Thursday, March 23, 2017

Taxing on-demand snow removal services

https://www.avalara.com/blog/2017/03/22/on-demand-snow-removal-services-wacky-tax-wednesday/

Kentucky ~ Sales and Use Tax: Credit for Airline Fuel Expanded

http://news.cchgroup.com/2017/03/23/kentucky-sales-use-tax-credit-airline-fuel-expanded/

TaxConnex Sales Tax Blog

http://www.taxconnex.com/blog-/ask-a-sales-tax-pro-qa

SALES TAX SLICE: WASTEWATER: THE UN-TAPPED RESOURCE?

https://www.bna.com/sales-tax-slice-b57982085635/

Recouping Sales Tax on Bad Debts: Help Your Retail Clients Reduce the Pain of Bad Debts

http://www.cpapracticeadvisor.com/article/12311010/recouping-sales-tax-on-bad-debts-help-your-retail-clients-reduce-the-pain-of-bad-debts

Alabama enacts use tax notification requirements for remote sellers; amends simplified sellers use tax

https://www.pwc.com/us/en/state-local-tax/newsletters/salt-insights/alabama-enacts-remote-seller-use-tax-notification-requirements.html

Amazon and Other "Nexus Expanding" Laws - By State Summary

http://www.salestaxsupport.com/blogs/issues/internet-tax-ecommerce/amazon-and-other-nexus-expanding-laws-by-state-summary/

Can You Hear Me Now? South Carolina Department of Revenue Issues Guidance on Taxation of Communication Services

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/can-you-hear-me-now-south-carolina-82835/

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Taxpayer's Argument Does Not Hold Water: Wisconsin Court of Appeals Rules Pollution Remediation Services Taxable

http://www.stateandlocaltax.com/policy-and-legislation/taxpayers-argument-does-not-hold-water-wisconsin-court-of-appeals-rules-pollution-remediation-servic/

Illinois Finally Rules on SaaS

http://www.salestaxsupport.com/blogs/industry/cloud-software-digital-tax/illinois-finally-rules-on-saas/

EXTRAS ON EXCISE: AN UPDATE ON RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA TAXATION: WEST COAST EDITION

https://www.bna.com/extras-excise-update-b57982085545/

Sales Tax Nexus Hits FBA Sellers

https://taxify.co/2017/03/22/sales-tax-nexus-hits-fba-sellers/

States Splitting on Digital Sales Tax Strategy

https://www.bna.com/states-splitting-digital-n57982085537/

The NCDOR recently published a notice on real property contracts and repair, maintenance and installation services

http://www.dornc.com/taxes/sales/impnotice031717_cmirmi.pdf

Self-Service Copy Machines and Printers Taxable in Vermont

https://www.ttrus.com/article.php?id=899

State taxes on recreational marijuana estimated at $64M in first year

http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2017/03/20/state-taxes-on-recreational-marijuana-estimated-at.html

Amazon to Begin Collecting Sales Tax in All Required States

https://www.bna.com/amazon-begin-collecting-n57982085535/

Do You Have To Pay Sales Tax For Selling Online? Amazon Sellers Face Nearly $2 Billion In Missed Taxes

http://www.ibtimes.com/do-you-have-pay-sales-tax-selling-online-amazon-sellers-face-nearly-2-billion-missed-2512663

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

ILLINOIS PITCHES SALES TAX FOR NETFLIX, SPOTIFY, OTHER STREAMING SERVICES

https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-pitches-sales-tax-for-netflix-spotify-other-streaming-services/

Picture note - that is the first bridge that crosses the Mississippi River (where it's a stream - get it?).

Arizona ~ Sales and Use Tax: Taxability of Income From Transactions Passed Through Computer Software Discussed

http://news.cchgroup.com/2017/03/21/arizona-sales-use-tax-taxability-income-transactions-passed-computer-software-discussed/

Virginia ~ Sales and Use Tax: Refund Allowed for Tax on Motor Vehicles Returned Under Motor Vehicle Warranty Enforcement Act or Due to Mechanical Defect, Failure

http://news.cchgroup.com/2017/03/21/virginia-sales-use-tax-refund-allowed-tax-motor-vehicles-returned-motor-vehicle-warranty-enforcement-act-due-mechanical-defect-failure/

Washington ~ Motor Fuel Tax: Right to Travel Provision Preempted Taxation

http://news.cchgroup.com/2017/03/21/washington-motor-fuel-tax-right-travel-provision-preempted-taxation/

How to Use an Ohio Resale Certificate

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

What to Make of the West Virginia Senate’s Ambitious Tax Overhaul Legislation

https://taxfoundation.org/west-virginia-tax-overhaul-sb-335/

How fast business growth leads to sales tax challenges

https://trustfile.avalara.com/blog/how-fast-business-growth-leads-to-sales-tax-challenges/

Taxability: Sales Tax HotSpot #2

http://www.salestaxsupport.com/blogs/issues/sales-tax-basics/taxability-sales-tax-hotspot-2/

Boost in Georgia tax on used-car sales advances

http://www.myajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/boost-georgia-tax-used-car-sales-advances/aG3BxSvVUCPAIDWxrE4EkM/

La. Sales Tax Commission Streamlining Committee At Odds Over Who Collects State Taxes

http://redriverradio.org/post/la-sales-tax-commission-streamlining-committee-odds-over-who-collects-state-taxes

One reason why local jurisdictions want to collect their own taxes - they don't trust the state to hand the money back to them.

Alabama eyes tax on Netflix, streaming services

http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingham/news/2017/03/20/alabama-eyes-tax-on-netflix-streaming-services.html

Amazon to collect Hawaii and Maine sales tax, April 2017

http://www.taxrates.com/blog/2017/03/21/amazon-collects-hawaii-and-maine-sales-tax-april-2017/

SUPPLIES USED IN AUTOMOBILE REPAIRS ARE TAXABLE IN VIRGINIA

http://www.salestaxinstitute.com/resources/news/supplies-used-automobile-repairs-are-taxable-virginia

Absentee vote pushes L.A. County homeless sales tax measure to a strong finish

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-measure-h-final-recap-20170317-story.html

Food Sold to Qualified Food Banks Exempt in Georgia

https://www.ttrus.com/article.php?id=898

Monday, March 20, 2017

Pain the SaaS: Navigating Sales Tax on Cloud Computing

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/2017/03/pain-saas-navigating-sales-tax-cloud-computing.html

New York City ~ Multiple Taxes: Filing Deadlines Extended Due to Winter Storm Stella

http://news.cchgroup.com/2017/03/17/new-york-city-multiple-taxes-filing-deadlines-extended-due-winter-storm-stella/

Should you collect sales tax on shipping charges in Ohio?

https://trustfile.avalara.com/blog/should-you-collect-sales-tax-on-shipping-charges-in-ohio/

Florida ~ Sales and Use Tax: Manufacturing Exemptions Discussed for EfW Facilities

http://news.cchgroup.com/2017/03/20/florida-sales-use-tax-manufacturing-exemptions-discussed-efw-facilities/

Amazon to collect Idaho sales tax, April 2017

http://www.taxrates.com/blog/2017/03/20/amazon-collect-idaho-sales-tax-april-2017/

Are Contractors Exempt From Sales and Use Tax?

http://www.taxconnex.com/sales-and-use-taxes-for-contractors-0-0

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New York Division of Tax Appeals Denies Petitions for Refund of Sales and Use Taxes

http://ryan.com/about-ryan/news-and-insights/new-york-division-of-tax-appeals-denies-petitions-for-refund-of-sales-and-use-taxes/

Quill Corp v. North Dakota: What Online Sellers Need to Know

http://blog.taxjar.com/quill-v-north-dakota-ecommerce/

Illinois men charged with tax crimes in Minnesota

http://www.revenue.state.mn.us/newsroom/Documents/20170320%20Ugurlu-Majid%20tobacco.pdf

Gotta watch out for those "Illinois men."

Tax Exemption for Job Training Organizations in Georgia

https://www.ttrus.com/article.php?id=897

Kansas Looks at Filling Revenue Gap with Sales Tax Base Broadening

https://taxfoundation.org/kansas-sales-tax-broadening/

Owner of a Rome Auto Sales Business Sentenced for Tax Evasion

https://tax.ny.gov/press/rel/2017/hokeauto031717.htm

DATA CENTER EXEMPTIONS AND JOB GROWTH

https://www.vertexsmb.com/insights/data-center-exemptions-job-growth/

Virginia Authorizes Tax Amnesty Program for Fiscal Year 2017-2018

http://ryan.com/about-ryan/news-and-insights/virginia-authorizes-tax-amnesty-program-for-fiscal-year-2017-2018/

Tax Guide for Brewers and Distributors

https://www.boe.ca.gov/industry/brewers_distributors.html

WASHINGTON ISSUES GUIDANCE ON NEW TAX PREFERENCE TRANSPARENCY REQUIREMENTS

http://www.salestaxinstitute.com/resources/news/washington-issues-guidance-new-tax-preference-transparency-requirements

Washington: Proposed Rule Amendments Reflect New Law Providing Nexus “Safe Harbor” for Certain In-State Trade-Show Activity

http://newsletters.usdbriefs.com/2017/Tax/STM/170317_6.html

Pennsylvania DOR Removes from Website Previously Issued Guidance on 2016 Legislation that Had Addressed Taxability of Support Services to Canned Software Sales

https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/tax/articles/state-tax-matters-newsletter.html

Montana cities call for sales tax, again

http://www.taxrates.com/blog/2017/03/17/montana-cities-seek-sales-tax-again/

Louisiana Discussing Possible New Gross Receipts Tax As Part of Upcoming 2017 Regular Legislative Session

http://www.cookingwithsaltlaw.com/2017/03/louisiana-discussing-possible-new-gross-receipts-tax-as-part-of-upcoming-2017-regular-legislative-session/

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-gross-receipts-tax-20150219-story.html

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Georgia lawmakers’ dilemma: $200 million tax hike or loophole closer?

http://www.myajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/georgia-lawmakers-dilemma-200-million-tax-hike-loophole-closer/KQTpxaJVZphEvbbB9tHv6H/

New York – NY Online marketplace sales tax pits retailers against Etsy, eBay

http://report.saltcpa.com/2017/03/new-york-ny-online-marketplace-sales-tax-pits-retailers-against-etsy-ebay/#.WMstbm_yu00

Ways or Means of Communications Taxable in South Carolina

https://www.ttrus.com/article.php?id=896

Bootstrap your sales tax compliance

https://trustfile.avalara.com/blog/bootstrap-your-sales-tax-compliance/

EXTRAS ON EXCISE: WILL NEW STATE TAX BILLS PROVE MINOR DELAYS OR MAJOR DETOURS FOR RIDE-SHARING SERVICES?

https://www.bna.com/extras-excise-new-b57982085340/

West Virginia may raise sales tax rate

http://www.taxrates.com/blog/2017/03/16/west-virginia-may-raise-sales-tax-rate/

http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news-politics/20170320/wv-tax-reform-bill-gains-momentum

North Dakota considers online sales tax

http://www.taxrates.com/blog/2017/03/16/north-dakota-considers-online-sales-tax/