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Streamlined Sales Tax Updates


 SST states put ducks in rows.

A number of Streamlined Sales Tax states have updated their state taxability matrices in recent months. Such changes are usually akin to dotting i’s and crossing t’s: states correct errors, update citations, and delete duplicates. The Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board (SSTGB) posts updates on its website once they have been reported by the states.

Vermont, for example, has changed several sections “to reflect that all food is exempt from tax.” Among other items, Arkansas added a statute and rule reference to the Sales Tax Holiday section introduction box. West Virginia added a code reference.

States that have made recent taxability matrix changes include but are not limited to (listed with effective date of changes):

  • Arkansas, 9.19.2014
  • Kentucky, 8.1.2014
  • Nevada, 10.1.2014
  • New Jersey, 10.10.2014
  • Tennessee, 8.1.2014
  • Vermont, 10.1.2014
  • Washington, 9.5.2015
  • West Virginia, 8.1.2014

The Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board was created “to simplify and modernize sales and use tax administration in order to substantially reduce the burden of tax compliance.”

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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.