California – Request to Repeal Regulation 1585 (Bundled Cell Phone Charges) Denied

Salt Report 3618 – On February 23, 2015, pursuant to Government Code section 11340.6, Ms. Jenny Lee (petitioner) requested that the BOE repeal Regulation 1585, clarifying the measure of tax with regard to the sales of wireless telecommunications devices in “bundled” Continue reading California – Request to Repeal Regulation 1585 (Bundled Cell Phone Charges) Denied

California – Connecting Women to Power Business Conference, June 18, 2015

Salt Report 3618 – BOE Chairman Jerome E. Horton is hosting a business conference at California State University, Dominguez Hills on June 18, 2105. Thursday, June 18, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. California State University, Dominguez Hills Loker Student Auditorium Continue reading California – Connecting Women to Power Business Conference, June 18, 2015

Colorado – Sales Tax on Home or Vacation Rentals Less Than 30 Days

Salt Report 3617 – Short-Term lodging units for less than 30 consecutive days are taxable. Further Information: Sales Tax on Home or Vacation Rentals April 24, 2015 FYI Sales11 Sales Taxes Due on Unit Rentals of Hotels, Motelsm, Bed-and-Breakfasts, Condominiums and Continue reading Colorado – Sales Tax on Home or Vacation Rentals Less Than 30 Days

Multistate – April 24, 2015 is Tax Freedom Day

Salt Report 3616 – The Tax Foundation is a tax policy research organization established in 1937. Their Tax Freedom Day study calculates the date when Americans finally start earning money for themselves as opposed to paying federal and state taxes. “Tax Continue reading Multistate – April 24, 2015 is Tax Freedom Day

Missouri – Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Data Centers (SB 149)

Salt Report 3615 – The Missouri Senate passed SB 149 on March 19, 2015 and Governor Nixon signed the bill on April 14, 2015. The bill provides state and local sales and use tax exemptions for all machinery, equipment, computers, electrical Continue reading Missouri – Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Data Centers (SB 149)

California – Proposed Tax on Services Estimated At $122.6 Billion

Salt Report 3614 – The California BOE’s Research and Statistics Section analyzed 15 categories of service industries, including health care, agriculture, construction, real estate, finance, transportation and warehousing, and various professional services, such as attorneys, accountants, hairstylists, car washes, and auto Continue reading California – Proposed Tax on Services Estimated At $122.6 Billion

Texas – House Proposed Sales Tax Cut

Salt Report 3613 – On April 8th 2015, Texas House GOP leaders unveiled a bigger tax-relief package than the Senate has passed. Instead of trimming school property taxes, the House wants to reduce the state’s 6.25 percent sales tax to 5.95 Continue reading Texas – House Proposed Sales Tax Cut

California – Tax Credits for California Companies Approved

Salt Report 3612 – On April 17, 2015, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development announced that the California Competes Tax Credit committee approved approximately $69 million in tax credits for 93 companies. The complete list of approved companies and Continue reading California – Tax Credits for California Companies Approved

Multi-State – HOR Passes State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015

Salt Report 3611 – On April 16, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 622, the State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015. The bill passed with a 272-152 vote. This bill would allow residents of Continue reading Multi-State – HOR Passes State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015

Ohio – Tax Fraud Prevention Identity Conformation Quiz

Salt Report 3610 – As a result of Ohio’s recent income tax reductions, fraudulent refund claims have been on the rise.  Last year, 65,000 refund claims totaling $276 million were intercepted by Ohio’s new Identity Confirmation Quiz.  As the April Continue reading Ohio – Tax Fraud Prevention Identity Conformation Quiz