MULTI STATE – Wayfair V.S. South Dakota Ruling Impacts remote Commerce Laws

More than 35 states have introduced bills or passed laws over the last year that would permit the collection of sales and use tax on remote transactions previously excluded from state taxation. Recognizing the novel attributes of internet commerce, these Continue reading MULTI STATE – Wayfair V.S. South Dakota Ruling Impacts remote Commerce Laws

Multi-State – Online Sales Taxes: Will Every State Tax Out-Of-State Sellers By End Of 2019?

There are 45 states (plus Washington, D.C.) that have a general sales tax, and almost all of them require out-of-state sellers that do a certain amount of business in the state to collect and remit sales/use tax. How long before Continue reading Multi-State – Online Sales Taxes: Will Every State Tax Out-Of-State Sellers By End Of 2019?

Multi-State – Guide to State Sales Tax Holidays, 2019

How would you like to get a discount of 4% (or substantially more) on your back-to-school shopping, on top of whatever seasonal promotion a retailer might offer? Plan ahead and you could. Seventeen states have annual sales tax holidays, when Continue reading Multi-State – Guide to State Sales Tax Holidays, 2019

Multi State – Wayfair And SST Converge To Shape Remote Sales Tax Legislation

Almost one year ago, the seminal United States Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. (June 21, 2018) shattered a long-standing physical presence rule that prevented states from imposing a sales tax collection obligation on out-of-state sellers. Now, Continue reading Multi State – Wayfair And SST Converge To Shape Remote Sales Tax Legislation

Multi-State – State Sales Taxes On Business Purchases Deemed Too High In New Study

State sales taxes on business-to-business purchases accounted for 41.7 percent of state and local sales taxes, according to a new study by Ernst & Young. The study was done on behalf of the Council On State Taxation, or COST, a trade group Continue reading Multi-State – State Sales Taxes On Business Purchases Deemed Too High In New Study

Multi-State – Changing The State And Local Tax Nexus Playing Fields

An Update on the Impact of Wayfair One of the major state and local tax developments that CPAs have been dealing with is the Supreme Court’s decision on June 21, 2018, in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., 585 U.S. ___ (2018), and Continue reading Multi-State – Changing The State And Local Tax Nexus Playing Fields

Multi-State – How High are Beer Taxes in Your State?

In the midst of summer’s usual uptick in beer sales, how much of our cash is actually going toward the cost of a brew? Less than you might think. According to the Beer Institute, “Taxes are the single most expensive ingredient Continue reading Multi-State – How High are Beer Taxes in Your State?

Multi-State – Amazon Is Poised to Unleash a Long-Feared Purge of Small Suppliers

 Thousands of mom-and-pops will lose bulk orders from company  Amazon denies a ‘large-scale’ vendor reduction is taking place Two months ago, Amazon.com Inc. halted orders from thousands of suppliers with no explanation. Panic ensued — until the orders quietly resumed weeks later, Continue reading Multi-State – Amazon Is Poised to Unleash a Long-Feared Purge of Small Suppliers

Multi-State – FedEx Announces Change In Amazon Relationship, Says It’s Not Renewing Express US Domestic Contract

FedEx revealed a change in its relationship with Amazon on Friday, announcing that the company will not be renewing its Express U.S. domestic contract with the online retail giant. The delivery company will be directing its “focus on serving the Continue reading Multi-State – FedEx Announces Change In Amazon Relationship, Says It’s Not Renewing Express US Domestic Contract

Multi-State – How Bitcoin Is Taxed

One of the most common questions I get from investors is how crypto investments like bitcoin are taxed. There seems to be a great deal of confusion, perhaps because of the different names people use for this new asset class. Continue reading Multi-State – How Bitcoin Is Taxed