Change in Alabama Rates

The Alabama Department of Revenue has announced the following local sales and use tax rate changes, effective January 1, 2015.

The town of Florala increases its local sales and use tax rates for general items, admissions to places of amusement …

What Is Sales Tax?

By definition, “sales tax” is the state or local-level tax on the retail sales of tangible personal property and/or services.  It can commonly be referred to as the tax on a sale at retail.  When you enter a store to …

New Rates in California – Effective October 1, 2014

The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) has announced new local sales and use tax rates operative October 1, 2014:

  • Anderson in Shasta County increases its tax rate from 7.5% to 8%;
  • Cotati in Sonoma County extends its October 1,

New Rates in Nebraska – Effective October 1, 2014

The Nebraska Department of Revenue has issued a reminder that the following rate changes will take effect October 1, 2014:

  • Fairfield will impose a new 1% local sales and use tax.
  • Atkinson will increase its local tax rate to 1.5%.

Communications Services in Florida

In a Technical Advisement issued on June 17, 2014, the Florida Department of Revenue has indicated communications services which originate from equipment located in a data center outside Florida are not subject to tax. Communications services will also include software …

California Will Start Visiting Retailers

The California State Board of Equalization will begin visiting retailers across the state. The teams visiting the retailers will be only asking business-related questions to ensure retailers complying with all state and use tax laws by educating each retailers on …