Weekly Roundup: International Taxes


A single country’s sales tax laws can be difficult enough to navigate (the U.S. has over 8,000 taxing jurisdictions alone). Businesses engaged in international commerce face a whole other dimension of tax complexity, and this week’s headlines prove the point: the European Union takes France and Luxembourg to court over varying VAT rates on ebooks and Denmark’s Treasury is claiming that Microsoft owes the country approximately $1 billion in unpaid taxes. Get the details on these stories and more below. 


Weekly Roundup: Companies Struggle with Euro Tax

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European Union: How to Tax an E-book | TaxRates.comE-book: a book composed in or converted to digital format for display on a computer screen or handheld device." Merriam Webster. Determin…
Does Microsoft Owe Denmark $1 Billion in Unpaid Taxes? | TaxRates.comDenmark’s Treasury is claiming that Microsoft owes the country approximately $1 billion in unpaid taxes. The money owed reportedly stems …
Overstock and Massachusetts: The Line in the Sand | TaxRates.comMassachusetts is considering online sales tax legislation, and for Overstock.com, them’s fightin’ words. The online retailer has let it b…
Colorado Task Force and Recreational Marijuana | TaxRates.comWhen voters in Washington State and Colorado approved Initiative 502 and Amendment 64 respectively, those states took the first steps tow…
Sales Tax Secrets: the Rules behind the RatesSales tax is simple enough, right? If you’ve found yourself here, there’s a good chance you already know the answer to that question. Bef…
Kansas: Unpaid Sales Tax Shutters 10 Taco Ticos | TaxRates.comThere are many good reasons for a business to remit the sales taxes it collects. From an altruistic point of view, it helps the greater c…
Will Nevada Tax Services? | TaxRates.comNevada lawmakers are considering imposing a tax on certain services. Or rather, Nevada lawmakers are considering considering imposing a t…
Sales Tax in States You Can’t Ignore [Webinar]There are only two ways for businesses to manage taxes. Collect correctly; or pay more later because you didn’t. Only by incorporating th…

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