Sales Tax and Luxury Tax

a Luxury taxes are special sales taxes charged only on luxury goods, non-essential items that usually are expensive. In New York, for example, there's a luxury tax on the purchase of houses costing over $1,000,000. From 1991 to 1993 there was a "yacht...
Do You Need a Sales Tax Automation Consultant?
Do You Need a Sales Tax Automation Consultant?

a If you're looking into sales tax software options, don't forget to consider how you're going to get that software up and running. Just because you signed a contract and have the installation files in your possession doesn't mean you're ready to use...

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South Dakota and Grocery Sales Tax
South Dakota and Grocery Sales Tax

a South Dakota is one of three states in the Union that charges the same sales tax rates for groceries as for other goods. Proposals to reduce or eliminate sales tax on groceries have come up in nearly every legislative session, including this year's,...

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Florida Goes All In on Sales Tax Holidays
Florida Goes All In on Sales Tax Holidays

a Plenty of states have Back to School tax holidays. There's some controversy about these holidays. Detractors say that they don't benefit businesses, because they just push shopping to the tax-free times instead of increasing shopping. They also...

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Transactional Tax Compliance Solutions
Transactional Tax Compliance Solutions

a Transactional tax compliance -- sales and use tax calculation and filing -- is complicated. It also changes frequently. That's a recipe for headaches in your business. Why is sales tax so complicated?  One good reason for the frequent changes we see...

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What’s up with SSUTA?
What’s up with SSUTA?

Back in 2018, when the Supreme Court decision on Wayfair vs. South Dakota allowed states to make new laws requiring remote sellers to collect and remit sales tax on their behalf, there was a little bit of discussion on the question of whether this would...

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Reopening for business: Don’t forget sales tax
Reopening for business: Don’t forget sales tax

As businesses reopen with a post-pandemic future in mind, a lot of sales tax issues can come up. However, they may not obviously look like sales tax issues. If they don't your company could miss some important points. Goods and services Many companies...

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Sales Tax Surprises in the Pandemic
Sales Tax Surprises in the Pandemic

Congress has just finished working on a COVID-19 relief bill, and one of the big issues turned out to be...sales tax. Congress might not look at it that way. From their point of view, they were debating whether states need relief funds as businesses and...

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Mississippi May Change Their Sales Tax Balance
Mississippi May Change Their Sales Tax Balance

States rely on tax revenue, but different states have different patterns of taxes. Usually taxes include property tax, income tax, and sales tax. Mississippi is planning to make big changes in the state's sales tax balance. A new tax proposal would...

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Transaction Privilege Tax (AKA Sales Tax)
Transaction Privilege Tax (AKA Sales Tax)

When is a sales tax not a sales tax? When it's a transaction privilege tax. Looking back in history, we can see that the practice of collecting sales tax for online purchases had some public relations problems. Advocates pointed out that everyone was...

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