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Published on Friday, February 8, 2013

Reducing the frequency of local sales tax changes

Another proposal to be heard in the Senate Trade & Economic Development Committee reduces how often local sales and use tax rates can change. Currently, changes to local government sales tax rates can take effect on January 1, April 1, July 1, or October 1. SB 5697 allows changes to take place only on January 1 or July 1. One concern with this proposal is that removing the April 1 option delays implementation of any change approved at the November election to July 1 because local governments must notify the Department of Revenue 75 days in advance of changes.

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