Puerto Rico – Proposed Sales Tax Increase Bill Passes to Governor

Salt Report 3671 – On May 26, 2015, Puerto Rican legislators approved an increase of their sales tax rate from seven percent to eleven and a half percent. Puerto Rican Governor is expected to pass the bill. Further Information: Puerto Continue reading Puerto Rico – Proposed Sales Tax Increase Bill Passes to Governor

Colorado – New Sales and Use Tax Rates

Salt Report 3670 – The Colorado Department of Revenue has released a list of updated sales and use tax rates effective July 1, 2015. To see the full list, please follow the link below. Further Information: Sales Tax Rates   Continue reading Colorado – New Sales and Use Tax Rates

Oregon – Proposed Marijuana Sales Tax

Salt Report 3639 – Although Oregon does not impose a sales tax, legislators have unveiled a proposed retail sales tax for marijuana that would replace the harvest tax approved by voters. The proposed sales tax was one of the major Continue reading Oregon – Proposed Marijuana Sales Tax

Virginia – Sales Tax Holiday

Salt Report 3638 – Virginia is having a sales tax holiday starting May 25, 2015, it will last until May 31, 2015. This holiday will be in effect to help preparedness for hurricane season, which starts June 1. Further Information: Continue reading Virginia – Sales Tax Holiday

Maryland (Multistate) –US Supreme Court Rules Against Double Taxation in Maryland

Salt Report 3637 – In split decision the US Supreme Court rules 5 to 4 in favor of the taxpayer. Maryland imposes two income taxes, one at the state level and one at the county level. The issue revolved around Continue reading Maryland (Multistate) –US Supreme Court Rules Against Double Taxation in Maryland

Texas – Sales Tax Allocations Released

Salt Report 3634 – Texas State Comptroller Glenn Hegar released sales tax allocation numbers for May 2015. The report shows that the growth in allocations for Brownwood and Early were 3.78% and 2.30% respectively over the same month last year.  Blanket Continue reading Texas – Sales Tax Allocations Released

New York – Cloud Computing Is A Non-Taxable Service

Salt Report 3633 – The New York Department of Taxation and Finance released TSB-A-15(2) S on April 14, 2015. The TSB concluded that the petitioners cloud computing product was not subject to sales and use tax. Specifically, the DOT stated. “Because Continue reading New York – Cloud Computing Is A Non-Taxable Service

Multistate – Gym Membership Fees Taxable in 24 States

Salt Report 3632 – This article in Accounting Today addresses the recent study performed by Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US.  The study focused on the taxation of membership dues and found that 24 states assessed tax on staying fit including Continue reading Multistate – Gym Membership Fees Taxable in 24 States