2012 Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

LOUISIANNA – On May 26 – 27, residents can participate in the 2012 Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday and stock up on flashlights, batteries, generators and other storm-related items. The sales tax holiday exempts the first $1500 of the purchase price of each eligible item: • Self-powered light sources (flashlights and candles) • Portable self-powered…


Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

VIRGINIA – Starting May 25 through May 31 residents can purchase certain supplies and equipment needed for hurricane preparedness exempt from sales tax. The following items, with a selling price of $60 or less, can be purchase tax free during this period. • Artificial ice, blue ice, ice packs and reusable ice • Batteries (AAA,...

Sales Tax Increase

TEXAS – Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller, announced that state sales tax collections hit $2.07 billion in April. Up 10.9 percent from the same month last year. It has been 25 consecutive months that Texas has seen sales tax increases compared to the previous year.


2012 Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday

TEXAS – The 2012 ENERGY STAR sales tax holiday begins Saturday, May 26 and ends Monday, May 28. The products qualifying for the exemption are: • Air conditioners priced at $6,000 or less • Refrigerators priced at $2,000 or less • Ceiling fans • Incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs • Clothes washers* • Dishwashers •…


Spring Cleaning

TEXAS – Spring Is In The Air! A few reminders of what is taxable and what is not when selling or purchasing seasonal products and services. Seeds and Bulbs: Seeds for annual and perennial plants are exempt. Exemption certificate is not required to purchase these items tax free. Grass seed is taxable, but a farmer...

Statutory Amnesty

Ohio – Upcoming statutory amnesty starting May 1, 2012 through June 15, 2012. Included but not limited to personal income, vendor’s sales, seller’s use, corporate franchise and county and transit authority sales tax. Applicable years will be for taxes due and payable as of May 1, 2011. Penalties will be waived. 50% interest will be…


Sales Tax Exemption on Clothing & Footwear

NEW YORK – Beginning April 1, clothing and footwear priced under $110 will be exempt from the state’s 4 percent sales tax. Each individual items need to cost less than $110, but the total cost of qualifying clothing and footwear can exceed $110. Exemption also applies to most fabric, thread, yarn, buttons, hooks, zippers and…