Pennsylvania – State’s Quirky Sales Tax System: Soft Drinks Are Taxed, Candy Gets A Pass

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by Patricia Sabatini December 11, 2017 Chances are good you’re keenly aware when the warm woolen mittens, diamond pendant or other important gifts on your holiday shopping list go on sale. But do you know which items are subject Continue reading Pennsylvania – State’s Quirky Sales Tax System: Soft Drinks Are Taxed, Candy Gets A Pass

Pennsylvania – Reducing Pennsylvania’s Sales Tax

The Sentinel Bill Tracker by Joshua Vaughn November 30, 2017 Each legislative session thousands of bills and amendments are introduced in the Pennsylvania Legislature. Only a fraction become law, and an even smaller portion receive wide media coverage. These bills Continue reading Pennsylvania – Reducing Pennsylvania’s Sales Tax

Pennsylvania – Philly Sweetened Beverage Tax Under Fire

Keller and Heckman LLP The Daily INTAKE October 18, 2017 As previously covered on this blog, on June 16, 2016, the Philadelphia city council voted 13-4 to approve a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.  The tax – which took effect on January 1, 2017 Continue reading Pennsylvania – Philly Sweetened Beverage Tax Under Fire

Multi-State – Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes Burden Taxpayers

Bloomberg BNA by Jonathan A. Feldman and Alla Raykin August 17, 2017 Tax Policy To raise revenue and tackle health concerns, a number of localities have imposed sugar-sweetened beverage taxes. However, localities may have limited guidance on how these taxes Continue reading Multi-State – Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes Burden Taxpayers

Pennsylvania – Wayfair Collecting Sales Taxes Beginning May 1, 2017

According to a Pennsylvania Pressroom release dated May 24, 2017 – Wayfair, Inc. has agreed to collect and remit sales tax from shoppers who live in Pennsylvania beginning May 1, 2017. Wayfair is the 16th largest online retailer in the Continue reading Pennsylvania – Wayfair Collecting Sales Taxes Beginning May 1, 2017

Pennsylvania – Philly Soda Tax Upheld By Commonwealth Court

phillymag.com by Claire Sasko June 14, 2017 Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court voted today to uphold Philadelphia’s soda tax. It’s the second legal win for the city since the American Beverage Association and local retailers filed a lawsuit against the 1.5-cents-per-ounce tax on Continue reading Pennsylvania – Philly Soda Tax Upheld By Commonwealth Court

Pennsylvania – PA Technology industry: Governor’s proposed tech tax would cost jobs

Pennsylvania Watchdog.org By Michael Carroll May 23, 2017 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has proposed what’s been dubbed a tech tax to help balance the budget this year, but technology firms in the state are booting up an opposition campaign against Continue reading Pennsylvania – PA Technology industry: Governor’s proposed tech tax would cost jobs

Pennsylvania – PA Tax Amnesty Program

Get Back Taxes off Your Mind April 21st – June 19th 2017  The 2017 PA Tax Amnesty Program A limited-time opportunity offered by the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue for individuals and businesses to get relief from delinquent state taxes. No Continue reading Pennsylvania – PA Tax Amnesty Program

Pennsylvania – City of Philadelphia Sweetened Beverage Tax Effective January 1, 2017

SALT Report 3844 – Starting January 1, 2017, the City of Philadelphia will impose a tax on the supply of sweetened beverages to retail dealers and on syrups and concentrates used to make sweetened drinks. The tax rate will be Continue reading Pennsylvania – City of Philadelphia Sweetened Beverage Tax Effective January 1, 2017