Sales and use tax

Sales and Use Tax Audit Sampling

Depending on how a state's audit sample is designed and weighted, large sales and use tax audit assessments may be in error due to the sampling methodology itself.

Appeals Court Upholds Colorado Use Tax Reporting Law

The Tenth Circuit held that Colorado’s sales and use tax notice and reporting law, designed to force noncollecting out-of-state retailers to report sales to Colorado customers and the state, does not violate the dormant Commerce Clause.

Sales and Use Taxes in a Digital Economy

This column highlights the complexities of taxing digital products through the example of streaming content, discusses the increasing use of digital currencies and how states have begun to react, addresses the challenges of determining what is a true service and what is a license of technology, and looks to the horizon and upcoming trends.

The Next Debate: Taxation of Digital Goods and Services

With states looking for ways to increase revenue, a natural source may be the burgeoning area of digital goods and services. It is reasonable to ask, therefore, how states apply their sales and use tax provisions to these digital goods and services.

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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.