Friday, February 24, 2017

SALES TAX SLICE: YOU SPENT HOW MUCH ON SHOES?! STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ARE DEMANDING MORE TRANSPARENCY REGARDING USE TAX LIABILITY

https://www.bna.com/sales-tax-slice-b57982084268/

Sold! The taxability of nonprofit auction sales

https://www.avalara.com/blog/2017/02/22/sold-taxability-nonprofit-auction-sales-wacky-tax-wednesday/

Georgia ~ Sales and Use Tax, Practice and Procedure: Internet Service Providers Not Entitled to Tax Refund

http://news.cchgroup.com/2017/02/23/georgia-sales-use-tax-practice-procedure-internet-service-providers-not-entitled-tax-refund/

Virginia ~ Multiple Taxes: Virginia Tax Amnesty Program Enacted

http://news.cchgroup.com/2017/02/23/virginia-multiple-taxes-virginia-tax-amnesty-program-enacted/

http://www.taxrates.com/blog/2017/02/24/virginia-tax-amnesty-on-the-horizon/

https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?171+sum+HB2246

Storing property in Virginia creates tax obligation for out-of-state sellers, July 2017

http://www.taxrates.com/blog/2017/02/23/storing-property-in-virginia-creates-tax-obligation-for-out-of-state-sellers-july-2017/

Arkansas: Recently Enacted Legislation Revises Taxation of Digital Goods, Candy, and Soft Drinks

https://www.kpmg-institutes.com/institutes/taxwatch/events/2017/02/twist-022017/twist-022017-ar.html?sf58076023=1

Electricity Exempt for Residential Use in South Carolina

https://www.ttrus.com/article.php?id=884

Seattle mayor seeks soda tax

http://www.taxrates.com/blog/2017/02/23/seattle-mayor-seeks-soda-tax/

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Online Florist Sales Tax Fight Won’t Get Supreme Court Review

https://www.bna.com/online-florist-sales-n57982084169/

http://www.floridasalestax.com/Florida-Tax-Law-Blog/2017/February/FL-Taxation-of-Florists-Case-Denied-Cert-by-US-S.aspx

http://news.cchgroup.com/2017/02/22/florida-sales-use-tax-u-s-supreme-court-declines-review-decision-upholding-tax-internet-florist-sales/

Soft Drink Sales Tax To Pop Even As Market Fizzles

http://kasu.org/post/soft-drink-sales-tax-pop-even-market-fizzles

30-day Public Comment Period Regarding Possible Sanctions

http://www.streamlinedsalestax.org/index.php?page=Public-Notices

Essential state sales tax filing tips

https://trustfile.avalara.com/blog/essential-state-sales-tax-filing-tips/

Medical Record Coding Services Are Taxable in New York if Provided to Third-Party Requesters

http://www.stateandlocaltax.com/new-york/medical-record-coding-services-are-taxable-in-new-york-if-provided-to-third-party-requesters/

Hawaii General Excise Tax and the Unsuspecting Government Contractor

http://blogs.aronsonllc.com/tax/hawaii-general-excise-tax-unsuspecting-government-contractor/

Gas tax proposal hits jam in House committee

http://wate.com/2017/02/22/gas-tax-proposal-hits-jam-in-house-committee/

With Sales Depressed by Soda Tax, Philly Grocers Look to Cut Jobs as Mayor Blames 'Greedy' Soda Industry

http://reason.com/blog/2017/02/22/with-sales-depressed-by-soda-tax-philly

As the article says, Philadelphia politicians are getting a basic course in economics.

Snuggies Are Blankets, Not Garments, For Tax Purposes

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2017/02/snuggies-are-blankets-not-garments-for-tax-purposes.html

The article relates to import taxes, but the discussion just might help you with that sales tax audit.

Legislature passes online sales tax bill

http://www.wyomingbusinessreport.com/newsletter_am/legislature-passes-online-sales-tax-bill/article_bf6ac5c0-f918-11e6-acdf-f36d28bfe7cb.html

Resale Certificate FAQ for Online Sellers

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

How Will States Tax Amazon's Drone Delivery Service?

http://www.inc.com/steve-mendelsohn/how-will-states-tax-amazons-drone-delivery-service.html

EYE ON Missouri Sales Taxes

http://www.taxconnex.com/blog-/eye-on-missouri-sales-taxes

New North Carolina Sales Tax Provisions for Contracts Related to Real Property

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/new-north-carolina-sales-tax-provisions-20166/

Virtual Currency: Subject to Sales Tax or Not?

http://blog.zip2tax.com/virtual-currency/

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Governor Bentley Announces Alabama Grocery Tax Task Force

http://www.alabamanews.net/2017/02/21/governor-bentley-announces-alabama-grocery-tax-task-force/

http://governor.alabama.gov/newsroom/2017/02/governor-bentley-announces-alabama-grocery-tax-task-force/

Hmmm, no actual action - a task force. Sounds like he's hoping this will take the political pressure off. Does anyone really expect this "blue ribbon" commission to actually eliminate the taxes on food?

Legislators Propose One-Day Sales Tax Holiday for Veterans

http://www.wtxl.com/news/legislators-propose-one-day-sales-tax-holiday-for-veterans/article_f99a952c-f558-11e6-b896-530620accaa6.html

Philadelphia’s Soda Sellers Say Tax Has Reduced Sales by as Much as 50%

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-17/philly-soda-sellers-say-tax-has-reduced-sales-by-as-much-as-50

3 bits of advice from economist as W.Va. senators consider dropping income tax

http://wvmetronews.com/2017/02/17/3-bits-of-advice-from-economist-as-w-va-senators-consider-dropping-income-tax/

Forget the WV connection - good basic ideas about the strategy of sales taxes.

Three-day sales tax holiday on back to school products may return in August

http://www.tallmadgeexpress.com/latest%20headlines/2017/02/20/threeday-sales-tax-holiday-on-back-to-school-products-may-return-in-august

Utah lawmakers want better enforcement of online sales tax

http://kutv.com/news/local/utah-lawmakers-want-better-enforcement-of-online-sales-tax

Louisiana ~ Multiple Taxes: Filing and Payment Deadlines Extended for Taxpayers in Declared Disaster Areas

http://news.cchgroup.com/2017/02/21/louisiana-multiple-taxes-filing-payment-deadlines-extended-taxpayers-declared-disaster-areas/

Pennsylvania ~ Sales and Use Tax: Internet Seller Notice Requirements Introduced

http://news.cchgroup.com/2017/02/21/pennsylvania-sales-use-tax-internet-seller-notice-requirements-introduced/

http://www.taxrates.com/blog/2017/02/22/pennsylvania-considers-use-tax-notification-requirement/

Sales Taxies 2017! Which state will take home the gold?

http://blog.taxjar.com/sales-tax-awards-2017/

Trading Bad Policy for Good Policy in Arkansas

https://taxfoundation.org/investark-sb362-trading-bad-policy-good-policy-arkansas/

2017 sales tax holidays

http://www.taxrates.com/blog/2017/02/21/2017-sales-tax-holidays/

Vertex Releases Annual Sales and Use Tax Rate Report

http://www.vertexinc.com/news/vertex-releases-annual-sales-and-use-tax-rate-report

Pennsylvania: Department Issues Guidance on Taxability of Canned Software Support Services

https://www.kpmg-institutes.com/institutes/taxwatch/events/2017/02/twist-022017/twist-022017-pa.html#.WKsJrdWsbFI.twitter

Friday, February 17, 2017

Missouri ~ Sales and Use Tax: Out-of-State Telecommunications Company Failed to Qualify for “In Commerce” Exemption

http://news.cchgroup.com/2017/02/17/missouri-sales-use-tax-state-telecommunications-company-failed-qualify-commerce-exemption/

Utah ~ Sales and Use Tax: Taxability of Items Purchased for Internet Company Data Center Discussed

http://news.cchgroup.com/2017/02/17/utah-sales-use-tax-taxability-items-purchased-internet-company-data-center-discussed/

Louisiana Sales Tax Holidays

https://www.ttrus.com/article.php?id=881

Are Shipping Charges Taxable in Illinois?

https://trustfile.avalara.com/blog/are-shipping-charges-taxable-in-illinois/

COLORADO UPDATES PUBLICATION ON SALES AND USE TAX EXEMPTION FOR RESIDENTIAL ENERGY USAGE

http://www.salestaxinstitute.com/resources/news/colorado-updates-publication-sales-and-use-tax-exemption-residential-energy-usage

Arkansas: New Law Taxes Defined Specified Digital Products and Digital Codes

http://newsletters.usdbriefs.com/2017/Tax/STM/170217_4.html

New Mexico looking to tax businesses without a physical presence

http://www.taxrates.com/blog/2017/02/16/new-mexico-looking-to-tax-businesses-without-a-physical-presence/

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Top 5 Myths About Nexus and Amazon

https://trustfile.avalara.com/blog/top-5-myths-about-nexus-and-amazon/

EXTRAS ON EXCISE: SMOKE ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM; CALIFORNIA’S TOBACCO TAXES SET TO SKYROCKET IN 2017

https://www.bna.com/extras-excise-smoke-b57982083856/

MOVING BACK-TO-SCHOOL TAX HOLIDAY TO JULY READY FOR FLOOR DEBATE

https://alabamaretail.org/news/sales-tax-holiday-july/

3 Keys to Staying Sales Tax Compliant

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/3-keys-staying-sales-tax-compliant-diane-yetter

Restoring full sales tax on food 'still a possibility,' Senate president says

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865673412/Restoring-full-sales-tax-on-food-still-a-possibility-Senate-president-says.html

Sales tax exemptions cost Arizona $12 billion annually

http://www.ahwatukee.com/business/article_d8ae17fc-ef19-11e6-adf9-139f0b5a1935.html

http://www.havasunews.com/opinion/our-view-piecemeal-changes-to-sales-tax-will-only-pick/article_fd9ee920-f0e9-11e6-8c19-7b9163deff12.html

Cynical, and probably true.



Sales Tax Guide for Online Marketplace Providers

http://blog.taxjar.com/sales-tax-online-marketplace/