Business Trends Webinar: Sales Tax Reform

After the U.S. Supreme Court Wayfair decision, all the rules have changed when it comes to sales tax. States are now permitted to collect sales tax from out-of-state sellers with no physical presence in their state and many states have updated their economic nexus standards to expand their reach to taxing out-of-state sellers. Join Eide Bailly for a Sales Tax Reform webinar on January 24 that will discuss why businesses need to review their current sales tax collection practices and what steps to take to stay in compliance.

South Dakota Sales Tax 101 and Sales Tax Reform Event

Sales tax reform is a reality – are you ready? Join Eide Bailly for a two-part event on Thursday, January 10 at 11:00 a.m. CST. This event will be held live in our Sioux Falls office and online via webinar. Part 1 will discuss South Dakota sales tax and outline some popular processes and solution. Part 2 will discuss sales tax reform regarding the recent SCOTUS Wayfair decision and how to stay in compliance.

Join us for just one or both sessions. Register online today!

Minnesota Hospital Denied Exemption

The Lake View Memorial Hospital and Clinic in Minnesota was denied a property tax exemption in February 2018. The Minnesota Tax Court stated that the Memorial Hospital failed the auxiliary-property test. Minnesota’s statute says that in order to qualify for the exemption a taxpayer must provide evidence of its not-for-profit status. The hospital did not provide the physician compensation, article of incorporation, and documentation related to the interdependence of the hospital and clinic.

For more information on this and other property tax issues, contact your state and local tax professional.

Indiana Department of Revenue Assesses Additional Income Tax on Gambling Couple

An Indiana married couple was recently assessed additional tax when the Indiana Department of Revenue determined that they did not qualify as professional gamblers. The State’s assessment is a result of a Federal adjustment. Professional gamblers report their winnings, losses, and expenses on Schedule C, which typically results in a lower income tax liability. The IRS’s denial of the taxpayer’s protest of their categorization as casual gamblers was adopted by the State without further analysis.

For more information on this and other income taxation rules, contact your state and local tax professional.

Tax Reform: Impact on Businesses

The recently enacted tax reform legislation represents the most significant overhaul of our tax laws in over 30 years. The act contains substantial changes to the taxation of businesses, individuals, multi-national companies, tax-exempt organizations and others. For more information on how this legislation will affect your business, check out our recent article, where we break down hot topics such as the corporate tax rate, pass-through income, and how you can move forward with an informed approach.