Celebrating National Donut Day: A Sweet Treat and a Sales Tax Twist

National Donut Day is upon us, and it’s the perfect excuse to indulge in one of the most beloved treats across the country. Whether you spell it “donut” or “doughnut,” there’s no denying the universal appeal of these delicious, deep-fried confections. As you prepare to celebrate, it’s worth considering a less tasty but equally important…


Navigating Sales Tax Nuances in Manufacturing

In the realm of sales tax, the definition of “manufacturing” holds significant weight, often revolving around the physical transformation of tangible personal property (TPP) through the application of materials and labor. However, understanding your tax obligations and exemptions amidst the intricacies of each state’s regulations is crucial for businesses operating in the manufacturing sector. Key…


TX: Taxable Services – Data Processing

TX: Understanding the “taxable services” concept in Texas is essential for businesses and service providers. These services cover various categories, each with specific details and exemptions. Data processing services are taxable services in Texas.   What is Taxable Data Processing? Taxable data processing services in Texas are defined in Tax Code Section 151.0101. This category includes…


Understanding Sales Tax on Services

The taxation of services can be a complex and ever-changing landscape, especially regarding professional services and those that involve digital elements. Service providers must know the state definitions and regulations regarding taxable services to ensure compliance and maintain client trust. Here are some key points to consider: *Not all services are subject to sales tax….


Emergency Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday April 22 – 24, 2023

TX: This weekend, Texas will waive sales tax on emergency preparedness supplies. For example, the three-day sales tax exempts some essential items needed during a power outage or other emergency. Texans can buy year-round batteries at their favorite hardware store, replace last year’s blue waterproof tarp, or buy new reusable ice packs for Yeti or…