Tax & Accounting Blog

California Board of Equalization Door-to-Door Visits

California Board of Equalization Door-to-Door Visits

The California Board of Equalization (BOE) is continuing to conduct door-to-door, in-person visits of businesses located in select zip code areas.  On July 3rd, it was announced that businesses in the following zip codes would be visited: • Marina (93933) • Castroville (95012) • Chualar (93925) • Moss Landing (95039) • Oxnard (93033, 93035, 93036) Since 2008, the BOE has … Read More

Norway Revised Budget – Paper, Boats, and Electric Cars

Norway Revised Budget – Paper, Boats, and Electric Cars

The Norwegian Ministry of Finance has released the Revised National Budget 2014. Several changes are anticipated to have revenue impact for Norway. The current fee of 161.50kr/hp on boat engines will be removed effective July 1, 2014. The move is designed to spur purchasing of newer, fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly engines. The revised … Read More

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Appeal in Colorado “Amazon Tax” Case

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Appeal in Colorado “Amazon Tax” Case

On July 1, the United States Supreme Court announced the cases that it would consider in its next term. Among those cases is 13-1032, Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl, which challenges the State of Colorado’s so called “Amazon Law.” Colorado’s Amazon Law came into effect on March 1, 2010. Unlike Amazon … Read More

July 2014 Sales & Use Tax Rate Update

July 2014 Sales & Use Tax Rate Update

Because July is a quarterly month as well as a mid-year point, the amount of sales and use tax activity within the 50 states is heavy this month. Listed below are rate changes effective July 1 2014.   RATE CHANGES ALABAMA: CASTLEBERRY 3% CASTLEBERRY (AGRICULTURAL ) 3% CASTLEBERRY, CITY SALES/USE TAX (MANUFACTURING ) 3% CASTLEBERRY, CITY RENTAL TAX (RENTAL ) 3.0% … Read More

New Thomson Reuters Data and Research Offering Provides Indirect Tax Information for Over 14,500 U.S. Jurisdictions

New Thomson Reuters Data and Research Offering Provides Indirect Tax Information for Over 14,500 U.S. Jurisdictions

New York – Thomson Reuters today announced the launch of ONESOURCE Indirect Tax Rates, a new data and research offering that provides sales and use tax information from over 14,500 tax authorities in the U.S. The customizable, constantly-updated data enables companies to conduct tax determination and calculation processes accurately and efficiently, ensuring their compliance with … Read More