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TN Extends Sales Tax Collection to Marketplace Facilitators

by Skip Oliva May 21, 2020

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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“Things of the Soil” Tax Exemption

by Skip Oliva April 29, 2020

Michigan Court: Use Tax Exemption for “Things of the Soil” Does Not Cover Lawn Care Businesses   Is lawn care a form of “agriculture”? After all, grass is a plant, so growing and caring for a lawn would seem to fit within the literal meaning of agriculture. Yet most of
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MO Sales Tax Ruling: Furniture Sold to Hotels Is Taxable

by Skip Oliva April 16, 2020

Missouri Supreme Court: Furniture Sold to Hotels Is Not “Resold” to Guests In the United States, sales tax is generally assessed only on the final “sale” of a good to a consumer or end-user. A “sale for resale” is therefore normally exempt from paying tax. But what qualifies as a
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2020 Sales Tax Developments

by Brian Greer March 19, 2020

Three months in and it’s already been a hectic year on many fronts; sales and use taxes have been no exception. Developments in 2020 so far include:    Alaska –  While Alaska does not have a state level sales tax, certain local municipalities do.  The Municipal League has finalized the uniform Alaska Remote Seller Sales Tax
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Louisiana vs Wal-Mart.com

by Skip Oliva March 17, 2020

Louisiana Supreme Court Finds Wal-Mart.com Does Not Have to Collect Sales Tax on Behalf of Third-Party Sellers The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair opened the door for states to require out-of-state sellers to collect sales tax even if they lacked a “physical presence” within that
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Leveling the Playing Field for Illinois Retail Act

by Skip Oliva September 12, 2019

Illinois Will Require Online Marketplaces to Collect Sales Taxes for Out-of-State Sellers Starting in 2020 Illinois was quick to jump on the post-Wayfair bandwagon in requiring out-of-state businesses to start collecting sales taxes on purchases made by in-state customers. Now the state has gone a step further. On June 28,
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