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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 1, 2010

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
Douglas A. Ewald, Tax Commissioner
(402) 471-5604
Karen Barrett, Policy Division
(402) 471-5980


CHANGES IN LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX RATES

LINCOLN — Tax Commissioner Doug Ewald announced today, that effective April 1, 2010, Cambridge and Plattsmouth will increase their current sales and use tax rates from 1.0% to 1.5%.

The Nebraska Department of Revenue (Department) has provided written notice of these changes to retailers in the affected cities and to all other sales tax permitholders. Information listing the cities and the one county (Dakota) with a local sales and use tax is also being updated and distributed.

Retailers making taxable sales in a city or the one county with a local sales tax, must collect BOTH the state and local sales and use taxes. Local sales and use tax receipts are reported to the Department along with state sales and use tax receipts, and are then distributed by the Department to the communities for which they are collected. If sales tax is not collected on a taxable sale by the seller at the time of purchase, the buyer is responsible for paying the appropriate use tax directly to the Department.

Under current Nebraska law, local sales and use tax rates can be set at 0.5%, 1.0%, or 1.5%.

On April 1, 2010:

  • Two cities and one county will have a 0.5% sales and use tax rate;
  • 108 cities will have a 1.0% sales and use tax rate; and
  • 74 cities will have a 1.5% sales and use tax rate.

For detailed information about sales and use tax, including rates, forms, information guides, revenue rulings, and frequently asked questions, please visit www.revenue.nebraska.gov.


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APPROVED:
Douglas A. Ewald
Tax Commissioner


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