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Changes to Monthly Report of State Sales and Use Tax Gross Collections and Gross Retail Sales (January 2002)

We have changed our monthly Sales & Use Tax report to accommodate legislated changes in payment and reporting requirements.

Because use taxes are no longer stated separately on the detail schedule, sales and use taxes are now combined, and taxable sales are computed on the total. Before this change taxable sales were not computed for use tax collections.

We have changed the categories to include new tax rates, and new taxes on satellite television service and liquor.

For the January report only, we have included a category "In process" to account for $75 million of semimonthly payments made in January but for which returns are not due until February.

We have modified introductory paragraphs and added footnotes to identify and explain the changes made. Please read these footnotes carefully.