# Sales tax
Walgreens in trouble over toilet paper as shopper outraged by hidden extra cost on ‘essential item’
Mary Bach of Pennsylvania recently took Walgreens to court and won. Her case? She had multiple receipts from store locations across the state that proved she was charged taxes for toilet paper, and in Pennsylvania, it’s illegal to tax certain items—including toilet paper. Unbelievably, Walgreens was only taxing their own brand of toilet paper, not other brands like Scott. The court ruled in her favor, but Walgreens has yet to change the mistake in their system. And if they don’t comply with the ruling? Bach plans to take them back to court.
Virginia reduces grocery sales tax
Virginia’s 1.5 percent sales tax on groceries and personal hygiene products has been reduced to 1 percent effective January 1, 2023. Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) made the abolishment of this tax one of his promises when he campaigned for office in 2021. The initiative passed through both houses of the state Senate and House of Delegates with bipartisan support during the 2022 General Assembly last winter. Del. Joe McNamara (R-Salem, Roanoke) has been spearheading the tax cut for several years, but now it is a reality. The Governor, House of Delegates, and State Senate Republicans sought to make the tax cut effective on July 1, 2022. However, it was delayed until January 1, 2023.
Transportation Summit leaders urge Forsyth County residents to pass new transportation tax
A panel discussed the county's transportation needs.(Photo/Forsyth County) (Forsyth County, GA) Hundreds of people gathered Thursday, October 13, at Brown’s Bridge Church for Forsyth County’s annual Transportation Summit received a clear message: help the county pass a Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) to deal with transportation issues in the rapidly-growing county.
South Dakota Gov. Promises to Repeal Grocery Tax In Re-Election Bid
As part of South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem's bid to get re-elected on November 8, she has promised to repeal the state's tax on groceries. Credit: Maskot Bildbyra (Getty Images)
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announces elimination of sales tax on diapers and menstrual products
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law eliminating the state sales and use tax on feminine hygiene products and diapers. Earlier this year, the law, House Bill 1055, received bipartisan support in the state legislature, passing the Senate in a 26-9 vote and the House in a 50-13 vote.
Sales Tax Holiday for School, Sports Supplies, Aug. 27 - Sept. 5
Retail sales tax of certain school and sports supplies is exempt during the Sales Tax Holiday, from August 27, 2022 – September 5, 2022. P.L. 2022, c.21, establishes a Sales Tax Holiday for certain retail sales of computers, school supplies, and sports or recreational equipment when sold to an individual purchaser for non-business use.
“Wayfair Creep” Could Majorly Impact Your Tax Bill
In 2018, the verdict in the well-known South Dakota v. Wayfair court case changed how out-of-state businesses are allowed to collect taxes from consumers. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) summarizes the case as:
Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday
Governor Murphy, Senate President Scutari, Assembly Speaker Coughlin Announce Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday. Tax Holiday Aims to Make Essential Items for Students More Affordable.
DougCo voters to decide on continuing open space tax this fall
The Columbine Open Space and Trail is managed by the Douglas County Open Space & Natural Resources Department.Douglas County. [DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLO.] The Douglas County Commissioners plan to ask voters to extend the current 0.17% open space portion of the county's 1% sales and use tax this fall.
Front Range voters could consider tax for passenger rail service in 1-2 years
[CASTLE PINES, COLO.] Voters across much of Colorado's Front Range could be asked to approve a sales and use tax in the next few years to help pay for a proposed multi-billion dollar, high-speed passenger rail service between Pueblo and Fort Collins.
Denver may end diaper tax, joining Aurora and state
(Denver, Colo.) The City and County of Denver may join Aurora and the state and end the tax on diapers. A bill to end tax on diapers tops the City Council’s Finance and Governance Committee meeting agenda of May 31. The meeting was canceled due to the holiday, however. Committee Chair Kendra Black said since the bill is on the consent calendar it will not be discussed.
Conservation easements worry DougCo open space committee
[DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLO.] To avoid costly potential litigation, Douglas County should get rid of about a dozen conservation easements on private land, the county open space advisory committee discussed last week.
DougCo commissioners debate putting open space tax extension on ballot
The Dupont open space is among the many overseen by the Douglas County Open Space program.Douglas County. Correction: This story originally said the Douglas County open space sales and use tax rate was 1.17%. This is incorrect. The rate is 0.17% of the overall Douglas County sales tax rate of 1%.
Dollar Stores: A Sign of the Times
Less bang for your buck in 2022.(GideoniJunior/iStock) A “dollar store” was a place where someone could get cleaning products, party supplies, holiday candy, a replacement plate, and anything else of a similar nature all usually under twenty dollars. At one dollar per item, the concept was a hard one to beat. Numerous shops popped up across the country over the last twenty years to provide Americans with all the party supplies, snacks, and household items they could need.