The Arkansas supreme court upheld a circuit courts order certifying that online travel companies are providers of hotel accommodation and therefore are required to collect and remit sales tax. Read the desicion:
A controversial 6.25% sales tax on computer and software services was repealed by the Massachusetts legislature and governor after being in effect just under two months.
For those who have already collected the sales tax but have not remitted it, you must make “reasonable efforts to return that tax to the retail customers from whom the tax was collected,” according to the Massachusetts Department Of Revenue. If you have filed and or remitted the tax, you must follow the steps listed in the Technical Information Release 13-17 (see link below) to file an abatement.
The Tax Foundation has released rankings for what it considers to be the states with the best and worse tax climate for businesses.
This article from Reuters explains why the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Dave Camp, is targeting the state and local tax deduction in his attempts to re-write the federal tax code:
This article from the Tax Foundation compares various state tax rates for cigarette tax, with the rate at which people smuggle cigarettes from neighboring states in order to save money:
According to CCH, Kentucky has issued a reminder that out-of-state tax payers (remote sellers) that have sales of more than $100,000 and are not required to collect and remit sales tax, are required to provide notice to their customers that they owe use tax on the purchase. To read more about the specifics of this statute, visit:
An article from the Tax Foundation lays out major issues, and possible solutions to Nebraska’s tax policy. Read it here: