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Missouri bill would preserve tax break for car trade-ins

Sep. 13, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers on Friday acted to preserve a tax break for trading-in multiple vehicles, although revenue officials say they never stopped offering it. Senators voted 29-0 Friday to send a bill to Republican Gov. Mike Parson that would ensure people and businesses can...

Nebraska county OKs sales tax to pay wrongfully convicted

Sep. 11, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska county that owes more than $30 million to six people wrongfully convicted of murder approved a new half-cent sales tax Wednesday to help pay the legal judgment, but the former prisoners still will have to wait at least six years to collect the full amount they're owed. The...

Missouri lawmakers advance sales tax break for car trade-ins

Sep. 11, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House approved a bill Wednesday that would ensure people and businesses can continue trading in multiple vehicles to get tax breaks on new cars, despite criticism that the issue didn't merit urgent action. Lawmakers voted 126-21 to send the legislation to the Senate,...

Court: Amazon owes South Carolina millions in sales taxes

Sep. 11, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A court ruling in South Carolina says online retailer Amazon owes the state likely millions of dollars in sales taxes from other vendors who use the company's website. The South Carolina Administrative Law Court ruled Tuesday that Amazon has the responsibility to collect taxes due...

Proposed 1 percent sales tax increase defeated in Jonesboro

Sep. 11, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — A proposed 1 percent sales tax increase has been narrowly defeated by voters in Jonesboro. Complete but unofficial returns on Tuesday show 5,016 voted against the plan with 4,805 voting for it. The proposal would have raised the city's sales tax by 1 percent for 12 years. City...

Court: Online travel firms must pay taxes to Arizona cities

Sep. 9, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled Orbitz and other online travel companies must pay sales taxes to cities for their work in arranging hotel stays for customers, but it is unclear whether the communities will be able to collect millions of dollars in back taxes. The ruling on Monday grew...

Missouri lawmakers take up sales tax break for car trade-ins

Sep. 9, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers began a special session Monday to bring back a sales tax break for multi-vehicle trade-ins, a tax credit that residents use an estimated 14,000 times a year. Republican Gov. Mike Parson called lawmakers back to work after the Missouri Supreme Court in June...

Clark County raises sales tax for education, social services

Sep. 3, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Commissioners in Clark County have approved a sales tax increase to pay for education and social services. The commissioners voted 5-2 Tuesday for the one-eighth of a cent tax hike. They also set up a way for the Clark County School District to apply for grants from the money raised. The...

Change in Washington sales tax impacts Oregon shoppers

Sep. 2, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Washington state consumers have long traveled to Oregon to take advantage of its lack of sales tax, but a recent change to state law reveals how much Washington businesses have likewise relied on Oregon clientele. The Columbian reports soon after the Washington state sales tax...

Greenwood County cuts sales tax revenue estimate by $20M

Sep. 2, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina county will likely have to take off a third of 27 projects it wanted to complete after passing a sales tax increase in 2016. Greenwood County estimated the 1 percent increase in its sales tax would bring in almost $88 million over the eight years it was in place. But...