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Anchorage looks at taxing alcohol sales

Although Alaska has no general sales tax, localities can levy local sales taxes as they see fit. The mayor of Anchorage thinks it's time to tax sales of alcohol....Continued

Not all states are equal: The 10 trickiest states for filing sales tax

Every year, Avalara files over 1 million sales tax returns for our customers. In our experience, there are 10 states with particularly challenging requirements for filing and remittance. ...Continued

New Mexico offers delinquent taxpayers a fresh start

New Mexico is currently offering a tax amnesty program for taxpayers with underreported or unreported taxes....Continued

Floridians oppose increasing state taxes but approve local sales tax hikes

Though it just got harder to increase state taxes in Florida, local sales taxes are on the rise....Continued

Coloradans reject state sales tax hike

The people of Colorado have voted against a proposed state sales tax rate increase, which would have raised revenue for transportation improvements....Continued

Arizona bans sales tax on services

Services not already subject to tax in Arizona can't be taxed now....Continued

Taxable and exempt fitness fees in Tennessee – Who’s fit to be taxed? – Wacky Tax Wednesday

You wouldn’t pay tax on a class that teaches you how to teach yoga in Tennessee, but you’d have to charge tax on the yoga classes you offer once you’re certified....Continued

Local soda taxes now prohibited in Washington

As in California, local soda taxes are now prohibited in Washington....Continued

Taxing the great candy haul – Wacky Tax Wednesday

A staggering amount of candy is sold in preparation for Halloween. How much of it is subject to sales tax?...Continued

Nevada voters: Should tampons be sales tax exempt?

Nevada voters will decide the fate of the proposed sales and use tax exemption for feminine hygiene products on November 6, 2018....Continued