Friday, January 20, 2017

The Rapidly Changing Landscape of Sales & Use Tax

http://cdn.coverstand.com/37089/350556/a7ce7f294b7dc8c8578e798254cd60f97a20dd3c.1.pdf

PDF file

Tennessee DOR Reminds that New “Economic Presence” Rule Imparts Registration Requirement on Out-of-State Dealers Making Threshold Sales into Tennessee

http://newsletters.usdbriefs.com/2017/Tax/STM/170120_9.html

State Tax Policy in 2017: What to Expect

https://www.multistate.com/insider/2017/01/state-tax-policy-in-2017-what-to-expect/

At Least Six States Mull Bills on Remote Sales Tax Collection

https://www.bna.com/least-six-states-n73014449944/

SALES TAX SLICE: INAUGURATION DAY TRAVEL TAXES TRANSCEND POLITICS

https://www.bna.com/sales-tax-slice-b73014450038/

Indiana Tax Court deep freezes sales tax exemptions for Warehouse Operator’s purchases of equipment and electricity

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/indiana-tax-court-deep-freezes-sales-95157/

Medical Transcription Services Taxable in Ohio

http://www.ttrus.com/Medical-Transcription-Services-Taxable-in-Ohio-i868.html

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Should Arizona universities pay state sales tax? Gov. Doug Ducey's proposal would exempt state schools

http://bvtnews.com/politics/should-arizona-universities-pay-state-sales-tax-gov-doug-duceys-proposal-would-exempt-state-schools.html

LePage budget would impose ‘Netflix tax’ in Maine

http://bangordailynews.com/2017/01/17/the-point/lepage-budget-would-impose-netflix-tax-in-maine/

EXTRAS ON EXCISE: WHILE STATES START TAXING E-CIGARETTES, PROPOSED FEDERAL RESTRICTIONS GO UP IN VAPOR

https://www.bna.com/extras-excise-states-b73014449960/

How Manufacturers Can Reduce Sales Tax Audit Assessments

http://www.windwardtax.com/news/how-manufacturing-companies-can-reduce-sales-tax-audit-assessments

Not really limited to manufacturers - good advice for any industry

Rhode Island – Amazon to Start Collecting Sales Tax

http://report.saltcpa.com/2017/01/rhode-island-amazon-to-start-collecting-sales-tax/

Hickenlooper floats pot sales tax hike to bridge school funding gap

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/01/17/hickenlooper-pot-sales-tax-hike-school-funding/

South Dakota Remote Sales Tax Suit Returns To State Court

https://www.law360.com/tax/articles/881518

Wyoming House Approves Internet Sales Tax

http://kgab.com/wyoming-house-approves-internet-sales-tax/

5 Biggest Sales and Use Tax Risks for Businesses

http://www.accountingweb.com/tax/sales-tax/5-biggest-sales-and-use-tax-risks-for-businesses

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sales Tax Audit Survival Tips For the Glass Profession

http://www.stochasticchallenge.org/SW/index.php?title=Sales_Tax_Audit_Survival_Tips_For_the_Glass_Profession

Poorly formatted, but good general tips about dealing with audits

Virginia man spends $1,000 to deliver 300,000 pennies to Lebanon DMV

http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/virginia-man-spends-to-deliver-pennies-to-lebanon-dmv/article_7ce44fc2-ea36-5638-9358-25bc5d01a5dd.html

See, if they just gave him an answer, this wouldn't have happened.

anatomy of a sales tax vda: organizing and strategizing a multi-state sales tax voluntary compliance project

1. http://www.mwellp.com/news/2016/11/anatomy-of-a-sales-tax-vda-organizing-and-strategizing-a-multi-state-sales-tax-voluntary-compliance-project/

2. http://www.mwellp.com/news/2016/12/anatomy-of-a-sales-tax-vda-organizing-and-strategizing-a-multi-state-sales-tax-voluntary-compliance-project-part-2/

3. http://www.mwellp.com/news/2017/01/anatomy-of-a-sales-tax-vda-organizing-and-strategizing-a-multi-state-sales-tax-voluntary-compliance-project-part-3/

Minnesota ~ Sales and Use Tax: Nexus Amendments Introduced

http://news.cchgroup.com/2017/01/13/minnesota-sales-use-tax-nexus-amendments-introduced/

Web-Based Communication Interface Subject to Tennessee Sales and Use Tax

http://www.stateandlocaltax.com/web-based-communication-interface-subject-to-tennessee-sales-and-use-tax/

The Facts About Florida Resale Certificates

https://trustfile.avalara.com/blog/the-facts-about-florida-resale-certificates/

Amazon Prime Memberships Taxable in Iowa

http://www.ttrus.com/Amazon-Prime-Memberships-Taxable-in-Iowa-i866.html

Amazon to collect Wyoming sales tax, March 2017

http://www.taxrates.com/blog/2017/01/13/amazon-to-collect-wyoming-sales-tax-march-2017/

Thursday, January 12, 2017

New Jersey – NJ Tax Court Clarifies Sales Tax on Software

http://report.saltcpa.com/2017/01/new-jersey-nj-tax-court-clarifies-sales-tax-on-software/#.WHgGtVMrK00

Big Ang's cousin arrested for alleged $100K sales tax fraud

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/01/big_angs_cousin_arrested_for_a.html

SALES TAX SLICE: THE SALES TAX PRICE TAG ON CELEBRITY SWAG BAGS

https://www.bna.com/sales-tax-slicethe-b73014449739/

Everybody's always gotta tie in with stuff like this - even sales tax.  This DOES illustrate a topic that isn't covered often - use tax on inventory that is converted to use.

How to Use a New Jersey Resale Certificate

http://blog.taxjar.com/new-jersey-resale-certificate/

Corcoran man charged with multiple tax crimes - MN

http://www.revenue.state.mn.us/newsroom/Documents/20170111%20Skoog%20revoke%20and%20file-pay.pdf

The Great Soda Tax Debate – The Pros and Cons of Taxing Soft Drinks

https://www.accuratetax.com/blog/soda-tax-debate/

Indiana lawmakers propose bills to change RV sales tax law

http://www.ibj.com/articles/61980-indiana-lawmakers-propose-bills-to-change-rv-sales-tax-law

Given how much business Indiana does in RV's, kinda amazing they don't already do this.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Gov. Scott wants to freeze college fees, eliminate sales tax on books

http://www.news-press.com/story/news/education/2017/01/10/gov-scott-wants-freeze-college-fees-eliminate-sales-tax-books/96388112/

Missouri Business Groups Speak out Against Delivery Sales Tax

http://www.ozarksfirst.com/news/missouri-business-groups-speak-out-against-delivery-sales-tax/638958010

Minnesota woman wrongfully charged sales tax on clothing from major retailer

http://www.fox9.com/news/228181500-story

4 Sales Tax Changes for the Amazon FBA Seller in 2017

https://trustfile.avalara.com/blog/4-sales-tax-changes-for-the-amazon-fba-seller-in-2017/

Amazon to collect South Dakota sales tax, February 2017

http://www.taxrates.com/blog/2017/01/11/amazon-to-collect-south-dakota-sales-tax-february-2017/

SALES TAX UPDATE ON MOTOR VEHICLES SOLD IN FLORIDA TO OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS

https://www.vertexsmb.com/insights/sales-tax-update-motor-vehicles-sold-florida-state-residents/

Indiana Gas Tax Proposal: Existing User Taxes & Fees Cover Less than Half of Road Costs

http://taxfoundation.org/blog/indiana-gas-tax-proposal-existing-user-taxes-fees-cover-less-half-road-costs

A Chiropractor's Delight: Taxpayer's "PoP" Makes Internet Backbone Service Not Taxable in Pennsylvania (Again)

http://www.stateandlocaltax.com/policy-and-legislation/a-chiropractors-delight-taxpayers-pop-makes-internet-backbone-service-not-taxable-in-pennsylvania-ag/

FL 2017 DISCRETIONARY SALES SURTAX RATES

http://www.floridasalestax.com/Florida-Tax-Law-Blog/2017/January/FL-2017-DISCRETIONARY-SALES-SURTAX-RATES.aspx

Exemption Certificate Management

http://www.taxconnex.com/handbook-of-sales-tax-issues---article-4

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Indiana: Cloud computing taxability depends on facts and circumstances

http://www.pwc.com/us/en/state-local-tax/newsletters/salt-insights/indiana-cloud-computing-taxability-depends-on-facts-and-circumst.html

North Carolina ~ Sales and Use Tax: SST Documents Updated

http://news.cchgroup.com/2017/01/11/north-carolina-sales-use-tax-sst-documents-updated/

Washington ~ Sales and Use, Business and Occupation Taxes: Medical Marijuana Sales Were Taxable

http://news.cchgroup.com/2017/01/11/washington-sales-use-business-occupation-taxes-medical-marijuana-sales-taxable/