Weekly Roundup: Sales Tax and Small Businesses


Would new sales tax requirements harm small and mid-size businesses?

Small and mid-size companies are vital to the U.S. economy in terms of employment and growth in GDP. According to some, these are the same companies that often falter under the weight of government regulations, and taxing obligations. Arguments about whether or not a new federal online sales tax law would help or harm these companies rage in D.C. At the state level, states like South Carolina and Colorado are also debating changes to their tax codes and how they would impact local economies.

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Weekly Roundup: Sales Tax and Small Businesses

Storified by Avalara· Fri, May 10 2013 09:47:18

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Day of Reckoning: Marketplace Fairness Act Passes Senate | TaxRates.comIt’s official. The Senate has voted 69 to 27 in favor of the Marketplace Fairness Act. The May 6 vote was the real deal – not a symbolic …
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Montana Senator to Fight Marketplace Fairness Act | TaxRates.comThe Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 was approved by the Senate on May 6 in a healthy 67 to 27 vote. But rather than leave the battle at …
South Carolina: How Many Exemptions Are Too Many Exemptions? | TaxRates.comHow many exemptions are too many exemptions? That’s the heart of a case recently heard by the South Carolina Supreme Court. Justice Hearn…
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Sales Tax Secrets: Don’t Mess with TexasToday, my boss asked me if I’ve ever been to Texas. I have, and I definitely wouldn’t mess with it. Driving through so much emptiness, yo…
Colorado Considers a Uniform Sales and Use Tax | TaxRates.comColorado is a home rule state. In other words, the state does not administer local sales and use tax in nearly 70 home rule cities, each …

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