Latest State taxes News

Kansas sees tax collections beat expectations by 11% in July

Aug. 03, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is reporting that its tax collections in July were 11% greater than expected, good news even as the spread of the more contagious COVID-19 delta variant has some officials worried about the economy. The state Department of Revenue says Kansas...

Revenue department: $10M in Louisiana tax refunds unclaimed

Aug. 03, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's revenue department said thousands of taxpayers have until Sept. 15 to claim more than $10 million in income tax refunds, or the money will be turned over to the state's unclaimed property program. The agency said in a statement that...

Finance office: Arkansas starts fiscal year above forecast

Aug. 03, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas started its fiscal year with revenue coming in $39.2 million above forecast, the state's finance office said Tuesday. The Department of Finance and Administration said the state's net available revenue in July totaled nearly $515...

Push for public vote on new Missouri gas tax increase tabled

Aug. 02, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A campaign to put Missouri’s new gas tax increase to a public vote has been tabled. A conservative advocacy group pushed to put the tax hike to a public vote before Republican Gov. Mike Parson even signed it into law, with the hope that...

Mississippi auditor: Let Medicaid verify income tax info

Aug. 02, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two Mississippi residents with houses worth more than $1 million have been receiving coverage under the Medicaid program that is designed to help low-income residents, according to a report released Monday by the state auditor's office. Auditor...

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...

Churches, train stations: Historic buildings rehabilitated

Jul. 31, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Imagine living in an apartment in an old church that houses a chandelier and pipe organ donated by Andrew Carnegie, eating at a restaurant in the lobby of a 105-year-old train station decorated with marble from Italy, or drinking beer made inside a brewery that was raided...

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...

Oklahoma revenue exceeds estimate, leads to $282M surplus

Jul. 29, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma closed the books on the fiscal year that ended June 30 with a $282 million deposit into the state’s Rainy-Day Fund, state finance officials announced on Thursday. The Office of Management and Enterprise Services released figures that show...

Nevada casinos see robust June ahead of mask rules return

Jul. 29, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada casinos rode a robust economic rebound from coronavirus restrictions in June, taking in more than $1 billion in winnings for the fourth straight month and nearly reaching the all-time record set a month earlier, state regulators reported Thursday. ...