A recent case affirmed an appellant could not compel Costco to seek refunds of over-collected sales tax charged on items that the California Board of Equalization classified as exempt food.
Sales and use tax
The Supreme Court overturned its decision that required businesses to have physical presence in a state before the state could require them to collect and remit sales tax on purchases by customers within the jurisdiction.
This decision is the most significant state tax case in the past 25 years and raises new and fundamental issues.
The U.S. Supreme Court held that states can assert nexus for sales and use tax purposes without requiring a seller’s physical presence in the state.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case with broad remote sales tax collection ramifications.
States are attempting to increase revenues by enacting laws that expand the definition of nexus-creating activities.
This column discusses compliance considerations, including nexus, taxability, and how to source the revenues from customers.
States have gotten creative and taken matters into their own hands in an attempt to collect lost tax revenue.
This item examines the most common sales-and-use-tax problems and the preventive measures companies can take to avoid these issues or handle them in an audit.
This column discusses key aspects of a policy and procedures review from the perspective of an outside adviser.
This article offers advice on how to choose between ACH credit electronic payment and ACH debit electronic payment.
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.
This item discusses recent legislative and judicial developments from Tennessee, Vermont, and Michigan.
This column includes examples and scenarios from different states that illustrate various sales tax treatment approaches.
This article examines the major provisions in the two bills and highlights their differences.
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.
The court held that the law does not discriminate against out-of-state retailers.
Recent Missouri Supreme Court decisions refine the scope of sales tax exemptions for certain machinery, equipment, and products.
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.
This item focuses on state sales and use taxes and the implications of recent guidance from the Washington State Department of Revenue.