Latest Sales taxes News

Indiana's total gas tax staying 56 cents a gallon for June

May. 19, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s sales tax charged on gasoline will barely change next month despite the recent sharp increase in gas prices. A calculation released Thursday by the Indiana Department of Revenue sets the state sales tax charged on gas at 24 cents a gallon for June....

Phase-out of sales tax rejected by Senate panel

May. 16, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A House-passed plan to phase out a temporary sales tax over the next three years was rejected Monday by a Senate committee. The 0.45% sales tax was approved in 2018 and is set to expire in 2025. Rep. Tony Bacala of Prairieville had proposed...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

May. 12, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

Rome News-Tribune. May 7, 2022. Editorial: Go vote, your representation in the government depends on it After all that time spent complaining, it’s time to put your money where your mouth is — go vote. Your representation for the next few years on the state and...

Kansas governor signs bill phasing out grocery sales tax

May. 11, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday signed into law a plan from Republican lawmakers to phase out the state's sales tax on groceries over three years. Kelly had a ceremony at a grocery store in Olathe, fulfilling a promise to sign the bill even though it is...

Revenue forecasts improve; House voted to phase out tax

May. 09, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Higher tax revenue is helping add nearly $350 million to Louisiana’s general fund budget for the fiscal year that ends at the end of next month and $104 million in projected revenue for the year that starts July 1. The state Revenue Estimating Conference...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

May. 09, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. May 6, 2022. Editorial: Gov. Greg Abbott has gone too far on migrant children He is wrong politically, legally and morally. Gov. Abbott, you have gone too far. Gov. Abbott, you have gone too far. When...

Florida Gov. DeSantis signs $1B tax cut bill

May. 06, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Floridians will save on items ranging from diapers and gasoline to auto racing tickets and energy efficient appliances under a $1 billion tax cut package signed into law by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday. The tax cut includes a one-year sales tax...

Victories or defeats? Session creates template for campaigns

May. 05, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont made it clear Thursday, the day after the General Assembly adjourned, that he'll be campaigning on what he sees as the big successes of the 2022 legislative session, ranging from “historic” tax cuts to new funding for child care services. Republicans,...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

May. 03, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

Topeka Capital Journal. April 29, 2022. Editorial: Kansas Legislature pushed political power play instead of helping Kansans who are hurting The Kansas Legislature could have axed the sales tax on food promptly. Read that again. Instead, Republican...

Competing bills deal with 2025 sales tax expiration

May. 02, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Competing ideas on what to do about the impending end of a 0.45% state sales tax — and the more than $420 million it generates annually — are on the way to the Louisiana House of Representatives. The seven-year tax was approved in 2018, ending a decade...