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November 2016 tax changes

  • Nov 1, 2016 | Gail Cole

 Amazon collects tax on Alabama transactions starting November 1, 2016.

A handful of significant tax changes take effect today, November 1, 2016. The most notable regard online sales tax. Amazon begins voluntarily collecting a flat 8% seller use tax on Alabama transactions. Learn more about Alabaman’s last chance to shop Amazon tax free. And Oklahoma now has new obligations for remote sellers.

Rate changes

Topping the list of rate changes is the controversial New Jersey gas tax rate increase, if for no other reason than that New Jersey hasn’t increased the tax on gas since 1988.

There are changes to local transient lodging and transaction privilege taxes in Arizona.

Meridian, Mississippi, adds a special 2% tax to the gross proceeds of restaurants from the sale of prepared food and beverages.

November prepaid sales tax rates for fuel in Michigan take effect on the first of the month. [link to new post]

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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.