Maine – Store Owner Sentenced For Failing To Pay Sales Taxes

FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — The owner of a Maine convenience store is heading to jail for pocketing $370,000 in state sales taxes. The state Attorney General’s Office says 48-year-old Robert Quinn was sentenced Friday to four years in jail, with Continue reading Maine – Store Owner Sentenced For Failing To Pay Sales Taxes

Louisiana – LPSS Relocates Special Education And Sales Tax Departments

The Special Education and Sales Tax departments for the Lafayette Parish School System have been moved to a new location. LPSS says that both departments are now located at 207 Town Center Parkway in Lafayette. Offices for the Sales Tax department were Continue reading Louisiana – LPSS Relocates Special Education And Sales Tax Departments

CALIFORNIA – What California’s Move To Collect Back Taxes From Amazon Fulfillment Users Means For Your Business

In June 2018, the Supreme Court upended e-commerce with a 5-4 ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., allowing states to collect sales tax for sales on the web in which the merchant had no physical presence in that state. The problem with Continue reading CALIFORNIA – What California’s Move To Collect Back Taxes From Amazon Fulfillment Users Means For Your Business

Montana – Great Falls Ex-LuLaRoe Consultant Sues Clothing MLM Company Over Illegal Sales Tax Collection

A Great Falls woman has filed a lawsuit against the clothing company LuLaRoe, a California-headquartered multi-level marketing company. LuLaRoe is known for bright pattern in limited runs and its “buttery soft” leggings. It’s an MLM, or direct selling business similar to Continue reading Montana – Great Falls Ex-LuLaRoe Consultant Sues Clothing MLM Company Over Illegal Sales Tax Collection

Texas – Harvey Sales Tax ‘Bump’ Wanes In SETX

The bump in sales tax payments most of Jefferson County enjoyed last year thanks to recovery-related spending after Tropical Storm Harvey appears to be over, figures from the Texas Comptroller’s Office show. Statewide, sales tax collections were up 6.1 percent Continue reading Texas – Harvey Sales Tax ‘Bump’ Wanes In SETX

New York – State Issues Advisory Opinion On Monitoring Services Taxability

Advisory Opinion TSB-A-11(26)S – Petitioner asks whether it is required to collect sales tax on the receipts from the sale, lease, installation or repair of fire and burglar alarms, closed circuit television systems, and from the sale of monitoring services. Continue reading New York – State Issues Advisory Opinion On Monitoring Services Taxability

Utah – State Lawmakers Postpone Contentious Tax Overhaul Bill

ST. GEORGE — A massive tax overhaul Utah lawmakers hoped to pass this session has been put on hold. Gov. Gary Herbert and top Republican legislators announced in a press conference Thursday that mo re time is needed to address issues related Continue reading Utah – State Lawmakers Postpone Contentious Tax Overhaul Bill

Nebraska – Sales And Use Tax Rate Changes Effective July 1, 2019

Effective July 1, 2019, the cities of Coleridge, Nehawka, and Wauneta will each start a 1% local sales and use tax. Also effective July 1, 2019 the city of St. Edward will increase its local sales and use tax rate to 1.5%. These cities have complied with the notification requirements under the Local Option Continue reading Nebraska – Sales And Use Tax Rate Changes Effective July 1, 2019

Multi-State – Tampons: That Bloody Sales Tax

In 35 U.S. states, women have to pay sales tax for menstrual hygiene products. That extra cost adds up over time and it especially affects low-income women. Some people believe those taxes are unfair to women, and some states have eliminated them. Research based Continue reading Multi-State – Tampons: That Bloody Sales Tax