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Colorado offers taxpayer education

November 29, 2012

taxpayer education Colorado offers taxpayer education The Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR) is offering a packed schedule of taxpayer education classes for business owners and individuals wishing to learn more about the state’s tax codes. Some of these classes are aimed at certain industries, others are geared toward employment or
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Sales tax deductions vs. federal income tax deductions

November 21, 2012

If legislation passes Congress again this year, a select group of federal income tax filers may benefit from calculating deductions using the state and local sales taxes they paid instead of state income taxes.
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Alabama business learns an expensive sales tax audit lesson

November 21, 2012

“If they don’t pay their taxes, we’ll come after them,” an Alabama city councilman said after a local restaurant lost an appeal against a sales tax audit. The Hoover, Alabama city council agreed to a settlement for $100,000 after the Jefferson County Circuit Court ruled in the city’s favor finding
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Tangible or intangible? The tangled taxability of discounts and deals

November 01, 2012

Retail offers, manufacturer coupons, rebates and other savings enticements complicate the sales tax situation. Just when retailers thought they had the rules nailed down on the taxability of different kinds of discounts, daily deal companies like Groupon have enticed states to revisit the conventions.
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November 1, 2012 Sales Tax Rate Changes

November 01, 2012

Sales and use tax changes for November 2012 Sales and use tax changes for November 2012 Sales and/or use tax rates in the states of Alabama, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, New York and Texas have changed in Zip2Tax products effective Nov. 1, 2012. In Alabama, tax rates changed in Hale County.
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North Carolina Energy Star tax holiday approaches

October 03, 2012

Energy Star tax holiday North Carolina Energy Star tax holiday approaches Energy Star tax holiday will be from Nov. 2 – 4, 2012.  Energy Star qualified products sold for non-commercial use will be exempt from the state sales tax. Qualifying items can include: clothes washers, in-room and central air conditioners,
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Energy Star sales tax holiday in Georgia

October 01, 2012

sales tax holiday in Georgia sales tax holiday in Georgia There will be a sales tax holiday in Georgia Oct. 5 – 7 for energy and water efficient products with a sales price of $1,500 or less. “Energy efficient products” include products for noncommercial home or personal use and does not apply to
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October 1, 2012 Sales Tax Rate Changes

October 01, 2012

16 states 16 states Areas within Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wyoming made sales and/or use tax changes effective Oct. 1, 2012. In Alaska, tax rates changed for the cities of Sitka, Skagway and Whittier. In Alabama,
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Kentucky to launch tax amnesty program

September 26, 2012

tax amnesty tax amnesty For two months, starting Oct. 1, taxpayers who owe Kentucky back taxes from between Dec. 1, 2001 and Oct. 1, 2011 will be eligible for a tax amnesty program. Qualifying taxpayers will pay only the taxes owed and half of the interest.  Kentucky will waive all
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Hotel taxes put online booking companies under the microscope

September 26, 2012

Hotel taxes Hotel taxes Dozens of states are actively targeting online travel companies claiming they are owed millions of dollars in hotel taxes. A recent summary ruling in Washington, D.C. found that online travel companies (OTCs) including Expedia, Travelocity and Priceline are accountable for the 14.5% tax due on the
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Sunscreen exemption helps broiling Texans

August 30, 2012

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts would like to remind all retailers that the sunscreen exemption takes effect for sales and use tax as of June 18, 2012. The timing coincides with an FDA ruling establishing labeling and testing requirements for over-the-counter sunscreen products.
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September 1, 2012 Sales Tax Rate Changes

August 30, 2012

taxability taxability Sales and/or use tax rates in the states of Alabama, Arizona and Florida have changed in Zip2Tax products since August 2012. In Alabama, tax rates changed for Barbour County. In Arizona, tax rates changed for areas outside city limits of Sedona and Tucson and for Camp Verde. In
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