Iowa—Sales and Use Tax: Utility Company’s Credits for Customer-Generated Electricity Exempt from Tax

IOWA: An electric utility company’s (taxpayer’s) credits to its customers for local electricity generation was exempt from Iowa sales and use tax. Generally, if a trade-in transaction meets the requirements of the relevant law, the amount of credit received from the trade-in is exempt from tax. In this matter, the taxpayer provided electricity to its…


Indiana—Sales and Use Tax: Taxpayer Not Entitled to Casual Sales Exemption on Recreational Vehicle Sales

INDIANA: A recreational vehicle business (taxpayer) was required to remit and collect Indiana sales tax on sales of recreational vehicles (RVs) to its customer because it was not entitled to the casual sales exemption. Generally, Indiana gross retail tax is not imposed on gross receipts from casual sales except for gross receipts from casual sales…


Arkansas—Sales and Use Tax: Voters Approve Constitutional Amendment Making Local Tax Permanent

Arkansas: Voters in Arkansas have approved making a temporary 0.5% sales tax permanent. The revenue is dedicated to state and local transportation. According to the latest data, 45% voted against the measure, while 55% voted for it. The approved measure will amend the Arkansas Constitution to permanently have a 0.5% sales tax for state highways, bridges,…


Missouri—Sales and Use Tax: Guided Fly Fishing Trips Not Taxable as “Place of Amusement, Entertainment or Recreation”

Missouri: A corporation was not liable for the Missouri sales and use tax on fees paid by its customers for the taxpayer’s guided fly fishing trips as the taxpayer was neither a place of amusement nor did it control the place of amusement. In this matter, the taxpayer admitted that it did not offer classes,…


Illinois—Sales and Use Tax: Rates of Reimbursement for Physician Services Increased

Illinois—Sales and Use Tax: Rates of Reimbursement for Physician Services Increased; Provisions Relating to Annual Assessments on Hospitals Changed An amendment to Illinois sales and use tax legislation discusses that (1) the Department of Public Health (department) is increasing rates of reimbursement for physician services to as close to 60% of Medicare rates in effect…


State and Local Sales Tax Rates, Midyear 2020

Rates are constantly changing, and business owners should check their state comptrollers’ offices to update their rates. Key Findings are: Forty-five states and the District of Columbia collect statewide sales taxes. Local sales taxes are collected in 38 states. In some cases, they can rival or even exceed state rates. The five states with the highest…