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Indiana: Illegal Drug Sales Require Sales Tax


Former Indiana specialty store owner Keith M. Bilz is facing lots of charges in how he did business at the Raq Shaq, according to the Madison Courier.  Not only is he charged with selling controlled substances, but “Prosecutors filed new charges…alleging he failed to pay sales tax from illegal drug sales.”

From July 2011 to November 2011, Bilz allegedly “…did not give the proper amount of sales tax to the state Department of Revenue.” According to the report, “Indiana Code states that store owners must collect sales tax on all purchases made at a business and pay the tax to the state Department of Revenue.”

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Susan McLain
Avalara Author Susan McLain
Susan McLain began her career as a technical writer in technology industries such as satellite networking and medical devices. Her skills encompass technical and marketing writing, usability engineering, verification and validation testing and protocol writing, requirements development, business analysis, technical illustration/graphic design and marketing. She has owned her own business providing service to small to medium sized business and in other positions, she has been in project management, documentation and marketing. She is currently the content specialist for Avalara helping to “make sales tax less taxing.”