Friday, January 29, 2016

And we get picked up by Google alerts....

Well, this is exciting (to me, anyway). Yesterday, I posted on the blog that the webinar schedule was announced through April 2016. And today, as I was going through my sales tax Google alerts, I came across the announcement.
I've never been picked up by Google alerts before.
And yes, a portion of my day consists of looking for sales tax news on Google alerts.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Attention: Chicago does NOT have the highest sales tax rate in the US.

Seems like there's a lot of sloppy writing going on in the last few days.

Yeah, Chicago's sales tax is (or will be) the highest for major cities in the US. But few of the headlines and tweets say that.  What they say is that Chicago has the highest sales tax in America.

Actually, the last time I looked, Tuba City* Arizona (I've actually been there) has the highest rate at 12.725%  Granted it's not a big city, but it is in America.

So please get your facts straight, folks!  Or at least write more accurate headlines.

Sorry, this has been bothering me for the last couple of days.

Here are some links:

Small town, big tax: Tuba City again pays nation’s highest sales tax

Tuba City tops for sales tax

Highest Sales Tax in the United States

Small town, big tax: Tuba City again pays nation’s highest sales tax

*The population is over 8,000 people, so it isn't a wide spot in the road. Heck, they've even got a McDonalds!

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