202010.28
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Georgia—Sales and Use Tax: Sale of Hemp Extract Dietary Supplement Discussed

Georgia: In a letter ruling, the Georgia Department of Revenue (department) discussed sales and use tax treatment of a retail seller’s sale of hemp extract dietary supplements. The taxpayer explained that it was rolling out five new dietary supplement products containing hemp extracts. The taxpayer sold those products through distributors, who paid a fee when…

202010.21
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DC Attorney General Karl A Racine sues Instacart, alleging “deceptive” service fees and unpaid sales taxes

D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine has filed a lawsuit against the grocery delivery service Instacart, ­alleging it has failed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in D.C. sales tax and deceived local consumers into believing extra service fees were actually tips for workers. Instacart, which operates nationwide and relies on gig economy workers,…

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…

202009.09
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Michigan—Sales and Use Tax: Personal Protective Equipment Qualifies for Industrial Processing Exemption

Michigan – Sales and Use Tax: Personal Protective Equipment Qualifies for Industrial Processing Exempt PPE or safety equipment purchased by a person eligible for the industrial processing exemption is exempt from Michigan sales and use tax if used or consumed in an exempt industrial processing activity. Industrial Processing Exemption PPE or safety equipment is eligible…

202007.29
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Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Projects a Fiscal 2021 Ending Shortfall

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today revised the Certification Revenue Estimate (CRE) and now projects a fiscal 2021 ending shortfall of $4.58 billion. The shortfall, which Hegar attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic and recent volatility in oil prices, is a decrease from the $2.89 billion positive year-end balance originally projected in the October 2019 CRE. In…

202007.23
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Sales Tax on Telecommunication Services Exemptions

Telecommunications services between locations in Texas are subject to state and local sales tax, whereas most interstate telecommunications services are only subject to state sales tax. Mobile telecommunications services are subject to state and local sales tax based on the place of primary use. “Telecommunications services” is broadly defined as electronic transmission or reception of…

202007.15
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Tennessee Business Relief Program

On June 2, 2020, Governor Bill Lee announced the use of federal Coronavirus Relief Funds to assist Tennessee small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Governor Lee has directed the Tennessee Department of Revenue to issue business relief payments through the Tennessee Business Relief Program to small businesses for costs incurred as a result of…