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Popular Washington Sales Tax Exemption Threatened by New Initiative

Popular Washington Sales Tax Exemption Threatened by New Initiative

If a recently introduced initiative passes, southwest Washington’s ability to lure Portland-area consumers may be threatened. Currently, Washington sellers may waive state and local sales taxes for residents of states (including Oregon, Montana, and Alaska) that either don’t levy a sales tax or levy a sales tax of less than 3%. According to a … Read More

Exemption Certificates Play Key Role in Criminal Case

Exemption Certificates Play Key Role in Criminal Case

It’s safe to say that exemption certificates, which play an important role in sales tax collection around the country, aren’t generally considered an exciting topic of conversation. The certificates allow wholesale purchasers to buy goods tax-free with the idea that those goods will be sold to retailers, who will then collect sales tax from their … Read More

Louisiana Latest State to Enact Click-Through Nexus

Louisiana Latest State to Enact Click-Through Nexus

Just this month, Louisiana became one of the latest states to enact click-through nexus. Click-through nexus laws, otherwise commonly known as Amazon laws,  allow states to require out-of-state retailers to collect sales and use taxes on sales to their state’s residents. On March 14, 2016, Governor Edwards signed Act 22 into law, which became effective immediately.  The … Read More

New Florida Law Allows Counties to Impose Sales Tax to Fund Public Pensions

New Florida Law Allows Counties to Impose Sales Tax to Fund Public Pensions

On March 25, 2016, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved HB 1297, a bill allowing counties to impose a discretionary sales surtax to fund underfunded public pension plans. The bill was the result of intense lobbying by the City of Jacksonville, which is consolidated with Duval County. According to the Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville pushed for approval … Read More