New York – NYS Tax Department Issues Sales Tax Advisory Opinion, Cloud Collaboration Service Is Taxable

SALT Report 3913 – Petitioner’s  “Cloud Collaboration Service” is subject to sales tax as canned software. (TSB-A-17(9)S). To View the Advisory Opinion: Advisory Opinion TSB-A-17(9)S

Illinois – Soda Tax Rollout Leaves Chicago-Area Shoppers Grumbling, Confused

Chicago Tribune by Alley Marotti, Grace Wong and Greg Trotter August 3, 2017 Cook County’s long-delayed tax on sweetened beverages took effect Wednesday amid confusion, leaving retailers grumbling and shoppers plotting soda runs to neighboring counties. The penny-per-ounce tax applies Continue reading Illinois – Soda Tax Rollout Leaves Chicago-Area Shoppers Grumbling, Confused

Multi-State – States Eye Amnesty For Amazon Sellers

Accounting Today by Roger Russell August 8, 2017 With states looking to expand their sales tax reach to include remote sellers, accountants and tax professionals should advise any clients who engage in “marketplace sales” through Amazon or other online marketplaces Continue reading Multi-State – States Eye Amnesty For Amazon Sellers

Maryland – Sales Tax Holiday August 13th – August 19th

SALT Report 3918 – Qualifying apparel and footwear $100 or less, per item, are exempt from the state sales tax. This year, the first $40 of a backpack or bookbag purchase is also tax-free. Accessory items, except for backpacks, are not Continue reading Maryland – Sales Tax Holiday August 13th – August 19th

Oklahoma – Sales Tax Holiday August 4th – August 6th

SALT Report 3922 – During the Sales tax Holiday, certain clothing and shoe purchases are exempt from sales tax for this time period only. Qualified items are exempt from state, city, county and local municipality sales taxes. Retailers are required Continue reading Oklahoma – Sales Tax Holiday August 4th – August 6th

Virginia – Sales Tax Holiday August 4th – August 6th

SALT Report 3924 – During the sales tax holiday, you can buy qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products without paying sales tax. What items are eligible? School supplies, clothing, and footwear  Qualified Continue reading Virginia – Sales Tax Holiday August 4th – August 6th

South Carolina – Sales Tax Holiday August 4th – August 6th

SALT Report 3923 – During the annual Sales Tax Holiday,  a variety of approved school supply items are exempt from the 6% state sales tax and any applicable local taxes. In years past, shoppers have saved between $2 million and $3 million during Continue reading South Carolina – Sales Tax Holiday August 4th – August 6th

Ohio – Sales Tax Holiday August 4th – August 6th

SALT Report 3921 – S.B. 9 enacted a sales tax holiday to occur only in 2017. During the holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax: Clothing priced at $75 per item or less; School supplies priced at $20 per item Continue reading Ohio – Sales Tax Holiday August 4th – August 6th

Iowa – Sales Tax Holiday Weekend August 4th – August 5th

SALT Report 3913 – Get select clothing and footwear items tax exempt. Each item must have a selling price of $100 or less. Some tax free items include: Clothing and footwear for everyday wear such as shirts, pants, caps/hats, socks, shoes, Continue reading Iowa – Sales Tax Holiday Weekend August 4th – August 5th