Software as a Service (SaaS) Will Be Taxable in Rhode Island

Effective October 1, 2018, all payments received for cloud computing services, including monthly and annual fees, will be subject to sales tax in Rhode Island. This change is a result of the recently engrossed House Bill 7200. Software as a Service (SaaS) is when a customer has access to a software application that is owned or operated by a vendor. Typically, these types of software solutions are only accessed over the internet and the content cannot be downloaded or transferred to the customer. In the software industry these types of models are often referred to as a form of cloud computing.

Learn more about the taxability of software as service by contact our state and local tax team.

Non-profit, Hand over the sales tax… Says Arkansas

An Arkansas non-profit entity wanted to take donated items and open up a store front in which to sell those items. The revenue generated from this store front was intended to support the non-profit’s rehabilitation center. The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration Office determined that the revenues from the store front did not meet the definition of a charitable organization and that any and all sales from this location would be taxable.

To learn more, contact a member of our state and local tax team with questions about your sales tax compliance.

Event to Discuss What’s Hot in State and Local Tax in Des Moines, IA

With state and local tax rules constantly changing and a recent ruling from the Supreme Court that will impact out-of-state sellers, there is much to be discussed surrounding state and local tax within the state of Iowa. Join us in Des Moines as we host What’s Hot in State and Local Tax. This free seminar will take place July 17 at the Embassy Club West in West Des Moines. For more details and to register for this event, click here.

But that’s not my car!

In a recent Arkansas Admin ruling, a taxpayers was held responsible for sales tax on a vehicle that they no longer own. The seller repossessed the taxpayer’s car and it was later found that the car was never registered in Arkansas. The taxpayer insisted that the car was not in their possession for more than 30 days. Unfortunately the State of Arkansas stated that based on the governing statutes the fact that possession of the vehicle was taken creates a tax liability.

Contact our state and local tax team for more information on this and other similar SALT issues.

Uh-Oh…Butch Clicked On It

In late March 2018, Idaho Governor, Butch Otter officially signed into law a house bill that will require all out of state or remote retailers to collect and remit sales and use tax. This is only applicable to out of state retails that generate over $10,000 dollars through their Idaho affiliates. Idaho is one of the few states that has enacted legislation related to the establishment of nexus through a parent entity or affiliates.

Do you or any of your affiliates do business in Idaho? If yes, you might have a filing requirement. Contact our state and local tax team for more information.