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Portland and San Francisco slap special taxes on big businesses

Voters in San Francisco, California, and Portland, Oregon, have approved new taxes on large sellers, effective January 1, 2019. Could this be a harbinger of trends to come?...Continued

Fun food sales tax facts – Wacky Tax Wednesday

In honor of Thanksgiving, here are seven favorite wacky sales tax facts about food....Continued

How to handle sales tax on shipping: A state-by-state guide

The holidays are the busiest time of year for most retailers, and they typically involve an enormous amount of shipping. This state-by-state guide reveals which states tax delivery charges....Continued

The continuing saga surrounding Georgia’s sales tax on jet fuel

Georgia has long taxed the retail sale of jet fuel, but it's now exempt from state sales tax and many local sales taxes....Continued

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