Tax News

You sell what?

October 24, 2016

Getting tax right is challenging, particularly for companies with an obligation to collect in multiple jurisdictions. It’s even more difficult when tax authorities themselves don’t know whether or not tax should apply. And if they don’t know, how are you expected to get sales tax right?

The real reason we like Kombucha – Wacky Tax Wednesday

October 19, 2016

Kombucha’s alcohol content may or may not be the cause of its current popularity, but it can impact how this unusual bubbly brew is taxed.

Man Tax v. Pink Tax – Wacky Tax Wednesday

October 13, 2016

From cradle to cane, women often pay a pink tax. Now one NYC retailer has instituted a man tax to help men understand how that feels.

A sales tax exemption for vampires – Wacky Tax Wednesday

October 5, 2016

Some states provide a sales tax exemption for blood. Who knew?

Putting the TP in Tax Pain – Wacky Tax Wednesday

September 28, 2016

One of the most essential items of all has been largely sidelined from the recent debates about sales tax. Until now.

September, the Healthiest Month? – Avalara CommerceTracker

September 26, 2016

According to Avalara CommerceTracker, pharmaceutical sales are highest from February to June, but lowest in September.

Juice sold with love – Wacky Tax Wednesday

August 24, 2016

Selling any amount of marijuana to another person is prohibited under D.C. law and under Initiative 71. So what’s an entrepreneur with a passion for selling pot to do?

Elvis is dead. Long live the tourist development zone – Wacky Tax Wednesday

August 17, 2016

A special district tax in Graceland is expected to generate millions for Memphis in the years to come. I think Elvis would have liked that.

Head-spinning sales tax policies – Wacky Tax Wednesday

August 10, 2016

Sales tax compliance is confusing, especially since policies are subject to frequent change.

Historic India GST Approved

August 3, 2016

India is preparing to simplify its convoluted tax regime with a uniform GST.