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Sales and Use Tax News Blog

Spot-On “How To” video added to YouTube

August 08, 2013 6 min read

Spot-On “How To” video added to YouTube Spot-On “How To” video added to YouTube Check out Zip2Tax’s new video describing how to use Spot-On for instant online lookups of sales and use tax rates for every jurisdiction in the United States. Zip2Tax’s Online Lookup service is an easy and affordable way
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Zip2Tax announces two powerful new server farms improved

July 31, 2013 7 min read

Zip2Tax now can boast about our teams of servers – one set on the east coast in Philadelphia, Pa. and one set on the west coast in Casper, Wyoming for improved query speed and reliability.
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Virginia increased sales tax rate to help pay for roads

July 29, 2013 6 min read

Virginia increased the sales tax rate from 5% up to 5.3% to fund new road construction. Virginia’s new transportation bill has increased sales taxes across the state to help pay for new roads to relieve traffic congestion.
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North Carolina considers ending its sales tax holiday

July 25, 2013 7 min read

tax holiday tax holiday For the past 11 years, North Carolina held a three-day tax holiday every year for back to school purchases. This gave North Carolina residents a chance to stock up on school supplies, books, and laptops while also giving stores a sales boost. The North Carolina Senate
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Arkansas increases sales tax rate to help pay for highway improvements

July 25, 2013 6 min read

Arkansas increases sales tax rate Arkansas increases sales tax rate by 0.5%. This moves the state rate up to 6.5% from 6.0% and is the first time Arkansas has changed its sales tax rate since 2004. The increased tax rate went into effect July 1st. The state has begun mailing
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How can you tell if a transaction should be sales tax exempt?

July 24, 2013 6 min read

sales tax exempt sales tax exempt State governments charge sales taxes on many purchases but not on all of them.  Each state exempts a number of transactions from sales taxes. You need to be aware of these exemptions so you can avoid collecting unnecessary taxes while still staying compliant.
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Minnesota sales tax system remains the same

July 22, 2013 5 min read

sales tax system sales tax system Governor Mark Dayton has decided to give up his attempt to change Minnesota’s sales tax system. Minnesota currently has a very high tax rate compared to most states at 6.875%. However, this tax only applies to a narrow selection of products. The state generally
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Which states are the most business friendly?

July 02, 2013 5 min read

America is a competitive place and states battle to be the best at whatever they can. Who has the best schools, the best food, the friendliest people, etc.? As a business owner, you definitely need to know which are the most business friendly.
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How to register your business to collect sales taxes

June 14, 2013 5 min read

collect sales taxes collect sales taxes As a business owner, one of your responsibilities is to collect sales taxes from your customers on behalf of the state your business has nexus in. Before you can start collecting sales taxes from your customers though, you need to register for this legal
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The Marketplace Fairness Act update: where does this bill stand?

May 29, 2013 5 min read

Fairness Act Fairness Act The Marketplace Fairness Act continues to gain momentum in Congress. On May 6th, the U.S. Senate passed this bill by a vote of 69-27. This puts the United States that much closer to collecting sales taxes on remote sales. The current Senate bill gives an idea
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South Carolina sales tax exemption court case thrown out

May 29, 2013 5 min read

The South Carolina Supreme Court has maintained the state’s current sales tax exemptions, at least for now. This May, it threw out a lawsuit challenging billions of dollars worth of exemptions. The court threw out the lawsuit on a technicality however and didn’t weigh in on the validity of the case.
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Oregon sales tax discussed by lawmakers

April 26, 2013 6 min read

Oregon sales tax Oregon sales tax Oregon is currently one of only five states without a sales tax. This may change though with upcoming legislation. On April 15th, Oregon lawmakers held a hearing to discuss whether the state should add a 5 % sales tax on most goods and services.
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