California – Online Shoppers May Owe Use Tax

SALT Report 3543 – The California BOE reminds residents that untaxed online purchases may be subject to use tax reporting.  The use tax has been in existence since 1935 and the BOE estimates that more than $1 billion is lost Continue reading California – Online Shoppers May Owe Use Tax

California – New SCOP Visits Announced; 9,537 Business Owners To Receive Letters

SALT Report 3542 – The State of California’s Statewide Compliance Outreach Program (SCOP) will notify 9,537 businesses of upcoming visits.  “The visits are intended to educate retailers about properly reporting sales and use tax, increase compliance with tax laws, and Continue reading California – New SCOP Visits Announced; 9,537 Business Owners To Receive Letters

Alabama – City of Birmingham Announces Maximum Timely Filing Discount

SALT Report 3541 – The City of Birmingham has put a cap on the discount allowed to taxpayers for timely filing and payment of sales and use taxes.  The current discount is 0.75% of the sales tax due.  Effective January Continue reading Alabama – City of Birmingham Announces Maximum Timely Filing Discount

Arizona – Department Of Revenue To Provide Free Contracting Classes

SALT Report 3540 – The Arizona Department of Revenue has announced free classes to educate taxpayers on the statutory prime contracting changes which are becoming effective January 1, 2015.  Classes are currently scheduled on Thursday, December 18th in Tucson (no longer accepting Continue reading Arizona – Department Of Revenue To Provide Free Contracting Classes

South Carolina – Department of Revenue Prepares To Launch New Website

SALT Report 3539 – The South Carolina Department of Revenue will launch their new website on December 19th.  When you visit www.sctax.org you will be automatically redirected to the new site, dor.sc.gov.  Some new features include an advanced search option Continue reading South Carolina – Department of Revenue Prepares To Launch New Website

Alabama – Department of Revenue Reminds Holiday Shoppers To Pay Tax On Online Purchases

SALT Report 3538 – The Alabama Department of Revenue released a notice to Alabama taxpayers, reminding them of their sales tax remittance obligations for online purchases.  Shoppers ordering from the internet, TV home-shopping networks, or catalogs who are not charged Continue reading Alabama – Department of Revenue Reminds Holiday Shoppers To Pay Tax On Online Purchases

Ohio – New Sales Tax Holiday Moves Forward

SALT Report 3537 – The Ohio Senate approved legislation that would allow for a sales tax free weekend on the first weekend of August 2015.  The first week of August was selected to benefit families who are back-to-school shopping.  The Continue reading Ohio – New Sales Tax Holiday Moves Forward

Michigan – Internet Sales Tax Bill Approved

SALT Report 3536 – On Thursday the Senate passed a pair of bills which require internet retailers to collect Michigan’s 6% sales tax.  Only online retailers with a physical presence have been required to collect the sales tax, but now Continue reading Michigan – Internet Sales Tax Bill Approved

Multi-State – Spending Bill Includes Ban On Taxing Internet Access

SALT Report 3535 – A $1.1 trillion dollar spending bill extends the ban on taxing internet access through October 1, 2015.  This will be the fourth renewal to ban internet access taxes.  Senate Finance Committee chairman Ron Wyden, who originally Continue reading Multi-State – Spending Bill Includes Ban On Taxing Internet Access

Arizona – Notice Addresses Changes To Prime Contracting Classification For TPT

SALT Report 3534 – The Arizona Department of Revenue has released a notice which addresses various questions and gives examples involving changes to the prime contracting classification for Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT).  A total of 18 questions and 17 examples Continue reading Arizona – Notice Addresses Changes To Prime Contracting Classification For TPT