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The new sales-tax rate of 7 percent is effective for all transactions* occurring on or after April 1, 2008.
There are no changes to the categories of transactions that are taxable. To get a complete list of transactions exempt from the sales tax, please click here.
In general, an invoice or bill is the official document indicating that a sale is binding. Therefore, the business should charge the sales tax rate in effect on the date of the sales invoice or bill – which is usually the date the business records the sale in its accounting records.
It depends upon when payment was received for the sale. The sales tax rate would be 7 percent if payment and/or obligation to pay occurred on or after April 1, 2008. However, property and services that are delivered after March 31, 2008, but paid prior to April 1, 2008, are not subject to the new sales tax rate.
All sales that are official prior to March 31 are subject to the 6 percent sales tax, regardless of when the payment is made. Generally a sale is official effective the date of the invoice or bill – which is the date the business records the sale in its accounting records.
Generally, the sale tax rate would be whichever is in effect the date the business records the sale in its accounting records. However, some businesses use other methods of accounting. For businesses that use methods other than the accrual method, the Department recommends they consult with a qualified accounting professional.
Beginning after June 30, 2008, sales-tax collection allowances for retail merchants will be adjusted as follows:
The Department is using the following means to communicate the rate change to businesses:
The Department is using the following means to communicate the rate change to practitioners:
Yes. The same communication kits used for business taxpayers and/or practitioners will be forwarded to software developers who produce substitute tax forms.
Questions regarding HEA 1001’s impact on taxpayers’ property-tax bills should be directed to the Department of Local Government Finance at 317.232.3777.
* Please note that property and services that are delivered after March 31, 2008, but paid for prior to April 1, 2008, are not subject to the new 7-percent sales tax.