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September 2013 Sales & Use Tax Rate Changes

Back to school and more tax rate changes; among the changes for September 1, 2013 were: Rate Changes Alabama: Arab 5.0%; Arab Police Jurisdiction 2.5%; Marion 3.0%; Marion Police Jurisdiction 1.5%; Pelham 4.0% (for general, agricultural, and manufacturing sales and use taxes). Ohio: Ohio state 5.75%. New Authorities Indiana: Cloverdale 1.0% (prepared food and beverages). … Read More

Delays To New Software Services Tax in Massachusetts

Delays To New Software Services Tax in Massachusetts

On July 31, 2013 a new software services tax on certain software purchases went into effect in Massachusetts. This new tax law applies to the sales and use tax reporting for “computer system design and to modification, integration, enhancement, installation, or configuration of standardized or prewritten software.” Due to heavy support for the repeal of … Read More

Sales Tax vs. Value Added Tax – Calculation and Compliance Differences

Sales Tax vs. Value Added Tax – Calculation and Compliance Differences

Guest Blogger: Diane Yetter, CPA, MST, is founder of YETTER, a sales tax consulting and tax technology firm. Any tax practitioner who deals with company operations in multiple countries should be aware of the differences between sales tax and value added tax (VAT).  While you may be well versed in how sales and … Read More

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Ask The Expert: Rules & Requirements of Voluntary Disclosures

Question: What are Colorado’s rules/requirements related to voluntary disclosure of a sales tax reporting problem? Answer from Nicole Huberty of ONESOURCE Indirect Tax: States typically outline the details of voluntary disclosure programs on their Department of Revenue websites, and Colorado is no exception. Here is the link to the Colorado website: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Revenue/REVX/1224672682801. … Read More