Texas – Ellis County Commissioners React To Governor-Backed Sales Tax Increase

A new proposal from Texas’ most prominent political leaders would raise the state’s sales tax by one percent, which could generate billions of additional revenue to help provide property tax relief. However, many Texans debate whether the proposal would help Continue reading Texas – Ellis County Commissioners React To Governor-Backed Sales Tax Increase

New York – State Tax Revenues Plummet by $3.7 Billion

New York state tax revenues fell by $3.7 billion, or 4.7 percent, last year — the largest collapse since the 9/11 attacks — but officials downplayed the significance. Trying to find a bright side, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said things Continue reading New York – State Tax Revenues Plummet by $3.7 Billion

Pennsylvania – A New Internet Sales Tax Proves Much More Lucrative Than Expected

In its first year, Pennsylvania’s new tax on internet sales has made significantly more money than lawmakers planned for—and experts think the influx is due, in part, to rapidly expanding online commerce. The so-called Marketplace Fairness Act took effect last Continue reading Pennsylvania – A New Internet Sales Tax Proves Much More Lucrative Than Expected

Multi-State – Are You Liable For Your Customers’ Sales Taxes?

Tax laws, particularly those regulating e-Commerce and sales tax, have suddenly become a lot more complicated. Last year’s Supreme Court decision on South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. changed the entire landscape of sales tax regulations. Changes in the interpretation of Continue reading Multi-State – Are You Liable For Your Customers’ Sales Taxes?

Minnesota – Restaurateur Facing 6 Felony Counts For Underpaying Sales Tax

WHITE BEAR LAKE — Acqua owner Daron Close readily admits he is much better at preparing Ragu alla Bolognese than he is at accounting. Bookkeeping errors have landed the restaurant owner and his limited liability company in hot water with the Continue reading Minnesota – Restaurateur Facing 6 Felony Counts For Underpaying Sales Tax

Multi-State – Beginner’s Guide to Drop Shipping Sales Tax

Tax time is a dreaded season for many, especially for ecommerce businesses that work with drop shippers. Staying compliant is no walk in the park, and with almost 11,000 sales tax jurisdictions across the US, it can be difficult to keep up. Continue reading Multi-State – Beginner’s Guide to Drop Shipping Sales Tax

Louisiana Collecting More Sales Taxes From Online Purchases

Louisiana’s sales tax collections from internet purchases are growing, even though the system still involves out-of-state retailers voluntarily remitting taxes for online product sales.The state revenue department told a legislative commission that Louisiana received $740,000 in sales tax collections from Continue reading Louisiana Collecting More Sales Taxes From Online Purchases

Massachusetts – State Eyes Bigger Net for Online Sales tax

BOSTON — State officials want to lower a threshold for out-of-state businesses required to tax online purchases to drum up more revenue. In his preliminary budget, Gov. Charlie Baker called for a rule that retailers with at least $100,000 or Continue reading Massachusetts – State Eyes Bigger Net for Online Sales tax

Rhode Island – Political Scene: Does Internet Revenue Boost Justify A Sales Tax Cut?

Lawmakers rejected most of then-Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s tax plans in 2011, but got behind one of his concepts in their annual budget — a future sales tax rate cut if the state were ever allowed to tax internet sales from Continue reading Rhode Island – Political Scene: Does Internet Revenue Boost Justify A Sales Tax Cut?

California – Governor Signs Internet Sales Tax Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s Democratic governor has signed a law requiring companies like Amazon and eBay to collect sales taxes on behalf of some out-of-state sellers. The law comes after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year states can Continue reading California – Governor Signs Internet Sales Tax Law