sales tax

New York News
6:30 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Governor Approves Essex County Sales Tax Increase

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has approved a request that will allow Essex County to increase its sales tax by one-quarter of a percent.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Counties Concerned Over Sales Tax Revenue Reports

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The New York State Association of Counties is concerned about sales tax revenue reports indicating negative growth in the second quarter.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Mass. Coalition Targets Amazon in Push for Tax Fairness

A coalition of elected officials, business owners, and associations in Massachusetts is pushing for online retailers to begin paying the state’s sales tax before the fourth fiscal quarter of 2012 begins. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

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New England News
8:00 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

CT Sales Tax Holiday Begins on Sunday

It's back to school, and Connecticut is kicking off its annual sales tax holiday. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports…

Beginning Sunday and ending Aug. 25, items of clothing and footwear costing less than $300 are exempt from the 6.35 percent state sales tax.

Sports equipment, specialty clothing, jewelry and accessories are not included.

The tax-free holiday covers items valued at more than $300 and discounted with sales, coupons and other promotions.

New England News
6:00 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

MA Tax Holiday Boosts Sales

Businesses are reporting huge jumps in sales from Massachusetts’ sales tax holiday over the weekend. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

A few weeks ago, the weekend of August 11th and 12th was approved for a waiver on the state’s 6.25% sales tax, and, according to the Retailers Association of Massachusetts, was very successful.

President Jon Hurst says that Association members are reporting big increases in sales.

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New England News
5:11 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Mass. Legislators Considering Sales Tax Holiday

Massachusetts legislators are considering an August sales tax holiday. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas took a look at the effect of the popular measure in the Bay State.

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