202105.05
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Taxability of Smokeless Nicotine Products

TN: Notice 21-05 Smokeless Nicotine Products Exempt from Tennessee Tobacco Tax Public Chapter 69 (2021), effective March 31, 2021, amends the definitions of “cigarette” and “tobacco products” and adds a new definition of “smokeless nicotine product” to clarify that smokeless nicotine products are not subject to Tennessee tobacco tax. Tennessee Tobacco Tax Tennessee imposes a…

202104.14
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Natural Gas and Electricity – Residential Use

TEXAS: There are three categories of electricity-generating energy: fossil fuels, renewable energy sources and nuclear energy. Fossil fuels, also known as hydrocarbons, include coal, petroleum and natural gas. In 2019, the use of natural gas made up approximately 38 percent of the electricity generated in the U.S., according to an article in the U.S. Energy…

202104.07
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Alaska Jurisdictions Combine to Establish States First Nexus

ALASKA: The Alaska Remote Seller Sales Tax Commission has approved its “Remote Seller Sales Tax Code & Common Definitions” that would apply to local municipalities in Alaska that choose to adopt it. The code accommodates the individual rates and exemptions of multiple local jurisdictions within Alaska, with single-level, statewide administration. Under the code, remote sellers and marketplace…

202103.25
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How States Will Use Sales Tax to Recover Lost Revenue from the Pandemic.

Governments will reexamine a host of state policies coming off an unprecedented year with building budget challenges. Sales tax is one area that will certainly be on the table as legislatures make difficult decisions about taxes and spending. Many states have already made bold moves when it comes to sales tax in 2021. Changes to…

202103.17
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Sales Tax Updates for Technology Companies

Sales tax obligations regarding software and other technology-related solutions can often come down to location and definition. And the definition is potentially different depending on the location. Four states recently took a closer look at how sales tax applies to technology-related solutions, one of the more confusing industries for complying with sales and use tax requirements….

202103.10
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Data Processing Services Are Taxable

Data processing is a service performed with a computer using the customer’s data. Entering, storing, manipulating, or retrieving a customer’s data is taxable. But merely using the computer as a tool to help perform a professional service is not taxable. Taxable Services We’ve prepared a partial list of taxable data processing services. This will give…

202103.03
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South Carolina—Sales and Use Tax: Effective Date of Taxability of Buydown Payments from Tobacco Companies Revised to July 1, 2021

South Carolina: The South Carolina Department of Revenue  issued an information letter revising the effective date for the sales and use taxability of tobacco company payments to retailers, commonly known as buydowns, to July 1, 2021. In a previous Revenue Ruling (20-3), the department had stated that taxability of buydowns would be effective for retail…

202012.09
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New York—Sales and Use Tax: Collagen Wound Dressings and Membranes Exempt as Products Consumed for Preservation of Human Health

NEW YORK – The sales of collagen wound dressings and membranes intended for use during dental surgery were not exempt from New York sales tax as a prosthetic aid because they did not completely or partially replace a missing body part or replace the function of a permanently inoperative or permanently malfunctioning body part. However,…

202012.09
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Delaware—Multiple Taxes: Mandatory Electronic Filing for Many Business Tax Returns Announced

DELAWARE – The Delaware Division of Revenue (division) issued a memorandum notifying taxpayers that most gross receipts tax, excise tax, and withholding tax returns and payments will be required to be filed electronically as of January 1, 2021. The division listed down the forms to which the mandatory electronic filing requirement will apply. Further, it…