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Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Sep. 15, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. Sept. 9, 2021. Editorial: Response Chilly To Gunn’s Tax Swap Philip Gunn is convinced that if Mississippi would swap its personal income tax for higher sales taxes on most things people in this state purchase, new residents...

Projects financed with STAR bonds not meeting tourism goals

Aug. 31, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Only three of 16 projects financed with STAR bonds are meeting requirements for bringing visitors and spending to Kansas, and it could still take decades for them to return the tax revenue diverted for the bonds, according to a new state audit. Sales...

Connecticut's one-week sales-tax holiday to begin Sunday

Aug. 14, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut shoppers are poised to get a one-week tax break, beginning Sunday. The state's annual Sales Tax Free Week, which runs through Aug. 21, exempts retail purchases of most clothing and footwear priced under $100 from Connecticut's 6.35%...

Kentucky opens fiscal year with strong revenue collections

Aug. 11, 2021 04:11 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's surging revenue collections continued during the first month of the new fiscal year. State General Fund receipts for July totaled $981.5 million, up 8.4% from the same month a year ago, state budget Director John Hicks reported Tuesday....

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Aug. 09, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. Aug. 8, 2021. Editorial: Now we know what state employees really think about upholding access to public records. (Not much.) It’s never been a secret that many public officials in Iowa find the state’s open government laws to...

South Carolina's back-to-school sales tax holiday underway

Aug. 06, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's annual weekend where the state doesn't charge sales tax on back-to-school items is underway. The sales tax holiday started Friday and runs through Sunday. Shoppers don't have to pay South Carolina's 6% sales...

Monday is final day of WVa back-to-school sales tax offer

Aug. 02, 2021 04:12 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Monday marks the final day of West Virginia's back-to-school sales tax holiday. Certain items were exempt from the state sales tax over the four-day period that started Friday. It included school-related items such clothing, supplies,...

Florida's back-to-school sales tax holiday returns

Jul. 31, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida's back-to-school sales tax holiday returned this weekend with residents getting the levies waived for purchases of school supplies, clothing and computers. The sales tax holiday on school-related items runs through Aug. 9. Florida’s sales...

Sales tax holiday to kick off this weekend in Tennessee

Jul. 30, 2021 04:25 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennesseans will be able purchase back-to school supplies, clothes and computers tax free starting this weekend. Tennessee traditionally offers a break on school supplies and other items between July 31 and Aug. 1. That means apparel and school...

Walmart to remove sales tax assessment on deliver groceries

Jul. 21, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Walmart taxed the delivered groceries of at least two people in New Mexico even though a tax deduction governing such home deliveries took effect on July 1. Walmart told the Las Cruces Sun-News that it was working to remove the assessment of...