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One word can make a world of difference in sales tax law

Replacing one three-letter word for another can change a lookback period from infinity to one year....Continued

New Orleans lowers sales tax rate for diapers and tampons

Diapers and feminine hygiene products are now subject to a 2.5% city sales tax in New Orleans (plus state sales tax) rather than the full rate of 5%....Continued

Vermont eliminates non-collecting seller reporting, adds requirements for consumers and marketplaces

Vermont taxpayers are now required to report consumer use tax on individual income tax returns....Continued

Is California crushing online sellers with back sales tax?

Marketplace sellers may be liable for past sales tax because of inventory stored in the state in Amazon warehouses....Continued

Kansas to seek sales tax revenue from unregistered remote sellers

The Kansas Department of Revenue is preparing to increase enforcement of its remote sales tax rule. Other states are likely to follow suit....Continued

Taxpayers now need to renew Alabama tax licenses annually

Sales tax and other tax licenses in Alabama must be renewed annually effective January 1, 2021. Licenses that aren't renewed will be cancelled automatically....Continued

How selling through multiple channels can impact sales tax obligations

Selling through different channels is a good way to reach different demographics. It can also complicate sales tax compliance....Continued

As schools revamp education, states study how old tax laws impact new models

The longer COVID-19 lasts, the more schools will have to adjust. Shifting to online classes can create new sales tax obligations....Continued

September Roundup: Sales tax laws you need to know

While you focus on your business, we stay on top of legislative and policy changes that can affect your sales tax compliance....Continued

What businesses need to know about sales tax, consumer use tax and seller use tax

Do you know the difference between sales tax, consumer use tax, and seller use tax?...Continued