Sales and use tax

Colorado’s Amazon Law Revived by Appeals Court

The permanent injunction that a federal district court issued in March 2012 enjoining Colorado from enforcing its Amazon law requiring remote sellers to report sales in the state has been dismissed by an appeals court.

Taxation of the Cloud Still Hazy

This column updates readers on some recent state guidance on cloud service offerings and highlights a few examples of the trends appearing at the state level.

Trends in Sales and Use Tax for Remote Sellers

Click-through or affiliate nexus legislation has become a popular way for states to require certain remote sellers (i.e., internet vendors) to collect sales or use tax on their sales to in-state residents.

Sales Tax Audit Best Practices

This article discusses common issues in state sales tax audits and gives tips and best practices for each part of an audit life cycle.

Ethical Considerations in Reporting Use Taxes on State Income Tax Returns

As more states allow residents to report a liability for state use taxes on their individual income tax returns, practitioners will have to explain to clients their obligations in reporting use tax liability and address the professional standards for reporting use tax on a state income tax return.

Software and California Sales and Use Tax

This item addresses the sales and use tax implications of canned software (prewritten programs) under two recent California cases in light of that state's current statutory scheme.

AICPA Speaks Out Against Proposed Model Sales and Use Tax Statute

The AICPA testified at a hearing May 18 to voice its opposition to a model statute drafted by the Multistate Tax Commission (MTC) that would authorize states to require nonresident companies to report sales transactions with in-state consumers in an effort to increase use tax compliance.

Acquiring Property? Remember Sales Tax Due Diligence

Co-Editors: Michael Metz, CPA; Nick Gruidl, CPA, MBT As the mergers and acquisitions market continues to heat up, so should the scrutiny of sales tax in the due diligence review. Unlike income tax, sales tax is transaction-based and applies to sales, regardless of whether the company is in a profit

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SPONSORED REPORT

States look to unclaimed property for revenue

State audits of abandoned and unclaimed property (AUP) have exploded in recent years. This report outlines the escheat process, common types of AUP, how different states are handling it and how companies can plan for potential audits and liabilities.

DEDUCTIONS

Understanding the new Sec. 199A business income deduction

The new deduction allows certain business owners to keep pace with the significant corporate tax cut provided by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.