Tax News

Taxing on-demand snow removal services – Wacky Tax Wednesday

March 22, 2017

New services such as on-demand snow removal don’t always fit tidily into existing tax laws.

How to get your pi(e) on, tax free – Wacky Tax Wednesday

March 14, 2017

March 14 is National Pi Day, and savvy math nerds around the country are celebrating their favorite irrational number by consuming quantities of pie. Sweet or savory, if it comes baked in a crust, Pie Day is a good day to […]

Iowa Amazon Prime Ruling Means Streaming Video Service Bundles Are Now Taxable

March 6, 2017

The Iowa Department of Revenue ruled that Amazon’s streaming video service renders Amazon Prime memberships taxable in their entirety. Here’s what tax managers need to know.

On returns and sales tax, an Oscar tribute – Wacky Tax Wednesday

March 1, 2017

Like many Americans, I hunkered down on Sunday evening to watch the Oscars. The kids started early, so as not to miss any of the Red Carpet fun, but my husband and I waited until the incomparable Jimmy Kimmel took […]

Sold! The taxability of nonprofit auction sales – Wacky Tax Wednesday

February 22, 2017

Like a fast-paced auctioneer, it can be dizzyingly difficult to understand how sales tax applies to nonprofits.

The state of state sales tax in 2017

February 9, 2017

More than 20 governors referenced sales tax in their 2017 State of the State address. Under consideration: state sales tax rate changes, taxing more services, and online sales tax.

Taxing edible wearables – Wacky Tax Wednesday

February 8, 2017

If you’re a seller of candy bras, gummy panties, or edible thongs, you probably don’t blush when you talk shop. But if you’re of a more delicate disposition, tax automation can come in handy. There’s no need to have awkward conversations about the taxability of edible undies when you manage sales and use tax compliance with tax automation software.

Sorting out sales tax in Bristol TN /VA – Wacky Tax Wednesday

February 1, 2017

When you set up shop in Bristol TN/VA, make sure you know which side of the street — and state line — you’re on. It makes a difference for sales tax.

Amazon’s airborne fulfillment centers – Wacky Tax Wednesday

January 18, 2017

You’ve probably heard by now that Amazon was recently granted a patent for an airborne fulfillment center and its accompanying delivery drones. But have you considered how flying warehouses could impact sales tax?

A call for national sales tax – Wacky Tax Wednesday

January 11, 2017

There’s no shortage of reasons to abolish the federal income tax. But does replacing it with a national sales tax make sense?