Michigan – Internet Retailer Tax Goes Into Effect

Salt Report 3720 – Michigan’s new “Main Street Fairness” law goes into effect on Thursday, Oct. 1. 2015. For the first time, Internet retailers with a presence in Michigan, will be required to collect and remit the state’s 6% sales tax on all purchases made by Michigan shoppers. Further Continue reading Michigan – Internet Retailer Tax Goes Into Effect

Multi-State – Proposal to Delay Internet Tax Freedom Act Legislation

SALT Report 3719 – Senators composed a proposal to urge postponing consideration of legislation that would extend, or make permanent, the Internet Tax Freedom Act until consideration and passage of legislation that would allow states to require remote sellers to Continue reading Multi-State – Proposal to Delay Internet Tax Freedom Act Legislation

Iowa – Free Tax Webinar September 30, 2015 from 12:00 to 1:00PM

SALT Report 3718 – A free online webinar is scheduled on September 30 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. The webinar will provide an update on legislative changes impacting Iowa tax law. For more information or to register, please visit www.IowaTaxWebinars.com. Continue reading Iowa – Free Tax Webinar September 30, 2015 from 12:00 to 1:00PM

Oklahoma – Amnesty PAYRight OK Program from September 14, 2015 through November 13, 2015

SALT Report 3717 – The Oklahoma Tax Commission recently announced an amnesty program for individuals and businesses behind on their Oklahoma taxes called PAYRight OK.  The program allows taxpayers to pay their tax obligations without penalties, interest or fees.  PAYRight OK Continue reading Oklahoma – Amnesty PAYRight OK Program from September 14, 2015 through November 13, 2015

Oklahoma – OkTAP Account Holder New 2-Step Authentication Process

SALT Report 3716 – The Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC) has added an enhanced security feature–a two-step authentication process–to protect OTC online accounts. Beginning in August 2015, OkTAP account holders will be prompted to enter a temporary authentication code when logging Continue reading Oklahoma – OkTAP Account Holder New 2-Step Authentication Process

Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico Brings First-Ever Value-Added Tax to the U.S.

Forbes.com by Joe Harpaz: 9/17/2015 “In the case of Puerto Rico, a 10.5% VAT will be applied to a wide range of goods and services effective April 1, 2016. The move is part of a sweeping plan to inject $1.5 billion into Continue reading Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico Brings First-Ever Value-Added Tax to the U.S.

Illinois – Emanuel Proposes Changes to Controversial ‘Cloud Tax’

Chicagotribune.com by Amina Elahi: 9/18/2015 “The ‘cloud tax’ nickname refers to the longstanding Amusement Tax and Personal Property Lease Transaction Tax, which the city reinterpreted this summer to apply to services such as Netflix and Spotify, as well as cloud-based business Continue reading Illinois – Emanuel Proposes Changes to Controversial ‘Cloud Tax’

South Carolina – Amnesty Bill Signed by Governor Haley on June 8, 2015

SALT Report 3715 – Although the amnesty period is not yet active the DOR now has the legislative authority to commence at any time. The South Carolina legislature passed Senate Bill 526 on June 4, 2015 and it was signed Continue reading South Carolina – Amnesty Bill Signed by Governor Haley on June 8, 2015

South Carolina – Bolstering Collection Efforts of Unpaid Liabilities – GEAR Program

SALT Report 3714 – The Department of Revenue is collaborating with the South Carolina Ethics Commission to elevate collection efforts of approximately $3 million in penalties and fines due. “A report from the South Carolina Ethics Commission shows more than Continue reading South Carolina – Bolstering Collection Efforts of Unpaid Liabilities – GEAR Program

South Carolina – Retail Industry Sales and Use Tax Seminar September 23, 2015

SALT Report 3713 – On September 23, 2015, the South Carolina Department of Revenue is hosting a Sales & Use Tax Seminar for the Retail Industry. The seminar will cover the basics of sales and use tax and local taxes, Continue reading South Carolina – Retail Industry Sales and Use Tax Seminar September 23, 2015