Stories tagged: sales tax
Tue., Dec. 10, 2019
The Spokane City Council unanimously adopted legislation on Monday that will redirect a portion of the state’s sales tax revenue into local affordable housing projects.
Sun., Dec. 1, 2019
The City Council is scheduled to consider a measure Dec. 9 that would redirect some of the local sales tax collections directly toward affordable housing in Spokane, before it reaches …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019
A dozen advisory votes are on the November ballot.
Tue., Oct. 30, 2018
Seattle City Council members have thrown initial support behind a proposal that would study the possibility of exempting tampons and other menstrual hygiene products from the city’s portion of the …
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018
Washington state will require businesses to collect sales tax for items shipped to out-of-state customers beginning Monday.
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018
Here’s a question for America’s consumers: Are low prices always in our best interests? And what is the end game should giant online retailers become the only place to shop?
Sun., July 1, 2018
This year, Idaho passed long-sought legislation from Rep. Lance Clow, R-Twin Falls, to require that to happen in cases in which the seller has an affiliate retailer in Idaho who …
Fri., June 22, 2018
Washington could get a boost in tax revenues worth hundreds of millions of dollars from a new Supreme Court ruling on collecting sales taxes from online purchases.
UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018
States will be able to force more people to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets …
UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018
The Supreme Court sounded concerned Tuesday about doing away with a rule that has meant shoppers don’t always get charged sales tax when they hit “checkout” online.
Sun., April 15, 2018
Sales Tax: $0. Online shoppers have gotten used to seeing that line on checkout screens before they click “purchase.” But a case before the Supreme Court could change that.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018
The Supreme Court agreed Friday to wade into the issue of sales tax collection on internet purchases in a case that could force consumers to pay more for certain purchases …
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017
Vancouver is losing out on more than $300,000 annually in vehicle registration tab fees, but that’s not the only financial loss the city endures when its residents hold on to …
UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017
Small businesses supporting their local communities throughout the state are currently getting beaten by out-of-state online sellers who unfairly compete by not collecting sales taxes.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017
Local officials on Tuesday rolled out a new smartphone app and notification system that delivers real-time updates about local emergencies.
Fri., April 7, 2017
First responders say the communication upgrade was clearly beneficial during recent wildfires and the big windstorm of 2015. Fire and police were able to maintain communications throughout the windstorm and …
Fri., March 31, 2017
A sales tax increase of a tenth of a penny for transit goes into effect on Saturday after voters last fall approved the additional funding
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017
Idaho would repeal its 6 percent sales tax on groceries on June 1, 2018, if Gov. Butch Otter doesn’t veto the bill – but he’s hinted he might well. The …
UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017
A compromise is emerging between the Idaho House and the Senate on tax cuts, as lawmakers push to wrap up this year’s legislative session.
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017
Eighteen senators and representatives gathered for a news conference Thursday to press for repealing Idaho’s 6 percent sales tax on groceries – and announced that they’re up to 48 cosponsors …
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Consolidation, Jan. 20, 1919
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016
Oregonians on Tuesday shot down a state ballot measure that would have taxed companies’ sales of more than $25 million, with many voters worrying that it would hit their own …
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016
We could come up with a solution to fully funding basic education in Washington state: “A Modest Proposal for Preventing Children From Being a Burden to Wealthy Taxpayers.”
Wed., June 15, 2016
Revenue projections for the state are up for the next three years.
Wed., May 25, 2016
New York’s Legislature has given its final approval to exempting tampons and other feminine hygiene products from state sales taxes.
Wed., March 16, 2016
The Chicago City Council has rescinded a city sales tax on tampons and sanitary napkins.
Tue., March 15, 2016
Bills to eliminate the sales tax on feminine hygiene products in the 2016 session didn’t get a hearing.
Tue., March 8, 2016
The city of Mill Creek will soon have the highest sales tax in Washington state.
Thu., Jan. 14, 2016
Issaquah wholesale retailer Costco is eyeing a move north on Highway 2 that has the potential to take at least $1 million of annual sales tax revenue from the city …
Sat., Nov. 28, 2015
The League of Women Voters of Idaho is launching a ballot initiative drive to lower Idaho’s sales tax from 6 percent to 5 percent.