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HB 701: Communications Services Tax


Communications Services Tax; Revises legislative intent regarding local communications services tax rates; reduces tax on retail sale of communications services; removes provision that specifies where proceeds of communication services tax must be deposited & disbursed; revises local communications services tax rates levied by counties & municipalities; requires dealers to collect & remit local communications services taxes; requires Legislature to appropriate moneys to offset direct reductions of local communications services tax by certain counties & municipalities; requires DOR to submit report to Legislature.

Effective Date: 1/1/2021
Last Action: 3/14/2020 House - Died in Ways and Means Committee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/19/2019 House • Filed
12/3/2019 House • Referred to Ways and Means Committee; Energy and Utilities Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee -HJ 57
1/14/2020 House • Introduced -HJ 56
3/14/2020 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Ways and Means Committee