Texas – Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Services Are Subject To Sales and Use Tax As Data Processing Services

The Tax Division of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (Comptroller) audited (Petitioner) for compliance with sales and use tax laws and made an assessment that included tax, a 10% late penalty, and accrued interest.  Petitioner contended the audit erroneously Continue reading Texas – Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Services Are Subject To Sales and Use Tax As Data Processing Services

Multistate- Understanding How Your Online Business Should Collect And Pay Taxes

There are three different forms of taxes that need to be paid by any business owner, which are local, state, and federal taxes each business owner should be aware of. Among the commonly paid taxes that can be enjoyed include Continue reading Multistate- Understanding How Your Online Business Should Collect And Pay Taxes

California – CDTFA Holds Annual Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Meeting on August 13, 2020

Sacramento – Please join the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration’s  annual Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights meeting in Sacramento on August 13, 2020. If you have ideas, suggestions, concerns, or just want to hear about the administration and oversight of California’s Continue reading California – CDTFA Holds Annual Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Meeting on August 13, 2020

Multistate – How the Wayfair Decision Sparked a Digital Transformation in Tax

The Wayfair decision changed the landscape of state sales tax and made compliance much more difficult for all sizes of businesses.  Two years have passed since the South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Supreme Court ruling granted states the ability to impose sales tax obligations Continue reading Multistate – How the Wayfair Decision Sparked a Digital Transformation in Tax

Colorado- Colorado Springs Sales and Use Tax Revenue Plunges at Record Level

Colorado Springs sales and use tax revenue plunged a record 21.8% in April from the year before — but the drop was only about half of what city officials had feared. Sales and use tax revenue are critical for the Continue reading Colorado- Colorado Springs Sales and Use Tax Revenue Plunges at Record Level

Nevada- Economic Shutdown Wiped Out Sales Tax Gains

Members of the Economic Forum were told Wednesday that the economic shutdown in March wiped out eight months of gains in taxable sales. Legislative Counsel Bureau economist Russ Guindon said taxable sales were up 6.1 percent — $481 million — Continue reading Nevada- Economic Shutdown Wiped Out Sales Tax Gains

Texas – Sales tax revenue dips 13.2% in May, the largest year-over-year decline in a decade

Texas collected about $2.6 billion in state sales tax revenue in May, leading to the steepest year-over-year decline in over a decade, Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced Monday. The amount is 13.2% less than the roughly $3 billion the state collected in the same Continue reading Texas – Sales tax revenue dips 13.2% in May, the largest year-over-year decline in a decade

Nevada – Economic shutdown wiped out sales tax gains in Nevada

The economic shutdown in March wiped out eight months of gains in taxable sales. Legislative Counsel Bureau economist Russ Guindon said taxable sales were up 6.1 percent — $481 million — from July 1 through February of this fiscal year. Continue reading Nevada – Economic shutdown wiped out sales tax gains in Nevada

Multi-State- Sales Tax Laws Roundup: April-May 2020

At the start of April, individuals and organizations were just coming to terms with stay-at-home orders and closures of nonessential businesses. As states start to relax those provisions, businesses are beginning to prepare for what comes next. Because Florida doesn’t Continue reading Multi-State- Sales Tax Laws Roundup: April-May 2020

Georgia – Collections nearly $1 Billion Less in Annual Tax Revenue

The State of Georgia’s May net tax collections totaled $1.58 billion for a decrease of $178 million, or -10.1 percent, compared to May 2019 when net tax collections totaled nearly $1.76 billion. Year-to-date, net tax collections totaled $20.81 billion for a decrease Continue reading Georgia – Collections nearly $1 Billion Less in Annual Tax Revenue