202206.08
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California—Sales & Use Tax: Hotel Owners Entitled to Refund

California: Boutique hotel owners (taxpayers) were eligible for refunds of penalties imposed by the City and County of San Francisco for failing to file tax returns on time and failing to pay certain hotel taxes because they demonstrated that they had exercised reasonable care. The taxpayers relied on an employee to file, repay and make…

202202.09
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AL – Convenience Store Operator Properly Taxed

ALABAMA: A convenience store operator was assessed properly under the Alabama sales and use tax law on its retail sales. The taxpayer failed to maintain adequate books and records and didn’t correctly report its sales. The taxpayer did not provide thorough information about its purchases, and, as a result, the Alabama Department of Revenue  determined…

202201.21
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WA: Sales & Use Tax Department Met its Obligation Notifying Taxpayer

WA: A home building and remodeling company were appropriately subject to Washington retail sales tax and business & occupation (B&O) tax as the Department of Revenue met its obligation in notifying the taxpayer of the assessment. The Department of Revenue sends documents to a taxpayer electronically; the taxpayer is assumed to have received the information…

202002.26
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Navigating Sales in a Post-Wayfair Environment

Multistate – Almost two years after the Supreme Court’s Wayfair decision, most companies know by now that states can require remote sellers with no physical presence to collect sales tax. The taxability of specific items and sales tax exemptions vary by state, so many companies are struggling to determine which items to collect tax on and…

201810.15
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Texas Tax Exempt Organizations: Collecting Sales Tax and One Day Tax-Free Sales

In our last blog we discussed the rules regarding tax exempt purchases by and to tax exempt organizations. When it come to collecting sales tax, tax exempt organizations are required to collect and remit sales tax for all taxable items sold. A sales tax exemption is for purchases and does not cover sales. As with…

201808.31
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Texas Tax Exempt Organizations: Criteria and the Application Process.

TEXAS: Over the next few blogs we will take look at Sales to and Purchases by Tax-Exempt Organizations. For an organization to be granted exemption from paying state sales taxes, there are criteria that must be met. The parent organization must recognize the organization as a subordinate under the group exemption. The group exemption meets…

201704.19
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Florida Made Exemption Permanent for Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment

Florida – The Florida sales and use tax exemption for industrial machinery and equipment previously scheduled to expire on April 30, 2017, has become permanent. Effective July 1, 2016, the exemption for machinery and equipment was expanded to include: Recycling industries classified under code 423930 of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) (2007) and…

201611.16
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5 Things You (Probably) Never Knew About Sales Tax!

Multi-State – Sales tax requires compliance throughout the year. This necessitates corporations, small business, and entrepreneurs to maintain massive amounts of documentation to ensure compliance with sales tax rules constantly. With that in mind, we came up with a quick list of a few facts that you may not already know. Click the slider to…

201611.09
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Tricks and Traps States Use To Get Their Sales Tax Revenue

It’s no secret that states are struggling to earn revenue and to fill their coffers. Due to the current economic crunch states have become quite savvy in finding non-compliant taxpayers who have not registered to collect and remit sales tax. In our business we have heard and seen it all. We always cringe when a…

201606.08
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Reminder: Speaker Series: Professional Forum Lunch & Learn

Overview: Many companies are focused on new product offerings, growing the business, and expanding into new territories. Have you determined how your business growth impacts your sales/use tax outlook? · Starting a new division of your business? · Launching a new product or service line? · Expanding your business into a new territory? · Attending…