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Louisiana hurricane preparedness sales tax holiday starts May 26

The 2018 Louisiana Sales Tax Holiday for Hurricane Preparedness Supplies takes place Memorial Day Weekend. ...Continued

Could sales tax keep Louisiana from the fiscal cliff?

To keep from tumbling over a massive fiscal cliff, Louisiana lawmakers may drop the sales tax rate and eliminate exemptions....Continued

Texas sales tax holiday for energy-efficient products starts May 26

Many energy-efficient products will be exempt from Texas state and local sales tax over Memorial Day Weekend....Continued

Debunking 4 myths about voluntary disclosure agreements

Is a voluntary disclosure agreement right for you?...Continued

No fair! Complicating sales tax filing for certain sellers in California – Wacky Tax Wednesday

Filing a California sales tax return is about to get a little more complicated for retailers that sell tangible personal property on the real property of a California state-designated fairground. ...Continued

Real estate giant Zillow handles sales and use tax compliance – Part 1

Jason Heckel, Senior Director of Tax at Zillow Group, explains how automated accounting solutions support sales tax compliance at Zillow....Continued

California seeks sales tax exemption for video game industry

California lawmakers are considering a sales and use tax exemption for the video game industry. ...Continued

New York: Credit card convenience fees may be taxable

A convenience fee imposed by a New York merchant on a credit card sale is generally considered part of the sales price....Continued

Decoding nexus

Sales tax nexus is the connection between a seller and state that triggers a tax collection obligation for the seller. Different states have different nexus triggers, which complicatea compliance. ...Continued

When not quite tax free is actually sales tax exempt – Wacky Tax Wednesday

Some online retailers have to collect sales tax in Washington; others don't. Either way, some products qualify for a sales tax exemption....Continued