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Sales Tax: New York Looking to Add a Little Sparkle to Revenues

Sales Tax: New York Looking to Add a Little Sparkle to Revenues

New York is currently one of only four states where fireworks are illegal. However a little-noticed bill approved by the State Legislature in the final days of this year’s session would legalize sparklers and similar types of small fireworks everywhere in the state except in New York City.  If approved by the Governor the state … Read More

Main Street Fairness Act Introduced in The Michigan Legislature

Main Street Fairness Act Introduced in The Michigan Legislature

Legislation was introduced on Tuesday by Michigan State Representatives Kowall and Ananich that would close a legal loophole that allows retailers such as Amazon to sell products online to Michigan residents without collecting state tax. The bill known as the Michigan Main Street Fairness Act is based on similar laws passed in other states and would expand … Read More

California – affiliate nexus law put on hold for a year- legislators make deal with Amazon

California – affiliate nexus law put on hold for a year- legislators make deal with Amazon

California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 155 (AB 155) on Friday, September 23rd.  The deal made between Amazon and California legislators is that they will work together to get a uniform federal standard for taxing internet sales passed in Congress and Amazon will drop the ballot initiative to get the affiliate nexus tax put … Read More