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Published on Friday, January 31, 2014

Reducing the frequency of local sales tax changes

On Wednesday, the Senate passed a bill that reduces how often local sales and use tax rates may be changed, SB 5697. Currently, changes to local government sales tax rates can take effect on January 1, April 1, July 1, or October 1. Last session, the Senate passed a version of this bill that would have allowed changes to take place only on January 1 or July 1. AWC expressed concern over elimination of the April 1 option as it 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. The current version only removes the option to make changes on October 1.

Categories: Budget & finance