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Many Sales Tax Changes Take Effect April 1, 2014


 On April 1, 2014.

Numerous states have announced sales tax rate changes, effective today, April 1, 2014. Warning: this is no April Fools' jest.

In addition to rate changes, there are boundary changes (which can impact rates) and changes in rules and regulations (ditto).

There are also changes to changes. For example, Minnesota was scheduled to impose a sales tax on warehousing and storage services on April 1 but the tax was repealed at the last minute. This might seem like a joke, but it's serious business, indeed.

Changes are also afoot on the global front, effective April 1, 2014:

  • South Africa begins applying value added tax to certain electronic services.
  • Japan's value added tax is scheduled to jump from 5% to 8%.

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Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.