Amazon is doing an about-face in Texas, saying it will bring jobs back to the state and start paying sales tax a year after closing a distribution center in dispute.
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says state sales tax revenue for January was up almost 10 percent over last year.
State sales tax revenue was up 12.2 percent last month in Texas, compared to receipts from the previous November, the state comptroller said.
Tax free weekend is in full swing, but there will a big change to it next year.
State governments across the country are laying off teachers, closing public libraries and parks, and reducing health care services, but there is one place they could get $23 billion a year if they could only agree how to do it: Internet retailers such as Amazon.com.
Legislators voted to keep a provision in an omnibus spending bill that would expand the number of internet sellers who must collect sales tax.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, going green will cost less money. Certain energy-efficient appliances will be able to be purchased without sales tax.
The Texas House has approved a bill intended to expand the number of Internet companies that must collect Texas sales tax.
Some internet retailers could be required to collect sales tax if the company has a connection to Texas.
Comptroller Susan Combs says sales tax revenue for last month rose 9.7 percent in Texas compared to a year ago.
The Legislative Budget Board has revealed its long-awaited recommendations for how to save and raise money to help balance the 2012-2013 budget, from lifting the ban on Sunday liquor sales to tying the summer sales tax holiday to the state’s financial condition
A CBS 11 investigation found some convenience stores overcharging customers by applying sales tax on snack items that should not have taxes attached to them.