Tax & Accounting Blog

Calculating Sales Tax on Mobile Food Vendors is not a Dessert Truck Piece of Cake

Calculating Sales Tax on Mobile Food Vendors is not a Dessert Truck Piece of Cake

The California Board of Equalization recently issued Publication 287  which discusses Mobile Food Vendors.  Reviewing the publication reminds me how challenging sales and use tax administration can be for a mobile vendor. The sales tax rate to be charged is based on the location where the sale is made.  This can be challenging … Read More

Sales Tax Burden Stays Flat for U.S. Consumers and Businesses in Q1 2014

Sales Tax Burden Stays Flat for U.S. Consumers and Businesses in Q1 2014

New York – U.S. sales tax burden stayed flat, and indirect tax changes declined in the first quarter of 2014, according to the latest ONESOURCE Indirect Tax rate report from Thomson Reuters. Thomson Reuters quarterly ONESOURCE Indirect Tax rate report summarizes changes in sales, use and value added taxes. In Q1 2014, state … Read More

Florida Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday

Florida Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday

As the summer months approach, states are beginning to gear up to help their citizens bear the cost of schools supplies by enacting savings on back to school expenses through sales tax holidays. Florida is among the list of states that have passed legislation, including bills for back-to-school, hurricane preparedness and energy efficiency sales tax holidays. The hurricane … Read More

Wyoming Supreme Court: Online Travel Companies Can’t Name Their Price When it Comes to Sales Tax

Wyoming Supreme Court: Online Travel Companies Can’t Name Their Price When it Comes to Sales Tax

In the recent case of  Travelocity.com LP et al, v. Wyoming Department of Revenue, the Wyoming Supreme Court held that on-line travel companies must increase the amount of sales taxes that they remit to the state of Wyoming. This case is the most recent in a line of rulings holding that on-line travel … Read More