Tax & Accounting Blog

Sales Tax Burden Holds Steady for U.S. Consumers and Businesses in Q2 2014

Sales Tax Burden Holds Steady for U.S. Consumers and Businesses in Q2 2014

New York – The U.S. sales tax burden was unchanged in the second quarter of 2014, according to the latest ONESOURCE Indirect Tax rate report from Thomson Reuters. “We are clearly in the midst of a stabilizing trend for domestic tax rates,” said Bernadette Sablan, Director of Tax Research and Content at Thomson … Read More

July 2014 International Indirect Tax Update

July 2014 International Indirect Tax Update

The month of July saw many changes across several countries. The following is a list of those countries and the specifics behind each change. Canada – Multiple Provinces EPRA has announced that environmental handling fees will be updated in several provinces effective 1 October 2014. Czech Republic The emerging government coalition of the … Read More

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EU Council Issues Fiscal Policy Recommendations

The Council of the European Union issued recommendations and opinions on economic policy for 26 of the 28 Member States (excluding Cyprus and Greece) on 8 July, 2014. The recommendations were issued without discussion and close out the European Semester, the annual fiscal monitoring process. The recommendations largely follow the recommendations of … Read More

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