Multi-state – Should the Senate Have Passed an Online Sales Tax?

www.usnews.com – March 28, 2013 “The Senate, for the first time in four years, has officially passed a budget resolution. After several hours of voting on amendments – in a process known as “vote-a-rama” – the budget offered by Sen. Continue reading Multi-state – Should the Senate Have Passed an Online Sales Tax?

Oklahoma – Internet Sales Tax Measure Clears Senate

SALT Report 3798 –  An attempt to get more Oklahomans to pay the required sales tax on online purchases has cleared the state Senate. The Senate passed the bill 31-12 on Thursday and sent it to the House for consideration. Continue reading Oklahoma – Internet Sales Tax Measure Clears Senate

Vermont – Department of Taxes Implements New Measures to Prevent Fraud

SALT Report 3797 – The Vermont Department of Taxes started accepting personal income tax returns on January 19, 2016, the same time as the IRS. Taxpayers should be aware that the department is implementing new measures to combat personal income Continue reading Vermont – Department of Taxes Implements New Measures to Prevent Fraud

Puerto Rico – AD 16-07: SUT…VAT…SUT…VAT…The Latest As Of Monday April 18, 2016

SALT Report 3796 – The Puerto Rico Treasury still deciding between VAT and SUT transition, timing and details. The latest per Administrative Determination 16-07. On April 18, 2016, the Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury issued Administrative Determination 16-07 (“AD Continue reading Puerto Rico – AD 16-07: SUT…VAT…SUT…VAT…The Latest As Of Monday April 18, 2016

Oklahoma – Tulsa Reports Sales Tax Receipts Increase

SALT Report 3795 –The City of Tulsa says its April sales tax check was 3.9 percent above budget estimates. The city says the check covers the period from mid-February to mid-March and totaled $19,851,132, an 11.7 percent increase from the Continue reading Oklahoma – Tulsa Reports Sales Tax Receipts Increase

North Carolina – Sales tax on labor remains confusing to companies, consumers

www.journalnow.com by Richard Carver -April 2, 2016 “It’s been about a month since the state began collecting sales tax on labor for many installation, maintenance and repair services. Adding the 6.75 percent sales tax to labor was approved by the Continue reading North Carolina – Sales tax on labor remains confusing to companies, consumers

Florida – New Law Allows Local Sales Tax to Fund Pensions

SALT Report 3794 – Florida cities and counties will have the option of funding the pension liabilities of government plans via a half-cent sales tax under new legislation that Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed into law. The legislation, signed March Continue reading Florida – New Law Allows Local Sales Tax to Fund Pensions

Louisiana – Inside look at ‘tax exclusions,’ how they create loophole-filled system costing Louisiana hundreds of millions

www.theadvocate.com by Tyler Bridges – April 16, 2016 “A 13-member panel known as the Task Force on Structural Changes in Budget & Tax Policy has begun studying how to reform the state’s loophole-filled tax system and will examine tax exclusions at its Continue reading Louisiana – Inside look at ‘tax exclusions,’ how they create loophole-filled system costing Louisiana hundreds of millions

Multistate – Tax day 2016: Why is April 18 – not April 15 – the tax deadline this year?

www.al.com by Leana Gore – April 14, 2016 “Usually, when April 15 falls on a weekend the tax deadline is moved to the following Monday. April 15 falls on a Friday this year but another event, Emancipation Day, is pushing Continue reading Multistate – Tax day 2016: Why is April 18 – not April 15 – the tax deadline this year?

Arkansas – Ultrasound Equipment: Prognosis – Taxable

SALT Report 3793 – On February 25, 2016 the Department of Finance and Administration released a ruling evaluating whether ultrasound equipment qualifies for any one of several exemptions. It turns out it didn’t qualify for exemption. Scan the ruling for Continue reading Arkansas – Ultrasound Equipment: Prognosis – Taxable