Tax & Accounting Blog

Texas: Computer Monitor Disposal Fees Subject to Sales Tax

Texas: Computer Monitor Disposal Fees Subject to Sales Tax

Texas has released Policy Letter Ruling No. 201105050L (5/18/2011) explaining that computer monitor disposal fees collected after the effective date of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publication EPA530-F-06-012 (May 2006) are subject to Texas sales tax. Previously these fees were exempt as hazardous waste disposal fees. However, because the 2006 EPA publication provides that monitors … Read More

Maryland Approves Tax On Alcoholic Beverages

Maryland Approves Tax On Alcoholic Beverages

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed-off on a new tax increase on the purchase of alcoholic beverages. Effective 1 July 2011, Maryland consumers will experience a 3.0% tax increase on alcoholic purchases. This tax increase garnered plenty of support on the grounds that it would effectively provide more income for the state while additionally showing benefits for the overall … Read More