Massachusetts – Amazon.com to Begin Collecting Sales Tax as of Nov. 1st

SALT Report 3129 – Amazon.com has agreed to collect and remit Massachusetts state tax as part of an agreement announced by Governor Deval Patrick last year.  “I appreciate Amazon’s willingness to work with us to reach an agreement that will Continue reading Massachusetts – Amazon.com to Begin Collecting Sales Tax as of Nov. 1st

Connecticut – Amazon.com to Begin Collecting Sales Tax as of Nov. 1st

SALT Report 3128 – An agreement was made between Amazon.com and the State of Connecticut wherein the online retailer will, beginning November 1, 2013, start collecting and remitting the state’s sales tax which is currently 6.35%.  Amazon.com also has plans Continue reading Connecticut – Amazon.com to Begin Collecting Sales Tax as of Nov. 1st

California – San Francisco Considering a Tax on Sugary Drinks

SALT Report 3127 – Monday, Oct 28th, in a statement on Twitter, San Francisco Supervisor, Scott Wiener announced a “sugary beverage tax to fund nutrition/physical activity/health programs & combat diabetes epidemic.”  Mr. Wiener’s intention, according to the article cited in Continue reading California – San Francisco Considering a Tax on Sugary Drinks

California – BOE Earns National Honor for Web-Based Customer Service

SALT Report 3126 – A news release issued announcing an award from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers “for launching online services that enhance the customer experience, reduce expenses, and increase revenue.”  The bulletin goes on to say Continue reading California – BOE Earns National Honor for Web-Based Customer Service

New York – Tax Bulletin on Reciprocal Credit for Sales or Use Taxes Paid to Other Taxing Jurisdictions (TB-ST-765)

SALT Report 3125 – The New York Department of Taxation has issued a bulletin explaining the New York State and local reciprocal use tax credit which may be allowed for sales or use tax paid in another state or another Continue reading New York – Tax Bulletin on Reciprocal Credit for Sales or Use Taxes Paid to Other Taxing Jurisdictions (TB-ST-765)

New York – Use of Indirect Audit Method Upheld – Payne Avenue Pizza & Subs, Inc. (DTA 824327)

SALT Report 3124 – In the case of Payne Avenue Pizza & Subs, Inc. appeal to the NY Division of Tax, Determination DTA N. 824327; the use of indirect audit method to calculate the amount of taxable sales has been Continue reading New York – Use of Indirect Audit Method Upheld – Payne Avenue Pizza & Subs, Inc. (DTA 824327)

District of Columbia – Utilities for Manufacturing Exemption Amended

SALT Report 3123 – The District of Columbia “Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Support Technical Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 2013”, which was recently enacted, clarifies that the “sales of natural or artificial gas, oil, electricity, solid fuel, or stem, directly Continue reading District of Columbia – Utilities for Manufacturing Exemption Amended

California – Bill Requiring Feasibility Study on the Development of a Consolidated Webpage for BOE, FTB, and EDD Vetoed

SALT Report 3122 – Governor Brown vetoed SB 582 which would have required a feasibility study on the development of a consolidated website for the State Board of Equalization (BOE), Franchise Tax Board (FTB) and the Employment Development Department (EDD) Continue reading California – Bill Requiring Feasibility Study on the Development of a Consolidated Webpage for BOE, FTB, and EDD Vetoed

Illinois – IL Supreme Court rules “Click-Through” Nexus Law Unconstitutional

SALT Report 3121 – In a ruling issued on 10/18/13, the Illinois Supreme Court agreed with a lower circuit court that the Illinois “Click-Through” nexus law, which was enacted in 2011 via Public Act 96-1544, is unconstitutional.  The plaintiff’s in Continue reading Illinois – IL Supreme Court rules “Click-Through” Nexus Law Unconstitutional

California – New Legislation creates “Revenue Recovery and Collaborative Enforcement Team (RRACE)”

SALT Report 3120 – California recently enacted Legislation which creates a “Revenue Recovery and Collaborative Enforcement Team (RRACE)” to help fight against criminal tax evasion.  The partnership combines the California State Board of Equalization (BOE), Franchise Tax Board (FTB), Employment Continue reading California – New Legislation creates “Revenue Recovery and Collaborative Enforcement Team (RRACE)”