MISSOURI – Blue Springs, Internet Use Tax Collections

The state of Missouri is collecting an internet use tax online, leaving the local residents and officials of Blue Springs, MO wondering how they will recover this loss of revenue. The city’s 1 percent sales tax remains its largest general Continue reading MISSOURI – Blue Springs, Internet Use Tax Collections

IDAHO – State Tax Commissioner Has Been On Paid Leave For A Month

Idaho state Tax Commissioner Elliot Werk has been on paid administrative leave for a month, announcing it to be a personal issue. Idaho Division of Human Resources Administrator Susan Buxton said under Idaho law, the appointing authority has authority to Continue reading IDAHO – State Tax Commissioner Has Been On Paid Leave For A Month

WEST VIRGINIA – Airbnb Began Collecting Sales Tax In WV

Airbnb started collecting West Virginia’s 6% sales tax Thursday on behalf of its affiliated hosts in the state. The company said in the release that it has partnered with more than 400 local governments throughout the U.S. to collect and Continue reading WEST VIRGINIA – Airbnb Began Collecting Sales Tax In WV

Colorado – Some Small Sellers In Colorado Are Discontinuing Online Transactions Due To The New Taxation Laws

Some Colorado business owners say they are putting the brakes on web-based sales to avoid burdens imposed by new tax rules in the state. Signed by Gov. Jared Polis last week, House Bill 1240 takes effect June, 8 2019. The Continue reading Colorado – Some Small Sellers In Colorado Are Discontinuing Online Transactions Due To The New Taxation Laws

Virginia – State Weighs Sales Tax For Online “Marketplace Facilitators”

Virginia’s sales taxes are currently stuck in the last century. But, state laws on sales taxes are about to go back to the future. Wayfair, you’ve got just what Virginia needs — $155 million in new sales tax revenues. The Continue reading Virginia – State Weighs Sales Tax For Online “Marketplace Facilitators”

Pennsylvania – N.J. Residents Ordering Online Now Owe Sales Tax

All marketplace facilitators and online sellers who have economic nexus (e.g. Pennsylvania annual gross sales of greater than $100,000) must now register, collect and remit Pennsylvania sales tax starting July 1, 2019.The sales threshold will be measured by calendar year. Continue reading Pennsylvania – N.J. Residents Ordering Online Now Owe Sales Tax

CALIFORNIA – Tax Incentives For Cannabis Companies

The recent passage of the 2018 Farm Bill descheduled industrial hemp and its derivatives. This new law, combined with the pending bipartisan bill, the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act, (which if passed would provide similar legal Continue reading CALIFORNIA – Tax Incentives For Cannabis Companies

Multi-State – B&H Covers Sales Tax With New Credit Card

Dive Brief: Photo, audio and video store B&H last week launched a new credit card that covers the sales tax customers would otherwise need to pay for their orders, according to its website.  The store will charge the full purchase amount plus Continue reading Multi-State – B&H Covers Sales Tax With New Credit Card

WASHINGTON, D.C – Affordable Housing Sales Tax Exemption Passes House

A tax break for non-profits who build affordable housing passed the state House Monday by a vote of 95-1. The legislation provides a retail sales and use tax exemption for affordable homeownership facilitators, like Habitat for Humanity, to help increase Continue reading WASHINGTON, D.C – Affordable Housing Sales Tax Exemption Passes House

Massachusetts – Pot Sales Drawing Competition From Other States

As the recreational pot industry takes off in Massachusetts, other nearby states are rushing to get a piece of the tax revenue lost to cross-border sales. Three bordering states — Rhode Island, New York and Connecticut — appear to be Continue reading Massachusetts – Pot Sales Drawing Competition From Other States