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Gas Tax Holiday Gaining Steam in New York

Gas Tax Holiday Gaining Steam in New York

The New York State Senate has approved a bill that would exempt taxes on gasoline purchases during three holiday weekends. The bill, S. 4880-B, would eliminate the state gasoline taxes which includes the state petroleum business tax, states and local sales taxes, and motor fuel excise tax. From Friday to Monday during Memorial Day weekend, Fourth … Read More

Louisiana:  Amazon bill introduced

Louisiana: Amazon bill introduced

Louisiana Considers “Click-Through Nexus” Bill A bill (HB 641) was introduced in the Louisiana House of Representatives on May 24, 2011 that would add affiliate nexus and “click-through nexus” provisions to the sales and use tax laws.  This click-through nexus” rules are also known as “Amazon” laws (coined after Amazon.com) and they create a presumption … Read More

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