Sales Tax

Virginia's new 3.5% wholesales sales tax on motor vehicle fuels is set to increase to 5.1% on Jan.1, not because Congress failed to raise the two-decades-old federal gas tax but for something entirely unrelated to transportation: online sales taxes.
Dec 1, 2014   The Washington Post
As commercial vacancies increase, cities are feeling the pain of lower tax revenues.
Mar 11, 2009   BusinessWeek
Drops in tourism and luxury car sales are among the reasons why the ritziest cities in Southern California are not impervious to the recession.
Feb 19, 2009   Los Angeles Times
In metropolitan Kansas City, two sales tax initiatives on the ballot in efforts to raise money for the region's long-planned light rail system.
Oct 24, 2008   The Kansas City Star
After being signed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a half-cent sales tax increase will appear on the November ballot in Los Angeles County, where it would create a fund for public transit projects.
Sep 26, 2008   Los Angeles Times
<p>After more than three hours of public comment and debate at Thursday's MTA Board meeting, the Board of Directors approved placing a half-cent sales tax on the November ballot, pending approval of a companion Assembly bill.</p>
Jul 27, 2008   The Los Angeles Times
<p>Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's half-cent increase in the county's sales tax would create $30-$40 billion for transportation projects over the next 30 years, and could go before voters in November.</p>
Jun 27, 2008   The Los Angeles Times
<p>Virginia Governor Tim Kaine has proposed a plan to raise sales taxes in the state to help fund public transportation projects -- a plan similar to one voters turned down in 2002. But this time, voters won't be involved in the decision.</p>
May 19, 2008   The Washington Post
<p>Five counties in metropolitan Minneapolis have approved the creation of a new quarter-cent sales tax that will be dedicated to funding transit projects.</p>
Apr 3, 2008   Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune