Ohio Statutory Amnesty

The Ohio Department of Taxation is currently holding a statutory amnesty for consumer use tax until May 1, 2013. Applicable tax years will include transactions done from January 1, 2009 and forward. Penalties and interest will be waived. Use tax owed on transactions prior to January 1, 2009 are forgiven. As of December 2, 2012,…


Girl Scout Cookies

IDAHO – Every year, Girl Scout cookies bring in about $150,000 in sales tax revenue. Julie Hart, a Girl Scout mom and lobbyist in Boise, encouraged her daughter’s troop to try and get an exemption from sales tax since the Scouts are a nonprofit. Although the exemption was won in the state house, it was…


Iowa Snow Removal

Snow removal is not subject to sales tax as well the service of applying sand, salt or ice-melt. However, the materials applied are taxable and sales tax is due. When a snow removal business applies these materials for their customer and does not make a separately itemized charge for them, that business is the consumer…