The Marketplace Fairness Act is Back!

MULTI-STATE: Online retailers will have a few changes to their sales tax laws if the Marketplace Fairness Act is approved. A bipartisan group of senators introduced the bill on Tuesday (3/10/15). The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2015 would give states the option to require out-of-state businesses, such as those selling online or through catalogs, to collect and use taxes already owed under state law the same way local businesses do. It relies on the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement among states.


Changes to Comptroller’s Website and Email Addresses

TEXAS – The agency’s website address is now http://comptroller.texas.gov/. Employee email address will now be Jane.Doe@cpa.texas.gov. The previous Window on the State government website and email address format, Jane.Doe@cpa.state.tx.us, will work for about another year and will then redirect to the new format.  Update your bookmarks or links to the State’s website. For sales/use tax…


2nd Amendment Sales Tax Holiday

MISSISSIPPI – 2nd Amendment Sales Tax Holiday will run from September 5 – 7, 2014. During the Second Amendment Weekend, eligible items include: • Ammunition • Armguards • Bows and bow accessories • Gunpowder • Holsters • Sights • Shafts • String wax • Targets Layaway sales do not qualify for exemption. If you purchase…



MISSOURI:  Starting April 19th through the 25th, all retail sales of qualifying Energy Star-certified new appliances will be exempt from state and county sales taxes. The following, providing they are Energy Star certified and up to $1,500 each, is a list of qualifying items: Clothes washers Water heaters Dishwashers Air conditioners Furnaces Refrigerators freezers Heat…


Preparing For An Audit

3 simple tips on preparing for an audit: ORGANIZE RECORDS. You may have underpayed or overpayed sales tax. Having your records (sales/use tax returns, federal returns, sales tax transactions, etc) organized and easily accessible will help in supporting transactions. DON’T RUSH AUDIT PROCESS. It can be time consuming because the auditor will do a thorough…