Sales Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy

ARIZONA – There is a sales tax exemption being held until December 31, 2016 for the retail sale of solar energy devices and for the installation of solar energy devices by contractors. “Solar energy device” is defined to include wind electric generators and wind-powered water pumps in addition to daylighting, passive solar heating. Active solar…


NY Goes Paperless

ALBANY, NY – As of September 4, the Department of Taxation launched a more business friendly online sales tax system. The customer-focused system uses state-of-the-art technology to perform all sales tax filing and reporting tasks online. It was developed based on requests and input from business users. Businesses can store bank information for future returns…


Energy Star and WaterSense Sales Tax Holiday

VIRGINIA – The Energy Star and WaterSense sales tax holiday will begin today and run through Monday, October 8. During this time a variety of “green” products can be purchased free of the 5 percent state and local sales tax. Products must be $2,500 or less and purchased for noncommercial or personal use. The exemption…


Indiana Business Tax Filers

INDIANA – Indiana state legislature passed some laws that change the way business taxpayers will be required to file and remit sales and withholding taxes. Below you will find the changes. • Filings and payments. No later than Jan 1, 2013. o All retail merchants must report and remit sales tax electronically o All withholding…


Exotic Dances Taxable?

NEW YORK – A nightclub owner in Albany is in court fighting more than $100,000 in back taxes, arguing that their dancers’ performances shouldn’t include sales tax under the current tax code in New York. Attorneys for the tax board have argued that since patrons pay for private dances, no artistic exemption applies. According to...