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?
June 8, 2015
Top stories this week include a proposed state sales tax rate increase in Kansas and dealing with tax compliance after mergers.
June 1, 2015
This week’s stories focus on Amazon’s FBA program, the taxation of digital services, and sin taxes.
January 11, 2014
Six sales tax developments you need to know from this week: Retailers renew the push for online sales tax in 2014. Supporters of the Digital Goods and Services Act urge that it will protect digital commerce from unfair taxation. Wal-Mart may face millions in penalties for over-charging 21-cents sales tax. Florida and Arkansas pass new […]
September 6, 2013
Sales tax news this week raises a lot of questions: 1. Why are tax collectors picking on children in Idaho? 2. Is the federal government actually embracing state legalization of medical and recreational pot? 3. Why is this a good weekend to buy hunting supplies in Louisiana? 4. Will New Mexico replace its gross receipts […]
August 16, 2013
E-books and compost, honey bees and marijuana. Sales tax can touch just about anything. And it does. Sales tax news this week takes us from Vermont to California and to many places in between. We discover shocking similarities between some auditors and Rambo and that lawmakers in Minnesota offer heating exemptions through the long winter […]
August 8, 2013
When introducing a new product to market, retailers are likely more concerned with supply and demand than how the new item will be taxed. Yet profits from a new product can evaporate if a business charges customers the wrong tax rate and the state penalizes the business for tax errors. This episode of Will’s Whiteboard […]
August 2, 2013
Have you ever been sued over a few pennies of sales tax? Charged tax on the purchase of recreational marijuana? Has anyone ever stopped you and asked if you paid sales tax on that nifty ATV you’re driving? Sales tax news this week covers all of that and more. North Carolina joins several other states […]
July 19, 2013
New products and technologies catalyze change to sales tax law by enticing states (and other jurisdictions) with new sources of revenue, and by forcing them to answer the question: how do we tax this? For businesses, complying with sales tax law is often a low priority, especially since revenue generated from sales tax doesn’t get […]
June 14, 2013
The impact of digital and Internet technologies on the economy continues to spark proposals for sales tax reform at the federal level. This week the Wireless Tax Fairness Act was introduced in the House. The Act would place a 5 year moratorium on new taxes and fees for wireless services, which some feel have become […]