Looking ahead to 2017: online sales tax, amnesty, and marijuana

December 1, 2016

It’s anyone’s guess what federal legislators will do with the issue of internet sales tax in 2017, when Republicans will control both chambers of Congress and the White House.

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?

Fresh Squeezed Orange – Top Sales Tax Stories

June 8, 2015

Top stories this week include a proposed state sales tax rate increase in Kansas and dealing with tax compliance after mergers.

Fresh Squeezed Orange – Top Sales Tax Stories

June 1, 2015

This week’s stories focus on Amazon’s FBA program, the taxation of digital services, and sin taxes.

Weekly Roundup: Online Tax, Digital Goods, and New State Exemptions

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 […]

Weekly Roundup: 7 Sales Tax Questions Answered

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 […]

Weekly Roundup: Would Rambo Use a Tax Zapper?

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 […]

Will’s Whiteboard: Sales Tax on Marijuana – How to Tax New Products

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 […]

Weekly Roundup: Lawsuits, Zappers and ATVs

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 […]

Weekly Roundup: Marijuana tax, Public Shaming, UK Internet Tax

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 […]

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