland and Plainview.

In California, tax rates changed for the county of Los Angeles, Seaside, Lindsay and Corcoran; and the city of San Pablo. Measure H becomes effective 10/1/17.

In Kansas, tax rates changed for Lansing, Oswego and Pittsburg.

In Minnesota, tax rates changed for the counties of Carver, Wright, Hennepin and Ramsey, and Spicer, Proctor, New London, Moose Lake and Fairmont.

In Missouri, tax rates changed the counties of Cass, Cedar, Clinton, Dent, Howell, Iron, Lawrence, Livingston, Monroe, Saint Louis, Sainte Genevieve, Saline and Wright, and Blue Springs, Clinton, Cuba, Dover, Granby, Hayti, Higginsville, Holden, Kansas City, Kennett, Kirksville, La Grange, Lexington, Liberty, Miller, Moline Acres, Mountain Grove, North Kansas City, Ozark, Perry, Rock Port, Saint Louis, Trenton, Waverly, and Webb City.

In North Dakota, tax rates changed for Casselton.

In Nebraska, tax rates changed for Lawrence and Shelton.

In Ohio, tax rates changed for the county of Hocking.

In Oklahoma, tax rates changed for the counties of Major, Blaine, Pontotoc and Tillman, and Erick, Geary, Westport and Kingfisher.

In Texas, tax rates changed for Grandfalls, Newark, Campbell, Estelline, Mart, East Bernard, Lavon, McLean, Midland, Odem, Palm Valley, Pleak, Rockspings, Ropesville, Scurry, Stockdale, Sunray, Trent, Venus and the county of Armstrong.

In Utah, tax rates changed for Emery County.

In Wyoming, tax rates changed for the counties of Laramie and Teton.

There were 36 states with ZIP code changes effective after September 2017 including Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.

For September’s changes click here.

Tax Changes for September 2017

Only two states have tax changes for September 2017.

Sales Tax Rate changes in West Virginia

Tax rates changes were noted in Wayne and Wardensville counties effective September 1, 2017.

Find more information on West Virginia Sales Tax Rates:

West Virginia Sales Tax Rates 

September Sales Tax Rate Changes in Alabama

In the State of Alabama tax rate changes in September include the counties of Allgood and Greenville.

For the latest sales tax rates by state, visit our interactive sales tax rates by state page.

Find more information on Alabama Sales Tax Rates:

Alabama Sales Tax Rates 

ZIP Code Changes by State

There were 8 states with ZIP code changes effective after August 2017. These states with ZIP code changes include Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio, Puerto Rico and Texas.

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For August’s changes click here.

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