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…

202204.13
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Alabama—Sales & Use Tax: Appeal Dismissed for Lack for Jurisdiction

AL: The Alabama Department of Revenue appeal against a Circuit Court judgment was dismissed for lack of jurisdiction because the judgment was not final. In that matter, the department found that the taxpayer, a furniture store operator, paid no sales or use tax on its furniture sales and shipping fees collected on shipments to various…

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…

202108.18
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Virginia—Sales and Use Tax: Equipment Not Used Directly in the Harvesting of Forest Products Taxable

VIRGINIA: A taxpayer was properly subject to Virginia sales and use tax as the purchase of lime and tractors did not qualify for the exemption for the harvesting of forest products for sale under the Virginia law. Virginia law states that machinery, tools, repair parts, fuel, etc. used directly in the harvesting of forest products…

202107.07
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Arkansas—Sales and Use Tax: Taxpayer’s Landscaping Services for New Construction Properly Subject to Sales Tax

ARKANSAS: A taxpayer’s landscaping services for new construction projects was properly subject to Arkansas sales and use tax assessment as under Arkansas law landscaping services are subject to tax regardless of whether they are performed on residential or commercial property and regardless of whether or not the service is provided in connection with new construction….

202010.14
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DDH Celebrates 20 Years – Growing, Growing, Gone! Business Highlights from 2017

We were celebrating 20 years of success. Follow us as we take a trip down DDH Memory Lane and review some highlights! 2017 marked a milestone year at Davis Davis & Harmon LLC – Sales Tax Expert. Our firm and leadership team accomplished so much! Top 3 Business Highlights of 2017  DFWMSDC names Davis and…

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…