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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

You can’t pay Ohio taxes with bitcoin … for now

The 10 taxpayers accustomed to paying Ohio taxes in bitcoin will have to go back to remitting in old-fashioned cash, at least for a time...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

The hunt for the right sales tax rate – Wacky Tax Wednesday

It can be surprisingly hard to find the right sales tax rate to charge....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

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

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

Sales tax housekeeping in Maine

Several sales and use tax changes will take effect in Maine on October 1, 2019. ...Continued

How freedom of choice and other factors impact sales tax – Wacky Tax Wednesday

Sometimes, the darndest things can make a typically taxable transaction exempt, or vice versa....Continued