sales tax

2013 State Sales Tax Holidays

by Michael on Jul 19, 2013 · 2 comments

It’s that time of year again… Time to think about back-to-school shopping. And you know what that means, don’t you? Time for a state sales tax holiday! While five states have no sales tax whatsoever, those of us who live elsewhere aren’t so lucky. But in 17 of the states […]

Read the full article >>>

As I write this, we’re on vacation. While we’ll be spending a week at a lakeside destination, we’ve made several stopovers along the way. Among other things, this has meant that we’ve needed hotel rooms. And guess what? Despite my previous anti-Hotwire rant, I actually used Hotwire to book our […]

Read the full article >>>

States With No Sales Tax

by Michael on May 3, 2013 · 2 comments

As a quick followup to my earlier post on the impact of the internet sales tax, I wanted to share with you the list of states that do not (currently) collect sales and use taxes. As of this writing, there are five such states, including: Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, […]

Read the full article >>>

Effect of the Internet Sales Tax

by Michael on May 3, 2013 · 2 comments

I mentioned the internet sales tax debate in passing about six weeks ago. At the time, the Senate was talking about giving states more power to collect sales taxes. Ultimately, they wound up voting on a non-binding measure in support of doing just that. And it passed easily, with bi-partisan […]

Read the full article >>>