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New Sales Tax Rates and Laws for 2019

Along with the new year comes sales tax rate changes and laws that may affect your business. Don’t worry; we’ve summarized the changes for you here. QuickBooks® Sales Tax automatically updates changes to rates and laws as they come into effect.*

States with rate changes effective Jan. 1, 2019

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Law changes effective January 1, 2019

Iowa – Digital audio works, digital audiovisual works, digital books, “other digital products”, information services, software as a service, services related to enhancing, installing, maintaining, operating, repairing, servicing, or upgrading specified digital products, and the storage of tangible or electronic documents, files, or records become taxable.

Nevada – Feminine hygiene products become exempt from sales tax.

Puerto Rico – Feminine hygiene products become exempt from sales tax.

Rest assured, all sales tax categories relating to the items listed above have been updated in QuickBooks Sales Tax to account for these changes.

Sales Tax Holiday

Puerto Rico’s back-to-school sales tax holiday is Jan. 4-5, 2019. School supplies, uniforms, and textbooks are exempt from sales and use tax during the holiday.

To make life really easy, QuickBooks Sales Tax automatically tracks thousands of tax laws so you don’t have to. Spare the headache and let QuickBooks do the hard work for you. Check out how QuickBooks Sales Tax can solve your sales tax needs.

*Updated Dec. 19, 2018.

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