Online shopping got more expensive on Oct. 1 in Maryland and Minnesota. Amazon now collects sales tax on purchases there, bringing to 23 the number of states with the levies.
Tax holidays continue to hang around, but many in the tax world say they are terrible tax policy and don’t really do much to boost state economies.
Celebrate Independence Day by flying Old Glory proudly. In some states, your U.S. flag purchase is tax free.
Louisiana, Virginia and Florida are holding sales tax holidays to help residents save on hurricane supplies.
Marijuana supporters had predicted much more in tax revenue during the legalization campaign.
States are turning to higher sales taxes to boost their bottom lines, says one recent study.
Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts and Texas shoppers will be treated to sales-tax-free shopping for at least part of the coming weekend.
A tax policy think tank says state sales tax codes are stuck in the last century. Changes for 21st century buying could bring states billions in lost taxes.
The Sunshine State is the latest in the growing group of states where online retail giant Amazon will start collecting sales tax.
As the economy slowly improves, states are beginning to dig out of their recession-level fiscal holes.