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The taxability of warranty repairs

April 16, 2013 5 min read

taxability of warranty repairs taxability of warranty repairs As a vendor, it is your job to collect sales taxes according to state laws. This can seem a bit confusing for a service like warranty repairs that is sold and delivered at different times. If your business handles repairs in multiple
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The basics of exemption certificate validity periods

April 10, 2013 5 min read

As a vendor, there are a number of times when you can make sales without charging sales tax. Before you can make these transactions, you need to have a valid exemption certificate from the purchaser. Each state has different rules for the validity periods of its exemption certificates.
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Minnesota spray tan tax free!

January 11, 2013 7 min read

spray tan tax free Minnesota spray tan tax free! Good news everyone! The Minnesota Department of Revenue has confirmed that spray tanning is NOT taxable. Yes, you heard me right, spray tan tax free! So don’t hesitate to run right out there and turn your pastie white complexion a bright,
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Energy Star tax free weekend in Texas

May 25, 2012 5 min read

Texas declares a tax free weekend for ENERGY STAR appliances.  Sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. (after midnight) on Saturday, May 26, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day). The products qualifying for the exemption are:
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South Carolina house takes sales tax exemptions off the chopping block

April 30, 2012 7 min read

tax exemptions tax exemptions By Lucinda Rowlands, Zip2Tax The House Ways and Means Committee on April 25, 2012 approved a bill eliminating 22 exemptions, after putting about a dozen back on the exemption list. The bill initially eliminated exemptions worth more than $250 million. The amended bill reduces that to
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Spot-On Online Lookup now available

February 18, 2012 5 min read

Spot-On Online Lookup now available Spot-On identifies sales tax jurisdictions right to the door step! We are thrilled to announce that our newest product – Spot-On – is now available for sale to the public. Spot-On is an Online Lookup service that provides sales and use tax data at the door-step level (exact
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Variability of sales taxes in local markets

March 25, 2011 6 min read

We all know about state-wide sales taxes, but do you know what you’re paying locally? By Lucinda Rowlands   Retail sales taxes are often represented as a flat rate for each of the 50 states. In fact, many online shopping carts only allow merchants to input a single rate per
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