CALIFORNIA – Hits Philly-Area Amazon Seller With $1.6 Million Sales-Tax Bill

Brian Freifelder, who sells clothing, shoes, and groceries on Amazon.com out of a small warehouse in Bensalem, is caught in what his tax lawyer called “an interstate commerce speed trap.” The 36-year-old Bucks County resident recently received a jaw-dropping notice Continue reading CALIFORNIA – Hits Philly-Area Amazon Seller With $1.6 Million Sales-Tax Bill

Pennsylvania – Implements New Craft Beer ‘Use Tax’

PHILADELPHIA – Pennsylvania will begin imposing a new tax on beer that is sold directly to consumers from craft breweries on Tuesday. The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue issued the Sales and Use Tax law in July with the official effective date as Oct. 1. Continue reading Pennsylvania – Implements New Craft Beer ‘Use Tax’

PENNSYLVANIA – You Might Pay A Little More For A Beer Today At Breweries

Pennsylvania is imposing a new 1.5% “use tax” on beer sold direct to consumers at breweries starting Tuesday, and some breweries are passing this cost increase onto their customers. “I just don’t see any other way to go,” said Grant Scorsone, Continue reading PENNSYLVANIA – You Might Pay A Little More For A Beer Today At Breweries

Pennsylvania – Has A Surplus, And Lots Of Budget Patches, Too

In Pennsylvania, good fiscal times may not necessarily mean good fiscal condition. The rage in the state Capitol right now is the surplus that state government rolled up in the almost-ended fiscal year, helped by unexpectedly strong corporate and sales Continue reading Pennsylvania – Has A Surplus, And Lots Of Budget Patches, Too

Pennsylvania – Department of Revenue Releases the 2019 Report To The General Assembly On The Enhanced Revenue Collection Account

On June 1 2019, The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue released it’s annual report concerning the Enhanced Revenue Collection Account (ERCA). Act 46 of 2010 created the Enhanced Revenue Collection Account (ERCA). Monies are appropriated to the department to expand tax Continue reading Pennsylvania – Department of Revenue Releases the 2019 Report To The General Assembly On The Enhanced Revenue Collection Account

Pennsylvania – Sugary Drink Sales Plummet In Philadelphia After Soda Tax

Sales dropped by half in first year (CNN) – Implementing a sales tax may help get Americans to stop drinking sugary drinks, if a new study about Philadelphia soda consumption is any indication. In 2017, Philadelphia became the second US Continue reading Pennsylvania – Sugary Drink Sales Plummet In Philadelphia After Soda Tax

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

(Harrisburg) — 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 Continue reading Pennsylvania – A New Internet Sales Tax Proves More Lucrative Than Expected

Pennsylvania – State Sees Online Sales Taxes Soar After Court Ruling

HARRISBURG, PA. Pennsylvania is getting an unexpected windfall as internet sales tax revenues are coming in at a rate of nearly four times what had been projected for the current fiscal year. The state estimated about $50 million from the Continue reading Pennsylvania – State Sees Online Sales Taxes Soar After Court Ruling

PENNSYLVANIA – ‘We’re Heartbroken’: Customers Say Goodbye To ShopRite That Is Closing And Blaming Soda Tax

Didi Anderson walked two blocks from her home to the ShopRite in West Philadelphia on Wednesday morning to buy a can of peas for beef stew. But she lingered inside, filling her cart with more than just peas, as she Continue reading PENNSYLVANIA – ‘We’re Heartbroken’: Customers Say Goodbye To ShopRite That Is Closing And Blaming Soda Tax

Pennsylvania – Remote Sales Tax Needs To Be Reported

Now that it’s tax season, I’m sure everyone in Pennsylvania knows that they are to report and pay the sales tax on those taxable purchases made over the internet, toll-free numbers, mail order catalogs, etc., from out of state businesses Continue reading Pennsylvania – Remote Sales Tax Needs To Be Reported