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Holdout States Moving Toward Sales Tax Requirements

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Apr 08, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

Of the 50 states, 45 (plus DC) charge a state-wide sales tax. Two of those states that have a state-wide sales tax, Missouri and Florida, have yet to adopt economic nexus standards set by the 2018 South Dakota v. Wayfair case. At least for now.

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Sales and Use Tax Updates from March

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Apr 06, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

There’s always something changing in the world of tax, especially sales tax. And 2021 continues to prove that. Here’s a review of some of the recent changes and updates.

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Sales and Use Tax Updates from February

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Mar 02, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

There’s always something changing in the world of tax, especially sales tax. And 2021 is off to an especially busy start. Here’s a review of some of the recent changes and updates.

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State Sales and Use Tax Update

By Robert Dumas on Thu, Jan 28, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

There’s always something changing or new going on in the world of tax, especially sales tax. Here’s a review of some of the changes and updates in the last few months.

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Massachusetts Enacts Provision for Accelerated Sales Tax Remittance

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Jan 26, 2021 @ 11:00 AM

Massachusetts has joined the ranks of states that have provisions for accelerated remittance of sales tax.

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Sales and Use Tax in 2020: A Look Back

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Dec 22, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Someday people will probably use a lot of words to describe 2020. “Un-eventful” won’t be one of them.

The year’s ongoing pandemic affected almost every aspect of life – including, and in no small way, sales tax, which was already an area that has seen unprecedented change since the Supreme Court’s Wayfair decision in 2018.

Add to that, jurisdictions that are worried about how lockdowns have affected their tax revenue and you have a tumultuous year.

Here’s a look back at some of the year’s developments. 

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Recent Happenings and Challenges in the World of Sales Tax

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Nov 24, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

One state’s efforts to join the Sales and Use Tax System (SUTS) and another state’s lawsuit against a world-famous auction house highlight recent challenges in the sales tax world.

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State Sales and Use Tax Update

By Robert Dumas on Tue, Nov 03, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

There’s always something changing or new going on in the world of tax, especially sales tax. Here’s a review of some of the changes and updates that were announced in the last few months.

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Latest Developments in State and Local Sales Tax

By TaxConnex on Tue, Sep 29, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

In Alabama, rising pandemic-related online shopping has been a “life saver” for the state’s municipal governments and a “financial vaccine for Alabama’s counties,” the state said. The state’s SSUT has taken in more than $309 million overall during the current fiscal year – almost double the tax generated during all of fiscal 2018-19. The number of online retailers in the program has also grown from fewer than 200 in 2017 to more than 2,900 today.

Under the SSUT formula, 50 percent of all revenues from online sales from companies participating in the program go to the state. The legislation also expanded the program to allow out-of-state online sellers to join the SSUT even if they have an affiliate with a brick-and-mortar presence in Alabama.

The Decatur, Ala., city council was also recently set to vote on giving a quarter of online sales tax revenue to the city’s schools in 2021. (A portion of the funds must support child-related nonprofits.) The city expects to get about $2 million in 2020 and again in 2021 from online sales tax.

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Recent State Sales Tax Developments

By TaxConnex on Tue, Sep 08, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

A review of what’s been happening and updates states have made in sales & use tax so far in 2020.

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Instacart Sued For Not Charging Sales Taxes

By TaxConnex on Thu, Sep 03, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

The District of Columbia attorney general is suing grocery-delivery service Instacart for failing to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in District sales tax.

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No Hike in Wyoming’s Sales and Use Taxes For Now

By TaxConnex on Tue, Sep 01, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Wyoming lawmakers have declined to move forward with two bills to increase and broaden the state’s sales and use taxes, news outlets said.

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Reminder: Deferred Deadlines Looming for Sales Tax Filing

By TaxConnex on Tue, Jul 14, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Weeks ago, state tax authorities lent a hand to companies ravaged by the pandemic and postponed sales-tax filing and payment deadlines. But that extra time is about to run out.

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To Defer or Not to Defer?

By TaxConnex on Thu, May 28, 2020 @ 07:00 AM

Some states have postponed sales-tax filing and payment deadlines well into the weeks ahead, part of a COVID-19 relief effort for battered businesses. States and even localities have differed in how they are handling the deferments. Some deferments relate to filing and payment, some just payment, and some states are granting deferments only when requested.  

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For States, The Tax Hits Just Keep On Coming - What Does That Mean For Your Business?

By TaxConnex on Mon, May 04, 2020 @ 08:26 AM

As a few states tiptoe into re-opening during the COVID-19 pandemic, more states have joined previous warnings that the loss of sales taxes is going to hit soon – and hard.

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Alaska Jurisdictions Combine to Establish States' First Nexus

By TaxConnex on Tue, Apr 21, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Sales into the state of Alaska have always been exempt from state level sales tax; however, many of the local jurisdictions in Alaska have enforced sales tax collection at the local level provided a business has a physical presence.  Now, with Wayfair, even remote sellers need to worry about collecting the local sales tax in Alaska.

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