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 – Revenue Department Releases January 2015 Collections

Salt Report 3553– Pennsylvania collected $2.4 billion in General Fund revenue in January, which was $89.7 million, or 3.9 percent, more than anticipated, Acting Secretary of Revenue Eileen McNulty reported today. Fiscal year-to-date General Fund collections total $15.7 billion, which Continue reading Pennsylvania – Revenue Department Releases January 2015 Collections

Pennsylvania – Use Tax Since 1935

SALT Report 3255 – A Pennsylvania state perspective on Use Tax…what is it…who owes it…how do I pay it? “Out-of-state businesses and Internet vendors often falsely advertise that they sell taxable items “tax free”. However, Pennsylvania law requires the payment Continue reading Pennsylvania – Use Tax Since 1935

Pennsylvania – e-File Mandate for Third-Party Preparers

SALT Report 3039 – The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue issued guidance regarding the electronic filing requirements for third-party return preparers who file 11 or more sales and use tax returns per year. Under the provisions of 72 P. S. § 10, a Continue reading Pennsylvania – e-File Mandate for Third-Party Preparers

Pennsylvania – Changes to Fill-in and Print-Only Forms

SALT Report 3033 – The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue announced that they will no longer offer both a print-only version and a fill-in version for certain tax and business forms.  Instead, the Department will offer the fill-in only version of Continue reading Pennsylvania – Changes to Fill-in and Print-Only Forms

Pennsylvania – DOR Discusses Tax Appeal Changes

SALT Report 3032 – The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue’s bi-monthly newsletter discusses recent changes to the state’s tax appeal process.  Key changes to the appeals process include: A restructuring of the Board of Finance and Revenue within the Treasury Department Continue reading Pennsylvania – DOR Discusses Tax Appeal Changes