Thursday, March 30, 2017

West Virginia’s conflicting visions for sales tax overhaul

https://www.avalara.com/blog/2017/03/29/west-virginias-conflicting-plans-sales-tax-wacky-tax-wednesday/

SALES TAX SLICE: UNARTFUL SALES AND USE TAX AVOIDANCE SHOWS A LACK OF CREATIVITY IN TAX PLANNING

https://www.bna.com/sales-tax-slice-b57982085968/

Direct Marketing Association Settles with Colorado Department of Revenue

https://taxify.co/2017/03/30/direct-marketing-association-settles-colorado-department-revenue/

Is Tax Reform Coming to Louisiana?

https://taxfoundation.org/tax-reform-coming-louisiana/

Completely Compliance - Tribal Taxes

https://dmainc.com/about/the-dma-way/the-dma-way/tax-updates/2017/03/30/completely-compliance---tribal-taxes

REMOTE SELLER NEXUS CHART

http://www.salestaxinstitute.com/resources/remote-seller-nexus-chart

Massachusetts shoppers want to broaden sales tax, lower rate

http://www.taxrates.com/blog/2017/03/30/massachusetts-shoppers-want-broaden-sales-tax-lower-rate/

Just keep in mind the sponsor of the survey when reading these results....

Next Target for States Seeking to Collect Sales Taxes: Sellers on Amazon

https://www.wsj.com/articles/next-target-for-states-seeking-to-collect-sales-taxes-sellers-on-amazon-1490866207

Man, this sounds messy.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

All Exterior Car Washing Services Now Exempt in Utah

https://www.ttrus.com/article.php?id=905

So they're making exterior car washes exempt, but INTERIOR cleaning is taxable. That makes ALL kinds of sense.

Arizona ~ Multiple Taxes: Changes to Electronic Filing and Payment, Audit Provisions, Others Enacted

http://news.cchgroup.com/2017/03/29/arizona-multiple-taxes-changes-electronic-filing-payment-audit-provisions-others-enacted/

Montana ~ Sales and Use, Miscellaneous Taxes: Governor Proposes Constitutional Ban on Statewide Sales Tax

http://news.cchgroup.com/2017/03/29/montana-sales-use-miscellaneous-taxes-governor-proposes-constitutional-ban-statewide-sales-tax/

File your zero sales tax return on time

https://trustfile.avalara.com/blog/file-your-zero-sales-tax-return-on-time/

EXTRAS ON EXCISE: REGULATING E-CIGARETTES IS STATE LEGISLATURES’ ENDS GAME

https://www.bna.com/extras-excise-regulating-b57982085923/

Upcoming Tax Amnesty Programs

http://www.tpctax.com/upcoming-tax-amnesty-programs/

http://www.leveragesalt.com/blog/2017/3/cost-retroactive-legislation-and-2017-state-tax-amnesty-programs

Taxing the Gig Economy

http://www.taxjusticeblog.org/archive/2017/03/taxing_the_gig_economy.php#.WNxDcm_yu03

IMPORTANT NOTICE: CLARIFICATION OF EXCISE TAX REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR ALTERNATIVE FUELS

http://www.dornc.com/taxes/motor/impnotice0317_alternativefuels.pdf

Illinois considers legalizing, taxing marijuana

http://www.taxrates.com/blog/2017/03/29/illinois-considers-legalizing-taxing-marijuana/

Ill. Car Dealership Can't Escape $5M Sales Tax Liability

https://www.law360.com/tax/articles/906622

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Vermont economic nexus law hinges on Supreme Court, Congress

http://www.taxrates.com/blog/2017/03/22/vermont-economic-nexus-law-hinges-supreme-court-congress/

Who Actually Imposes Sales Tax?

https://www.accuratetax.com/blog/who-imposes-sales-tax/

Medical Equipment Tax Change Opens Door: CA Regulation 1591

http://www.salestaxsupport.com/blogs/industry/medical-industry-tax/medical-equipment-tax-change-opens-door-ca-regulation-1591/

Rounding: Why your “Sales Tax Collected” and “Sales Tax Filed” Don’t Always Match

http://blog.taxjar.com/rounding-issues-sales-tax-returns/

Learning as We Go: How to Tax Marijuana

http://www.gsblaw.com/assets/htmldocuments/STN-DeLappe-Feb17.pdf

South Carolina DOR Summarizes Policy on Taxation of Communication Services, Including New and Emerging Technologies

http://newsletters.usdbriefs.com/2017/Tax/STM/170324_7.html

Colorado DOR Schedules Stakeholder Work Group on April 25th to Discuss Possible Revisions to Remote Seller Notice & Reporting Regulation

http://newsletters.usdbriefs.com/2017/Tax/STM/170324_6.html

Should Sales Tax Be Included in Price?

http://www.cpapracticeadvisor.com/article/12309741/should-sales-tax-be-included-in-price

Transaction Tax: The Whirlwind of Change

http://www.accountingweb.com/community/blogs/john-minassian/transaction-tax-the-whirlwind-of-change

The Return of Gross Receipts Taxes

https://taxfoundation.org/return-gross-receipts-taxes/

Ohio looks to broaden sales tax, increase rate

http://www.taxrates.com/blog/2017/03/28/ohio-looks-broaden-sales-tax-increase-rate/

can you rely on informal guidance?

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/can-you-rely-informal-guidance-brian-strahle

Monday, March 27, 2017

SOUTH CAROLINA SALES TAX EXEMPTION OF ELECTRICITY AND OTHER FUELS

https://www.vertexsmb.com/insights/south-carolina-sales-tax-exemption-electricity-fuels/

FL DOR WAITS 10 YRS TO SAY DROP SHIPMENTS NOT TAXABLE

http://www.floridasalestax.com/Florida-Tax-Law-Blog/2017/March/FL-DOR-WAITS-10-YRS-TO-SAY-DROP-SHIPMENTS-NOT-TA.aspx

'cause revenue departments are paragons of alacrity....

Sales Tax for E-Commerce: What Small Businesses Need to Know

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/4729-sales-tax-compliance-tips.html#sthash.wVMaY1En.dpuf

What Sort of Tax or Fee Will Hawaii Use to Fix Its Highways?

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/2017_03_01_archive.html#4013037716518552250

California: how to best tax streaming services

http://www.taxrates.com/blog/2017/03/27/california-how-best-tax-streaming-services/

Here’s Everything That Would See a Tax Increase Under a New Washington State Tax Bill

https://taxfoundation.org/everything-tax-increase-new-washington-state-tax-bill/

New York may permit Uber outside of NYC

http://www.taxrates.com/blog/2017/03/27/new-york-may-permit-uber-outside-nyc/

Oklahoma: strong opposition to governor’s plan to tax more services

http://www.taxrates.com/blog/2017/03/27/oklahoma-opposition-governors-plan-tax-more-services/

does state sovereignty allow states to overreach?

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/does-state-sovereignty-allow-states-overreach-brian-strahle

states change interpretation without any change in law?

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/states-change-interpretation-without-any-law-brian-strahle

How to Use a Wisconsin Resale Certificate

http://blog.taxjar.com/wisconsin-resale-certificate/

When Tax Revenues Continue to Be Less Than Required

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/2017_03_01_archive.html#6868331152149276743

Why is State Audit Activity on the Rise?

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-state-audit-activity-rise-peter-michalowski

Evaluating Soda Tax Proposals in West Virginia

https://taxfoundation.org/soda-tax-west-virginia/

Friday, March 24, 2017

Kansas ~ Sales and Use Tax: Exemption and Refund Enacted for Agricultural Fencing Destroyed by Wildfires

http://news.cchgroup.com/2017/03/24/kansas-sales-use-tax-exemption-refund-enacted-agricultural-fencing-destroyed-wildfires/

Utah ~ Sales and Use Tax: Utah Enacts Transient Room Tax

http://news.cchgroup.com/2017/03/24/utah-sales-use-tax-utah-enacts-transient-room-tax/

Possible new dates for Alabama sales tax holiday

http://www.taxrates.com/blog/2017/03/24/possible-new-dates-for-alabama-sales-tax-holiday/

No More Loopholes: Amazon officially collects sales tax in every state that requires it. But why?

http://sovos.com/blog/no-loopholes-amazon-officially-collects-sales-tax-every-state-requires/

Human Tissue for Research and Training Taxable in Michigan

https://www.ttrus.com/article.php?id=901

Should Arizona Service-Based Businesses - Charge Sales Tax?

http://www.salestaxsupport.com/blogs/state/arizona/should-arizona-service-based-businesses-charge-sales-tax/

Colorado’s Use Tax Reporting Requirements: What Happens Now?

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/colorados-use-tax-reporting-requirements-what-happens-diane-yetter

What Sort of Tax or Fee Will Hawaii Use to Fix Its Highways?

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/2017_03_01_archive.html#4013037716518552250

Maine would tax Netflix, other services

http://www.taxrates.com/blog/2017/03/24/maine-would-tax-netflix-other-services/

Amazon tax-free shopping ends nationwide on April 1

http://www.dontmesswithtaxes.com/2017/03/amazon-tax-free-shopping-ends-nationwide-on-april-1.html

Thursday, March 23, 2017