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Airbnb To Begin Collection Taxes On March 1
AP Saturday January 20, 2018

Airbnb will now be able to collect and pay sales tax on behalf of its renters in Tennessee. The Tennessean reports Airbnb announced an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Revenue on Wednesday that will allow the company to automatically deliver sales tax revenue to the state starting March 1.

 


Tennessee's Unemployment Rate Remains Well Below National Rate
tn.gov/Peg Broadcasting News Saturday January 20, 2018

The Volunteer State's unemployment rate remains well below the national rate. Tennessee ended 2017 with more than 28,000 new jobs across the state in the last year and an unemployment rate nearly 2 percentage points lower than 2016. In 2017 a total of 28,700 nonfarm jobs were created across the state. The largest increases occurred in the leisure and hospitality industry, followed by education and health services. Since 2011, 391,300 net new private sector jobs have been created in Tennessee.

 


Governor's Executive Order Eases Efforts to Feed Livestock
tn.gov/Peg Broadcasting News Saturday January 20, 2018

The ice and snow lingering across Tennessee have made feeding and transporting livestock a challenge. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has issued an executive order to ease some restrictions for movement of livestock feed and live poultry to market. Federal restrictions on hours of service for feed and live animal transportation will be waived through the end of January. This order allows haulers to drive extended hours, as long as all other safety and licensing requirements are met. Poultry and cattle are among Tennessee's top agricultural commodities, surpassed only by soybeans. Those three agriculture sectors accounted for nearly $1.8 billion in cash receipts in 2016.

 


December Revenues Higher than Expected, Show Increase from Previous Year
tn.gov/Peg Broadcasting News Saturday January 20, 2018

Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin has announced that revenues for December posted higher than expected and exceeded the monthly revenues from the previous year. State revenues for December were $1.4 billion, which is a growth of 11.34 percent and $139.9 million more than December 2016.

 


New 2018 State Maps Now Available
tn.gov/Peg Broadcasting News Saturday January 20, 2018

The official 2018 Tennessee Transportation Map is now available for travelers. There have been some improvements and additions to the 2018 state map in order to increase its accuracy and usability. The map is free and is available at welcome centers and rest areas across the state. The 2018 state map can also be downloaded from the TDOT website.

 

 
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