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A state-by-state guide to sales tax on candy (just in time for Halloween)

American businesses will sell about $2.6 billion in candy this year in preparation for Halloween. How should all those tasty treats be taxed?...Continued

Massachusetts cookie law likely to crumble

The cookie nexus rule that took effect in Massachusetts on October 1, 2017, served a purpose for a time. Now it’s just empty calories. ...Continued

The 3 most impactful sales tax nexus laws of 2019: California, New York, and Texas

Do new sales and use tax collection requirements in these three "big dog" states affect your business?...Continued

Kansas cannot require remote sellers to collect sales tax. Or can it?

The Kansas Attorney General says the state can't enforce a blanket collection requirement on remote sellers. The Department of Revenue says it can....Continued

Massachusetts: FAQs for remote vendors, marketplaces

Massachusetts is one of more than a dozen states imposing new sales tax obligations on remote vendors and/or marketplace facilitators on October 1, 2019. ...Continued

Remote sellers still have time to apply for tax amnesty in Alabama

Alabama is providing amnesty for eligible sellers who didn't collect sales or use tax prior to their participation in the SSUT program. ...Continued

Ohio clarifies collection requirement for marketplace facilitators

Although certain remote sellers had to register to collect Ohio sales tax by August 1, 2019, marketplace facilitators had until September 1, 2019....Continued

Amazon found liable for marketplace sales tax in South Carolina

An administrative law judge has determined Amazon is responsible for the sales tax owed on third-party sales....Continued

Can cities in Alaska streamline sales tax enough to tax remote sales?

Alaska is unique: It has no statewide sales tax, but more than 100 municipalities levy local sales and use taxes. Those communities now want to tax remote sales. ...Continued

Washington’s new Remote Seller Relief Program: Will it start a new trend?

Haven't been collecting sales tax in Washington? The Washington Department of Revenue might have your back. ...Continued