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Kentucky to tax more services starting July 1

As of this writing, only a handful of services are subject to sales tax in Kentucky. Many more will be taxable starting July 1, 2018....Continued

Is a tax on the American flag a tax on patriotism? – Wacky Tax Wednesday

Maybe you can't put a tax on patriotism, but you can put a tax on flags. You can also exempt them, as more than a dozen states do....Continued

Hawaii Supreme Court finds state use tax constitutional

The Hawaii Supreme Court has determined the state’s use tax is constitutional. Hawaii can impose its use tax on purchases from out-of-state sellers....Continued

California bill would tax business services, reduce state sales tax rate

A bill under consideration in California would reduce the state sales tax rate and impose a sales tax on certain business services....Continued

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

How 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