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Sales tax rate changes, July 2020

  • Jun 29, 2020 | Gail Cole

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July 1 marks the start of a new quarter, and in all but four states (Alabama, Michigan, New York, and Texas), a new fiscal year. As a result, it’s common for sales and use tax changes to take effect on July 1.

For example, starting July 1, 2020:

  • Chicago taxes remote sales of bottled water and wine
  • Connecticut resumes collection of its single-use plastic bag fee
  • Louisiana requires certain out-of-state sellers and marketplaces to collect and remit sales tax, including out-of-state wine manufacturers, producers, and retailers
  • Virginia exempts certain gun safes and increases tax on certain tobacco products
  • Washington provides a sales tax exemption for feminine hygiene products

To learn more about sales tax changes and trends, check out the 2020 sales tax changes midyear update.

Local sales tax rate changes

Many local sales and use tax rate changes also take effect on July 1, 2020, including:

Avalara helps businesses of all sizes calculate sales tax in all states.


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.
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Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail Cole is a Senior Writer at Avalara. She’s on a mission to uncover unusual tax facts and make complex laws and legislation more digestible for accounting and business professionals.