What's New in Sales Tax?

What's New in Sales Tax?

June 27, 2024 5 min read

There’s always something changing in the world of tax, especially sales tax. Here’s a review of some of the recent changes and updates.
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CT Planning Regions Become County Equivalents

CT Planning Regions Become County Equivalents

June 27, 2024 1 min read

The State of Connecticut's adoption of the state’s nine planning regions as county-equivalent geographic units to collect, tabulate, and disseminate census data that was approved in 2022, has become reality as of July 1, 2024. 
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Dealer Assessed Over $526,000 for Unpaid Sales Tax

Dealer Assessed Over $526,000 for Unpaid Sales Tax

August 24, 2023 3 min read

A Wisconsin Dealer Assessed Over $526,000 for Unpaid Sales Tax loses case in court of appeals.

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IL Grocery Sales Tax Suspension Ends

IL Grocery Sales Tax Suspension Ends

July 11, 2023 5 min read

Effective July 1, 2023, retailers should resume collection of the state one-percent (1%) low rate on sales of groceries normally taxed at this rate. 
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South Dakota Delivery Charges: Taxable or Not?

South Dakota Delivery Charges: Taxable or Not?

July 11, 2023 6 min read

A retailer’s charge for delivery and handling of taxable products is subject to the same state and municipal sales tax as the product when delivered in South Dakota.
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Pre-2019 Amazon Marketplace Sales Classification

Pre-2019 Amazon Marketplace Sales Classification

February 22, 2023 5 min read

The courts agreed with the DTFA. In a January 9, 2023, decision, the California Second District Court of Appeal upheld a trial judge’s earlier ruling dismissing Grosz’s lawsuit.
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New Colorado Retail Delivery Fee July 1, 2022

New Colorado Retail Delivery Fee July 1, 2022

June 17, 2022 6 min read

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Economic Nexus in Florida Effective July 1, 2021

June 23, 2021 5 min read

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

March 23, 2021 7 min read

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

July 29, 2020 5 min read

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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Are Discount Membership Cards Subject to Sales Tax?

June 11, 2020 5 min read

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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TN Extends Sales Tax Collection to Marketplace Facilitators

May 21, 2020 5 min read

Tennessee is the most recent, and one of the last, state to adopt a new tax collection law to third-party marketplace facilitators.  On April 1, 2020, Gov. Bill Lee signed Senate Bill 2182, which takes effect on October 1, 2020.   Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in South
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