Groupon/LivingSocial Sales Tax

Multistate – New York state tax administrators have concluded merchants should collect sales tax on the full face value of items purchased with vouchers from Groupon, LivingSocial and other Internet discount deal sites. This could make some daily deals less attractive to NY consumers and retailers. If a Groupon is for a specific service the…


New Applications on Hold Because of Solyndra Scandal

California –In the wake of the Solyndra scandal, California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer will ask a state panel that hands out sales tax exemptions to renewable energy manufacturers to suspend a program that benefited the now bankrupt corporation. Per the Los Angeles Times, the program run by The California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing…