April 2023 sales tax changes
All the signs of spring are here in the United States: Days are getting longer, tulips and daffodils are blooming, and tax rates are changing. Grab your umbrella, though — when it rains sales and use tax rates and legislative changes, it pours.
The following states are enacting rate changes on April 1, 2023:
- Alabama (rate changes for a number of cities that took effect in February and March; watch this space for potential upcoming April changes)
- Alaska (seasonal sales tax rate takes effect for the City of Ketchikan, the City of Seldovia, and both the City and Borough of Sitka)
- Connecticut (another incremental reinstatement of the gasoline tax)
- Michigan (changes to the prepaid sales tax for gasoline and diesel fuel)
- North Dakota (Sales, use, and gross receipts tax changes for the City of Max)
Bottle bill changes in Iowa
Last year, Governor Kim Reynolds signed Senate File 2378 into law, a bill that changed Iowa’s beverage container deposit and redemption law. Beginning April 1, beer distributors can request reimbursements for containers.
Iowa EV license registration opens April 3
In 2019, House File 767 created a new excise tax on the sales of electricity dispensed into an electric vehicle (EV). If you plan on charging your car at an EV charging station or you’re the proud owner of an EV charging station, you’ll need an electric fuel user or dealer license. Registration for these licenses is available starting April 3.
April state sales tax holidays
Show Me Green sales tax holiday, April 19–25, 2023
- Energy Star products priced $1,500 or less
Emergency preparation supplies sales tax holiday, April 22–24, 2023
- Hurricane shutters and emergency ladders priced less than $300
- Portable generators priced less than $3,000
- Specified emergency preparation supplies priced less than $75
- Applies to state and local sales tax; participation is mandatory
Learn more about sales tax holidays and tax-free weekends.
Stay up to date on all the sales and use rate changes with the Avalara Tax Desk.
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