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Small Business Owners Appreciate the Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday

Small Business Owners Appreciate the Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday

Business was booming at several hunting supply and gun stores throughout Louisiana this weekend. This boom can be largely explained by a sales tax exemption on hunting goods, like shotguns, rifles, ammunition and hunting accessories just before hunting season. Local business owners and managers, like Tara Harris, store director of Academy Sports & Outdoors have given … Read More

Amazon.com Will begin Collecting Sales Tax in Pennsylvania

Amazon.com Will begin Collecting Sales Tax in Pennsylvania

A spokesperson from Amazon.com Inc. stated Wednesday, that the company will start collecting Pennsylvania sales tax on orders that are shipped to the state.  This will begin 1 September 2012.  Previously, the online retail giant had refused to register to collect Pennsylvania’s 6 percent sales tax, claiming that did not hold nexus in that state. … Read More

New Law in Maine Includes an Attack on Sales Tax Cheating Software

New Law in Maine Includes an Attack on Sales Tax Cheating Software

Maine is changing its laws to create new penalties for several different legal infractions.  One of the groups targeted by the law are sales tax cheats, who use software programs known as “tax zappers.” These tax-evading software programs are installed through flash drives in order to  falsify electronic sales records, so cash-heavy businesses can under-report their total … Read More

Arizona Posts October Transaction Privilege Tax Changes

Arizona Posts October Transaction Privilege Tax Changes

 The Arizona Department of Revenue has posted Local Transaction Privilege Tax Rate Changes that will be effective in September and October of 2012.  These changes will be in Wickensburg, Buckeye and Williams.  For more information please proceed to the following website:   http://www.azdor.gov/Portals/0/TPTRates/TPT%20Tax%20Changes%20092012.pdfRead More