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Weekly Roundup: New Quarter, New Tax Rates


A new quarter approaches and states are rolling out rate changes at a steady pace. Businesses that collect sales tax in affected areas will need to adjust their accounting procedures accordingly.

State departments of revenue are also doing a bit of housekeeping and have made announcements about direct pay authorization, indirect audit procedures, and paying taxes with credit cards.

Other sales tax news touches on the taxation of electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products, sushi, and more. Read it all!

Sales tax headlines

Alabama Sales Tax Rate Changes, October 2014

Georgia Sales Tax Rate Changes, October 2014

Georgia Sales Tax Rates for Manufacturers

Idaho Sales Tax Rate Changes, October 2014

Indiana: When Alternative Fuels are Subject to Sales Tax

Kansas Reduces Vendor Discounts for Missouri and Nebraska Retailers

Kansas Sales Tax Rate Changes, October 2014

Michigan: Indirect Audit Procedures Sanctioned by Law

Minnesota: Is Your Business Eligible for Direct Pay Authorization

Missouri Tobacco Taxes Up in Smoke

Nebraska Sets Prepaid Wireless Tax for 2015

New Jersey, Sushi, and 75%

North Carolina: Could I Have a Fork, Please?

South Dakota: Pay Sales Tax with a Credit Card

Washington DC Tobacco Tax

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Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail Cole began researching and writing about sales tax for Avalara 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.