201811.30
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2019 State Business Tax Climate Index – Sales Taxes

MULTISTATE – The Tax Foundation has released its 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index. This Tax Climate Index is made up of 5 major components. Individual Taxes Corporate Taxes Sales Taxes Property Taxes Unemployment Insurance Taxes In this blog, we’re discussing how states rank on sales taxes. 25.3% of each state’s overall score is determined…

201708.23
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Multistate Online Sellers Voluntary Disclosure

Multistate – The Multistate Tax Commission and the National Nexus Program is offering a special limited-time voluntary disclosure initiative, in which the following states are participating: Alabama Arkansas Colorado Connecticut Florida Idaho Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Nebraska New Jersey Oklahoma South Dakota Texas Utah Vermont Wisconsin The states listed above will consider applications for voluntary…

201708.01
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New Sales Tax Exemptions on Bullion and Precious Metal Coins

Louisiana– Effective October 1, 2017, sales and use tax is 100% excluded from the sale of silver, gold and platinum bullion. Similarly, numismatic coins priced less than $1000, sold at national, statewide, or multi-parish trade shows will now receive full exclusions. “We are very pleased that the Louisiana (sales tax) exemption is now restored,” said…

201701.25
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Airbnb Says Yes To Tax Vacation Rentals

MULTI-STATE- Making extra money by renting out a spare bedroom or an entire home has gotten increasingly easier, thanks to online listing services such as Airbnb and Homeaway. The increase in popularity of such services has given rise to unforeseen tax liabilities and consequences. Homeowners are often unaware that they must collect and remit hotel…

201608.24
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RSM Law Firm Speaker Series: How to Prepare for a Sales Tax Audit!

Tax returns for income tax are required to be filed only once a year, whereas sales tax requires compliance throughout the year. This necessitates corporations, small business, and entrepreneurs to maintain documentation to ensure compliance with sales tax rules constantly. After this discussion, you will be able to walk away equipped with knowledge of how…

201608.03
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Back To School Sales Tax Holiday

NATIONWIDE – According to the National Retail Federation, Back To School is a $72 billion industry. On average, a family spends $637.78 on apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics to get ready for the school year. Sales have started popping up and so have the dates for the Back to School Sales Tax Holidays. Alaska, Delaware,…

201604.20
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Louisiana Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

Louisiana – The Annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday will be held from May 30 – 31, 2016. During the two-day annual holiday, tax-free purchases are authorized on the first $1,500 of the sales price of each of the following item: Portable self-powered light source; Portable self-powered radio, two-way radio, or weather band radio;…