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July 1, 2021 Sales Tax Rate Changes

by Teresa Farnsworth June 25, 2021

July is always a busy month for sales and use tax rate changes in the U.S. All rates are General Retail Sales or Use tax rates and do not reflect special category products or particular industry rates. *Click on any State name for an overview of sales and use tax rules for that state.
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Economic Nexus in Florida Effective July 1, 2021

by Teresa Farnsworth June 23, 2021

Effective July 1, 2021, Florida law requires businesses making remote sales into the state to collect and electronically remit sales and use tax, including any applicable discretionary sales surtax, on those transactions if the business has made taxable remote sales in excess of $100,000 over the previous calendar year.
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Mid-Month Change to Hillsborough County FL

by Teresa Farnsworth March 23, 2021

Effective immediately, the combined state and local sales and use tax rate for Hillsborough County is 7.5%. Dealers should collect only the combined 7.5% rate.
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3-year Lawsuit Over $3.76 in Interest Finally Settled

by Skip Oliva July 29, 2020

In 2017, multi-level marketing company LuLaRoe faced allegations of improperly assessing sales tax against certain customers. LuLaRoe sells clothing through “independent representatives.” According to a February 2017 report from CBS News, sales tax was collected based on where the sales representative lived, as opposed to the customer’s residence. This led
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July 1, 2020 Sales Tax Rate Changes

by Teresa Farnsworth June 24, 2020

As usual, July 1st of each year brings many sales and use tax rate changes. See the list here.
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Are Discount Membership Cards Subject to Sales Tax?

by Skip Oliva June 11, 2020

SC Dept. of Revenue vs. Books-A-Million Sales tax normally applies to the purchase of “tangible personal property.” On its face, the definition of “tangible” is fairly straightforward. For example, South Carolina law classifies tangible personal property as “personal property which may be seen, weighed, measured, felt, touched, or which is
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