California – Free Small Business Fair

SALT Report 2814 – The California State Board of Equalization is offering a free seminar for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and individuals who would like to start a business on August 7, 2013. Free Small Business Fair and Resource Expo Continue reading California – Free Small Business Fair

District of Columbia – Alcoholic Beverage Tax Increased, Sales Tax Decreased

SALT Report 2813 – On July 30, 2013, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray signed the District of Columbia’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2013 which provides the following sales and use tax provisions: Sales Tax Rate Effective October Continue reading District of Columbia – Alcoholic Beverage Tax Increased, Sales Tax Decreased

Indiana – Taxability of Urethral Stents

SALT Report 2812 – The Indiana Department of Revenue issued a letter ruling regarding a medical facility’s purchases of urethral stents.  In 2011, the Department conducted an audit of the Taxpayer’s business records.  According to the audit report, the Taxpayer Continue reading Indiana – Taxability of Urethral Stents

Massachusetts – Guidance Regarding the New Computer and Software Services Tax

SALT Report 2811 – Due to the high volume of questions regarding the new sales and use tax on computer system design services and the modification, integration, enhancement, installation or configuration of prewritten software that went into effect on July Continue reading Massachusetts – Guidance Regarding the New Computer and Software Services Tax

Texas – Did You Receive a Phishing Email?

SALT Report 2810 – The Texas Comptroller issued a warning that on July 12, 2013 several divisions within the Comptroller’s office were contacted by taxpayers regarding the validity of emails that claimed to be from the Department. The emails stated Continue reading Texas – Did You Receive a Phishing Email?

Texas – Change in Taxability of Snack Items

SALT Report 2809 – The Texas Comptroller issued a reminder that effective September 1, 2013, snack foods will be exempt from sales tax, unless they are sold through a vending machine or in individual-sized portions. The exemption for snack foods Continue reading Texas – Change in Taxability of Snack Items

New York – Driver License Suspensions for Tax Delinquents to Begin

SALT Report 2808 – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new initiative to encourage those who owe back taxes to come forward and settle their debts.  The initiative is part of the Governor’s Executive Budget that was signed into Continue reading New York – Driver License Suspensions for Tax Delinquents to Begin

New York – Taxpayer Information Disclosure Agreement Authorized

SALT Report 2807 – New York recently enacted legislation that authorizes the Tax Department to disclose certain taxpayer information to the Commissioner of Finance in an effort to facilitate the administration of taxes and charges collected by the Department.  The Continue reading New York – Taxpayer Information Disclosure Agreement Authorized