Sales tax is a wonderfully powerful element. What but sales tax could link farm animals in Wisconsin, internet connection in New Hampshire, and hospital beds in Ohio? What but sales tax could elevate lawmakers to speak of “guiding principles?” What but sales tax has the ability to stifle innovation?

In the news this week: the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013; the Internet Tax Freedom Act; and the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement. Learn how tax relief can assist businesses suffering the after-effects of floods and fires, and how tax amnesty programs get delinquent taxpayers to pay. Perhaps most important for day to day operations, find the tax rate changes scheduled for the upcoming quarter.

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